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Paw Paw Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 518 students

 
 

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Posted December 18, 2010

I can't say enough about our 6th grade experience thus far! The Administrators are excellent and very involved, and the teachers are wonderful. Overall, the school is exceptionally run! We are proud to be a part of PPMS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Great school.. New antibullying program is fantastic. Paw Paw is working hard to maintain quality in education and extracurricular programs despite state funding cuts. It's big enough to offer choice and small enough that the teachers know the kids. I moved here just so my kids could attend this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2007

The teachers are energetic. Administration is visible and keeps up on the students. Activities are well organized with good parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The asst. pricipal has had a bad reputation for at least 8yrs. She yels at the kids, she doesn't smile, she is looking for them to to do something. She brings her dog to school who know ones want there and has even been in the lunch room with the kids and has bite 2 kids. the principal doesn't listen to all parents. He hears on a few that want change but doesn't listen to all. There are bad teachers there also, in the 8th grade who shouldn't be teaching anymore. They don't help the kids, they don't teach right.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%

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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
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 90% 69%
Hispanic 7% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 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 42%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jerry Mcdaniel
Fax number
  • (269) 657-5011

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313 West Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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Phone: (269) 657-8870

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