School Details

Chandler Park Academy - Middle School

20100 Kelly Road, Harper Woods, MI 48225
(313) 839-9886
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-8 696 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

9%
9%
42%
55%
55%
72%
8%
8%
27%

MI00195

None
62%
62%
85%
74%
74%
84%
48%
48%
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
  • Chandler Park Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
11%
39%
39%
39%
61%
26%
26%
53%

MI00195

None
68%
68%
85%
63%
63%
79%
30%
30%
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
  • Chandler Park Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
9%
35%
52%
52%
73%
4%
4%
20%

MI00195

None
51%
51%
78%
71%
71%
82%
63%
63%
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
  • Chandler Park Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chandler Park Academy - Middle School is a charter middle school in Harper Woods. The principal of Chandler Park Academy - Middle School is Kenneth Williams, who can be contacted at williamsk@chandlerparkacademy.net. 696 children attend Chandler Park Academy - Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 93% of the 696 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chandler Park Academy - Middle School is 17:1. Harper Woods Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 97%
Hispanic 0.2% 0.06%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    To still be a fairly new school it is moving at an awesome rate and with the proper guidance it will continue to succeed.

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to chandler park middle school I like it a lot. There isn't a lot of drama . We have a terrific basketball team. We are middle school basketball champions . Let's go eagles

  • (1 year ago)

    I haven't even been there for a long time and its terrible. The school is very ghetto bland and out of order! The elementary has everything like a library bigger building decor. Like what middle school or high school doesn't have a library. A new principal came and he changed up things a lot. He made this homework thing that you get homework from every class and if you don't do it you get detention. How can they build all this work and pressure on us and expect us not to turn in an assignment its to much! There is favoritism towards the loud and obnoxious students they rarely get yelled at. It's also very unorganized. I do not recommend!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son got kicked out of the school because of his grades. They say he needed tutoring I had him going to tutoring after school for a whole semester and his grades did not improve. Tutoring in their eyes is sitting the kids in a classroom after school for an hour and making them do homework that they dont understand.

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is very great i was there for 6 whole years now i am at the middle school so it is way different

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has been with CPA for 6 years. The elementary school was go od. But since the school has gotten bigger the schools leadership and academics have gone down. I agree with the previous parent. The middle school principal is very immature and only gives the appearance of being a good educator. And sadly his poor behavior is mimiced by many of the teachers. Very disappointed I thought my child would graduate from this school but I'm looking for another one. The middle school is getting out of control and I no longer see this school as being any different than a DPS school.

  • (4 years ago)

    better luches should be given to all three school and during 6th hour thier should be a snack given to the students. like last year they gave out fruit everyday and my daughter would come home say how she dont want to leave the school only thing is that they ask for too much like no earing no boots no gym shoes and no bookbag should be carried during school...

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Chandler Park Academy and i believe that CPA is an average school. It has its ups and downs and although they need to improve things it is definately not one of the worst.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a former student of CPA for five years and those were great times. But every since I moved all I have heard was chandler park was a bad school. Chandler Park is a great school to send your children to.A lot had changed since I left. I miss all my friends there and I wish nothing but the best for them.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my 5th year having children in both the Elemntary & MiddIe/High buildings. I have three children one who graduated from CPA. The elementary building is still going well the principal is great with any concerns you may have. The teachers are great there too. Now the Mid/High building has a new male principal who is not good with communicating or solving problems respectfully with the parents. Mid/High also have challenges this year with office administration with the exception of Mrs. McKee she's a delight to encounter. The new principal is not a people person and this attitude is slowly trickling down to some of the staff of teachers that have been there before he started this year. It's effecting the students and parents. With this new principal I would NOT recommend the Middle/High building.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Chandler Park Academy and I am so proud to work there. We have strong discipline a beautiful clean building foreign language classes Academic Games Student Council Track etc. There is so much offered at this school and I know for a fact the teachers really work hard and truly care about the children. There is a waiting list to get in so I know a lot of parents are happy with the education their children are receiving.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at chandler park academy and i have attended this school for five years and to me this school has greatly progressed over time. Many students and many times parents don't appreciate the discipline at this school. Many students that attended chandler park talk down on the school because many of them come from a school with little or no discipline. i am very proud of this school they have many extra curricular activities and i am very involved in them

