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Lakeshore Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 678 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2013

My son goes to this school and unless you were born and raised here ALL your life, you will NOT fit in. the teachers run the place like a bootcamp. They are uncaring, stuck up jerks! They care more about football and looking good instead of our childrens emotional well being! My son hates his teachers and school. I cannot wait to sell my home and move far away from this town!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

25 years after attending this school, I still have nothing but TERRIBLE memories of this place. Terrible teachers, uncaring staff.. itI was just awful! I eventually moved and graduated from FSU with the ambition of going into teaching just to undo the emotional distress that this school caused on me. To this day, I still have nightmares about Mrs. Dorito.. Mrs. Damaski, VP Jim Sanford and Principal Mr. Woods. I can still remember their names - 25 years later! It was just that emotionally disturbing! If there was a magic pill to erase the memories of this place, I'd buy a bottle!


Posted October 31, 2009

This is the best academic school. Has many programs and is a blue ribbon school award.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Both of my daughters are currently at Lakeshore Middle School. I think the school is excellent. The teachers are amazing. There are several ways for them to communicate with the parents, email and Pinnacle parent viewer let me know how their grades are at all times and when they miss an assignment. The athletics there are top notch and provide many after school activities for them both. I would recommend this school system for anyone looking for an amazing school and a quality education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I've had four children go through Lakeshore Middle School. Academically if your child has no problems he/she will succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

This is a very good public school, and I would recommend it to anyone relocating to this area. Discipline is a little laid back when it comes to encouraging students to treat each other with respect. If a child is not in certain 'cliques' it can be merciless, with very little support for the child; more so than normal. Academically, however, it's an excellent school with great teachers and excellent communication tools between home and school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2005

Lakeshore Middle School is an excellent school. Teachers are helpful to students and patient and are willing to lend an ear to students who are having problems and home, school, etc.. This school 2 years ago received the Michigan Blue Ribbon Award and that has given a great boost to the all-ready great reputation to this school. It's Fine Arts department with singing, art, and band have some of the finest teachers. Any parent should be proud to send their child to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2004

Lakeshore Middle School received State recognition and has been awarded coveted Blue Ribbon Award. Lakeshore Middle School is one of five middle schools in the State to receive this a ward. The application process, which includes a 30-page narrative, takes months to complete. A school must provide testimony in the areas of student focus and support, school organization and culture, challenging standards and curriculum, active teaching and learning, professional community, leadership and educational vitality, and school, family and community partnerships. As a recipient of the coveted award, the school becomes an example for others and part of a peer review group to help other schools achieve the same high standards. This award exemplifies the overall deadication of the Administration, staff and parents in the school disctrict. The School motto says it all: Take Care of Yourself Take Care of Each Other Take Care of this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2004

Lakeshore is a great school district with great teachers, principals, and caring parents. but the best thing about them, is their students. They are the sweetest kids you'll ever meet, they are extremely motivated, and always strive to do their best. They have great sports teams, with outstanding sportsman ship. They keep their schools clean and a great place to be. Lakeshore is by far the best school I've ever had any of my kids attend. Great Job Guys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

Lakeshore has very caring teachers and a safe environment in a small town setting. Students who apply themselves or are easily taught will flourish in this very laid back environment. However, there is not much in the way of challenge or competition for students or teachers. Students who need very motivated, talented, and passionate educators should look elsewhere. Lakeshore's motto could be 'excellence in mediocrity'!
—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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%

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73%

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Social Studies

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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45%

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39%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%
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%
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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

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 84% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 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 27%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jason Messenger
Fax number
  • (269) 428-1571

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1459 West John Beers Rd
Stevensville, MI 49127
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