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R.W. Kidder Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 658 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2014

Pros: Great music program Pretty good student/teacher ratio for a public school Cons: More fun time than actual work The teachers AND the principal favor certain students (this is a huge problem) Facilities are outdated Staff can be rude
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

Dedicated teachers, great acedemic school but not enough funding for school improvements and sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
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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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

Above 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 87% 69%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 48%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Daniel Brooks
Fax number
  • (517) 569-2931

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Equestrian
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
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6700 Rives Junction Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
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Phone: (517) 817-4703

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