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Malow Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 1160 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

For a blue ribbon school I am highly disappointed. The school is way to big and the children that need a little extra attention and help don't get it. I tried so many times to work with the school to help my child and I was blown off. The principal couldn't show any less concern. Their policy on backpacks is crazy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

To big and and can get very noise at times. They have a big lunch room. This school could improve if stop the kids talking when there not surpose to.


Posted December 3, 2013

Malow Junior High truly isn't as perfect as it seems. I'm a student there as of now, and I'm struggling with classes that I would have absolutely no problems with in a better environment. The teachers treat students so much differently compared to other students. Favoritism is a big thing here, therefore students don't get as much help when they need it. It seems as if they care more about the sports than academics. Sad, because it really could be a great school, just problems with priorities and teachers. :-/


Posted May 16, 2013

Teachers are phenomenal. Great that at least they have them . Administration Staff definitely needs improvement on social skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Malow has THE BEST faculty in the area. The school excels at developing young minds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Malow Jr. High is way too big. It cannot give extra attention to those children that may need it, especially in the math and science department. I feel that the school puts extra emphasis on football and cheerleading, and less on academics.


Posted September 7, 2009

malow jr high may be big but they keep it very neat for how many students
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

The staff, teachers, and parents are outstanding. The curriculum is number one and the staff's concerns and strong support for the students well being academically and emotionally surpasses any private/parochial school our children have attended . Our youngest daughter will be attending Malow next year and she is very excited. We couldn't have asked for any thing better! We look forward to the next 4 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

This is an excellent school. Great teachers, great students, great parental support. Wonderful area to raise a family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I have enjoyed malow for my children. They have meet good friends and the curriculmn is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 39% in 2014.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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79%

2013

 
 
76%

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78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
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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 35% in 2014.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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62%

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52%

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52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

363 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

2013

 
 
84%

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75%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%
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

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
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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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

Above 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 93% 69%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 15%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Three Macomb Daily/Oakland Press Teacher of the Year wards (2007)
  • Closing the Technology Gap in Technology Award from Daimler Chrysler accompanied by a $15,000 grant. (2006)
  • Currently applied for Michigan Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10am
School end time
  • 3:01pm
School Leader's name
  • Robert Hock
Fax number
  • (586) 797-3501

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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6400 25 Mile Road
Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
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Phone: (586) 797-3500

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