School Details

Kennedy Middle School

23101 Masonic Boulevard, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082
(586) 285-8800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 801 students 16 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

36%
36%
42%
69%
69%
72%
24%
24%
27%

MI00195

None
81%
81%
85%
87%
87%
84%
82%
82%
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
  • Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
21%
39%
65%
65%
61%
46%
46%
53%

MI00195

None
82%
82%
85%
80%
80%
79%
45%
45%
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
  • Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
23%
35%
68%
68%
73%
12%
12%
20%

MI00195

None
85%
85%
78%
84%
84%
82%
83%
83%
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
  • Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kennedy Middle School is a public middle school in Saint Clair Shores. The principal of Kennedy Middle School is Patrick Donohue and can be contacted at pdonohue@lsps.org. 801 children attend Kennedy Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 45% of the 801 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kennedy Middle School is 16:1. L'Anse Creuse Middle School - South is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I was a student teacher years ago at this school. After teaching in middle schools throughout the suburbs and in Detroit I can definitely say that Kennedy Middle School is a place I would not hesitate to send my own child. There is no better recommendation than that.

  • (1 year ago)

    I like Kennedy. My child is in 6th grade and I find that the teachers are caring disciplined and have realistic expectations for my child.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my son's first year here (he's in 6th grade) and I couldn't be happier. Teachers are wonderful and caring.

  • (3 years ago)

    I respectfully disagree with the parents who think that communication does not exist at this school. They have an extremely useful tool called the Parent Portal. It lets you know every move your kid is making from tardies and absences to their scores on tests and homework assignments. They have parent teacher conferences 2 times a year which most parents do not even attend. Overall Kennedy School has the staff and the tools to make your child's attending there a successful one. Schools depend on parents who are involved. They can give your children the tools to go further in life but it is the PARENT's responsibility to teach your children how to use these tools. Kennedy is a great school with a great staff. In fact I am an out of county School of Choice and I picked the Lakeshore School District for a reason. Keep it up Kennedy.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kennedy is a great school with wonderful caring staff and an excellant principal that makes sure the students are all guided and nurtured. Their curriculum is also tops.

  • (4 years ago)

    The rule at Kennedy is that rules are made to be broken (or so it seems). Kids get away with whatever they want parents can act like they are at a NASCAR event rather than a concert or presentation - whatever it doesn't matter. I can't imagine how every kid there doesn't get straight As with all the extra credit and time to re-do assignments. There are some positives to Kennedy though. First and foremost is the school's vice principal who actually communicates with parents and actively tries to help solve problems. I've talked wth many parents about how he is all over any issue to help get it resolved. The principal? Good luck there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Everyone at Kennedy work together to make each and every student matter.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a sixth grader of kennedy so i think i know how good it really is. it is the best school ever. clean good lunch food and great teachers. the lockers are very small but well theres over 800 kids so deal with it. i give it 7.6/10! if you have kids get your kids to kennedy middle school right away!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is kind of behind when it comes to parent communication. Often the teachers are sending sheets home with parents and the website is outdated. Teachers don't know how to link in E-mail or on the web. Many of the teachers are internet challenged.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is as pretty good school. There's a wide variety of lunches and extracurricular activities. The teachers are nice and they can really help you understand better if you're having trouble. The main problem though is the students. Most of the kids I know are nice but sometimes the safety is bad. But that was only this year. Maybe next year it'll be different so you should enroll your kid to Kennedy. Overall it is a good school.

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