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Tomlinson Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 373 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2014

I have been to Tomlinson Middle School. Ms. Kajoian is the principal and she is really trying to turn the school around. The school offers core class and honors classes and has an engineering class named Project Lead the Way. It has Positive Behavior program that rewards students for their responsible behavior and good choices. The only sad thing about this school is the immature students who play too much or make learning difficult because they play in the classroom. These students don't listen to teachers and dont care about learning. Ms. Kajoian is trying to help these students make better choices but it doesnt always work. I liked this school because I had my friends there and I liked some of the teachers. One teacher worked with me after school to help me with my missed work when I was absent. Maybe the people who don't like the school are the ones who don't want to learn.


Posted October 24, 2013

A little better than in recent years. There are still incompetent teachers whom bully children such as Mrs. Roberts. If you don't have a pencil or someone is picking on you she ignores what you say unless your a favorite of hers! She even sends you to detention for it and we miss lunch too. These teachers need to be held accountable for their actions, and held to a higher standard than such pettiness, such as: Teaching? and Appropriate behavior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

This school under past leadership was horrible!! The principal was let go for some very serious reasons. The teachers worked right along with this person to totally humiliate and speak to these children in demeaning ways unless he was in a decent mood. Boy, the trauma caused by this faulty is truly hurtful.


Posted August 19, 2013

After reading the reviews from the students at this school, the school deserves a 1 rating. It seems as though the students do not know how to use grammar correctly, do not know how to spell, and do not know how to write complete sentences.


Posted December 8, 2011

I do not like this school students get in trouble when there not doing anything and the teachers try to get in students faces when they shouldnt be


Posted April 27, 2010

I love this school it has great teachers smart students good assesment grades and has special honor classses for hire learning. Go tigers oh yea!!
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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16%
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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 35% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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2%

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9%

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5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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52%

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38%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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1%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
1%
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

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
African-American 87% 18%
White 11% 69%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial N/A 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 85%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kristen Kajoian
Fax number
  • (313) 565-0920

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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25912 Annapolis Street
Inkster, MI 48141
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