School Details

Saline Middle School

7190 North Maple Road, Saline, MI 48176
(734) 429-8070
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1231 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

72%
72%
42%
88%
88%
72%
40%
40%
27%

MI00195

None
96%
96%
85%
94%
94%
84%
91%
91%
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
  • Saline Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
39%
81%
81%
61%
71%
71%
53%

MI00195

None
95%
95%
85%
93%
93%
79%
63%
63%
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
  • Saline Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
35%
87%
87%
73%
27%
27%
20%

MI00195

None
92%
92%
78%
93%
93%
82%
93%
93%
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
  • Saline Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Saline Middle School is a public middle school in Saline. The principal of Saline Middle School is David Raft and can be contacted at raftd@saline.k12.mi.us. 1,231 students go to Saline Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 9% of the 1,231 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saline Middle School is 19:1. Honey Creek Community School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 3%
Hawaiian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has had a good education since he went to Saline Middle School. His grades were always High he got very good teachers and was treated like everybody else.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attend this schools and its a great learning experiences they excel in cross country and track and i hope to see you here i love it!!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Saline MIddle School has been an excellent experience for my children-academically challenging nurturing and empowering. We appreciate the strict rules about clothing gum cell phone use etc. as it sets a tone of respect. The teachers and principal have been approachable and enthusiastic. Our children have been active in band and orchestra both outstanding programs. The proof of the quality of Saline schools is seen in the academic success of our oldest who is now in his third year at a first-tier university and thriving. Not a perfect school system but an excellent one.

  • (4 years ago)

    Saline Middle School is a breeding ground for hypocrisy. The administration has an incredibly strict cell phone policy and yet they spend all their time in the halls chattering away on their own iPhones. Sixth graders who were recently moved into the middle school building are quarantined in their own little hallway- no one goes in no one comes out. Struggling students are in most cases ignored unless their parents complain. An excellent example of the administration at Saline is the "no short shorts" policy implemented a few years ago. The entire school was thrown into a frenzy as dozens of girls were sent to the office to change every day. Classes were even disrupted when an administrator came in on several occasions checking for violations of the policy and punishing the offenders. It was several weeks before the mess worked itself out although the problem resurfaces every spring. I also find it interesting that the strong supporters of Saline have several grammatical errors in their reviews.

  • (5 years ago)

    It gave our sons a good start in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Saline Middle School is mediocre at best. Enormous emphasis is placed on athletics and academics and not much else. Students who struggle with classes must approach their teacher about help not the other way around. Extremely strict rules (no gum no hats etc.) often go ignored by students and staff alike. Elective courses are absurd (such as Business Skills) and foreign languages are pushed. The band program is excellent however. The administration goes absolutely nuts over some things (like gum and short shorts) and completely ignores others (like cheating). A few teachers are exceptional but the rest are substandard.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student here at Saline Middle School and comparing test scores with other students from other schools Saline has by far better scores from tests and MEAP. This is a result from a safe and hard working enviroment. All the teachers in this schools are dedicated and love their job. My fellow classmates are open and friendly to everyone. Last year Saline Area Schools started a new program that there are two levels of math class. The first class only completes half the algebra math book in 7th grade and the rest in 8th grade. The second class finishes the algebra book in 7th grade (620 pages) and then in 8th grade completes the geometry book (600 pages). I'm in the second class and when ever i don't understand the material my teacher is always ready to help with extra assignments. But they still assign a moderate about of homework.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers and administrators are dedicated to the learning and development of the students. They have gone out of their way to support my son both educationally and emotionally. Excellent academics excellent arts excellent sports program my only hisitation is that it lacks diversity.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hmm. Sorry saline. We were here on a temporary assignment. Saline is a safe environment and sheltered. They do not excel in math and science to prep on a global market. They are at a 'midwest' range. Sorry saline but you are still not ib material or on level of germany india china or ohio. It is ok for midwesst but had much more interesting debates in chelsea and actually suprisingily milan. Teachers in milan were teaching at a ib level.

  • (6 years ago)

    Saline Schools is a above Excellent place to have your kids grow up and learn. If you are looking for a school to send them too this is the one!

  • (8 years ago)

    Quality program with dedicated teachers. Administration is a little bit disconnected from classroom and class dynamics. New Supt. hired due to concerns about admin. in High School and Middle School. Budget cuts have impacted enrichment programs

  • (9 years ago)

    Saline middle school has caring teachers who are willing to work with your student. 3 of my 4 children have all gone here.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has been in the accelerated math program. The music program is top notch. The teachers really care about student success. There is a parent group to get involved in.

  • (9 years ago)

    There are many opportunities for those children who excel in academics (accelerated classes etc.). Those children who were not born with the skills necessary to learn easily are left to fail and treated like misfits. We need to put more of our tax money into schools so that we can spend less tax dollars on prisons courts rehabs etc. My children who are talented academically have fared very well in Saline Schools. My children who struggle academically continue to struggle as we spend more and more money at Sylvan to help them to get the proper math education (which the Everyday Math program does not provide). Saline Schools need to realize that the best way to contribute to society and keep kids out of jail is to make sure that EVERY child learns the basics (reading writing and math) so that he can be successful in life.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter's two years at this school have been excellent. She has ADD and is a special placement in the gifted and talented program. The staff has bent over backwards to allow her to work at her on speed and keep her interested. They have been open and worked with us whenever needed. I have only had one issue with one science teacher with a biology degree who taught earth science and did not know the subject well enough. We compared this school closely with the local private schools and found it to be the best option. The culture in Saline has a big effect on parental attitudes. The old farm locals have been fighting change and growth. The newer white collar residents tend to complain and have a lot of demands but don't want involvement. The Staff is under a lot of pressure.

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm not happy with my child's experience at this school. Picture a machine that marches on regardless of those who are faltering or failing to keep up. The pressure on the schools and the subsequent filtering down of the same to the children is tremendous. Material must be covered and pray that you understand it. I've heard my child say 'if they would just slow down'. The emotional toll is high. Programs offered after school to provide some assistance to the children lenghten a long day for those who are already battle weary from trying to keep up. Communication is also slow when messages are left for teachers/staff. My child had the flu and was out for seven days and I called the office to ask for take home assignments. Few teachers responded.

  • (11 years ago)

    Your helping teachers are not that great. They talk very mean and bad to the kids. Also they are very rude. Thats why my kid left!

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