School Details

West Hills Middle School

2601 Lone Pine Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
(248) 341-6100
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-8 602 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

76%
76%
45%
91%
91%
70%
68%
74%
51%

MI00195

None
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84%
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66%
47%

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
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
74%
45%
80%
87%
72%
26%
28%
17%

MI00195

None
97%
97%
80%
98%
97%
85%
96%
94%
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
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
75%
42%
77%
84%
72%
48%
52%
27%

MI00195

None
94%
96%
85%
95%
97%
84%
90%
92%
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
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
60%
39%
90%
86%
61%
79%
78%
53%

MI00195

None
97%
98%
85%
93%
94%
79%
81%
77%
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
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
35%
93%
91%
73%
35%
36%
20%

MI00195

None
97%
95%
78%
98%
96%
82%
96%
95%
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
  • Bloomfield Hills Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Hills Middle School is a public middle school in West Bloomfield. The principal of West Hills Middle School is Robert Durecka, who can be contacted at rdurecka@bloomfield.org. 602 students go to West Hills Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the 602 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Hills Middle School is 15:1. Orchard Lake Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Asian 10% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    West Hills is an amazing school. The teachers are smart kind creative and just incredible. The entire staff is wonderful! The principal and vice principal are kind supportive and very approachable. West Hills is a wonderful place all around. I'm so happy my kids go there!

  • (11 months ago)

    West Hills Middle School is a great school to be a part of. We have many social action committees we are huge community activists we have numerous clubs and great sports teams. Everyone has a place here! Many of the kids that go to school here have parents that went here too!

  • (1 year ago)

    West Hills is an amazing school. I just finished 4th grade there . When I first walked into west hills I was so scared of the teachers and the older kids. I soon learned that the teachers are so nice and make the school a welcome place! My favorite teacher is Mrs. Semenas she is always caring helping and she has a big heart! The 6th 7th and 8th graders are not mean at all and can be friends with the younger students! GO WEST HILLS <3

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been at west hills for 3 years now and it rocks. im an 8th grader and still love it!! it is an awesome school. the teachers are the best and everyone at west hills is friendly. Go West Hills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am also a 6th grader and i was so nerves to go and meet the teachers. Now i love talking to them. West Hills rocks

  • (6 years ago)

    I love West Hills!!! I am a new 6th grader and I feel very comfortable going to school. It has so many coices for clubs and sports. It is also a very diverse school. If you are looking for a school to go to West Hills is the one to choose.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think West Hills is an awesome school! I'm a new sixth grader and I love it so far. My favorite teacher is Mr. Middleton. Mr. Middleton you rock!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    west hills is an amazing school with great teachers and faculty. I am a new 6th grader here and i feel so welcome. the sports and clubs add to its overall greatness combined with the fact that everything is so homey. west hills is a great school to start the res of your life at!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a new 6th grader at west hills. the teachers and staff are very nice but firm when needed. My favorite is Mr. Middleton. West Hills is a great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    West Hills Is an amazing school it has very helpful teachers and since its so small its really nice and gives you kinda a homey feeling and i know some entering 6th graders who are afraid of going to middle school but west hills is a great start they're motto is Nothing Less Then Your Best for a reason No Worrys West Hills overall is an AMAZING school

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that this school is a great school. They have many great teachers and extracurricular activities. I just switched from farmington hills schools which is turning in to another detroit slowly. This a small school so we can get a lot of attention.

  • (8 years ago)

    We like this school because of its small size. Despite of its small size it offers lots of sports and extracurricular activities. We also like the fact that an advanced 6th - 8th grade math student can attend up to 10th grade math class in the same building without having to go to Andover High School.

  • (8 years ago)

    West hills is a good school but you should see the books there terible.

  • (8 years ago)

    OMG west hills is a great school! They get to learn pre algebra and they are put into groups math and advanced math.

  • (9 years ago)

    I personnaly think that West Hills is a caring hard working and fun loving school. With it's great staff and awesome kids. West Hills is a great environment. Between the 6th graders test the Rouge River and the 7th graders going to Chicago the kids can learn hands on. The quality of the acidemic programs are great. By the end of 6th grade the kids know pre-Algabra and have learn about and done chemical test such as Bio-Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Total Phospate and many more. THe kids are push to thrive for their very best. As the school mado says 'Nothing Less Than Your Best'. These kids learn that when you believe that you can acompish something you will be able to acomplish it. They also learn that learning can be fun when teachers incroperate games with teaching. This is truly an amazing school.

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