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Whitehall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 449 students

 
 

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Posted June 3, 2014

My child has attending the Whitehall district since starting kindergarten. I thought it was a great school with good teachers until she started the Middle School this past year. They have a new principle and are trying too many new things that don't seem to be working well at all. The principle decided he did not like my child and went so far as to tell other students not to associate with her. He will tell you that they came to that conclusion themselves but he asked them leading questions to get there. They have one set of classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and a different set up for Tuesdays and Thursdays and then Fridays are just a scramble. And they only go to school on Fridays until 1:15. Either the Middle School is going down fast or it's always been bad, but I am not impressed. So much so, that we are moving this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

They are awesome in that they have very caring teachers and staff. They are very family and student oriented. They just do a geat job!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

hi, obviously you are thinking about my school! some high points about my school is the princapal is really cool, same with the teachers. the teachers are always fun and try to put learning in a funner way. well, if you like boring, dull schools whitehall is not for you. if you want your kids to have lots of friends(like most moms), then you might want your kids to be enrolled in this one. the classes.... well, band is outstanding! they have a huge variety of instruments for your kids to try out, and the band instructer only wants to help your kids succeed. the gym program is great since most of america is starting to get obeis. while most schools have a lacking excercise program ours is outstanding. the art program is a fun and creative way to let kids expresss who they are.for more please read on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2005

I believe that Whitehall District Schools are a very welcoming school district. The teachers, staff, janitors, principals, etc. are great! I have been going here my whole life, and I love it. The schools are well kept up, and this year we just got a brand new highschool. Whitehall's teachers are friendly and kind. The educational programs are good, also. They also have many educational trips you can go on, and the extra-cirricular activities are great. The sports are also good too. Enroll NOW! It's a GREAT school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2005

Whitehall has awesome programs. Every class has it's materials needed. The elective classes are awesome and the teachers are friendly and wonderful. The city of Whitehall, parents, teachers, kids, everyone is involved. The school holds programs for all ages to enjoy and try to get everyone invloved so no one is left out. Trust me, this school is wonderful, I have been going there since kindergarten and plan to graduate from Whitehall. The school is in Wonderful Shape. The teachers, Janitors, all staff are always happy and willing to do what they need to do for the kids. Awesome School District. Join Whitehall today!
—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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

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73%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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40%
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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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48%

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38%

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38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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72%

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68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

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44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
20%
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:

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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

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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 89% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 42%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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401 South Elizabeth Street
Whitehall, MI 49461
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