15430 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Pierce Middle School serves 570 students in grades 5-8.
Pierce Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (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 67% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 570 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Pierce Middle School's student population of 570 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
570 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Pierce Middle School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Pierce Middle School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#426 out of 3120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
9%
18%
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White
80%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pierce Middle School's ranking?

Pierce Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% MI state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MI state average).

How many students attend Pierce Middle School?

570 students attend Pierce Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

80% of Pierce Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pierce Middle School?

Pierce Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Michigan state average of 17:1.

What grades does Pierce Middle School offer ?

Pierce Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 570 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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