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Linden Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 708 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2009

I am very happy Linden Middle School, the principal is great and the teachers care about our kids and want them to succeed academically. I am so glad that we moved to this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

When you come to linden you will find people of all diffenrent races, clubs, cluiqes. It's a normal school. The Pricipal, Mrs.Brown is so sweet. If you are thinking about going to linden i highley recmend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

I was really excited for my child to start 6th grade but I was terribly dissapointed with LMS as a whole. Thankfully, there were some great teachers that were there for my child along with the school psychologist. My concerns were with teachers not following through with contacting me. My child would come home with bruises on his body from kids picking on him and the administration was told about this several times. We had issues on the bus with kids swearing (plus other things) and the bus driver did nothing about it. Overall, it was a horrible year for my child and my child begged me to not send him back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

I attended Linden schools for about four years, and it was great. Definitely some awesome memories and students that I miss. The teachers are cool, they get along with us very well and are pretty laid-back. They're funny and make the lessons fun to learn (: The faculty actually cares about how you feel as a student and will be concerned. It was nice knowing I had someone to talk to when I was feeling down. The new middle school is astounding. I'm so grateful to have attended it during the first few years it was built (: I believe I learned a lot there, the lessons were great. They'll adjust to what's good for you, too. They have good lesson plans, and how they help to explain things. Whether you're a hands-on student, or you learn from listening/ reading, there's no need to worry about any of this. It's well balanced on how they'll teach it to you, and you can always stay after school hours or spend lunch-recess with the teacher one on one and they'll try to help you in whatever way is nessecary for you to learn the lesson. The food there is excellent. I love the Bosco Sticks! Hahaha. As for sports and extra-curriculum activities, they've got a lot to offer! Overall, I think it was a good school and still is.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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42%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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41%

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49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
14%

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?

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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 94% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 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 31%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Julie Brown
Fax number
  • (810) 591-0155

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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15425 Lobdell Rd
Linden, MI 48451
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