School Details

Owen Intermediate School

45201 Owen St, Belleville, MI 48111
(734) 697-8711
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 747 students 14 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

33%
33%
45%
62%
62%
72%
4%
4%
17%

MI00195

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Van Buren Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
42%
63%
63%
72%
16%
16%
27%

MI00195

None
82%
78%
85%
79%
75%
84%
60%
57%
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 2011
  • Van Buren Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
78%
85%
65%
67%
79%
37%
36%
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 2011
  • Van Buren Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
71%
78%
79%
78%
82%
63%
64%
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 2011
  • Van Buren Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Owen Intermediate School is a public middle school in Belleville. The principal of Owen Intermediate School is Mr. Jeff Moore, who can be contacted at jmoore@vanburenschools.net. 747 students attend Owen Intermediate School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 56% of the 747 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Owen Intermediate School is 14:1. Metro Baptist School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 41%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My son has been going here for a couple years and he loves the school. He likes it better than his old school & so do I. The teachers are great as well as other staff. Im very happy with the school overall.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have volunteered at Owen for years and have seen caring staff. Some children do not follow direction and make it difficult for others to learn.I would like to share a thought remember we will raise these childen to become the next adults. We must do the very best that we ALL can. Submitted by a concerned grandparent Parents have the final say on whether a child is passed to the next grade not the teacher as it should be.

  • (1 year ago)

    My nephew went to school here. SMS challrnged him and put forth a great effort for him to succeed and excel his learning abilities. With that as the changes occurred this school now is an Intermediate school only has 5th and 6th grade. I am sending my daughter there this year and proudly. She attended the local elementary school Rawsonville and showed excessive improvement from her regular district school. I attended SMS years ago and turned out very well!

  • (1 year ago)

    Owen..former South Middle school is a joke for preparing kids for the future. Many teachers write on chalkboards! There is NO technology! How are we preparing students for 21st century jobs without technology. I'm personal friends with a few teachers and they have had it! No technolgy a horrible superintentent and the kids get pass no matter what. Our neighbor showed me all E's on his report card and is still going into 7th grade. I want my son to have skills that will put him above the others. Writing on a chalkboard dealing with bad kids in the class and fed up teachers isn't giving him the drive he needs. He will be pulled and attending school of choice next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am going into 6th grade next year at this school. I have never attended this school but from what I know from older siblings This school is great. Teachers go the extra mile just to help kids. Although some of the kids there are disrespectful. Overall this school is great and I think you should attend.

  • (1 year ago)

    Owen Middle School formerly known as South Middle School is a poorly maintained building where the emphasis seems to be more on the cirriculum the school offers rather than its ability to teach to it. Beware they admit they are leaving out an entire year's worth of math education in order to switch cirriculums and they have no intention of doing anything to ensure the students they are leaving out get caught up. So if you want your A student to turn into a D student this is the school to "leave your child behind" in; otherwise you may want to weigh your alternative options. Safety is also not a priority for this school. School bus bullying and drug use issues are only addressed by the transportation department stating that it is not a parent's concern if thier kid wasnt the one causing the trouble; but isn't my child's safety my biggest concern?! Oh how we miss the former superintendent and Tyler Elementary... the good old days when the educators cared about educating in a positive environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school the teachers and staff allways do there best

  • (5 years ago)

    South is the best school it has great food its meap scores are better than north and its a better school all together

  • (5 years ago)

    My daghter loves this school she is a straight a student to

  • (5 years ago)

    My family and I moved her in 2007 with hopes of that our son would transition into the public school scene with no problems. We were Wrong! His first year was a parent's worse nighmare. Failing grades and just an overall change in his attitude towards learning. He attended private schools for most of his education so we knew the transition could go either way. After looking back over the past 2 years I wish I would have purchased a home in Canton. This is my son's last year at Belleville South and we are both counting the days.

