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Gladstone Area Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 360 students

 

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted September 11, 2009

I Go here and some of the teachers are nice others not so much. The prinipal yells alot, and the lunch ladies do not have lunch ready and they only give you about 5 mins to eat.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2006

This school is one of the worst schools i have ever been sent to but if your kids manage to become 'popular' they'll have it pretty easy. 6th grade has it about the easiest right now their are less fights. Things might change getting a new principal though.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
35%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
7%
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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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

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 86% 69%
American Indian 10% 1%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 41%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15
School end time
  • 2:57
School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Ballard
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (906) 789-8404

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

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  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Students typically come from these schools
James T. Jones Elementary

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gladstone Area High School
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300 South 10Th St
Gladstone, MI 49837
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Phone: (906) 428-2295

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