Oakley W Best Middle School

  • Oakley W Best Middle School serves 578 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Oakley W Best Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Oakley W Best Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Oakley W Best Middle School's student population of 578 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students578 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Oakley W Best Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Oakley W Best Middle School is 0.55, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#1978 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
23%
18%
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White
62%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDearborn Heights School District #7 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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