  • (6 years ago)

    Some of these parents do not understand how hard these teachers try and help your child be successful.I'm not a parent but a student at South Middle School ! I've seen how disrespectful some of my classmates are to these teachers.I'm not a geek or anything but i know how to treat people older than me with respect!! Some of these parents are blaming things like bad grades on the teachers but that's not true I have seen teachers ask if a student wants help but they refuse.Some teachers get so upset that the student is not paying any attention and playing around and not making any effort to learn that they have no choice but to send them out in the hallway to do work out there.So please remember that the teachers at South Middle School are trying very hard!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in seventh grade at South and I've never had a problem getting a hold of his teachers or the administration. I've had them call me in the evening to discuss issues with his social and/or educational development. Does the school have problems of course. Mostly with kids who don't want to be there and parents who think that school is a babysitting service. I'm sorry but I'd really like to see a 10/10 school. Did you ever read your child's planner? The school provides them free to every student and there is a wealth of information inside it plus you can give/ receive notes to each teacher.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have to agree with most of these comments. When I purchased my home in Belleville I was lead to believe that the schools were going to become better. That a new high school was going to be built. My son attended Livonia schools prior to attending Savage and he did wonderfully. Sixth grade hit and I couldn't believe it when I got his progress report. I couldn't believe that not one of his 8 teachers didn't call me to make me aware of his 8 failing grades. When I called the school to schedule a conference with the teachers the school counselor took 1 week to get back to me. Meeting with the teachers was a disappointment. I got excuses as to why they thought that he was failing and no ideas on how to help. To sum it up he will be attending Keystone for 8th grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree with other reviews. I am very disappointed in this school. Impossible to get in touch with teachers parent connection is not accurate progres reports not accurate. You call with a concern and even the principal cant fit it in her schedule to call you back. These teachers want parent involvement only when they need something. Its a 'C' rated school due to the poor communication with parents and students. The acedemic's should be a #1 concern promoting these kids. The principal spends her day disciplining. I am exhausted from my child coming home and telling me how teachers freak out scream at call the kids names and cry in front of our kids. But teachers are not held responsible. If you want to meet a teacher impossible. Even conferences you never can meet them or ask questions. Frustrating.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am not a parent by I am on of the eighth grade students that attend. Some teachers do not care much for the school but some care a lot. Not enough teachers at the school are willing to go the extra mile for their students to pass which i beleive is horrible. Princible Ms. Herring doesn't take much of an active role in helping teachers but Vice Princible Mr. Lindsay does. The school also has low income low MEAP scores and low teaching standards.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers and principal at South Middle schools have made efforts to improve the overall quality there. I have never had a problem contacting a teacher or the principal if I have a concern. If they didnt care and take interest in the students they wouldnt respond the way they do. Parental involvement makes a big difference also where are the parents who have problems with the teachers and their children? Are they involved in helping the teachers improve or are sitting back just critizing them? If more parents would get involved and support them I am sure more would improve.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school cares about the total student's life. It promotes a safe educational setting for students going through one of the most confusing spans of their entire lives. Teachers seem to honestly care about their students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been very disappointed in the teachers at South. I also have a child that has the 'I don't care because my teachers don't care' attitude. I truly believe that any good teacher would take it personally if even one of their students were failing their classes; it is a direct reflection of their 'failure' as a teacher to teach! They have no problem handing out failing grades but offer no tools to thier students to improve. It does not make any sense to me. They claim they are not there to babysit yet that's all they really do. I'm quite dissapointed in this school district all together. I'm not looking forward to her attending the high school here.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is the most disorganized school I've ever seen. Need a after school homework program like ann arbor schools have for the students who have difficulty. A lot of kids have the attitude that the teachers dont care when they ask for help so why should I. Its pretty funny that when these particular kids change schools from South to another schools they do ten times better. I am sure I am not the first or last parent that feels that way.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers at South are very dedicated individuals. The principal and assistant principal do everything in their power to make south a safe and fun place to learn.

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