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Holmes Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 768 students

 
 

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Posted March 9, 2014

Lunch is absolute chaos. Other than that, everything else is okay. Only a few druggies and obnoxious teachers. (Ms. Flynn)


Posted November 12, 2012

My son is in the 7th grade and he has nothing but good things to say about his teachers and the principal, Mr. Stromberg. It's a positive environment for a student to excel. The building is in good condition and the teachers are very friendly. Mr. Stomberg obviously cares about each and every student, and has been very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

My son is in seventh grade at Holmes. He loves it. He's above average in all subject matter primarily because he's interested in all of them. He loves all his teachers. Mr. Stromberg is the best administrator who cares about each and every child. The entire staff at Holmes is above average and Livonia is lucky to have the best school in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

I have sent two sons to Livonia Public Schools. The oldes is now in college. The youngest now in Midle school. Holmes Middle school and Stevenson are both run by excellent principals and it shows. The staff is enthusiastic qualified and engaged. We are very happy our son is at Holmes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Great involvement with the students. Approve of the discipline and support there regulations. Teachers are supportive and generally care for the students success. Violin program nicely done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Holmes Middle School has a great staff starting with Mr. Stromberg. The students have a lot of opportunities to learn outside of the classroom with many after-school clubs and sports. The staff and parents of Holmes continue to raise money and use it in the most creative ways to keep the education experience top-notch for the students there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great instrumental music program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

its clean and very nice. it has great staff and everybody is nice. you have time to socialize and theres lots of time to get to and from classes. i love holmes middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

The principals and staff were very dedicated. the overall school environment was very conducive to learning. My kids love holmes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

i hated it. no diversity, the teachers judged you and only seemed to pay any attention the the people on sports' teams. the faculty is terrible. they seem to think it's ok to tell a class about your health problems in detail


Posted October 4, 2008

This school has such good education then most other schools. It is one of the best schools I know of
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2008

i just started last weak and the teachers are awsome verry walcomeing and fun! and a lot of exstra coricular classes compared to clarincevil they dont evan have home ec.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

This school has the most dedicated staff. I am amazed at how many teachers are still in their classrooms at 5pm. Holmes offers a wide variety of after school activities from book club to ski club and many althletics. The students are wonderful and parents are very involved. This is by far the best middle school in Livonia.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2007

I love this school. Its the best middle school a child could possibly attend, nice kids, and a great system!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

I liked HMS. There were many ways to get involved and the teachers all made an effort to make you comfortable there. This school rocks my world!
—Submitted by a former 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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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79%

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75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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71%

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66%
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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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

394 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

400 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%
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

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 85% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 15%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Stromberg
Fax number
  • (734) 744-2677

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16200 Newburgh Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
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