School Details

Garvey Academy

2301 Van Dyke St, Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 866-7400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 471 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

5%
15%
40%
41%
35%
61%

MI00195

None
90%
84%
95%
80%
69%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
17%
45%
49%
43%
70%
22%
27%
51%

MI00195

None
75%
75%
92%
70%
64%
84%
22%
21%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
16%
45%
80%
44%
72%
14%
3%
17%

MI00195

None
68%
54%
80%
89%
65%
85%
50%
48%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
15%
42%
61%
45%
72%
5%
8%
27%

MI00195

None
55%
62%
85%
70%
59%
84%
29%
45%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
12%
39%
26%
29%
61%
19%
24%
53%

MI00195

None
50%
63%
85%
42%
52%
79%
12%
20%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
12%
35%
45%
47%
73%
6%
4%
20%

MI00195

None
74%
49%
78%
72%
62%
82%
66%
52%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Garvey Academy is a public middle school in Detroit. The principal of Garvey Academy is Mr. James Hearn, whose e-mail is james.hearn@detroitk12.org. 471 students go to Garvey Academy and identify as Native American or Native Alaskan; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 86% of the 471 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Garvey Academy is 17:1. Field, Moses is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Hispanic 0% 8%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Marcus Garvey Academy is an excellent school the Principle Mr.Hearns is a excellent principle.. I have a child at Marcus Garvey and since he been attending his reading level has improved.. the staff is excellent and so are the other parents.

  • (8 months ago)

    I had Three children who attended Garvey Academy. Garvey is truly an example of a school bringing the community together. The Principle is a great leader who along with staff custodians engineer parents students and the surrounding community all pull together to get students and their families the resources needed to insure students are educated. There is a high male presence in the school which is great for children who don't have it at home. Garvey teaches student self responsibility and to have respect for themselves as well as others. An african centered academy that service students from all diversities and ensures that students are culturely aware. My youngest graduated in 2013 and everything that was instilled in her from Garvey has carried over with her through high school. This is a great school in detroit that has greatly benefited its low income population of students including mine.

  • (4 years ago)

    Garvey Academy has a wonderful principal and staff who help to develope every student to their highest potential. The LSCO is full of hard working parents who care about the success of all the children at Garvey Academy. The school moved to a new location in the fall of 2009. The new building has many upgrades and additional space that the old building lacked. There will be additional upgrades and improvements made in the summer of 2010 with proposal S funding. I have a second grade son attending this year and he loves it here. My youngest son will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2010 and he is looking forward to joining his older brother and becoming a Garvey student.

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  • Principal leadership
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