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Rockwood, MI
Students enrolled: 876

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30448 West Jefferson Avenue
Rockwood, MI 48173

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(734) 379-7600
(734) 379-2370
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December 17, 2010
I feel the principal here is lacking in a lot of area's. He seem's not very enthused about his job. If you have an issue and call him, it doesn't even seem like he is listening. The vice principal is much more professional and can always be seen outside in the morning watching the kid's. He's at alot of the sport's events, etc. Seem's to be very fair with the student's. Other than that, the school is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
I have a seventh grader at shumate now. next year both my kids will be there. the teachers at shumate have been very supportive of my son. thank you.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2009
Shumate is a nice school i recommmend it to all parents that are looking for a school. The staff is put together and organized. And you can tell the students love it there.There is a perfect balance between fun and learning.

- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2009
My child is a 6th grader at the school this year. I really feel overall the staff is superb. The principal has good control over the students and uses the right amount of balance between discipline, encouragement, and his demands of students are age appropriate. My child is doing the best she ever has in school and her self-esteem has really soared.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
My son is a 6th grader at Shumate. We are very pleased with the school so far. He recieves special education services and I think that the special education staff is very caring and qualified. They hired a specialist in my sons learning disorder to help them come up with an IEP that would work well for him. I have always felt that my son's education has been closley monitored by his teachers, counselor, and special education staff and he, in turn, has been succesful this year. I really like the parent connect system, I can check on his assignments, grades, and even see what he ate for lunch online anytime. I really like the communication I get from the teachers via e-mail too. If there is ever a question or concern regarding my son I find it in my inbox.

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November 11, 2008
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November 03, 2008
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September 18, 2008
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no rating May 06, 2008
This school definitely needs more government funding. Shumate lacks much technology and many programs that other schools around the area have, and this school is extremely unorganized. Many of the 8th grade teachers do not know half of what they are teaching and do not even have organized lesson plans; They just make the lessons up as they go, and expect help from the students in grading papers and doing lessons. The 8th graders need to start actually doing the little homework that they receive compared to other schools, and discipling could be improved. Also, this school needs to stop passing students that get too many failing grades!

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2007
I am currently attedning Shumate Middle School. It is a wonderful school with great teachers. Alot of people get really upset about our dress code which really isn't bad considering we aren't in uniforms yet. They have made revisions in the code in the past year. In the 2006-2007 school year the rule was changed and now we can wear hoodies. In the 2007-2008 school year the rules were changed by letting us now wear flip-flops. Also we have been offered AP math for years, kids just choose no to take if because they are lazy. Those who do take it have to obtain a 80% in order to saty which isn't too hard if you use your resources. Those students that attended Shumate along with a full high school experience at Carlson High have become successful adults. So if you want your child to have a good future choose Shumate!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2007
I am a student at Shumate Middle School and I think that it is definitely a great school. The teachers are all very nice and encouraging. At Shumate us students learn more then just the usual math, science, language arts, and social studies. We learn lessons that will help us though life. Things that you could never learn in a text book.We have ga great math program and we are expanding our ap classes. We are now allowed to wear hoodies and students can speak their minds though Student Council and Principal's commite. Shumate is a great school, so when you are considering which school to choose, choose Shumate Middle SAchool.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
Yes, has the best work out room for a middle school in the area, it has a few extracurricular activities, and lacks in it math classes. The math class have grown, but the hardest math class is algebra which 7th and 8th grade students are taking. Even if the student of bored in that class they still keep the student and the class and let them be bored the whole year. It also lacks in ap classes. It finally started a math team called mathcounts. Most of the theachers are very nice.

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September 26, 2007
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June 17, 2007
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June 24, 2006
I am a former student of shumate middle school. I now attend patrick henry middle school. It really is a nice place if you get involved with a nice group and keep the right kinda reputation!

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2005
I am a team 4 student at Shumate Middle School, I disagree with what the other student had to say. Our school has many great teachers. You are mad because some teachers push harder than others. But in most cases our teachers are great and help us learn many great things that will later in life help us out!

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April 11, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 29, 2005
I am Not a parent..But I am a student at Shumate Middle school. I don't like it there..We're not aloud to waer hoodie or even give eachtother high fives becuase its touching...they're rules are terriable its as if they want us to hate them. Well its working. Some of the teahcers there are very good...like Mr.Homeister..he's the best math teacher i'v ever had. He never stopped pushing me to reach my goal. But some of the teachers are very strange and dont know ow to act.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2003
The state of specal education in this entire district is severely lacking. The overall attitude is to treat children with learning differences as if they are mentally retarded rather than having learning differences. Kids with LD are as capable of learning as anyone else, they just need different tools to do it. Teachers are supposed to boost self esteem, not tell the kids 'you can't, because....', which has been our experience at this school. We're sadly disappointed and frustrated by the 'Team of experts' who are supposed to be teaching our child.

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Shumate Middle School
30448 West Jefferson Avenue, Rockwood, MI  48173
(734) 379-7600
Last modified Shumate Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shumate Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top