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Kingsford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 385 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 29, 2011

There are more resources. The kids are challenged within their grade level by taking higher level classes where needed. Zero tolerance is enforced and respect is not an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Fattening lunch food is a minus but choices are a plus. Good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

My fourth of four children is currently enrolled in Kingsford Middle School. My other three children also attended Kingsford Middle School. I think KMS does a great job of addressing the academic needs as well as the emotional needs of the middle school child. They use a team approach to teaching which helps the teachers to get to know the children better and address concerns quickly if they arise. Teacher/Parent communication is good. In addition to the high academic expectations, the teachers encourage the students to become good citizens by teaching them about responsibility and other positive character traits. They are currently learning about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. I highly recommend Kingsford Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

I was not impressed with this school at all. The assistant principal was so focused on his own personal goals that he had no repoir with the parents or the students. The principal was a wimp. He just walked around chatting...or hid in his office. Kudo's to the assistant principal...I must say he did all the dirty work for the principal. As for academically, the school seldomly took the kids on field trips, or exposed them to any culture. It is a town that lives in a bubble. Both of my kids breezed through this school with A's..and never had a bit of homework...EVER! I give this school an F for academics..and an A for school spirit and pride..it's all about sports at Kingsford Middle and High School.
—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 42% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
29%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%
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

Below 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 92% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
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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School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Holmes
Fax number
  • (906) 774-1354

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445 Hamilton Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802
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