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Shumate Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 876 students

 
 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted February 6, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

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43%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

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66%

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73%

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73%
Social Studies

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

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30%

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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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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34%

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27%

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27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

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62%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%
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 83% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Brad Coon
Fax number
  • (734) 379-2370

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