School Details

Nichols Elementary-Middle School

3000 Burns Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 852-0800
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 275 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

19%
15%
40%
35%
35%
61%

MI00195

None
71%
84%
95%
62%
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 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
17%
45%
55%
43%
70%
52%
27%
51%

MI00195

None
79%
75%
92%
56%
64%
84%
12%
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 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
16%
45%
30%
44%
72%
0%
3%
17%

MI00195

None
63%
54%
80%
78%
65%
85%
64%
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 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
15%
42%
70%
45%
72%
11%
8%
27%

MI00195

None
55%
62%
85%
55%
59%
84%
27%
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 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
12%
39%
26%
29%
61%
27%
24%
53%

MI00195

None
91%
63%
85%
87%
52%
79%
51%
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 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
12%
35%
50%
47%
73%
0%
4%
20%

MI00195

None
68%
49%
78%
66%
62%
82%
55%
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 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nichols Elementary-Middle School is a public middle school in Detroit. The principal of Nichols Elementary-Middle School is Regina Haywood, who can be contacted at regina.haywood@detroitk12.org. 275 students attend Nichols Elementary-Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Hispanic. 89% of the 275 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nichols Elementary-Middle School is 19:1. Detroit Waldorf School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 88%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% %
Hispanic 0.4% 8%
Asian 0.4% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Nichols is a great school. I have had experiences with many of the teachers in the school and they all care about the students. One teacher called it her "ministry". There is a new PACSA board that is working to fulfill the needs of students and parents. The principal is community driven and often goes door-to-door to encourage parents to get involved with their student's education. An even stronger parent presence is what this school needs to be a shining star within DPS. Good school.

  • (6 months ago)

    I would give this school 5 stars except for the Principle. She means well but is very inexperienced. She wants to skirt around the issues or problems rather than just taking them head on and fixing them. The teaching staff is phenomenal. Don't let the DPS "brand" fool you. The teachers are seasonal professionals that instill respect responsibility and make their students work. There is nothing wrong with that as well as being caring and loving towards these children. Nichols may have it's faults inexperienced and unappreciative leadership (the principle and administrative staff) but if you really want the best for your child this is the right school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son currently goes to Nichols and I think it's a good school. He has now had two different principals and I found them both dedicated professionals. I can't speak for all the teachers there but his have been great. I do agree that should have more after school programs but for the most part I like NIchols.

  • (3 years ago)

    For the school is small as far as a bigger gym lunch and an area for performances. I went to a school that went from k-8 and it was just a little bigger. Some teachers are excellent and there are others that need to retire. The principal is doing the best she can do. The city needs to help all of these DPS schools that are still open. They need money this school has no good activities. What happen to music my daughters enjoyed the choir after school and then the school stopped it. This school needs an upgrade added space for the additional students that are being pushed in to these schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Nichols is an excellent school. My daughter is challenged by her teachers. The students who are struggling get extra assistance from various staff members. The principal is very organized and the schools runs like a well oiled machine.

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not agree that the principal does not care about the students. There are some great teachers and staff however some of the teachers are not as focused as they should be. I believe that this school would be more beneficial to all of the students if it only went up to 5th grade. The middle school children do need more space and more staff dedicated to them. Although there are some programs that are provided by volunteers it would be beneficial to the school's curriculum to have arts and music etc.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal doesn't really care about the kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    Nichols Elementary/Middle school goes up to the eigth grade the building is too small for a eigth grade. We have a school nurse and school social worker. We can have an active parent participation if welcomed. Nichols have no extracurrcilar activities like music art foreign languages swimming or academic games. This school does not prepare it's eigth grader for high school. Some of the teacher's are excellent as far as challenging the students. This school is excellent for elementary but not middle school. The principal is really great except for some of her office staff. The location is in Historic Indian Village a good location.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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