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Iroquois Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1103 students

 
 

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Posted September 4, 2012

There are some wonderful teachers at this school, but there are some that can only be described as lazy. After three children in the building, I am absolutely frustrated by the volume of homework assigned to be done during school breaks. The communication overall is lacking. Website often has outdated material posted. And the drop-off/pick-up system? Dangerous, cumbersome, bottle-necked, and incredibly poorly thought-out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

im a student at the school right now. honestly i think it is a good school. but the books are old and in some cases we cant even use them because they dont have the right info. some of my teachers were fine but some just sat around and we barely get anything done. she lets us talk and stuff and she doesnt even care. the bathrooms smell ggroossss! and dirty and it would be nice to have baseball and softball teams. and better lunches and snacks!!!!1
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2009

I'm a student at this school and am verry dissaponted.My text books are torn and the cover is about to come off. Not to menchen that its 16 years old. And yet my brothers' books are from 2008 and 2005.There is a lack in teachers that care.Don't get me wrong my teachers were nice but some just sat at there desk and dident even bother untill it was time to learn something new.The extra curriculer activites are nice.And the bathrooms smell terrible.So over all there needs to be improvment in teaching and how clean the school is.And frankly we need new text books.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

Let me just say that i cannot wait to leave this school next year. Some of the teachers are great and i felt like they really did care about their students but a lot of the others dont care at all. The principles are ok but all they do is scream at kids which never stops the trouble. They don't exactly have a lot of activities after school. You have to try out for everything which isnt fair because the same kids play every sport. The books are old and ripped and their are cliques everywhere you look. The drop off thing is an absolute mess. Cars go in every direction and nearly hit kids walking almost every day. Their is certainly more they could do at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2008

this school is awesome and i never want to leave it!!! the teachers are all awesome and i love the sports! track is my fav. on the new track field:) i <333333 this shcool )
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2007

i am actually a former student at iroquois and this is what i have to say, the school is o.k., some teachers can be nice, while others dont really care or dont help students.the principal is cool, but there is still a lot of trouble at this school and clichs are everywhere. my books where old, but i can live with it. you can here cellphones ringing and kids screaming in every hallway. also, afterschool activitys are awesume here at iroquois, the coaches are cool and try to make it fun for everybody. ilove this school!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

First year with a student at this school.BOth Principals are great and accomodating toward parents and are very approachable.Drop off and pick up in the school's lot is a mess and poorly designed. I see extremes with homework; One student has home work every night,one has none, and mine has somewhere in the middle.6th grade Music teacher is personable and caring. Where is foreign language that isn't just a maybe if you get it, and then only for 6 wks? Field trips are o.k. No big trips planned like the other middle schools.Think it is rated pretty high in MI for test scores so I'll leave my student there for now. Don't feel that there is much for parents to be involved with, even though we're willing. Have been to a parent meeting where there were maybe 10 parents. Not a lot for overall school enrollment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Not impressed with the quality of teaching for the most part. Seemed as if the teachers realized towards the end of the year that they had not come close to meeting their goals and suddenly heaped homework and classwork on the students in an attempt to catch up. All this caused was confusion, tiredness and irritability, as the students of this middle school were often up past midnight attempting to complete homework assignments (to the tune of 100 math problems per night).
—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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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49%

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41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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75%

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78%

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78%
Social Studies

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

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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23%

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34%

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31%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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53%

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45%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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64%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
54%

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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

378 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 86% 69%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jim Capoferi
Fax number
  • (586) 723-3701

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48301 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
Phone: (586) 723-3700

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