Brownell Middle School

260 Chalfonte Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 432-3900
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 681 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

77%
93%
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90%
95%
72%
59%
90%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
93%
39%
83%
92%
61%
81%
71%
53%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
90%
35%
90%
93%
73%
29%
90%
20%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brownell Middle School is a public middle school in Grosse Pointe Farms. The principal of Brownell Middle School is Michael Dib and can be contacted at mike.dib@gpschools.org. 681 children attend Brownell Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the 681 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Brownell Middle School is 18:1. Marquette Elementary-Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 13%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have nothing but good to say about Brownell. Excellent school great teachers.. Dr. Dibb is awesome and so are all the teachers there. Our daughter grew up in that school and still carries those lessons she learnt in that school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent middle school. Amazing office staff always helpful and kind. Principal is very caring and relates well to all students. Very impressed with teachers involvement before during and after school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Brownell Middle School is outstanding. The principle is excellent- even learns the names of incoming 6th graders so they feel welcome- and kids leave well prepared for high school. Very very high academic standards in all areas and teachers are very proactive and helpful.

  • (8 years ago)

    Brownell is a truly remarkable school with tremendous leadership. I have not heard one parent with a negative report...not only among my daughter's peers but in all of the years that I've been a resident here. Like several other GP schools though lack of diversity is an issue...but that's a community problem not a school one.

  • (8 years ago)

    Brownell is great for most kids. Our son had an IEP through Special Education (due to ADD) and we had to contact the office of Spec Ed (at the school district office) to get things taken seriously enough. Grosse Pointe is an overall excellent--think private education quality--school system but it seems a bit lacking when it comes to Spec Ed (this may have changed in the past five years since we left). Compared to other states where we had lived GP was behind the times. The emphasis on quality in the rest of the school system seemed at odds with what was happening in Spec Ed. This may have been due to families not wanting to admit imperfection and so they just kept excusing problem behaviors (the parents that is) rather than accepting a label and getting their help. Brownell students will split for high school (North or South or private).

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Brownell last year. I loved the school and the teachers there! They were all nice and willing to help anyone that needed it. I remember my Social Studies Teacher Mr. Taylor he saw that I was struggling in his class and he approached me saying that if I need help with C.E or if I needed help reviewing for a test to come in and he would help me. Everyone loved him! However that was pretty much what the teachers there were like. No matter what if you just ask for help they will give it to you and make sure you understand it. The only thing I did not like about Brownell was that when 8th grade came you knew that you were either going to GPS or GPN and that would mean you were splitting up from your friends. Nevertheless Brownell is a great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    This has bees a great school for me. It has provided me with a great learning experience. I came from University Liggett School which did not provide for very broad and great oppertunities for me. At Liggett alot of the money that came from tuition was spent on advrisizing. A very small protion went to education. Also at Brownell the Principal has a Phd. At Brownell you will find safe learning enviornments kind students supportave teachers a great campus. That's so good no wonder it has achieved over thirty awards from nationwide studies. The acedemic achievement levels are amazing as well!

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