School Details

Lowell Middle School

750 Foreman Street Southeast, Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 987-2800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 859 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

57%
57%
42%
80%
80%
72%
27%
27%
27%

MI00195

None
94%
94%
85%
93%
93%
84%
88%
88%
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 2011
  • Lowell Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
39%
72%
72%
61%
75%
75%
53%

MI00195

None
93%
93%
85%
88%
88%
79%
72%
72%
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 2011
  • Lowell Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
46%
35%
81%
81%
73%
25%
25%
20%

MI00195

None
78%
78%
78%
83%
83%
82%
85%
85%
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 2011
  • Lowell Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lowell Middle School is a public middle school in Lowell Township. The principal of Lowell Middle School is Daniel VanderMeulen and can be contacted at dvandermeulen@lowell.k12.mi.us. 859 students attend Lowell Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 30% of the 859 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lowell Middle School is 19:1. St. Patrick School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 2%
Hawaiian 0.5% %
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lowell middle school does a wonderful job with orientations of incoming 5th graders. They have mentor programs for girls called STARS and for boys called GEARS. The programs involve 6th graders with 8th graders. Such a positive experience for both of my kids that participated. The parent involvement is outstanding. We just love it here.

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids attended Lowell Area Schools for elementary and middle school. We moved out of state and now my two kids attend a different school district for middle and high school. Low and behold both have major learning gaps in math and ELA and were behind their peers in these academic skills. The good grades they got in Lowell were not an indicator of their true skills. With lots of tutoring and many dollars later they are finally catching up. If you send your kids there be prepared to provide some extra remediation to ensure they have the skills they need for high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel that there is enough acedemic programes but there is not enough sports many students that attend the middle school do want to take swimming but the closes one is in grand rapids. I also think that the parent involvment isn't veary good.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is now in 7th grade here and absolutely loves it there. He is very shy and has made several new friends since coming to the Lowell schools 2 years ago. I am impressed with how the counselors are willing to help in any way. My only concern was when my son was having some problems in a certain class we were not notified until it was too late and the counselor was not informed of any problem. So far so good this year. Band directors here are awesome.

  • (10 years ago)

    i love this school i went to lowell since preschool but now i moved and go to forest hills northern high school but i will always be a lowell red arrow! LOWELL IS #1!

  • (11 years ago)

    excellent school. great teachers. couldn't ask for a better place to send my children

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has made so many wonderful friends at this school and she has nothing but nice things to say about her teachers and the principle.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great school Great teachers and very Great Children.I give high marks for Lowell Schools.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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