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East Middle School

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Posted June 15, 2012

Because of the way the elementary schools in TCAPs are set up (economically by location), the kids that go to East are condemned to class warfare from the start. The upper class kids from the peninsula's elementary school tend to cause a stir in the confidence of kids from some of the lower-income areas. Other than this big factor, the school has a wonderful computer art/animations class. My child was enthused over this class. I've only ever had problems with the teachers of the 6th grade, but this was when my child was among the first of the 6th graders to be added to the general populace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2011

We moved to traverse city this year. My son is in seventh grade and loves the teachers, the band program and the broadcast class. The teachers and administrators have exceeded our expectations. We applaud their ability to make each student feel special. This is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

My two daughters have gone to this school, and they've received a stellar education. The teachers and administration are all top-notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

East Middle School welcomes all those that enter the doors. The friendly atmoshpere makes East a wonderful place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

It is such an innovative school with the best staff, students, and administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

East Middle School rocks because the staff and students genuinely care about one another and are always supportive. Our #1 goal is connecting with students so all are learning and achieve success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

Great kids; great staff; great administration. This is the best place to teach!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

East Middle School is a family first. Making kids understand that someone cares about them must happen before learning takes place. At East the staff cares for and about 'their' kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

My children feel at home there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The staff is exceptional!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology,,,the home of the Cardinals! POB has been an outstanding environment for not only my son, but other students, parents, and faculty. POB has shown an increase in attendance as well as academic achievement. 'POB is academically tenacious'!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

East Middle school is filled with Great Staff and Great Students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

East Middle School has wonderful staff and a great library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

We love our school, staff, students and families!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

East has high standards in a student-oriented atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

EMS teaches fine students the tools they will need to be productive adults.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

Traverse City East Middle School has a staff who is second to none. Everyone there put the students first. They walk the talk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The people!! Everyone from the staff to the students make it a warm, caring, yet vibrant place. Top notch educators go above and beyond in preparing students for High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

I come here and this school is o.k., the library is huge and lots of the kids are nice, there a lot of plays, and a talent shows, the classes teach a lot and the lunches are good, and i love the 'N.A.P.' area, you can play D.D.R., and watch T.V. and there are drinks and snacks,also the band selections are great!!!!!!!!!!!! I play the cello. The gym is big and nice, but we don't use it much, it's easy and fun to earn credits, all together i give this scool an A+++++++!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2007

Overall East jr. High is a decent school. Most of the teachers were very good. I have had 2 of my children here. The principle Glenn Solowiej is outstanding. He is fair and quick to address any issues a parent or student is concerned about.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 42% in 2014.

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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 39% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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

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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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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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?

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Steven Urbanski
Fax number
  • (231) 933-6998

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1776 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
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Phone: (231) 933-7300

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