About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See East Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, East Middle School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grade 6 Writing Performance
East Middle School Reviews
Overall, East is a pretty pathetic situation. I've been attending since sixth grade (this is my eighth grade year), and since then, the conditions have gotten progressively worse. A once thriving student council program is now nonexistent. Students are never sure who their counselor will be, since there are different ones every year and almost always different substitutes that know nearly nothing. The eighth grade class goes on a trip to Cedar Point for a day, while other schools in the district go to places like New York City or Washington D.C. for nearly a week. There are few leadership opportunities for students, especially TAG students. As the TAG school, it's rather sad how careless some (not all) of the teachers are. Some take months to grade an essay, and others seem to forget that school starts at 7:58 and walk in ten minutes late pretty regularly. The administration is rather reactive instead of proactive, especially when dealing with disciplinary issues. Students are often punished for small things like having a phone ring in class, but bullying is pretty much scoffed at and is rarely a reason for punishment. Twice this year, students were forced to attend school without any power, including a day in the frigid winter with no heat. Some classrooms have collapsed tables and holes in the floor that maintenance refuses to correct, no matter how much teachers complain. I'll be happy to leave East. As a TAG student, East is not a good place to put the program, due to all these things. Of the teachers I've had, I've put together a list of the actually good, proactive ones to look for in your or your child's schedule:
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Again, not all the teachers I haven't listed are bad, but of the ones I've had, these are pretty much the only ones. Others are often lazy, reactive, and sometimes late. I'd like to stress that the resources are also out of date, such as furniture, 8th grade social studies textbooks, and lockers.
This school is very clean and is very friendly and welcoming when you first walk in. Also things just keep getting better! The teachers are great and so are most of the students.