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Ida Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 487 students

 
 

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Posted November 11, 2010

My Grandson attends,and I know he's getting a good education.


Posted October 29, 2010

Ida is my alumni school and I choose for my children to attend Ida also because of the fact it is a smaller school, and a great community to live in. I have 3 children in the Ida Public Schools and 2 of which are in the Middle school now. Ida does what is needed to ensure the children are educated, able to participate in school sports, and teach them to be drug free!!!! The school offers assistance for kids whom have a hard time in certain studies, they have a great hearing impaired department, and all around the teachers take the time to do everything they can to help the students. I am proud to have my children attend Ida School District!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

I love the new principal and the 7th grade teachers. Also has a really great band, science and math programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

They really care for the kids and they go out of the way to make the kids feel special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

My child has attended Ida public schools since pre-school and has made me promise that I will never take her out of that school. She loves it and for me, having an eleven year old love her school, that says it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

I love Ida School system! I have never seen more dedicated teachers, and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

My kids love this school so I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Because they care about their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

Small community school. Many children from generations of family with farmland. Student ethnicity is 98% white. Teacher/Staff appear 100% white. Student and Staff Support/Administration is UNDER State Average. Teachers allow older students to grade younger students. Younger student is at disadvantage if older student dislikes younger student. Its another form of bullying. Children reports are ignored. Student excitement to learn and grade suffer. Bus Drivers do not enforce rules equally and show favortism. Anyone can walk in school with anything.School did not show on the day President Obama's speech addressed to children. However, school showed President Bush's speech. What are the children learning? The list goes on. Where is the strong principal/school leadership/ teachers actually grading students? Who make up these scores? They are wrong! I wish someone had posted a truthful report before I put my children in this school. I am embarassed and will move my children out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I believe that Ida is a caring school system that reaches out to all students in one way or another. If a parent or student searches they will find a program that will benefit them. I am a school of choice parent and I feel I could not have made a better decision to send my daughters to this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

we love ida schools! my daughter has done so much better since switching to ida from monroe public
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I have 2 children currently at Ida Middle school and both are struggling, i cannot understand why this district doe'snt have a tutoring program in place after school for kids that need extra help with their academics, i wonder why the honor society kids can't get extra credit to tutor or over achiever kids get some form of reward to tutor academically challanged expecially since the hearing impaired is centered in this district. All kids needing help would benefit on both sides, what a great way to teach all kids to be more understanding and caring. Even at a fee, i'm sure many of kids would partake and the school benifit as well. Hopefully someone will consider this ideal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I personally love ida schools! Mr. Buckley runs the elementary school with a firm yet caring hand. I have never been so comfortable with a school system. My boys are in the middle school now, and although there maybe room for change just a bit in there sports programs (I happened to be a believer of size dosen't matter, a kid should get a chance to prove himself not overlooked because of his size) Ida has been good to us! I would recommend our school to anyone who has had a bad experience with a school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

I was a proud graduate of Ida Schools, I brought my children here from Toledo, believing I was bringing them into a better school system. I was extremely disappointed especially with the elementary school. The principal in my opinion is worthless, the teachers like to talk about the students to other parents, there is no privacy. The teachers think they are helping when they are not! There is no such thing as any kind of discipline in the elementary. I have a child with ADHD we have had minimal support from the schools, so if you need any extra help from the school, I do not advise this systm. After two years of struggling, I am finally getting help for my child in the middle school after a 6 month battle with teachers and etc. I do give thanks to the middle school psychologist and social worker for helping us out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

I think all the schools are great.They have great academic programs.I am a student and personally I think that all the teachers are very good .Thier schools sports are very good.The teachers make sher that bullies that hurt people will either get suspendid or kicked out for the rest of the year.The teachers are very good to thier students and respect what the students have to say.Thank you for your time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2005

School administration is too busy checking for parents signatures on daily task notebooks, and to my disappointment cannot read the notes parents leave for them. Good children are punished for normal talking and behavior, while bullies are rewarded because teachers are afraid, disruptive behavior and EI kids rule by intimadation, Academic programs are wrestling, football for boys, basketball,baseball, for girls and boys, volleyball and cheerleading for girls, which is the same families with no room for new people to the area Kids with high state test scores and IQ's have no outlet, other than science fair or spelling bees,
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

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84%

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77%

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77%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

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17%

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19%
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 42% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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35%

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28%

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28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
46%

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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
22%
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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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 98% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 24%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Dave Eack
Fax number
  • (734) 269-2576

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3143 Prairie Street
Ida, MI 48140
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Phone: (734) 269-2220

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