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Beer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 745 students

 

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Posted November 18, 2013

Worst school ever!! Children are treated like robots, not human beings. Hardly any sports or after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

This is the worst school ever. The Principle and Vice Principle are not supportive of the students. Very negative, no positive reinforcement whatsoever. Awful school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2012

i went to beer middle school the food is nasty,the teachers just tell you how to do the work and just give you the work and get on their computer and check their emails,my sister went their to and said the food is he worst shes ever tasted,their are not alot of sports to play,and i went their in 2010-2011 school year,their are not enough after school activies. in the future put your kid in the walled lake school district.


Posted May 6, 2010

Because of the deep-rooted commitment to the arts, music, the community and to learning, that these young people develop while at Beer, that carries them through their lives


Posted April 13, 2010

this school is terrible. the teachers don't care about anything anymore. all they ever do is walk around, yell and complain ALL DAY, and NOT TEACH. the classrooms are packed, so students don't exactly get any one-on-one attention. there are no longer any extra-curriculars or activities, due to how poor the school is. beer also has many stupid rules that are very unreasonable. if you want your student to be successful in life, DON'T SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

This is my childs first year in Beer and I really like it.. the teachers send weekly progress reports and talk with me when i have an issue and try to resolve it. The vice principal really deals with issues fast and directly. They have lots of school activities and phone call reminders that I like. Only prob is as with all of warren.. they are letting too many school of choice in and the classes are packed and I feel its robbing some of our kids time they need in class when teachers have to deal with so many kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Teachers are awesome love the weekly progress reports!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

Love the principals phone reminders about important happenings. The teachers are awesome and work well with the parents! Love the email weekly progress reports!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

This school was awesome the teachers were Fabulous!! My son went there for 8th grade after we moved during the summer. He didn't know anyone and was quite shy the teacher he had were great about making him feel comfortable. If you come to this school it would be a great place to learn. I give it *****.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I find this middle school to be a good school. I have had 3 children complete middle school there and my fourth one is presently attending. There is a lot of after school activities and much teacher support. I received an e-mail from one of my daughters teachers the other day to update me as to her current grade and let me know she was missing 2 assignments. I am very happy with the education that Beer Middle School provides our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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17%

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26%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

2013

 
 
30%

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27%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

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26%

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28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 65% 69%
African-American 16% 18%
Asian 15% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 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 61%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Annette Lauria
Fax number
  • (586) 698-4277

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3200 Martin Rd
Warren, MI 48092
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