School Details

Kalkaska Middle School

1700 West Kalkaska Road, Kalkaska, MI 49646
(231) 258-4040
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 365 students 22 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

27%
27%
42%
63%
63%
72%
15%
15%
27%

MI00195

None
84%
84%
85%
88%
88%
84%
72%
72%
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
  • Kalkaska Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
23%
39%
63%
63%
61%
54%
54%
53%

MI00195

None
88%
88%
85%
77%
77%
79%
44%
44%
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
  • Kalkaska Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
26%
35%
71%
71%
73%
22%
22%
20%

MI00195

None
74%
74%
78%
77%
77%
82%
81%
81%
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
  • Kalkaska Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kalkaska Middle School is a public middle school in Kalkaska. The principal of Kalkaska Middle School is Staci Short, whose e-mail is sshort@kpschools.com. 365 students go to Kalkaska Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 68% of the 365 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kalkaska Middle School is 22:1. Forest Area Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% %
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I and my family have been to both large and small schools and have never been to such a poorly run school as Kalkaska Middle School. When bullying is coming from the principal down and not taken care of there is a real problem. If I had a choice to do it all over again...I would rather home school my child or send them to another middle school. The leadership and teaching staff totally needs to be revamped and should think of the students FIRST.

  • (3 years ago)

    They talk a talk but don't care about the main thing.KIDS. My child was having troubles in school with some kids tried to get help from staff and was told she didn't want to hear it. Later with an attempted suicide the School still will not listen to what the problems are. They have never returned the phone calls to us as we are trying to get help. This school staff and administration does not care about kids only money.!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My brother went to this school and he has some specil needs problems and they didnt help him till 11th grade and my parents bugged the school sence he was in like 2nd grade so ya

  • (5 years ago)

    The Middle School has a Great Administrative Staff and very professional teachers. By the way I think Chuck Hubbell should be voted teacher of the year for thinking only of his students and making school seem like a cool place to be and learn. Maybe naming a building after him would show gratitude from the community for his leadership and teachin style. Sincerely Earl L. Coon

  • (6 years ago)

    The taxes are too high for the quality (rather lack of) transportation that is received. The teachers are great and my son is getting a worthy education.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is one of the worst schools I have ever whent to in my life. The teachers are rude.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have found out first hand the quality of school that Kalkaska Middle School has. My son has some special needs that require that he gets some extra help now and then. Most of his teachers were more than willing to commit to helping my son succeed. I only ran into one teacher that really didn't want to be bothered with giving him the extra help that he needed and had a very difficult time retreiving grades for him from this teacher to ensure that he was on the right path. This in turn turned out to an adventure in summer school this year. Knowing this I still believe that Kalkaska has a long way to go to become one of the top schools in my opinion. Also there is a great need for the return of regular bussing for the schools. We as parents rely on a public tranportation system that is not very reliable and some children are forced to walk several miles to get transportation to school. Having said this Kalkaska is definatly in desperate need of finacial support in order for our children to succceed in this finacially disabled community.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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