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Flynn Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 604 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2013

My grandson likes Flynn. I am very worried about the parking lot in the back of school at dismal time. People picking up students should park in assigned parking slots. it is dangerous for students leaving school.


Posted August 2, 2013

I feel very restricted learning. I scored VERY higly in all my standardized testing for Language Arts yet I'm still with students who can't even write an essay. Also, I was bullied numerous times by the same person. I told the counsiler yet nothing happened.


Posted July 14, 2012

I do not like Flynn at all!! Bullying is frowned upon and "taken very seriously", apparently. I have been bullied numerous times and not once was it resolved. I transferred after 6th grade IMMEDIATELY . The school is only disciplined when property is damaged or a student disrespects a teacher! I am HIGHLY advanced at English, yet I was placed into a class with other children whom could hardly speak English! These kids read at a 4th grade level while I was reading and comprehending college material! Absurd! A horrible school. The scores were horrible and NO ONE speaks English. If you are not "Chaldean" you are frowned upon, looked down on, and harassed. The teachers are okay, but they cut too much slack on the children. Sports are not offered until grade 7. Lunch is disgusting and overpriced. Peers are cruel. I rate this school a 1.


Posted April 17, 2011

we just moved to the area and my boys never been bullied by anyone like in past schools, and also they are doing good and seem to like it alot better and also there is no book deposit u have to come up with. Also it has the best band ever way to go
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Flynn's cultural diversity provides each child with a special experience of understanding and tolerance.


Posted June 14, 2009

I love my school very much, I think it is a good school, with very supportive teachers who push us. Even if we think we can't do something they will help us and tell us we can! I love Flynn with all my heart the fun, loving, caring, teachers as well as students if you want your child to enjoy their school and do well send them to Flynn -sinceraly a loving student of flynn
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2008

My child tells me that Flynn is a better then Grissom because last year she went to Grissom. She said Grissom has less discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

My two children are attending Flynn and I am very pleased with the principal and staff. They seem to know the kids by name and are always willing to help with any subjects. There is tutoring after school if needed. Many extra after school activities also! My kids feel safe and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. My 8th grader is very ready for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

My daughters have attended Flynn for the past three years, leaving this year will be bittersweet, looking forward to high school but we have enjoyed the warm and caring teachers and staff. The sport program and coaches are excellent. The principal is involved and knows not only students by name but makes the effort to know their families too. Bring my children from a private school, I was leary of 'public' education, but have been very pleased with this school.
—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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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25%

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27%

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27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

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53%

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Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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11%

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14%

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20%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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30%

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39%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
46%

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53%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

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30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%
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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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 78% 69%
African-American 9% 18%
Asian 8% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Maryann Figurski
Fax number
  • (586) 698-4304

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2899 Fox Hill Dr
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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