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Lincoln Park Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 700 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted March 28, 2014

LPMS is a GREAT place to learn. Students feel cared about by staff. Staff feel cared about by administration. Being relational is top priority at LPMS. Capturing Kids' Hearts is embedded in all aspects of the school making all who enter feel welcome creating the perfect environment in which to learn. Every classroom has developed a social contract for appropriate classroom behavior. Every classroom has a social greeter who invites all who enter the classroom to read, agree to, and sign the social contract. MEAP scores continue to rise indicating progress in academic achievement. Data is key to driving instruction and decisions about the school climate and culture.


Posted March 8, 2012

my Son attends this school. It is a terrible place to send your kid. SOME of the teachers are great and really care about the kids and helping them get to where they need to be academic wise and there is other teachers who will not communicate with parents to help the child.The counselors say they will help and never even call the child in for a meeting to discuss the issues bothering them even after telling the parent that they will. they Take the word of other kids on things said and names a student may have called someone and then refer the situation to assistant principle to try and have kid suspended with no proof other then oh this kid said your kid said this....kids lie at this age and i feel without proof no kid should be singled out over some other kids word. Further more my son was assulted in the gym locker room and suspended 10 days for defending himself. was he supposed to do just keep getting hit so he dont get into trouble? Some teachers care,office staff leaves alot to be desired. the counselors WILL NOT help your child but are the first to try and put the blame on one child on the word of another with no proof.do your kid a favor DONT SEND THEM TO LP SCHOOLS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

This school is horrible. They are a FEW good teachers, but the principals are really bad. I am currently considering placing my child with disabilities on homebound because the principals and select teachers are so horrible and are bullying him and harrassing him to an unimaginable extent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

lpms has wonderful teachers but horrible principals and office staff. they all feel like they are better than everyone especially if you live out of the school district they are very discrimitive. Alot of the students have no respect for adults after school they just walk right out into traffic, then the schools put it off on the parent that is just trying to pick up their kids. and yes the school is more worried about the dress code then the students education . and when a child is behind the no longer give them extra work to bring up their grades. i guess they would rather the students fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

i love this school i love the teachers there also
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

The meap test speak very clear fro this school!...I moved my daughter fromk this school ...Its too bad the school district is more concerned with what the kids are wearing then the kids education ...Very poor results from this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

I hate this school more than life itself. It is a rat-hole.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

I think the LP Middle School is a wonderful school. 2 of my 3 children went there for 7th grade and they did wonderful. The teachers are excellent, the work is adequate and the school itself has great discipline rules. I am very pleased and looking forward to their 8th grade year as well as my other daughter going there for 7th grade. - Cynthia Brooks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

When I went to L.P.M.S I was scared. I didn't know what to do or where to go. But after a week or two I got the hang of it. It is a good school. The only bad thing when I went there was that not all of the teachers were hard on you. Like Mr. Onder. He was really hard on you, but he was a great teacher. He helped me a lot. You need teachers that you can go talk to about your problems. Mrs. Hillman was that person for me. She was that person for a lot of the kids in cluster 8D. I think that they need to get more tachers like those two and people would be giving a 5 for all of the catergories. Take it from a student that went there, that's what we want. We may not show it, but we really do.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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12%

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21%

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16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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46%

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28%

2011

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

326 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
16%
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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 51% 69%
Hispanic 35% 6%
African-American 11% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 78%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Tara Randall
Fax number
  • (313) 389-0761

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2800 Lafayette Blvd
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone: (313) 389-0757

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