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Marshall Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 520 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 30, 2014

Marshall Middle Schools are the worst for special needs. They chose to put our child into a hostile environment for discipline without the advice of a pro-per or notifying a legal guardian. The administration failed to follow his IEP when administering a in-house suspension for an incident of wrestling. Furthermore, this incident happened over a week ago and the in-house suspension wasn't enforced until yesterday. I do not believe the administration and a large number of its faculty are mentally capable of properly assisting or recognizing a special needs child. And for the principle to suggested medications "OFF the Record" crosses a professional line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

Marshall Public Schools are the worst schools for bulling. My daughter was bullied there for 3yrs constantly till we put her in the academy. They refuse to correct this problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

I honestly can't think of 1 bad thing to say about MMS! Very Well Rounded... <3
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

Personally as a seventh grader I love this school. We have some of the the most nicest teachers you'll meet. My two favorites are Mr.Peters a sixth grade teacher and Mr.Dryer a seventh grade teacher. Also the students that go to school there are nice and the new students find new friends quickly, the students Are accepting and kind. The last thing is over this summer marshall is getting new school lockers and lockers for every grade then we are getting our auditorium updated. This is why I believe Marshall is an amazing choice for your student. Also I put myself down as a teacher so it would let me comment about MMS. ~Lozo
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2009

this school is great if you want your child to build up confidence, I'm a student here and these are my words! Parents are connected with students grades through Zangle and the teachers have unique methodsof teaching. The school recently switched the Math Books to Everyday Math. Teachers and students have great relationships and there's something exciting everyday. We're growing stronger in math and have some of the top scores on the MEAP in the district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2007

The majority of teachers are wonderful. The only weak area is Mathematics. At one time this district was one of the few that believed in teaching the basics; the new curriculum is not aligned with the high school so there are some problems for incoming ninth graders who may not have been able to learn as much as they needed with the 'new age' math.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 42% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

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44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 92% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Turner
Fax number
  • (269) 781-6621

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100 East Green St
Marshall, MI 49068
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Phone: (269) 781-1251

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