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6-8
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Troy, MI
Students enrolled: 689
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1359 Torpey Drive
Troy, MI 48083

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(248) 823-4600
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March 03, 2014
Baker continues to be lowest achieving middle school in the district. Every year it seems the school makes a change of some kind to improve the test scores. Math department is unsatisfactory. We have encountered a couple of not-so-good teachers, but overall happy with the teachers and administrators. Communication could be better. There is a new principal, who is very nice and she seems she will make a difference. The block scheduling is being eliminated, but not the IB. Not impressed with IB, as we haven't seen much benefit with all the extra requirements and the rigorous grading scale. We have not had any issues with bullying but there have been issues with theft. Because of the continuous low MEAP scores, I will rate this school below average.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
My kid is currently studying at Baker middle school. There is clearly lack of communication between parents and teachers . We had to encounter a bad teacher early on which is frustrating for the parent and the kid. The teacher is plain rude,no input/comments/criticism on kids writing work, so there is no way of knowing where your kids stand? Dr. Audra Melton, the new principal looks promising. Hopefully she will take care of these bad teachers by requesting surveys from parents/students to determine the real cause and make Baker a better school for students to attend. I Cant even send my kid to another school due to lack of bus services. Hope the Troy school district will do something about this.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
My son has recently started 9th grade at Troy High after being at Baker for all three years of middle school. I thought I was just being one of those parents who thought their child was "smarter" than he actually was, or complaining about the IB Curriculum for no good reason. At Baker he was consistently placed in the advanced level classes in both English and Math, but he struggled with B's and C's. The homework amount and constant projects was overwhelming. I am SO happy he is done with middle school. After completing his first quarter of high school, he almost got all A's!! His stress level has gone down tremendously! So my opinion is that the IB Program and the IB Block Scheduling stinks. At least for my son. I don't think this type of curriculum should be pushed upon an entire middle school of children just because they live in that attendance area. We had no other choice unless I was able to take him to and from another middle school. Being a working mom, that was not an option. Troy, if you want to keep the IB program going, please make it a lottery only option for those parents who want it and are willing and able to drive their child to school!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Ohh boy... I think everyone knows it but Baker has very very low MEAP scores, and the kids are kind of mean to everyone but their friends, and unaccepting... I understand their IB program is supposed to be good in the future (I mean maybe if they taught it differently instead of drilling the personality traits in your head) but really, it's messing up their education. MEAP scores in the 50's? Really? This is not preparing students for high school, the ultimate goal for middle schools. There is a few good teachers, but some of them are inexperienced with little to no teaching experience. Overall, the only thing I liked was the big building that was intended to be a high school. I was miserable during my time at Baker, but happier at high school. Along with other Baker classmates, I was not prepared for high school and had to work really hard to learn past things. -A former Baker student

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
Bakers students are not hostile at all. Its the best middle school ever!!!! The kids are friendly, the enviroment is amazing, Classes are smaller and its so comforting to sit in that school BAKER IS NOT A LEVEL 9 SCHOOL IS A FREAKING 19!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Student By the way...

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2013
Baker Middle School, ahhh... Every time I say it, I feel so good cuz I remember all the good times I had there... Wish I could go there for high school... :) MUST GO THERE! TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could give it Infinity and beyond stars!!! Student...

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2013
It's a spectacular school... MUST go there!!!!!!!!! Math, Science, Tech, ELA, etc all teachers teach stidents the best education and there is a yearly Baker Idol thing, where it's Baker's version of American Idol. Really must go there :D Student

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2013
I went to this school. Don't go there!!! Try it if you want but the atmosphere is very draining to your confidence. It was hard for me to keep up in high school, same for other kids who went to Baker. The test scores are averaging in the 50%. AND Baker is a last chance school for students and teachers! Some bad teachers and troublemaking kids are given their last chance here. Many people got bullied. The IB stuff... it's just ridiculous. This school made me miserable! - A former Baker student :(

- submitted by a community member
June 27, 2013
The majority of kids at this school are rude and are always being hostile, and stuck up. It is very hard to make friends there! Once I went to Baker the work load was very heavy. It was very tough to get anything done. The IB program is ridiculous and overdone. All we do is fill out what characteristics we 'displayed' while doing a sheet of homework. -_- "I was caring because I did not slap anyone during the band concert!" Kids do not care about their grades there. Also did I mention the capstone binders? Just so you know, people can check one out and look through your grades- and copy a good paper. The good thing is that Taco Bell is nearby, a good stop for a half day with friends. Alright, that's my rant of Baker. ;) I suggest to think twice before sending your kids there! -A student at Baker

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2010
This school has some awesome teachers in the English, Science and Humanities dept, but their math department is terrible . Most teachers are great, but there are some others that are rude and dont care what you think. Practically Every parent at this school has had to tutor their child in math or pay for a private tutor in Math. The administration does not care to support a good relationship between themselves, parents and teachers. Many parents that transferred their child here for the IB program have transferred them back to their school of choice because the IB program is really no different than the regular curriculum at the Troy schools anyway.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
It is very hard to make friends here and kids are hostile!!!!! Not really but I give it 2 stars.

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
Baker is an AWESOME school. The teachers are helpful and easy to talk to and the peers are fun to be around, and accepting of everyone. Baker is the best!!

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
So far so good for my 6th grader. They have been very helpful and understanding with my childs needs. Upon looking over the meap scores from past to present, it appears that some scoring has gone down since the IBO was inplemented into these schools. Not sure if that was a good idea after all.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
I loved this school a lot! Since I had to move... I really miss the school. The teachers were great and peers were fun to hang out with. I really miss you guys!

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2006
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June 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2005
Both of my children attended Baker Middle School. My first child has now graduated from Athens High and moved on to U of M. I feel Baker did a great job preparing her for high school. She made the transition to H.S. with ease. She was more than prepared for college, in fact, her first semester was a little too easy knowing most of the material from high school. I feel because Baker is smaller than the rest of the Troy middle schools, my children did not get lost in crowd. Each of them were personally known by most of the teachers, the principal and assistant principal. Their smaller size did not preclude them from having a vast assortment of extracurricular activities and class subjects.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2004
i went to this school as class of 07 and when i was there the teachers were great and everything but only problem is the kids in this middle school has the lowest quailty of the kids in whole troy that was the reason i choose troy high from athens i wanted to get to know more of the outside and when i look at it i see that troy has better kids than athens most kids in troy wants to actually work until some i saw in baker that didnt even care what grade they get. i recommand that if your kids have choice from chosin troy high from athens troy to get them to go to troy to hang them around with the kids that wants to work which will make them feel behide and will make work trust me i was the same.

- submitted by a former student
September 01, 2004
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Baker Middle School
1359 Torpey Drive, Troy, MI  48083
(248) 823-4600
Last modified Baker Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Baker Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top