School Details

Michigan Technical Academy Middle School

23750 Elmira Street, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239
(313) 537-9311
1

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 5-8 484 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

66%
66%
45%
78%
36%
72%
47%
1%
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 Technical Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
42%
64%
64%
72%
52%
2%
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 Technical Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
39%
69%
31%
61%
24%
24%
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 Technical Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
35%
79%
40%
73%
65%
0%
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 Technical Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Michigan Technical Academy Middle School is a charter middle school in Detroit. The principal of Michigan Technical Academy Middle School is Damon Pitt, who can be contacted at dpitt@mtacademy.us. 484 students attend Michigan Technical Academy Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 92% of the 484 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Michigan Technical Academy Middle School is 18:1. Macdowell Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 99%
Hispanic 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has recently upgraded its promotion standards. The middle school has been pretty quiet and there is a strong discipline policy enforced. The school makes a lot of effort to inform parents of their children's progress and behavior.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is a great school you don't hear of that many fights that have went on they have uniform and they have bus transportation. destiny

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children at MTA 3-5 campus and two at 6-8 that has attended since 2005. There is little [homework] sent home if any. My husband and I enrolled our children for what I see now is MTAs only good quality the school to school bus transportation.

  • (8 years ago)

    THe school needs alot of work but with Ms. bosket as the assistant principal the job will be done.She needs an award on how she seems to be runnning the school all by herself with the help of some of the good teachers.The school needs some improvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is in the 5th grade and I have been greatly disappointed. The class my child is in is so far behind in learning the basic 5th grade requirements. The teachers have no control over the class. There is no homework sent home reinforcing what they are learning in class so a parent has no idea what their child is learning on a daily basis. I would discourage any parent sending their child to this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is the worse school I've ever experienced! I've been trying to find a quality educated & professional staffed school for my daughter. This by far is the worse.

  • (9 years ago)

    After talking to the principal at my child's building I realized that many new things are coming for my child. She explained to me that people are being put in place in order to improve the program. I just wish that more parent would talk to the principal and find out what's really going on before they become so defensive and negative. MTA is getting better and I will support the efforts of my child's principal...

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has been enrolled at MAA for 5 years the first three years were good-- due to the principal and staff. Mrs. McClain and her staff as well as the teachers seem interested & caring about the students. But the last year and a half have been terrible the new principal seems unresponsive. I have only seen her twice since school started. The children have no recess until the end of October-nor can they talk freely during lunch- reason given due to MEAP testing.Academically the children are not challenged enough. Changing of staff happens too often.I would not recommend parents that have children that are well behaved and get good grades to enroll their children at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel the academic program could be a little more challenging however I am pleased with the school. They offer spanish computers and take alot of educational trips that challenge my childrens thought process. They will be back! They attend the Evergreen campus where the principle knows all the children personally by name!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attends this school and I am sorely disappointed in this school. My son is in the 5th grade and it appears that since he has been at the Pembroke campus his academic performance has deteriorated markedly. The teachers are apathetic the principal is unresponsive and they don't appear to like to give the kids homework. At the Meyers campus I had open access to talk to teachers but at the Pembroke campus it's like they have something to hide. Also teachers will give your child a bad grade on a report card before you even have a chance to address any problems that the child may be having. It's like they don't care about the children. I'm searching for another school for my son. Don't send your child to this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    MAA does not provide the students with the skills that they need to compete in the top schools in detroit let alone in the suburban schools. to send my graduating 8th grader to Detroit Country Day U of D Jesuit High Cranbrook Mercy or Ropher would be a challenge because MAA only prepares their children for Detroit Public High Schools which are inferior to the latter schools. I have just learned to pick up the slack though. If you want your child to be prepared for higher education other than detroit public high schools and receive a great education be prepared to become an extremely active parent in your child's educational activities because MAA is substandard. thank you---MAA parent.

  • (11 years ago)

    Correction The school officially split..the K-4 has one principal (Meyers Str. location) and the 5-8 has a new principal (Mansfield Str. location) for the 2003-04 school year. This brings enrollment up between the 2 schools close to 600 students. Several of the teachers do not have strong control or good classroom management skills.

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