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Central Middle School

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Posted October 15, 2008

Central is real. The students are hard working. The staff is genuine. This is the kind of school where a child is cared for beyond their academic skill set. The teachers know their clientel and VALUE the students as people and as learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

My daughter attended Central during the 6th grade and part of 7th. We moved mid-year and the other school that she attended was the worst experience ever. Central is full of caring people, from the staff to the students themselves. We have recently moved back and she is now attending the 8th grade at Central, and will finish there. My oldest son also attended Central from 6th through 8th. Central is the best intermediate school in Midland as far as our family is concerned.
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Posted April 26, 2004

My son is a student at Central and I wouldn't have it any other way. He is receiving a quality education from caring teachers. They provide all the resources he needs(was in gifted-talented) and he is very happy here. I am proud to be a Central Middle School parent. Keep up the good work! Parents: don't let stories you hear keep your child away from Central. It is a 1st class school. I ignored everything I heard and sent my older child and am very glad I did. There wasn't any other choice for my son.
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Posted April 6, 2004

This school is very nice my son gose there and he has many many friends. Everybody there are very nice and so are the teahers!
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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.

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28%

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27%

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27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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54%

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69%

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69%
Social Studies

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

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18%

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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.

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44%

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25%

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25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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66%

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51%

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51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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47%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

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2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
9%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 93% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steve Poole
Fax number
  • (989) 923-5518

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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305 East Reardon St
Midland, MI 48640
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