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Hart Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1126 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

Overall the administration is attentive to parents' concerns and look out for the best interests of their students. However, school is very large with a large student body, and it is very easy for a mediocre student to get lost in the crowd. Many of the teachers are very strong and are committed to the well-being of the students. There are several teachers who do bare minimum and provide little or no feedback to the student or parents, and the grade report which comes via e mail may present as a shock. In other words, there are several teachers who just don't care about their students and are there for the paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

Hart is a top-notch middle school! Our youngest child is currently in 7th grade and is having the same positive academic, social and extra-curricular experience as our oldest child who is now in high school. The administrators and teachers create a healthy and secure environment for learning, and the Principal is visible, approachable and very responsive to students and parents. There is something for every type of student and although it is a large school, it feels as though each child gets appropriate attention from teachers and staff. I could not have asked for a better middle school environment for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2011

Great school!! :) I really love this school and how academic it is! Such a great school and I belive many people should attend this school.


Posted October 28, 2009

I'm a 7th grader here at hart, I like hart a lot! It's absolutely awesome! The teachers here are nice and understand you. There are also after school activities. Things like table tennis, dodge ball , etc. The school is also good academically the meap scores average is currently at about 96%. I recomend choosing this school over any other.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

I'm currently in 7th grade here at Hart and I love it. everyone is really nice and I love the academic programs. There is also lots of extra curricular activities that are very fun. If you are choosing a school, this is a great one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

I am in the 8th grade. I've been here since 6th grade and I love it here. Dr. Rudolph makes sure we all stay out of trouble and Mrs. Tocco is a great princibal. The teachers are AWESOME, especially Mrs. Stumpf.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2007

My 3 children attended hart middle school and they had no problems what so ever. Some of the teachers have been around for awhile and are much loved and respected. It is nice for your kids to actually want to go to school to be in their science class or language arts because the teachers make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

i think hart middle school is a varry good school for your childrin to go to. they make it fun to learn and sertinly not boaring. they have many diferent acadenic programs. they have track vollyball, basket ball, and so on, also they have chior, band, wood shop, art, cooking and so on. they are fun for the kids and the parents injoy there kid getting a good education. like the kids are so much involved in school activitys the parent are to. there are parent confreinces and afterschool activitys for the hole family. over all hart middle school is a varry good inviorment for any type of person all over.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

376 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

376 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

380 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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 82% 69%
Asian 8% 3%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 3% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 13%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Rachel Guinn
Fax number
  • (248) 726-4505

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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6500 Sheldon Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
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Phone: (248) 726-4500

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