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Julian O. Strong Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 681 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2010

I love Strong Middle School. All of the 6th grade teachers were wonderful with my son's transition from Allendale Elementary School. The curriculum was very challenging but not too overwhelming. The teachers helped with tutoring. 6th Grade Camp was a wonderful experience for my son!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school has great oppertunitues for kids, and the teachers are nice, and help students when needed. Great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

I think Strong is a great place to go to school. There are so many teachers there that genuinely care about there students. There are also a lot of really great special classes, like band, chorus, and choir. The guidance consoler is amazing in her own right. It may not be the nicest school, but I've loved every year there and I'm sad to leave next year. I'm an eighth grader and have gone there since sixth grade. Love the school and the staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

I was so happy to finally be moving to another school. When i went to strong i thought it was everything i ever wanted bt then when i came it was just like another school trying to teach kids how to learn and get them off to high school and places beyond well this is going to be my second year going back for 8th grade and hopefully i have a good school the school is descent and keep up but sometimes can have problem as any other school. But the only thing i will say is that for my seventh grade year i felt i really didnt have a challenge where as they dont teach at a high level to help tha students on achieving as well as my other. Bt hopefully i have more of a challenge for this eigth grade year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2008

This is my sons 1st year as a sixth grader and i am pulling him out. the first 3 months were great and then he started getting teased by other students. i was told it was just childs play and the office sayed they do not have time to speak to parents about every little thing that goes on including my son being attacked by another child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Wonderful teaches and teaching. Great food and discipline
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2006

Strong is a very good school it is in a good city area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2005

Strong Middle School is an excellent place for a child to go. The staff is wonderful and really cares about the students. The administration is excellent and really relates to the students. The school runs smoothly and with order, but yet encourages kids to excel and express their individuality within limits. The curriculum is good with many interesting projects to drive the point home. Parental involvement can always improve, but that is the same everywhere these days. There are some extra-curricular activities in different areas and many sports available for both boys and girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

It's my daughters first year here, and already I feel she will gain a lot from Strong Middle School, the principle has a heart, as well as the school itself.
—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 42% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%
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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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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9%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
8%
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 50% 69%
Hispanic 31% 6%
African-American 17% 18%
American Indian 2% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 0% 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 80%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kimberly Soranno
Fax number
  • (313) 389-2077

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3303 Oakwood Blvd
Melvindale, MI 48122
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