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Fort Gratiot Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 648 students

 
 

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Posted April 7, 2014

I have had 3 of my teacher leave without any notice, and they were the only good ones. The principal is HORRIBLE and the teachers aren't any better. About 2 teachers actually care while all the other ones don't even try.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2013

I've been going to this school for two years, and I hate it. It's very stressful. The school does nothing about bullying, and the teachers could care less about the students. The teachers take forever to hand back papers and grade them, Plus they often lose papers! Teachers don't understand the students. In all honesty, I can't wait till I go to high school.


Posted September 27, 2013

This school is frustrating and unorganized to say the least. In the last two years my son has had two teachers removed, one mid day without explanation. One of those teachers did not even know that my son was in her class in APRIL. Teachers are absent very often. There was even a recent article about this in the local paper. Teachers often chose not to grade assignments because of personal/social events and I have had 3 admit to loosing my son's work. My son received an A in band last year even though for 3/4 of the year he had no instrument even after months of attempting to address that fact with the fill-in band teacher who dodged my phone calls, emails and me personally in the hallways. Sadly, that was not the only 'fake' grade my son received. I volunteer as much if not more than most parents and I have yet to be given clear direction or planning for one single event. Tools such as eboard are used in the beginning of the year then abandoned a few months latter. You can not track your child's grades online if they don't get updated. Not one of my son's teachers could explain what my son's scores on state assessment tests meant. This school is a mess and only getting worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Because they have so many great teachers, and they care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

I always had an amazing enviroment at this school, and when I go into high school this year I will definitley miss the loving teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
21%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3985 Keewahdin Rd
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
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