School Details

Brethren Middle School

4400 North High Bridge Rd, Brethren, MI 49619
(231) 477-5353
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 142 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

40%
40%
42%
83%
83%
72%
22%
22%
27%

MI00195

None
95%
95%
85%
88%
88%
84%
77%
77%
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
  • Kaleva Norman Dickson School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
27%
39%
66%
66%
61%
37%
37%
53%

MI00195

None
88%
88%
85%
83%
83%
79%
45%
45%
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
  • Kaleva Norman Dickson School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

5%
5%
35%
69%
69%
73%
4%
4%
20%

MI00195

None
80%
80%
78%
75%
75%
82%
80%
80%
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
  • Kaleva Norman Dickson School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brethren Middle School is a public middle school in Brethren. The principal of Brethren Middle School is Mr. Marlen Cordes, who can be contacted at crodesm@manistee.org. 142 children attend Brethren Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 72% of the 142 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brethren Middle School is 20:1. Bear Lake Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Hispanic 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a great place to learn and have fun. This place your student will be able to learn and join the activities. Your student will get the opportunity to join after school programs. The school has very good teachers that will help your child to learn and get through high school. It is easy to enroll at this school. Your student will never forget the time they spent here at Brethren Middle School. K-12 is all one school. Big school Big family . Even the parents can help with little brothers or sisters. Good Luck.

  • (7 years ago)

    BHS has many new facilities but the budget cuts have hurt the academic programs. The students and staff work well together and strive to make this school the best it can be. I would like to see more parents involved because I believe with parents students and staff this school could be one of the best in the state. It has good potential but some things have been missing for the last couple of years that needs to be brought back into the classroom.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is the best! We have a great staff and a wonderful sports team. We all strive to do better. Our school may need some work but it takes time. There isn't a very high parental involvement but we hope to make it much better.

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