School Details

Julian O. Strong Middle School

3303 Oakwood Blvd, Melvindale, MI 48122
(313) 389-3330
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 681 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

17%
17%
42%
67%
67%
72%
14%
14%
27%

MI00195

None
87%
87%
85%
76%
76%
84%
58%
58%
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
  • Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
9%
39%
42%
42%
61%
28%
28%
53%

MI00195

None
73%
73%
85%
72%
72%
79%
33%
33%
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
  • Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
17%
35%
65%
65%
73%
8%
8%
20%

MI00195

None
70%
70%
78%
80%
80%
82%
71%
71%
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
  • Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Julian O. Strong Middle School is a public middle school in Melvindale. The principal of Julian O. Strong Middle School is Mrs. Kimberly Soranno, whose e-mail is sorannk@melnap.k12.mi.us. 681 students go to Julian O. Strong Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 80% of the 681 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Julian O. Strong Middle School is 20:1. Academy for Business and Technology High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 60%
Hispanic 31% 24%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.9%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.3% %
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

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Strong Middle School. All of the 6th grade teachers were wonderful with my son's transition from Allendale Elementary School. The curriculum was very challenging but not too overwhelming. The teachers helped with tutoring. 6th Grade Camp was a wonderful experience for my son!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has great oppertunitues for kids and the teachers are nice and help students when needed. Great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Strong is a great place to go to school. There are so many teachers there that genuinely care about there students. There are also a lot of really great special classes like band chorus and choir. The guidance consoler is amazing in her own right. It may not be the nicest school but I've loved every year there and I'm sad to leave next year. I'm an eighth grader and have gone there since sixth grade. Love the school and the staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was so happy to finally be moving to another school. When i went to strong i thought it was everything i ever wanted bt then when i came it was just like another school trying to teach kids how to learn and get them off to high school and places beyond well this is going to be my second year going back for 8th grade and hopefully i have a good school the school is descent and keep up but sometimes can have problem as any other school. But the only thing i will say is that for my seventh grade year i felt i really didnt have a challenge where as they dont teach at a high level to help tha students on achieving as well as my other. Bt hopefully i have more of a challenge for this eigth grade year!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my sons 1st year as a sixth grader and i am pulling him out. the first 3 months were great and then he started getting teased by other students. i was told it was just childs play and the office sayed they do not have time to speak to parents about every little thing that goes on including my son being attacked by another child.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful teaches and teaching. Great food and discipline

  • (8 years ago)

    Strong is a very good school it is in a good city area.

  • (9 years ago)

    Strong Middle School is an excellent place for a child to go. The staff is wonderful and really cares about the students. The administration is excellent and really relates to the students. The school runs smoothly and with order but yet encourages kids to excel and express their individuality within limits. The curriculum is good with many interesting projects to drive the point home. Parental involvement can always improve but that is the same everywhere these days. There are some extra-curricular activities in different areas and many sports available for both boys and girls.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's my daughters first year here and already I feel she will gain a lot from Strong Middle School the principle has a heart as well as the school itself.

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Overall score

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