School Details

Cityside Middle School

320 East Main Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 748-3200
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 743 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

89%
55%
42%
91%
81%
72%
88%
40%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Zeeland Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
88%
39%
80%
83%
61%
48%
44%
53%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Zeeland Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
86%
35%
86%
85%
73%
86%
85%
20%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Zeeland Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cityside Middle School is a public middle school in Zeeland Township. The principal of Cityside Middle School is Sarah Huizenga, whose e-mail is shuizeng@zps.org. 743 students go to Cityside Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 21% of the 743 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cityside Middle School is 19:1. Creekside Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 84%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% %
Hawaiian 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I loved working at this school. The kids were challenging and inquisitive and the team of teachers and administrators I worked with were fair and easy to work with. The meetings we had were used well and for the success of the kids and the parents were in general involved with their kids and their success. It is a great community and the kids are always the best part of the job.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cityside is a great school yeah like the other student said they're some kids who think they're all that but you'll find that at practically every school..... bullying isnt TOO bad here most kids aren't bullied so in return they don't bully so we got a pretty good system here EH? and the teachers for 7th grade here are AWESOME i especially love my ELA teacher mr.V.K our meap scores are generally higher than most public schools in our area cough cough West Ottawa not too mention we are one of the first school districts in the state to give every kid in grades 3-12 an ipad thats like 5 000 ipads!!!! lets see our music programs are great!!!!! and our sports programs are great also!!!! lets see they re about 760 students here at Cityside and about 250 per grade level so what am i forgetting? OH Yeah! when you come in as a 6th grader you are put on 1 of the four teams they are Robins Cardinals Eagles and loons... when you get too 7th grade you are put into two teams Gold and brown and i would imagine (although i don't know} that 8th grade is the same just probabley different team names if you have any questions about cityside or Zeeland just respond to this review )

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school!!! Love it!!! A few teachers are kind of yeah not so great as in understanding student-to-student conflicts that are non-violent. Overall a great school yes there are some kids who think they're all that but pretty much it's just a great school! CC program is not so great at least i thought it wasnt so great. overall its a wonderful school

  • (6 years ago)

    I love all my teachers especially my ss and e.l.a teacher Mrs.schuur and mr. Kremer and Mr. Pikaart

  • (8 years ago)

    At cityside we have lots of fun my ss teacher is really cool this school is the best ever. I would never want to change shools. i am a seventh grader

  • (11 years ago)

    I go to Cityside and love the 7th grade teachers. The 6th grade ones weren't the best. Our Dean of Students lets most things go (running in halls). When Mr. G was our Vice principle last year everything was in order alot better. The school is very clean and we don't have budget prolems as bad as other schools! We still have camp 6th-8th grade and everything is the same even with budget cuts.

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