School Details

Priest Elementary-Middle School

7840 Wagner St, Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 849-3705
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 840 students 16 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

18%
15%
40%
43%
35%
61%

MI00195

None
93%
84%
95%
77%
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

12%
17%
45%
45%
43%
70%
37%
27%
51%

MI00195

None
84%
75%
92%
59%
64%
84%
16%
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

3%
16%
45%
54%
44%
72%
0%
3%
17%

MI00195

None
61%
54%
80%
61%
65%
85%
46%
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

11%
15%
42%
54%
45%
72%
4%
8%
27%

MI00195

None
48%
62%
85%
46%
59%
84%
33%
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

12%
12%
39%
21%
29%
61%
21%
24%
53%

MI00195

None
64%
63%
85%
47%
52%
79%
15%
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

16%
12%
35%
43%
47%
73%
5%
4%
20%

MI00195

None
  • This school in 2014
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Priest Elementary-Middle School is a public middle school in Detroit. The principal of Priest Elementary-Middle School is Ms. Lisa Billops and can be contacted at lisa.billops@detroitk12.org. 840 children attend Priest Elementary-Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 65% of the 840 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Priest Elementary-Middle School is 16:1. Voyageur Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.9%
Asian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child attends Priest. I like to mention one teacher in partcular who was excellent dealing with my child who has a disability. Mrs. Courtright teaches 2nd grade. My child was diagnosed with ADHD and was having great difficulty. I thank her personally for her great efforts. However not all teachers follow procedures to ensure equal education!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have taught for over 20 yrs. at 5 different Detroit Public Schools and Priest Elementary School has by far the best teachers in the system. We are 950+ students strong and our staff cares about each and every one. We work together to help the children in any way we can. The entire staff is truly a 'family' in the strongest sense of the word. They go above and beyond every day and any child would be lucky to attend Priest! We have many before- and after-school tutoring programs including transportation and meals. The staff is knowledgable caring conscientious and dedicated. Come check us out!

  • (4 years ago)

    A muliticultural environment where students are encouraged to have open communication with teachers and staff. They participate in accelerated reading and mathematics programs and have different after school tutoring and programs for their students. Administration needs to improve their communcation skills and their is a need for more bilingual staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    We may be most multicultural school in the southeastern Michigan area

  • (7 years ago)

    hi i am tremayne an old student that attended priest 2 years ago.i now go 2 spain middle school and is in the seventh grade.i love being at priest and i think its a wounderful school

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