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Waldon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 614 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 25, 2011

the school is amazing i love it send your child there its a great learning enviorment. 5 star
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Posted May 19, 2008

We've found that the level of involvement that a child and parents take in any class largely determines the results. The teachers here are excellent, the community is VERY supportive, and the academic challenge is appropriate for our children. Great teachers!
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Posted May 4, 2008

I had one son attend this school. The teachers here are great (some are award-winning, as I understand it), the learning environment is good enough, and the extra-curricular and sports activities are plentiful. But I was disappointed to piece together that the only time my son told me something about his day at school was when a fight or other negative incident happened. I realized that although the faculty is superb, they do not give the students the learning experince, nurturing, and equal attention they deserve. Disipline (as others have already covered here) at this school, to put it simply, stinks. Enough said. I also thought it was unintelligent the day the Blue-Ribbon judges came to Waldon, and the faculty told the students to be on their best behavior and dress nicely. Waldon, unfortunately, didn't deserve the Blue-Ribbon if they were only Blue-Ribbon school for one day.
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Posted December 2, 2007

I agree with the review posted June 27, 2005 , also there staff though wonderful, lack people of color
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Posted June 27, 2005

My son spent 2 years in this school, it is not the greatest! that do not challenge the kids. Discipline is not handed out properly. They have a problem with bullys and when a child tries to defend his or her selves the asst. principal punishes the child that is picked on instead of the bully! Another minus for this school is that it is built right next to electrical towers.
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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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

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88%

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92%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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56%

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50%
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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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

2013

 
 
77%

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72%

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72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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88%

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90%

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90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
27%

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

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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Math growth at this school

Above 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 84% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
African-American 5% 18%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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