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Pierce Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 584 students

 
 

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Posted March 12, 2010

My child is a seventh grade student at Pierce and I must say that I am proud of her achievements and involvement. The curriculum is AWESOME, with teachers who go above and beyond what is expected to ensure that the students excel to the very best potential. Mr. Gross has been a wonderful inspiration to my daughter's orchestra career. The five stars given to this school is an absolute reflection of the great staff and culture. I would suggest this school for all middle school students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I am temporarily a 7th grade student at Pierce Middle School. I love this school soooo much and i am cool with everyone in the school. Pierce has a class called AA (academic assistance) for those students that need a little help in some areas. I am a student i the 7th/8th orch. and i play the viola. The orch. teacher, Mr. Gross ( who isn't gross lol) has given me the motovation that I need to be successful. The teachers are amazing and are willing to help everybody. The daily brodcast and Pierce Pride shows always make me smile. Pierce has helped me get good grades. I am a A and B student. If you are a student looking for a good school, I would suggest to select Pierce. (2009-2010)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

With Middle School being a very awkward time in childrens life, this school seems to handle the drama very well. They have classes accomodating every level student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

Pierce is a nice school. It has great teachers who support their students. Pierce offers a variety of clubs and activities. They have a good selection of athletics to pursue as well. They are a little strict on the rules. They are now inforcing the NBC rule (no body contact) and you must stay to the right of the hall ways. But other than that a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I have a special needs child at Pierce Middle School and the staff, especially the principle and guidance counselor have bent over backwards for my son. Our move here was in large part based on the reputation of the school. We were not dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2004

Pierce Middle School has provided two of my children with a great educational experience. I have never met such a great team of teachers. Attend Clue night as a parent volunteer and you will get to see this awesome staff in action. My children have developed incredible skills from one teacher's journalism class and video broadcast class. Excellent job on the gold medal for the Trojan Times. The Math, Science and English teachers are all excellent. We are looking forward to the years that our third child will be attending Pierce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

Good school- activities varying form Jazz Band to Math Pentathlon clubs to Gaming Clubs (for the party animals)! Nice music program. Terrific teachers and administrators that are good at what they do.
—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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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93%

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81%

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Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

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44%
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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 39% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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58%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

2013

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

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 78% 69%
African-American 16% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 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 15%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Chris Clark
Fax number
  • (313) 432-4702

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15430 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
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