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Frost Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 782 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

The teachers do not have standard rules on how all children should be punished. They pick and choose. When questioned they continue to justify their actions. I 100% dislike LPS and will find a school who wants to teach a school of diversity without prejudice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Unless you want your children educated with wannabe gang members by teachers and staff who have no idea how to deal with the demographics I highly recommend sending your children elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

Frost was great for both our son and daughter. The teachers were approachable and willing to do whatever necessary to help our kids succeed. The school offers many extracurricular activities that appeal to all different types of kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

We have been very happy at Frost. I have found my son's teachers very responsive to any questions or concerns. Whenever I email, I always get a response back within an hour or two. They are approachable and available whenever I need. They have always clarified any questions or concerns I may have. At this age, students are expected to become more responsible for themselves and I do not expect a phone call or email about every incident. He needs to start to handle some issues himself. Any problems of importance, I have been immediately notified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

My primary concern is the safety of the children. Parents drop off their kids in the middle of the parking lot in the morning instead of dropping off along the building like they're supposed to. In the afternoon it's even worse!! Kids run across the parking lot to their parents' cars while parents are pulling out. Some not even paying attention because they're on their cell phone!! My daughter was almost run down by a self-distracted parent on her cell! I called the principle but that was useless. She made all kinds of excuses as to why the parking lot couldn't be monitored by a teacher or two. Even if the kids safety is a stake... I WILL be pulling my children out of the school district. The teachers are too concerned about their contract then kids safety...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

Frost is your average middle school. The teachers, or at least my son's, were friendly and showed no arrogance, contrary to other comments. The band group and orchestra program are both very talented, and are observed as some of the finest music programs in the state. Frost is also home to the only MACAT program, a set of advanced subjects for those who are academically talented. However, the principal can be strict at times, and this is most likely due to the diversity of personalities that end in conflict. So overall, Frost is a great school, and I will be saddened to leave.


Posted June 3, 2011

I would give it no stars- These people on here are way too kind. School is nothing special Many kids from surrounding citiie(S) go there, even though it is only suppose to be Livonia and parts of Westland. The parents of the kids mean well, I guess, but they have different ideas and morals on raising their children then LPS students are affected by others behavior. Principal is minimally involved in school and others do her work for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Frost is an excelent school, I've loved my two years here and a sad too leave. Most of the teachers are great, and their disiplin is good. I've had next to no bullying,but I'm in the MACAT program, so I am a little sheltered. Most of the people I know love the school, excpet those that are problem children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

Staff has an overall attitude of arrogance. Communication between staff and parents is very poor. My son has received a good education but I will not be sorry to see him move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Good school. The teachers do a good job with the exeption of a few bad apples. Many different type students attend so the school has to be very strict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

I am a student.I love it there and the teachers are excellent! the principals are great at what they do and the music department is the best in Michigan.I highly reccomend the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

Frost is a great school and has great teachers and a principle and the after school athletics is great too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2008

how can anyone rate this school so highly? Ive heard from parents ready to take their kids out fo this school.My son was attending and we got phone calls ALL THE TIME ABOUT STUPID LITTLE THINGS.The teashers should be removed.Ive also talked to may other parents who have been experiencing the same thing.If I still lived there I would be considering legal action against Livonia Public schools.I was told by a parent who happened to come into my place of business ...that the teachers consider the kids attending a bunch of spoiled brats.take some action people instead of sitting on your butts like a bunch of sheep.GET SOME NERVE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

Music program is one of the best, while the sports is also good.
—Submitted by a student


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Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

354 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school 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 35% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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30%

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22%
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:

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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 77% 69%
African-American 13% 18%
Asian 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
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 29%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Christina Berry
Fax number
  • (734) 744-2672

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14041 Stark Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
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