South Lake Middle School

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21621 California St

Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080

(586) 435-1300

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for South Lake Middle School

Great school to send your kid who is tardy every single day of the school year. I know of a student who is at least a half hour late every single day. Just refuses to go on time. Yet this school has not notified the truant officer, nor have they given any consequence to this child. MIchigan has a mandatory ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/14/14

Another magnet for Detroit students. The kids are rude to the teachers and the Lead Administrator who I assume came from Detroit as well is rude to staff and students. My neighbor told me that she goes out of her way to harrass the older, higher paid, experienced teachers in order to get them to retire ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/20/13

My daughter attended SLMS for two years. She loved it and has moved on to SLHS and she loves that school as well. My son has been at SLMS for 2 years. He has been in the band program and his really happy there. There isn't a teacher in that school that isn't willing to help a student. I am glad we ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/04/13

I have two daughters. Both have had wonderful experiences and excelled at SLMS. They have bonded with the excellent staff, made wonderful friends, and received excellent educations. The South Lake district in general is a special place with special teachers and families.

Posted by a parent on 12/04/13

Another magnet for Detroit students. Dumbing down the school work to maintain the state test scores is a bad idea.

Posted by a parent on 04/27/13

I was nervous to send my child to middle school, but I have been very happy here. My son loves it. The teachers are great and both principals are excellent with dealing with any behavior issues. It is a diverse school, but my husband and I value this....the world is a diverse place.

Posted by a parent on 04/27/13

All three of my students have attended South Lake Middle School. I have a 6th grader there now. The teachers there have helped him so much. They have worked with him on organization and brought him up in reading too! They offer support classes for kids who struggle in reading. We have found these to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/24/13

It is not the teachers, it is the non resident students and the students who did not grow up in St. Clair Shores and have parents who rent in the city only. They are uncivilized, disrespectful and say "ni##a" every other word all through out school hallways, classes and lunch periods. We had to send ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/17/12

As a graduate of South Lake, I am disgusted at what the district has become. There is a serious lack of discipline, and although there are a FEW exemplary teachers, most are scatter-brained incompetents. my son went to Pare elementary, which the district closed. You could not have asked for a better ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/11

parent involvement? Not at this school. When I offer to volunteer my time theres nothing for me to do. Its my daughters 1st year here and theres always subs. Whats going on here?

Posted by a parent on 01/19/11

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Test scores for South Lake Middle School

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Test Year: 2013
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* 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.

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Saint Clair Shores schools — South Lake Middle School is located at 21621 California St, Saint Clair Shores MI 48080. 21621 California St is in the 48080 ZIP code in Saint Clair Shores, MI The school district for South Lake Middle School is the South Lake Schools. South Lake Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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