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P.D. Chatterton Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 621 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2013

This school is.. not great. There are very few windows in this school and in the classes there are windows, they put a curtain over them. The principal seemed to get her seasons mixed up because she put heat on in the fall and spring and air on in the winter. The principle didn't care about the students. Some of the teachers even seemed like they hated her. The school is weird because you can only carry a drawstring backpack which doesn't hold much. You couldn't bring anything to lunch which sucks since I'm a girl and when that 'time of the month' came I needed to bring a pad to lunch but I didn't just want to carry it around in my hand and It was too big to be in my pockets. You had to wait to be called up to lunch by one of the staff members and when I got called last (only in 8th grade) the food was totally picked over so I had to eat gross meat. The people who would call you up to lunch would always start 10-15 minutes late and when you only have 25 minutes to eat, it doesn't work out so well. One time I was the 3rd group to get called up and I had 2 minutes to eat. Even though the teachers are really great, the school experience sucked. Did not prepare me for high school.


Posted March 30, 2010

They need to do lice checks. My child has had it five times. Disgusting.


Posted February 28, 2009

Too many fights. Too many students per class. Lack of Equipment, Structure, or Dicipline. It should be Shut down!!! Speeking not only as a parent, but an ex- Chatterton Charger
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I think this school is a diaster.Teachers do not care for students nor do they help them with missing work or give it to them.The princable is very unfair. Chatterton Middle School is under a new program which you have to have very very good grades to join in a activitie.I think they should not do this because maybe if the kids that have lower grades are told they may not join an activite they will have low self-asteem.They should let the kids that are not doing so good join an activitie to get them motivated.My daughter came home very upset when she would walk down the hallway with her friends the hall monitor would look them up and down and taunt them.We got our daughter out of that school to see if she would do better in a other school,and she had much of an improvement.Dont send your child here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

This school is amazing. It has a mixture of all textures and people, I learned so much about life. The academics aren't as great as they could be though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

I think this school is horrible the grades are unfair,the teachers are unfair,a lot if the students are bullys,the principal dosen't get into everything it was a disaster i never thought a school like that exisited dont send your children here please
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

I think school is amazing. The teachers are always there to help you. There are two teachers who have after school tutoring three times a week, every week. There are some really cool incentive programs for behavior, and learning too. I love going to school at Chatterton.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2005

Though Chatterton teachers are wonderful and caring, many students seem to be unprepared for High School academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

I have nothing to say but the fact that this school is amazing. My son attended this school until we moved. I do notice he is a lot more depressed since we moved and I figure its from Chatterton. This school is definitely an A+ school, keep up the good work staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

Chatterton is an amazing school. There are activities for every child. Teachers bring their subjects alive while maintaining a safe, disciplined working environment where students learn well and have fun!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2005

This school has some major issues. The principal isn't caring enough. The disipline is too weak. The teachers pay no attention to the class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2004

Excellent school. Principal is caring and attentive. Most teachers great! Lots of activities for all kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2003

I belive that this is a very nice school. Most of the teachers have a great possitive attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%

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15%

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34%

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34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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44%

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45%
Social Studies

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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8%

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11%

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13%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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16%

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21%

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17%

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17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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41%

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33%

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33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
8%
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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 43% 69%
African-American 37% 18%
Asian 13% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 86%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Laurie Fournier
Fax number
  • (586) 620-6011

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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