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Saline, MI
Students enrolled: 1,231

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7190 North Maple Road
Saline, MI 48176

(734) 429-8070
(734) 429-8076
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May 26, 2015
This school is one of the worst schools I have ever been to. My grades are high, but the teachers are lazy on grading and don't care about our grades. In math, we don't have homework, and since the first trimester, all of the kids grades were impacted by the no homework because the kids won't study if they don't have to. Social Studies is the same. My teacher refuses to give me an a on anything. I followed the rubric and still get a low b or low c. Then, when I asked her about it, she just said that I did not fill in the requirements on the rubric. But when I brought the rubric over and had her explain it to me, she had no good reason what so ever. Now, in wood shop, I recommend to not take wood shop if you are a boy. The teacher treats girls like they are fairy princesses and the boys like they are working on a mine in the 1800's! Extremely rude to all of the boys in the classroom. That is just the teacher issues. Now is the environment issues. This school has a no bullying policy and a kinder than necessary policy. At least 3 times this year, this kid in my class has stormed out of the room slamming things and screaming curse words at other kids, just because they have his favorite seat in the class. And the next day, he is allowed back in the classroom, nothing done about the whole situation. This school takes the little things to seriously and the big things like they never evened happened before. If you are deciding on whether to go to a private school or this school, GO TO THE PRIVATE SCHOOL! Well worth it. Oh, and don't be fooled by this school being the top 10 best school in Michigan, they just base that on test scores and community wealth. In my understanding of this website, a little more than half of the students at Saline Middle School is above state average. Compared to other schools, that is pretty low.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2013
My child has had a good education since he went to Saline Middle School. His grades were always High, he got very good teachers, and was treated like everybody else.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2012
I attend this schools and its a great learning experiences they excel in cross country and track and i hope to see you here i love it!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

November 04, 2011
Saline MIddle School has been an excellent experience for my children-academically challenging, nurturing and empowering. We appreciate the strict rules about clothing, gum, cell phone use, etc. as it sets a tone of respect. The teachers and principal have been approachable and enthusiastic. Our children have been active in band and orchestra, both outstanding programs. The proof of the quality of Saline schools is seen in the academic success of our oldest, who is now in his third year at a first-tier university and thriving. Not a perfect school system, but an excellent one.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2010
Saline Middle School is a breeding ground for hypocrisy. The administration has an incredibly strict cell phone policy, and yet they spend all their time in the halls chattering away on their own iPhones. Sixth graders, who were recently moved into the middle school building, are quarantined in their own little hallway- no one goes in, no one comes out. Struggling students are, in most cases, ignored unless their parents complain. An excellent example of the administration at Saline is the "no short shorts" policy, implemented a few years ago. The entire school was thrown into a frenzy as dozens of girls were sent to the office to change every day. Classes were even disrupted when an administrator came in on several occasions, checking for violations of the policy and punishing the offenders. It was several weeks before the mess worked itself out, although the problem resurfaces every spring. I also find it interesting that the strong supporters of Saline have several grammatical errors in their reviews.

- submitted by a community member
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April 24, 2010
It gave our sons a good start in life.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2010
Saline Middle School is mediocre, at best. Enormous emphasis is placed on athletics and academics, and not much else. Students who struggle with classes must approach their teacher about help, not the other way around. Extremely strict rules (no gum, no hats, etc.) often go ignored by students and staff alike. Elective courses are absurd (such as Business Skills) and foreign languages are pushed. The band program is excellent, however. The administration goes absolutely nuts over some things (like gum and short shorts) and completely ignores others (like cheating). A few teachers are exceptional, but the rest are substandard.

- submitted by a student

December 31, 2009
I'm a student here at Saline Middle School, and comparing test scores with other students from other schools, Saline has by far better scores from tests and MEAP. This is a result from a safe and hard working enviroment. All the teachers in this schools are dedicated and love their job. My fellow classmates are open and friendly to everyone. Last year, Saline Area Schools started a new program, that there are two levels of math class. The first class only completes half the algebra math book in 7th grade and the rest in 8th grade. The second class finishes the algebra book in 7th grade (620 pages) and then in 8th grade completes the geometry book (600 pages). I'm in the second class and when ever i don't understand the material my teacher is always ready to help with extra assignments. But they still assign a moderate about of homework.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 06, 2009
Teachers and administrators are dedicated to the learning and development of the students. They have gone out of their way to support my son both educationally and emotionally. Excellent academics, excellent arts, excellent sports program, my only hisitation is that it lacks diversity.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2009
Hmm. Sorry saline. We were here on a temporary assignment. Saline is a safe environment and sheltered. They do not excel in math and science to prep on a global market. They are at a 'midwest' range. Sorry saline, but you are still not ib material or on level of germany, india, china or ohio. It is ok for midwesst but had much more interesting debates in chelsea and actually suprisingily milan. Teachers in milan were teaching at a ib level.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2008
Saline Schools is a above Excellent place to have your kids grow up and learn. If you are looking for a school to send them too, this is the one!

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2006
Quality program with dedicated teachers. Administration is a little bit disconnected from classroom and class dynamics. New Supt. hired due to concerns about admin. in High School and Middle School. Budget cuts have impacted enrichment programs

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2006
Saline middle school has caring teachers who are willing to work with your student. 3 of my 4 children have all gone here.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2005
My son has been in the accelerated math program. The music program is top notch. The teachers really care about student success. There is a parent group to get involved in.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2005
There are many opportunities for those children who excel in academics (accelerated classes, etc.). Those children who were not born with the skills necessary to learn easily are left to fail and treated like misfits. We need to put more of our tax money into schools so that we can spend less tax dollars on prisons, courts, rehabs, etc. My children who are talented academically have fared very well in Saline Schools. My children who struggle academically continue to struggle as we spend more and more money at Sylvan to help them to get the proper math education (which the Everyday Math program does not provide). Saline Schools need to realize that the best way to contribute to society and keep kids out of jail is to make sure that EVERY child learns the basics (reading, writing, and math) so that he can be successful in life.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2004
My daughter's two years at this school have been excellent. She has ADD and is a special placement in the gifted and talented program. The staff has bent over backwards to allow her to work at her on speed and keep her interested. They have been open and worked with us whenever needed. I have only had one issue with one science teacher, with a biology degree, who taught earth science and did not know the subject well enough. We compared this school closely with the local private schools and found it to be the best option. The culture in Saline has a big effect on parental attitudes. The old farm locals have been fighting change and growth. The newer white collar residents tend to complain and have a lot of demands but don't want involvement. The Staff is under a lot of pressure.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2004
I'm not happy with my child's experience at this school. Picture a machine that marches on regardless of those who are faltering or failing to keep up. The pressure on the schools and the subsequent filtering down of the same to the children is tremendous. Material must be covered and pray that you understand it. I've heard my child say, 'if they would just slow down'. The emotional toll is high. Programs offered after school to provide some assistance to the children lenghten a long day for those who are already battle weary from trying to keep up. Communication is also slow when messages are left for teachers/staff. My child had the flu and was out for seven days and I called the office to ask for take home assignments. Few teachers responded.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2004
Your helping teachers are not that great. They talk very mean and bad to the kids. Also they are very rude. Thats why my kid left!

- submitted by a parent

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Saline Middle School
7190 North Maple Road, Saline, MI  48176
(734) 429-8070
Last modified Saline Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Saline Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top