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Bothwell Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 860 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 3, 2012

Overall I think Bothwell Middle School provides students with a positve learning atmosphere. The counselors are truly caring people and are there for the best interest of the children. Most of the teachers have been attentive and genuinly care about the children's education. The no-bullying policy is taken very seriously and I feel my child is safe when going to school daily. The special education / 504 policies could be better. Teacher / Parent conact is limited even in an IEP or 504. I'm sure this is because of limited staffing to the number of students. My child has succeeded at Bothwell but a child who struggles more than mine may have trouble with the limited one on one help. Bothwell, overall, is a good school. I would not have a problem recommending Bothwell to a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

they are very friendly and helpful to a parent and a student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The teachers here don't care about the kids and some even insult them. There was six out of the many teachers I had that actually helped and explained things. Some people need raises and others need to be fired. It's not the worst school but definately not the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

Bothwell, like most schools, has it's share of young and exciting teachers, and teachers who should have retired years ago. I can only speak to my child's experience, but her 7th grade was her best academic year to date! Her teachers were excited about learning and loved coming to work each day, and that in turn excited the students. The new principal has many ideas for changes at Bothwell that I feel are innovative and forward-thinking. Academically, the school day includes 'wheel' classes where students can receive added help with math and language arts. My only problem with these classes are the options of wheel classes for those who are excelling-'Walking' and 'Games' are a waste of time, and I feel they need to add classes that also challenge the gifted students. The school has a no-bullying policy, and students are able to socialize and learn in a non-threatening, safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

this school is terrible... no help for the kids whatsoever!! paycheck is the only word they know!! i hope theyre happy , cause my child will not be attending there next year thats a fact!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

this school is very cood for children with an avrege grade level not much pressure and has a mentaly safe inviorment
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2009

i think this school is a great way for kids to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

It has a poor punishment system and most, and I say most staff just don't care, it's just a paycheck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2006

Bothwell Middle School is fine for students who are independent, successful learners. If, however, your student has a learning disability then the school fails that student horribly. Special Education teachers are expected to handle a large number of students so they, of course, are not able to give the individual attention necessary. IEP's are not followed unless a parent keeps on top of what is going on. The school board cut classroom aide positions for 2006-07.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

Bothwell Middle School is fine for children who learn material quickly. The district has cut way back on special education aides in the classrooms and the children who need the most help are sinking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

Bothwell Middle School has been going through changes. Class sizes have gotten bigger and the individual students can get lost! They do have some very good teachers though!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% 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 45% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%
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 42% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
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

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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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 88% 69%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian 4% 1%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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
  • Daniel Gannon
Fax number
  • (906) 225-4229

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