School Details

Milwood Middle School

2916 Konkle Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 337-0670
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 698 students 12 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

18%
33%
42%
48%
56%
72%
7%
14%
27%

MI00195

None
74%
71%
85%
72%
72%
84%
60%
56%
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
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
26%
39%
36%
47%
61%
20%
35%
53%

MI00195

None
58%
69%
85%
54%
61%
79%
28%
34%
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
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
20%
35%
47%
57%
73%
7%
13%
20%

MI00195

None
67%
69%
78%
69%
73%
82%
61%
64%
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
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Milwood Middle School is a public middle school in Kalamazoo. The principal of Milwood Middle School is Craig LeSuer and can be contacted at lesuercj@kalamazoo.k12.mi.us. 698 students go to Milwood Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 80% of the 698 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Milwood Middle School is 12:1. Kalamazoo Christian Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 48%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 38% 39%
Hispanic 13% 0.008%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    WONDERFUL! I go to this school and i must say it is a great school and i have a favorite teacher his name is Mr. Perry he is a team 7/8 social studies teacher and he actualy teaches us and trys th explain what he is telling us unlike the other teachers who give us books and say do these pages.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had a fabulous two years at Milwood Magnet School. The teachers are caring knowledgeable and always there to help. The internet site for checking grades (Pinnacle) as complained about in a previous post is a tool to allow the parent to check on grades and attendance. If used as a tool it works but sometimes we forget that the responsibility still lies with our children to get their homework done and turned in if not we turn to things like Pinnacle to assist us in assisting them. I think there is sometimes too much emphasis put on enabling kids to not take responsibility for their own actions and I know that my daughter has become much more responsible with her schoolwork since being at Milwood. We can't really say enough good about the school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    A good school with a bio-technology focus. Science and math are also emphasized. Many elective classes to choose from for a diverse offering

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent I am very disappointed with this school. My son is now attending his second year there. I think the 'parent' internet viewer is a great thing.....when it is working or even better yet when the teachers update it. Numerous times I have gone on and there is anything listed. If I have concerns the only time I am contacted is when I email the teacher. I thought that this is one of the reasons a person decides to be a teacher--to help children learn. There needs to be a little more involvement here.

  • (7 years ago)

    While Milwood Magnet has had a negative reputation it has proven a rumor as my child received a wonderful education from very caring teachers the last two years. I would recommend Milwood to any parent who wants their child to have a chance to use the newest technology while being challenged to grow and mature

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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