Muslim American Youth Academy

19500 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 436-3300
9

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 326 students 13 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

35%
40%
68%
61%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
45%
83%
70%
83%
51%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
45%
90%
72%
13%
17%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
42%
84%
72%
46%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
39%
84%
61%
88%
53%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
35%
100%
73%
20%
20%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Muslim American Youth Academy is a private middle school in Dearborn. The principal of Muslim American Youth Academy is Ms. Hala Hazimi, who can be contacted at hhazimi49@yahoo.com. 326 students go to Muslim American Youth Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The student to teacher ratio at Muslim American Youth Academy is 13:1. The Dearborn Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Arabic

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 99% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    First of all the school is not closing in the summer of 2015! Secondly I have been part of the MAYA family for 12 years now. I call it this because that is the feeling I get every time I walk into the school; like I am going to see my family. My children have grown up in the school and I would not have it any other way. The teachers are very caring and spend their time to help all students excel. If those of you who are writing negative reviews are so unhappy then why are you will there? As for the homework most parents complain of their children bringing too much home so infuses you can't please them all. I will always support MAYA and I would definitely recommend it to everyone!

  • (1 year ago)

    it sucks I've seen my son coming back with no homework only 1 homework every week i recommend that we don't waste a lot of money on a school that doesn't teach them like other schools My son has said there aren't any learning and my son said learning isn't as fun as other schools

  • (1 year ago)

    I've had my daughter at this school for 2 years. All what I've seen so far is lack of discipline and organization. They made me feel that they are only after the money instead of raising the kids the proper way. I believe we pay to get the kids educated and not for the teacher to update their Facebook pages and twitter. I've seen the teachers on Facebook pages multiple times during teaching time... I love the fact that my daughter is learning Quran but I believe everything else is worthless.

  • (6 years ago)

    MAYA has created an atmosphere that is positive and fun for my child to learn and challenging. I thank the administration for having higher standards values and rules AND for implementing these values and rules and meeting those high standards. The teachers are role models in every sense of the word. I love the weekly newsletters that the teachers use to communicate to parents it's a great way for the parents to know what the kids are doing in class. I love the MAYA monthly newsletter. I loved dress up day which conveyed the message to the kids that they are working towards a fulfilling and positive future. Although there is one thing that I would like to see being implemented more strictly and that is the snacks. I have seen many parents bring EXTREMELY unhealthy snacks that have high calorie and very low nutritional value. MORE HEALTHY FOOD PLEASE

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School and enviornment ! Great Teachers and staff....Need to be a little more organized but I highly recommend this school!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    As far as academics I have been very satisfied with the education. I feel that the teaching style should improve a little in that there is not so much paperwork and other teaching methodologies are applied. I am very satisfied with the Arabic and Islamic program. I am still bothered by what seems to be a lack of organization. Newsletters are sometimes sent home with only days notices of events which makes it difficult for working parents or when you have younger children at home. I also am disappointed that a library has not opened at the school. I was especially disappointed when last year a field trip was not organized to any local libray. I hope these things will improve soon but I still recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school makes me so happy. Even though it is pretty expensive it is quite worth all the money. THe children are sweet the tecahers are well educated. Some remarkable teachers the 8th grade teacher who brings islam into every subject and the 7th grade teacher who is an amazing woman who teaches art as well as social stufieds. i highly reccomend this school!

  • (8 years ago)

    My family has also been with MAYA for many years now. My children have not only excelled in the academics of the school but also in the Arabic and Islamic perspective as well. The wonderful respectful environment that my children are part of makes it worth every penny. I don't think I can think of the words to express the teachers and how wonderful they are with the students. If you are looking for quality academics Islamic environment and teacher friendly atmosphere then look no more...MAYA School is the choice for you!

  • (9 years ago)

    My family has been a part of MAYA for the past two years and I have nothing but great things to say. The Islamic environment that the staff and students all provide is exceptional and I would recommend it to all. My student is excelling in all areas and in terms of academics I think as a whole the students are at a minimum of 1 grade level above where most students the same age are. Being just adjacent to the Islamic Center of America allows the children to spend a good part of the day in and around the mosque which is something that means so much to our children and is an important part of our children becoming good muslims. My daughter loves the school and feels the same. If you're looking for an islamic school...look no further!

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