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Center Academy

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $57,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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Posted December 15, 2009

great school staff and kids They teach them to better themselves as well as thouse around them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

The schools overall scores are low. Althought there are improvements. I would not place my kids back ther. To many changes in the last few years. It was ok, but not good enough even tho i heard the principal and staff are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

I really love this school. The leadership and staff have really helped me motivate my son. He use to have no desire to learn, but he talks about his principal and how he changed his thought process on school. I reccommend this school to any parent in the Flint area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

This school is awesome due to the size and teacher to student ratio. The principal seems to have a personal relationship with each student. The principal could have a better relationship with the parents in acknowledging their needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

this school is awesome they have an excellent after school program
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2008

My son is an 8th grade student at Center. He is performing above grade level in reading and math. In addition, to the focus on the classroom instruction, he has had many extracurricular activities. There was even an chance for him to see a published author. After his class read the author's book, they were able to have an interesting conversation with him about his life and the message in his book. The new leadership for the school has really helped. The teachers are caring and good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Now I have 3 children at this school. I like the staff more now than I did in 2004. Center Academy is providing my children a great education. The staff is caring. They have expectations for the students as well as for the parents. They are teaching responsibility at a young age. The teachers and staff are always available. Music, Art, Sports, 21st Century After School programs, before and after school care. Tutoring before, during, and after school is available. Homework help before or after school. This school is working hard to take care of its kids. I really appreciate them.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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20%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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4%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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46%

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Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 90% 19%
Multiracial 6% 2%
White 3% 69%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A48%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A47%
Male 49%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ronald Newton
Fax number
  • (810) 341-6949

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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310 West Oakley St
Flint, MI 48503
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