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a student at Chandler Park. I have been for 4 years. Honestly I think this school is bad. I went through alot at this school and alot with the teachers. I know you suppose to give adults respect but here they don't give you any. Some do but not all. One teacher got me in trouble because he was talking about me and when I said something back I got in trouble about him. There's alot of favoritism involved with this school(trust me i was shown favortism by some teachers).I think thats unfair to all students. Then the fact that were put in there with middle school and oh yea its a HIGH SCHOOL now too. We're not even marked on here as one. i got suspened about some socks!!! And the teacher got all in my face. i wouldnt recommend that U send your kids here. Itz horrible.

  • (7 years ago)

    teacher do not know how to communicate with the student on a adult and child level teacher talk to student like there teenager there selfs there are know more round model in the school system anymore know one to build the student up anymore. just teache rtrying to show how tough they are two

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Chandler Park Academy for three years now and her time there has been a challenge. The principal and most of the teachers never gave up on her. In my opinion the fact that all the students were in the same grade made a difference. The staff (especially the principal)@ Chandler Park care about the students and their education. Oh let's not forget that they actually care about their safety too (Thank you). DPS could really learn something from this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends Chandler Park Academy (Haverhill) for the 8th grade she's been attending this school since the 6th grade when it was on (philip)She has learned so much in this school.This school teaches their students what they need to learn.The teachers and the principal are very respectfull and understanding to all parents and visitors that walk through there doors.The teachers open there hearts to these student's and talk with them.When the student need somebody to talk to if you didn't know the teacher's are who they talk to and I love them for that.I raise my hat to these teacher's.This is a good school academicly.So please dont have any doubt about this school you'll love it to.My daughter also played on the basketball team I was there for every home game they had cheering on the LADY EAGLES my daughter may not have played every game but she did play.

  • (8 years ago)

    This 'school system' is probably the worst one in the state of Michigan. If you love your child send them elsewhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a former student at Chandler Park Academy. After reading several reviews and opinions I feel as if people are putting this school down.I find absolutely nothing wrong with my school.Teachers don't distribute out books because we learn everything in school and our teachers take their time trying to fully explain the lessons that they teach.The teachers and staff are very polite and generous to parents and visitors. Instead of getting expelled from school for every little fault we make we get put on 'probation' for 25 days.Probation is to help discipline our behavior and help us keep in mind that we never know when we are going to have important visitors.I love Chandler Park Academy and wish it was k-12.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a former student of chandler park academy. I was a student in the first graduating class and i can't understand why there is so many bad ratings when it comes to this school. This school taught me so much and i appreciate all of the teachers staff and faculty. If i had children i would definitely send them to this school because it teaches values and has a great education system. I also love how you can go to school and learn the fundamental things in life as well as learn about christ. I gurantee if you send your child(ren) to this school it will be the best decision you have ever made. Sincerely nia cook

  • (9 years ago)

    Financially and functionally the school IS in a sad situation -- no books for the kids often no access to a working copy machine parents who demand high grades for kids who are not performing academically students who are not held accountable for hostility & behavior issues. Students are given homework but the majority throw papers away or do not record assignments in agendas so they are off the hook. These kids deserve a chance at a quality education if not for the politics of the mgmt co. and staff ladder-climbers. Teachers should be allowed to teach and not be at the mercy of tale-tellers at all levels. Chandler Park needs to decide if they are in the education business or the warm fuzzy business because in the end the kids are the ones to suffer when they still have not mastered basic skills after so many years.

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