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5-8
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Tecumseh, MI
Students enrolled: 918
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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307 North Maumee Street
Tecumseh, MI 49286

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(517) 423-1105
(517) 423-1300
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August 26, 2011
My Daughter has gone here and we have moved several times so I am familiar with other schools and this one is very poor in helping parents be involved. Our schedules are very demanding so we can not be as involved as we would like but anytime we have tried to get teacher cooperation through mails and working together to be sure work is done as needed it has been very lacking. They must do better if they hope to help students excel. Teachers can't just show up and hand out work and record scores they need to be involved as well. The one good thing is the orchestra program, which is great for a school in a more rural area like this. Luckily this is due to donated money or with the cutting back this would be gone.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
We have really liked this school. We moved here from Chelsea Mi in 2008 and had nothing but a positive experience with this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2010
The school boasts of many extracurricular options, but don't you think they should put a higher importance on academic achievement rather than encores? Teachers don't push students to succeed, if students choose to not do their work, the teachers let them make that choice. Other schools have disciplinary consequences for not completing schoolwork that encourages students to complete their work. If your child needs special education services and has an ADHD or similar label, don't send them to this school. The teachers will not work with the parents to help find a plan or solution that will help your child. I know this for a fact because I used to attend this school. Not all, but more than you'd expect of the teachers seem to dismiss the best interests of the students and their families and instead come to a decision that better fits their own comfort and satisfaction.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 16, 2010
I couldn't agree more. My son is a student in the cognitively impaired class, And we toured the school prior to enrolling him and had met with the teachers and I was so impressed. However it has been a nightmare. He is in the 6th grade and is reading at a first grade level. I have asked them for help in home teaching and input on helping him to read better, but to no avail. I am now looking into Sylvan and other home reading programs. He is also being bullied and teased almost on a daily basis and they just try to down play every incident. He is physically ill in the morning trying to avoid going. I am at my ropes end with TMS And seeing them on The Best Schools In Mich made me sick.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
Regarding the parent from 6-5-08, 'this school is over two grades ahead for every grade'? Really? Where did you get that information? I'd like to see that fact in print. My daughter is in 5th grade. For almost the first 4 months of school she did 4th grade Math level practice on the schools website because they didn't have the 5th grade level set up yet. How is that challenging and fair to the students? I completely agree with 1-18-09. I think they do focus heavily on music, which isn't a bad thing, but academics should be the priority. And because this is a small town there is sooo much lacking in good quality programs for the kids. Language classes should be part of the the curriculum from elementary on up! I am not impressed with these schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2009
My son has had a wonderful experience. My daughter has a first year teacher that even after half the year, has not been able to control the classroom. I feel the school spends a bit too much time forcused on the music program, but it appears to be a 'Tecumseh-thing'. The way the school is sectioned (each grade in their own halls, basically) works out to the benefit of the students. Safety is also acceptable. I implore you to truly read the reviews on this and all of the Tecumseh schools. If you can read a review written by a student, and it is cohesive and readable, then it is a school you would want to send your child to. If you read these and even the parents cannot write fluently, it should be of great concern. Just saying...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2008
My son loved this school. He had great teachers at every level. He has special needs, and was able to get help from some wonderful special education teachers. The student body accepted him completely. He was able to try many different options in his 'encore' classes. He started high school as a well-rounded student, receiving almost no special education services, because of their hard work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 05, 2008
this school is very chalenging for my daughter and she will be going to a good college because this school is over two grades ahead for every grade!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
urgh... what a joke. the teaches are great, no disrespect there. i do love them. but we had a security gaurd on a power trip when i was in 8th grade. he just thought that he was the best thing ever. I am much happier in the highschool. but there are still alot of hateful people who enjoy complaining.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2008
TMS has been a great experience for my daughter. The teacher's are great and really have the student's best interest at heart. It is not the teacher's that pose a problem to this community, but the parent's who are unwilling to buckle down and teach their children how to be respectful young adults. All of my children are honor students, enjoy attending school and great teachers they respect.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
Best School ever! Teachers are great and the food is pretty good there too. :] - 6th grade student

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2007
Tecumseh Middle School has Teachers that are willing to reach for the stars if it was in the interest of the student. The music,art,and sports programs are great. Students are given great opportuntites to help their future.Like there are special classes for those who need the extra help or simply don't understand something.Most of the staff is freindly and nice.The school try to give each student the chance to give their imput. The parent involvement is great. The parents are involved in every step of their childs education. The school is very high. Most students are very active in at least one sport or after school activity's.The teacher's help with student's problem's and try to help them get their grade's up. The student's are treated with much respect and are given responsibility. If you are looking for a better school then your current school please check out Tecumseh Public School's.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 08, 2005
My oldest childs fifth grade experience was pretty awful and I still kick myself for not demanding that he be moved. Her classroom was in chaos and the students had no respect for her. His self esteem was low and my honor roll student became a below average one. Thankfully, his sixth grade teachers were excellent. This team of teachers related well to the students and parents and it was obvious that they enjoyed teaching. They ran a tight ship and the kids respected them for that. My son learned a lot while having fun and was on the honor roll.Hoping seventh grade will be as great and anxiously awaiting to find out who my incoming fifth grader will have.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
I'm not a parent, but a student. I attended Tecumseh Middle School for 4 years and they were the best years of my life! TMS is the best school, and now that I'm going off to the high svhool, I am sad. The teachers have taught me so much. Not only about school things, but also about life. I was a part of the choir and it was so great. The teacher taught me so much and I appriciate it. I don't care what other people say about this school, it will never change my thoughts on this awesome school.

- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2004
This school rocks. It has a spacious gym, focuses on extracurricular activities and has a strong teacher-student bond.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2004
There seems to be a big emphasis on student 'independence' at the risk of student self-esteem and confidence. Parent volunteers are discouraged which may be leading to over-stressed staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2004
This school is overcrowded. Not a good place for a child with special needs and not the best place for a child who is gifted. Some teachers are extremely uncooperative and unprofessional. Spec ed staff is underqualified. There is a large number of homeschooling parents in this county. Some teachers in the public schools here prefer to send their own children to private schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
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Tecumseh Middle School
307 North Maumee Street, Tecumseh, MI  49286
(517) 423-1105
Last modified Tecumseh Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tecumseh Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top