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Boyd W. Arthurs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 659 students

 
 

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4 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted October 24, 2013

Best school academically and most helpful and understanding staff. So happy with the change in school,my boys love the atmosphere of love and kindness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

I'm so glad that my kids started going to this school ever sence they have been getting very better grades and there both on the honer roll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Not sure where the person from 2007 got their information about the programs here, but the curriculum in this school is the best in the entire area. They offer advanced electives where kids can learn about forensic science and how DNA evidence and CSI crime solving techniques relate to science. They also have an expanded art program, studio art, where kids who have an interest can take this as a class and do actual studio projects. There are programs at this school for every kids talent and ability. Most of the other schools in the area offer the kids a choice of band, chorus or art, that's it. Also, this is a closed district and therefore many of the behavior problems that came with School of Choice in other districts aren't here. No kid is perfect, but I never have to worry about my kids' safety at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

I attend Arthurs and I love it there.... I went to another school and nothing compared to AMS(Arthurs)!! I love the teacher's there and even my principal and vice principal! They all help you out when you need it..
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2007

Programs have been dropped to the point that the curriculum allows for no choices to be safely made by students. Students are directed into taking classes that they have no interest in. These are elective classes beyond core classes. The school board and superintendent have created this situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

I think this school is very good. I attended Boyd W. Arthurs and I am going to be sad when I have to go to high school. Sure, High School will be nice but nothing beats going to junior high. I used to want to go to another school district. But, when I went to Arthurs middle school, nothing compared to it. I enjoy the schools teachers. They are respectable and helping. They will offer after school tutoring and if I need it I will attend. The schools principal and the asistant principal both of them make this school enjoyable. I hope when I am in high school the school will still be enjoyed. I have one more year left to be a knight.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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48%

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30%

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30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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70%

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75%

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75%
Social Studies

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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37%

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37%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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39%

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51%

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51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

2013

 
 
70%

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72%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
23%

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

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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 92% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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4000 Marian Dr
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: (734) 676-8700

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