Macdonald Middle School

1601 Burcham Dr
East Lansing, MI 48823
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Macdonald Middle School serves 842 students in grades 6-8.
Macdonald Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Macdonald Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Macdonald Middle School's student population of 842 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
842 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Macdonald Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Macdonald Middle School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#894 out of 3120 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
18%
18%
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White
58%
66%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 842 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62 (Top 10%)

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