School Details

East Middle School

1042 South Mill St, Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 416-4950
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 767 students 22 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

76%
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56%
40%
27%

MI00195

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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
  • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
67%
39%
79%
77%
61%
65%
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53%

MI00195

None
95%
93%
85%
92%
91%
79%
74%
66%
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
  • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
56%
35%
84%
88%
73%
40%
33%
20%

MI00195

None
94%
93%
78%
93%
90%
82%
88%
89%
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
  • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Middle School is a public middle school in Plymouth Township. The principal of East Middle School is Mr. Scott Burek and can be contacted at scott.burek@pccsmail.net. 767 students attend East Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 18% of the 767 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at East Middle School is 22:1. Plymouth Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 76%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 12%
Asian 19% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% %
Hawaiian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Former student this school has been plagued with problems in the past few years. From bomb threats (in a group of kids aged 11-13?!) a teacher (of the talented and gifted program none the less) throwing chairs and scissors at students to the firing of the Spanish teacher for inappropriate text messages and sending of pictures to students this school and its teachers have gone downhill. The core classes are decent if you're in the TAG program they do a fair job of preparing you for higher level classes in high school but unless you are enrolled in choir band or Spanish you will have two hours a day of wasted time in pointless electives. I remember "undercover" where we did word searches everyday and LME where we learned to see paper(?!). I enjoyed Spanish class in 8th grade but since then the teacher and his wife who also worked at East have left for Texas (and may be facing legal charges??) I hear that the new teacher who was added on in the middle of the semester is not great and teaches out of a workbook and does not seem to know the Spanish language.

  • (4 years ago)

    DON'T GO HERE! This is probably the worst middle school in the whole state of michigan! I was a student there and I was bullied and the teachers didn't care one bit even when i complained to the office. Most of the teachers were good but there were some horrible teachers that didn't teach anything like Mrs. Spino (tag 8 english).Another not so great teacher was Mr.Karboske (band teacher) he was probably the worst band teacher because he discouraged me from playing a musical instrument and he never taught anything. I was in the TAG program and most of it was good but the teachers could definitely use some improvement. If you are in TAG its ok but for 8 grade english and social studies I reccomend not being in the tag program and instead take normal classes (Mr.Olsezwiski for SS is amazing b/c he's an amazing teacher).

  • (4 years ago)

    i'm a student at erast middle school.and i love it. my mother dont have any problems as in. student behaveir teacher or princible problems or any thing alse. also this school has graet oppertoniteis for your child.you won't have to deal with any problems their at east middle school.if you send your child to east middle school you and your child would love it.so take it from me send your child. thank you!!!!!.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at East Middle School and this is my last year here. The first year at East was amazing. My mom says she can remember me coming home and bragging about how much better it was then elementary school. Since then though we have gotten a new principle and things have gone downhill since then. Now when one kid or a group of kids do something wrong the entire grade and/or school gets punished. My sisters and I are very respectful towards our principals and teachers so we don't understand why we get punished too. Also since our new principal came most of the teachers seem more miserable and they too are punishing every one instead of just punishing those doing wrong. And it's not like they don't know who the troublemakers are either. They do know but still choose to let everyone suffer.

  • (7 years ago)

    I used to be a stydent at this school. This school is great but I have been to better schools. The school could be better if it had more apertunaties for the students

  • (7 years ago)

    Amazing school! Wonderful teachers and amazing programs! Many of the teachers do send home homework but that's part of middle school! My T.A.G. child has around 5 hours of homework in 8th grade and if another younger student in a younger grade needs help she tutors them! Great school and some of the best teachers!

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to this school and thought that it was wonderful! Who every wrote the previous comment doesn't realize that many music programs along with many other electives are available besides just art and gym. I was in choir for all three years and learned a lot. Throughout my years besides just choir I also had Life Management Art Health Science Exploritory Reading Workshop Spanish and Undercover with reading. I had a wonderful experience and was also put in an advance math class. The teachers are great and the school was like my second family.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very disappointed with the leadership and teaching at East Middle School. My 6th grader has struggled greatly this year. He has been belittled by one of his instructors. He has another that apparently yells at the kids much of the time and has difficulty controlling her temper. The pricipal and district administration try to paint over the issues with false promises of doing better. Some other things to consider. 1) Not much work gets done in class. My child spends a lot of time aseembling 'binders' which are substitutes for textbooks. They don't even preassemble them. 2) There are many teachers that prefer to send work that should be done in class home as homework. Sometimes 2-3 hours. I feel as though I am home schooling my kid. 3) No band / music. Only one semester a year of Phy Ed. split with one of art.

  • (8 years ago)

    East Middle School is Truly an institute of Higher Learning! Mrs. Svoboda gives my child who can be a handful at times the guidance and support that is making this year a successful year!

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