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Centennial Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 859 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 25, 2014

Be advised that this is the school that made national headlines for throwing one of its teachers under the bus because the administrators were too afraid to open a dialogue about intolerance. A good school is one that supports students, parents AND teachers.


Posted September 16, 2013

I go to this school and it is wonderful, full of friendship and teamwork. I Love South Lyon schools. They are always encouraging children to do their best. We are very educated. I love working in a group and doing bonding activities as well. It helps me create new friends. Thank you for your time. :)


Posted August 26, 2012

I love the teachers and the staff, they keep me updated about what the students are doing in class, especially the 7th grade science teacher. She truly is the best teacher anyone could have. She kept me updated and really helps the students improve in science. My daughter moved in the middle of the school year from Novi schools and needed a little help in science. She helped her alot with that, and my daughter improved her grades from B's to all A's .She is a wonderful teacher. Also the principal sets good school rules and he is the best!! One improvement they could have in there school is to have more challenging academic programs. Thank You.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

The staff and students are like a wonderful family


Posted August 24, 2010

I have a hard time with this school. It is too strict on the small stuff and lax on the important issues like bullying. Principal is out of touch with what a middle school child is about. Teachers are good for the most part but two of my kids experienced teachers that were out of date or not interested in really teaching the students. They seem to always ask ask ask for help but never show appreciation when given. Honor roll is a joke. Students can be on it with a lower gpa than a student has a higher gpa and one term of struggling in a class. I am glad my students are out of there after this year! The leadership needs to be replaced and they really need to rethink the whole cattle call of parent teacher conferences!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

We have a great educational program :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2009

I love this school. The teachers really care about us and it really shows on our grades. Most of the kids are good students making A's and B's. It has a lot of nice technology, and the janitors keep it very clean. I like the principal very much, and our code of conduct really keeps things in order, even though it is very tough. Overall, Centennial Middle school is a very impressive school that I will remember through my life.
—Submitted by a student


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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 42% in 2014.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%

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81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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91%

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82%

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88%
Social Studies

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

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64%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

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73%

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72%

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72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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81%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
34%

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

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

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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

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 89% 69%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Brian Toth
Fax number
  • (248) 573-8611

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62500 9 Mile Rd
South Lyon, MI 48178
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Phone: (248) 573-8600

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