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Clarenceville Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 445 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2013

Great school. VP needs to get it together and quit with the "this (sleeveless shirts, shorts during basketball practice, whatever) is distracting to young men" comments. School needs to beef up security and quit releasing kids to whoever shows up without bothering to check emergency cards or IDs. My kids are happy there, we are school of choice after leaving a horrible district. I am mostly happy with the school, I wouldn't go back and I always recommend it to parents looking to leave other horrible schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

mean teachers. bad cooking!! vice principal very judgmental. not many athletic programs . school needs to be updated in computers.


Posted March 23, 2010

i recently moved out of state but i went to clarenceville all the way up to 8th grade. just about everyone gets along. the teachers were very fair and actually care about their students. i never realized how great clarenceville really was until i moved. i actually loved going to school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

I just graduated from CMS last year. Yes there were cliques there, but honestly aren't there cliques in every school? All of the teachers seemed to have the students interests at heart. Students were not treated differently because of the color of their skin; students were worked with according to their behavior. Some students may not have gotten along, but the students at the school were all pretty close anyways. Overall, my experience at CMS was a good one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

I just graduated from CMS last year. Yes there were cliques there, but honestly aren't there cliques in every school? All of the teachers seemed to have the students interests at heart. Students WERE NOT treated differently because of the color of their skin; students were worked with according to their BEHAVIOR. Some students may not have gotten along, but the students at the school were all pretty close anyways. Overall, my experience at CMS was a good one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

This school is awesome. If there's one thing I've noticed it's that whenever I see kids that don't go to my school, most of the time they seem immature, or just plain annoying. A lot of them seem like the kind of kids who laugh at fart jokes and would tell a teacher over the slightest misbehavior, but I guess that's because I'm used to Clarenceville. You might see one of the students and think he is immature because he is rebellious, fun loving, trash talking - in other words, a 'teenager', whereas other kids are quiet, well-behaved, and seemingly dependent on their parents. Clarenceville kids just tend to be tougher, I guess. I'm not saying we're thugs or anything, but if you want to prepare your kid for a serious, challenging world this school is
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

Your last parent reviwer is quite obviously a part of the afore mentioned cliques. To actually label children 'trouble makers' and to say teachers get along better with the 'respctful students' and judge children by their personality is the whole point trying to be made here. Parents send children to school to be educated by professionals, not judged to win a personality contest. I have seen great improvements in our school this year and expect to see more. Once the past mistakes have been acknowledged, we can all work for a common goal of educating all students equally, not just the those from overly involved parents and alumni. While Clarenceville Middle School has many fine teachers, It is my opinion that there is still far too much nepotism existing within this school district that some just cannot seem to admit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

I personally, do not think that this school is terrible . As with any other school in the States, you are going to find cliques, it s just normal. But I don t think that our school is overly cliquey at all. In fact, because of being in such a small school district, most all of the kids get along. I don t believe that there is any form of racism present in CMS. Granite, teachers do judge on personality [but can you blame them? They get along more with the more respectful students then the trouble makers, but they are most definitely not cruel to the trouble makers.] And the teachers don t grade you on whether or not you re a bad kid; they grade you on tests and truly give you what you deserve. I would recommend any student to attend this school; it is a truly great school. The staff really does care about its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

This school is terrible. It's very difficult to even make friends...you have to the stereotypical type. There are so many cliques it's like being in the film mean girls! The staff judges on colors and personality, so that screws up your education. I seriously recommend that no student attend this. It is a disasturous school with horrible staff and cooking.`
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

Clarenceville is a great school. In all the grades every kid is friendly with eachother. Yes their is darma sometimes,but thats part of life. we all treat eachother well. I love all the teacher I had since I've been going to clarenceville. None of them labled us. Their are a few bad kids, but the teacher don't lable them a lot of the kids do so they don't get in with a bad crowd. Their are also no clicks like the popular or jock or nerds. I'm all those things and no one ever called me a bad name.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2008

I am not impressed with the teaching staff, or the principals. This school is in desperate need of help. I feel that the staff does not handle issues professionally when dealing with students. There is alot of hate and alot of race issues with the principals, that I feel needs to be taken care of. There is also alot of favoring going on in this school, and what most parents call 'The Click' If you are not a part of 'The Click' your children are not treated fairly. This needs to be stopped! I feel that all children should be treated equal, and that no child should be labled. I have heard with my own ears the principals lable children as 'the good kids' and 'the bad kids' . To myself, that is very unprofessional. The 'good' and 'bad' are to their standards. This needs to stop!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%
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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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%
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

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 67% 69%
African-American 24% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 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 57%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Wendy Kellehan
Fax number
  • (248) 919-0436

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20210 Middlebelt Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
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