School Details

Slauson Middle School

1019 West Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 994-2004
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 762 students 16 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

81%
72%
42%
87%
84%
72%
50%
45%
27%

MI00195

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94%
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84%
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75%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
66%
39%
87%
82%
61%
84%
75%
53%

MI00195

None
94%
91%
85%
93%
90%
79%
79%
73%
48%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
68%
35%
87%
88%
73%
49%
41%
20%

MI00195

None
88%
90%
78%
93%
92%
82%
88%
88%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Slauson Middle School is a public middle school in Ann Arbor. The principal of Slauson Middle School is Dr. Christopher Curtis and can be contacted at curtisc@aaps.k12.mi.us. 762 students attend Slauson Middle School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 20% of the 762 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Slauson Middle School is 16:1. Forsythe Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 62% 56%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 15%
Asian 14% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Like so many Ann Arbor schools this is a place where many teachers earn tenure and can sit back waiting to retire. If even 10% of the teachers are awful that's 10% too many in my view but nothing can be done. It's true that this school is extremely cliquey a result of the very cliquey neighborhood of families surrounding it. That seems to set the tone of the school and enough kids are able to muddle through with the bad teachers that no admin has the guts to confront poor job performance. Social environment that is hostile and bullying to some of the kids is a-okay. This school caters completely to the 60-70% who can thrive with little support or genuine challenge the rest are just written off as misfits. We're still debating the inconvenience of transferring out. It's hard to abandon the local school but every day feels like a compromise honestly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Although in a lot of ways Slauson has good academics I think that a few of the teachers and a lot of the students leave something to be desired. The teachers in question not only don't cover the material in a manner in which it is easy to understand but often introduce situations that put students in an uncomfortable amount of stress usually unnecessarily. And even though I've never been the target of bullying you never have to look far to see or hear someone being singled out negatively. At times even violence has occurred. While I've made some of the best friends of my life there and had great experiences Slauson still has a ways to go. - A 7th Grade Student

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate this school. The teachers dont care about anything but their paychecks and don't challenge the kids whatsoever. the kids are jerks and swearing and vulgarity are tolarated. It's full of jerks and is covered with spraypaint. If you want to be bullied this is your school. I moved here 4 months ago and kids already don't accept me. I would LOVE to transfer out of this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my second year at Slauson (7th grade) and I think it is a great school! The kids here are so nice you'll have no trouble making new friends! The curriculum is top notch same goes for the teachers who teach it! I've learned so much at this school and I know the knowledge i've gained will help me toward getting a college education. (

  • (4 years ago)

    We have left this school and know we made the right decision. The kids are way too cliquey and immature; very few good teachers a place not one of my kids looked forward to so we finally made a change for the better. The admin is trying but they need major changes over there.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school excells in so many ways! Academically with great teachers great staff great music programs great sports opportunities. We are very happy with the education our two children are getting from Slauson!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have attended Slauson Middle School for 2 years now and I still think it is way too easy. The teachers have very low expectations for us and do not supply us as many challenges as we need.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is run as though most of the teachers and administration is afraid of the students. They have low expectations and rarely challenge them or don't bother to be inspirational. Most of the teachers just want to get the kids through the system to high school. I'm sure that Slauson students rank among the poorest academically at Pioneer HS.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my second year at Slauson and it's not a bad school. The rules are a bit strict but you'll live.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have spent only a year in this school but I had enjoyed it during the time I was there. It was a very good school to go to right after elementary and to get adjusted to the way of higher schools. The rules were a bit strict but that was just the way the school was and it was and is great like that.

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