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Ypsilanti Middle School

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Posted September 26, 2013

Well since Willow Run and Ypsilanti Middle School have combined this year my children are having a pretty good school year. There is still alot of improving to go with communication but its coming along. Overall our family is very satisfied. Mother of two YCS Middle schoolers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2011

I go to this school and im not very happy woth it. The teachers really dont care and the kids here damage pretty much everything which forces the rest of us to get in trouble. Girls writing on bathroom stall's with extremely dirty language and im guessing its the same for boys. We now have to sign in and out where ever we go. I woulndt recommend this school for my children because its just not right.


Posted January 8, 2010

This school is an excellent learning facillity
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

All of my children went to West. I have never had a bad experience. From the administrators to the custodians, they care about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

i LOVE this school excellent suportive teachers and a great principal too and really good after school programs that improved my grades 100%
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

I am a parent of a student who is currently in the 6th grade at West Middle School. I was extremely nervous at first with him attending middle school. I wasn't sure how he would adapt, but he has had an awesome year. My son has been on the honor roll all year, he was nominated to the Optimist Club of Ypsilanti(in which teachers have to nominate students), he is certified in First-Aid and CPR(through his Health and Fitness class and he will be attending the Junior National Young Leadership Conference this summer for 1-week in Washington D.C., in which his science teacher nominated him for. I have great respect for his teachers and I like the fact that they are really working the kids minds. My son loves the school and I am glad to say that he will be attending next year as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

I went to West Middle in grades 6th through 7th. And i found it a very unsatisactory school. there was a lot of damage and graffiti and the students who attend this school really dont care about education. I switched schools and i am in 8th grade now. If i were a parent, i would not want to send my kid here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2005

I was an international student (from Brazil) who made 8th grade at WMS and I remember i enjoyed the classes, speciallly English and Social Studies. I learned quite a bit and had a great experience.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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45%

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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35%

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26%
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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 35% in 2014.

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15%

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17%

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17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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45%

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46%

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46%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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5%

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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

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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
African-American 68% 18%
White 22% 69%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
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 80%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kimberly Ferrell
Fax number
  • (734) 714-1303

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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105 North Mansfield St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Phone: (734) 714-1300

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