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Emerson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 793 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

My school is an AMAZING! school. My school provides many fun activities,sports,etc. for us Middle Schoolers to do. They gives us the motivation we need to succed in life. They really show how much they care about us and how they would be proud of us later on in life regardless of how it goes.


Posted February 16, 2012

Emerson is the wrost school every the teachers are lazy disrespectful the vice principle shouldnt deserve to be aye principle they dont teach right .. here not social with the student there should be more activity this site is CRAZY for giving it a 8/10 it shoukd be aye 0/10


Posted August 27, 2010

I attended this school last year and i am going again this fall. I think that it is a great place to learn and the teachers are really good at teaching. My problem with this school is that some of the teachers are very mean even though they can teach. Also, last year there was at least fifteen fights and after the first ten the principal finally decides to put up security cameras. Not only was there fights but some kids started to pull the fire alarm on purpose and they also started stealing out of other kids lockers. I only recommend this school for the great learning process but not for the safety of your children.


Posted July 14, 2010

my child has gotin beaten and strolen from this skool is horifiying i hate this school and so does she
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

Very disappointed. I am a student. Teachers and principle not helpful. They are too busy to handle all the students. They don't keep important records straight.


Posted July 10, 2009

i was attending this school for seventh grade and ill be back there for the fall but i personally dont want to and i dont know any kid that will. the teachers are wonderfull i loved all my teachers but the school in general is horrible i think they should offer more after school activites and more fun electives. the mose exciting electives for me were art and woodshop. i would highley reccomend your child going here but its like any school they dont want to go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

EMS was the best school that i have ever been to! they had wonderful teachers that were always helping me when i needed it. i moved and couldnt contuine there for the eight grade, but i wish i could have!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

i think its good but i think there should be more after school activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

good school, lots of activities, and teachers are cool... good job emerson....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I am a student at Emerson right now. It it a wonderful school with great teachers that are strict, but good. They help kids with their problems, and because of that, many kids are on the honor roll and excellence club. Go Emerson Eagles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2007

Very disappointed with this school. They did not protect my child from bully's. Principal very difficult to talk with. They do not have an open door policy. Not a nice environment. I would definately not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

Ive moved from livonia, michigan now to geneva,illinois. I just finished seventh grade at emerson middle school, and it was great! 95% of the kids are really friendly, and you can make friends fast! the teachers help you with anything you need; very helpful. the halls are crouded and the lockers are very narrow, but somehow you deal with it after the first couple weeks. the luches are tasty, but there is pizza every day, wich I dont think they should do; there needs to be more nutritious meals, but overall, its good. there is an EXELENT music program, and the student's performances' always blow you away. there are alot of choices for electives, but not as many extra curricular programs. they have your basic sports teams, which have good coaches teaching students. good memories are always helt at this school, and I will always be a proud eagle inside!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2006

Emerson Middle school is a great school to learn in. I made friends and also learned lots. I think that it is a good school to attend and the teachers are nice also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2006

Very good music program. Good communications by phone or e-mail with teachers. Does a good job getting kids ready for the world of high school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 9, 2005

I'm a student of this school. It is my first year. So far it's really good our princepal is really nice and funny, but our assi. princeoal can be strict if you make her mad. Also i've made so many new friends here. Also there bullying policy really works. I can feel safe that I know the hallways are bully free.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

I was a formal student at emerson and i would just like to say that these were the best 2 years of my life the students and staff are all so very nice and the principal and asst. principal are the best i would like to encourage your child to go to this school. it is very safe with their bully policy they put up in effect a year or two ag.o i want all parents with kids to know that this was the best experience of my life and the memories here i will cherish for the rest of my life. i know that your child will do so much here at this school and acheive so much and so outstnding things and reach to the top, so go ahead emerson welcome new students next year and promise me to give them so much love like you did me!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 2, 2004

I am a former student at Emerson. This school was horrible. The teachers were generally weak in subject matter and discipline was poor. Classes were often 'out of control'. The school was full of small minded students and bullies. I have few good memories of this zoo.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2004

3 out of 4 of my children have attended Emerson Middle School and I believe it is one of the finest schools in the district. The administration and staff is 'Top Notch' and state test scores are consistantly higher than the state average. This fall our youngest will attend and am truly looking forward to the next 2 years.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

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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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

361 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 35% in 2014.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

346 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

352 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

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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 78% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 39%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ann Owen
Fax number
  • (734) 744-2667

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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29100 West Chicago Avenue
Livonia, MI 48150
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