School Details

Buckley Community Schools

305 1st Street, Buckley, MI 49620
(231) 269-3325
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 420 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

17%
17%
40%
57%
57%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
100%
95%
88%
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87%

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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
16%
45%
64%
64%
70%
34%
34%
51%

MI00195

None
85%
85%
92%
86%
86%
84%
57%
57%
47%

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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
29%
45%
58%
58%
72%
21%
21%
17%

MI00195

None
71%
71%
80%
93%
93%
85%
90%
90%
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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
0%
42%
71%
71%
72%
15%
15%
27%

MI00195

None
84%
84%
85%
87%
87%
84%
74%
74%
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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
22%
39%
57%
57%
61%
52%
52%
53%

MI00195

None
100%
100%
85%
80%
80%
79%
50%
50%
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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
35%
70%
70%
73%
33%
33%
20%

MI00195

None
74%
74%
78%
82%
82%
82%
74%
74%
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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
15%
26%

MI00195

None
79%
79%
73%

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
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
19%
29%
46%
46%
59%
31%
31%
28%
23%
23%
44%
39%
39%
51%

MI00196

None
37%
37%
52%
58%
58%
63%
74%
74%
61%
84%
84%
78%
26%
26%
47%

Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2011-2012 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it 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 state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Buckley Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Buckley Community Schools is a public high school in Buckley. The principal of Buckley Community Schools is Rick Heitmeyer, who can be contacted at rheitmeyer@buckleyschools.com. 420 children attend Buckley Community Schools and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hawaiian. 69% of the 420 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Buckley Community Schools is 15:1. Mesick Consolidated Jr/Sr High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hawaiian 1% %
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 2%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Buckley is a fantastic school. The school is clean and welcoming and the staff is great. This is a great school and a great place to raise children!

  • (5 months ago)

    This is a great school. The staff is amazing with dedicated teachers who go well above and beyond. The school has a very welcoming environment with well maintained facilities. The school provides many community outreach events which are well attended and supported.

  • (5 months ago)

    Great atmosphere when you walk inside everyone is very helpful & kind small class sizes for kids to get great learning teachers take pride in their kids and are very caring.

  • (3 years ago)

    the school needs lots of help it is a very poor place to have to send your kids but it is the law.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is a lack of communication from staff to parents. Last year one of my children did something and had to go to the school counselor. When I went to the school and asked what happened (the school never contacted me about this) they wouldn t tell us initially we had to wait and get the principle involved. Last week while picking my children up early I hear a boy crying from the back office "Please let me know home my stomach really hurts. Please! In the car my daughter tearfully told me it was her friend a sweet little boy from the poorest family in town. My daughter insisted they never called the mom. After unsuccessfully trying to assure her that they had called his mom I called her myself. Well the school NEVER called his mom to tell her that her child was in the office for an hour sick and crying. The office staff was very upset with me. Superintendent saying "He wasn't sick he does this all the time. That is what I told the mother on the phone." The secretary stated "You just have to trust that we know what we are doing." Whether or not the child was really sick the parents should have known. How many other children have been left to cry in the office?

  • (5 years ago)

    Small class sizes are one thing I like about our school.Parental involvement in classes and fundraisers is fantastic.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been to a variety of schools and thus far Buckley is the best. The class size is amazing. The teachers are the greatest - they really take time with the kids. One of my children is a special needs child and the teachers we have had always have worked with me. The

  • (6 years ago)

    Buckley is a K-12 school that has vastly improved in the time I have attended. I started in kindergarten and I am currently in the ninth grade. We have had some great teachers through the years but because we cannot pay the salaries that some other local schools with more money. We keep restocking though by hiring good people and even better teachers. Also the atheletic program is very important at our school and we take pride in it.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went here from 2nd to 9th grade and it has always remained in my memory as an ideal school. If it were possible I would love my own children to attend. There teachers never seemed to busy for extra help and you have the same teachers all through highschool so you really get to know them and what to expect. The children were all 'small town' and much more innocent than in the school I attended later (which had 3000 students!!) The values and education I recieved from this school as well as the dedication of the teachers and principle can never be underestimated. I love this school and it remains one of my best loved memories.

  • (11 years ago)

    Buckley is a great community and constantly working to improve its school and community. The small size of the school and community allow for extra personal attention and involvement.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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