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Romulus Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 642 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 11, 2014

I am very Impressed with the hard work that Staff and Parents are doing to make this an effective school. My children are excelling in Math and Science. I am excited and well rested knowing that they will be able to compete in a global economy. I am happy that Mr. Parker the Assist Principal contacts me when my children are doing well and on the seldom occasion that they might be stepping out of line. This school has a dedicated parent group that is always thinking outside of the box to make improvements. Go Bulldogs Go Romulus Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

All great things start with great leaders. RMS has poor leadership, lacks true passion to serve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

This school should have been closed instead of inkster schools. This school has a 3. That is not good. Teachers have left during the school year. They have lost several very good staff members because of the climate of the school and the fact that the students are out of control. If this school has a chance to make it, administration needs to be changed. Change is good and this school needs a makeover bad. The new commercial is a complete lie children are not safe at this school and the environment totally sucks. The rest of the good staff needs to find some place better. The know who there are it's not to many left. Mrs.bonum in the office is great and they don't deserve her. She can go somewhere where they would appreciate her.


Posted April 28, 2014

RMS has an amazing teachers, secretaries and kitchen staff. Mr.Parker is a role model to all the students. "Bulldogs" are no different then any other school in the Metro area but the staff, parents and students make it a family style school.


Posted January 7, 2014

As a old student there I believe Mrs.Hopkins is the best teacher ever. Joe Luckett.


Posted February 20, 2012

Initially I perceived the school to be slightly above average, most of the teachers were welcoming, helpful and available for concerns. However, I later found out that there were staff members teaching whole semesters or more that were not certified teachers. When the concern was brought to administration's attention I was given the excuse that they were working on their certification and in another case the permanent teacher would be returning soon. Later, I found that the uncertified staff member was changed to a created instructional position that did not require teacher certification (Instructional Interventionist). I also warrant any parent that has students in the athletics programs to be very visible. Students are often left unattended and doors are often left unlock/propped open. When that concern was brought to the attention of the administrator his response was that he's elementary and new to the middle level and still learning.The assistant principal is more knowledgeable and seems to be more concerned about the students and their safety. I feel that it is imperative that central office make unannounced observations to assess quality and act on needs for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

I Think Rms Is A Great School, Except The Landyards! I Kinda UnderStand The Tardy And Focus Cards For It To Be A Requirement To Wear Around Your Neck. Thats Not A Crowd Pleaser , But Overall The School And The Teachers Are Great. 5 Out Of 5


Posted June 8, 2010

I am a parent, grandparent,and volunteer at the RMS. The Principal Ms. Adkins is doing a great Job for my grandchildren, who are on the National honor society. She help build thier self-esteem and incouragement to succeed and be the best that they can be. The programs and grants for visiting the U of M university, the gear up program, the WISE program. Women In Science and Engineering. She spends her time and money for and on the children. She's like a God Mother, Mentor, friend , and disciplinarian to all of our children at RMS. Lets keep her here at RMS.


Posted October 10, 2009

romulus middle scool rocks the teachers are great and every staff memeber is very kind.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

this school is awesome, its like a big family and everyone is nice. it may ave drama but what middle school doesn't? Ms. Adkins is a marvelous principal and so is Mr.Parker
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

Romulus middle school it nothing but drama and fights and this teacher are trying to stop this by making student wear uniform. Are they crazy. I never hear about them going on feild trip or having fun my child alway come complaining it need to be a change maybe the rating will go up
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

Im not happy with this at all.It has alot of drama there with the students,pregnant girls corrupting the other girls.fights in halls they need to hire security guards to keep the kids in check.And as for the principals you need to listen more and change some things and let this school progress instead of letting the problems continue.Lets graduate from being a three star and challenge these students because Romulus Middle School is better then this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

Teachers are help. Very good sports program. Everyone cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

The good things about the school are the principal and the building. Parents should take control of their childrens education and behavior. If our students are taught economics k-12 they will learn to value public education and demand more of the staff for our tax payers dollars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

Well I have just completed my middle school years and have mixed feelings. I think it's an o.k. school, but I've always noticed that the more popular kids seem to get breaks with a lot of the adults. We had the problem with one of the the 3 lunches being VERY large ( I mean like to the point where you'd stand in line 20 minutes of your 30 minute lunch break). People would always cut in line and were sent to the back if the were caught. I do have one good thing, The 8th American History teacher Mr.McCabe is the greatest teacher I've ever had.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 26, 2006

This school is on the verge of change. It may be good, but only if Mrs. Atkins can continue with the path she has taken. The support of the parents is greatly needed. It almost seems as if these kids are sent to school for the parents to have a break. You see the same faces at all school functions. If there is change to be made we need to act as a community. The staff and faculty are doing a fine job. Hopefully this will continue. My daughter will return to the school next year. They have a great deal of activities and reward the kids for ajob well done. More parent involvement would make a world of distance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I believe that the administration is committed to improving this school's overall performance. However, this school is extremly over-populated and there aren't enough programs for gifted and above average students. My child is not being challenged on any level and will not be returning next year. If you want your child to be well-rounded, intellectually stimulated and in an environment where the majority of the students excel and thrive for excellence, then this is not the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

The Middle School is a big disappointment. I feel that my child is being corrupted every day that I send her to it. It breaks my heart. I hope that the new principle can clean it up. All I can say is this is where the moral values need to start. They obviously are not being taught at home. I beleive that the teachers are doing a good job. I do feel that there is an amount of favortism. My daughter was a presidential award winner and she isnt even on the student council. I guess they arent rewarded for there academic acheivements. It makes her not want to try for any extra activities because the favorites are picked first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

This school is full of great teachers, especially Mr Beauchamp. It is too bad the administrators don't stand up against parents and demand more order.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

I've had a few problems with the secretarys and the couselor and the social worker. I think the only nice person in the school is the Principal. I also think that there should be some discipline for the fights in the hallway. Obviously they dont know what their doing!
—Submitted by a former 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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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15%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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Social Studies

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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4%

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6%
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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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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2011

 
 
33%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
4%
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

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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
African-American 71% 18%
White 24% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 75%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Jason Salhaney
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  • (734) 532-1701

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37300 Wick Road
Romulus, MI 48174
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