Alger Middle School

921 Alger St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | (616) 819-6200
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 523
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 921 Alger St. Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Principal or Admin: Mr. Michael Ghareeb
  • Fax: (616) 819-6201
School Operational Details
  • Special Education School
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 523
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 33.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 246 (47.0%)
  • Females: 188 (35.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 18 (3.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 466 (89.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 484 (92.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Alger Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.8%
Black37571.7%
Asian51.0%
Hispanic183.4%
White326.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Alger Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade17132.7%
7th Grade16130.8%
8th Grade19136.5%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Alger Middle School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on MEAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201053.0%64.9%84.5%
200956.3%65.2%82.0%
200854.8%55.4%79.9%
 
Reading Test
201053.0%65.2%84.0%
200968.4%78.9%87.7%
200853.4%58.6%80.5%
 
Social Studies Test
201020.9%48.7%75.3%
200927.2%42.2%73.4%
200832.0%42.8%73.6%
 
English Language Arts Test
200850.3%56.8%79.5%
 
Writing Test
200845.5%55.9%75.7%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201050.4%62.2%84.6%
200957.4%59.8%82.2%
200846.8%56.4%82.6%
 
Reading Test
201056.3%59.5%79.0%
200947.2%59.1%82.0%
200855.5%59.7%79.6%
 
Writing Test
201022.0%30.4%47.8%
2009---
200855.4%63.5%77.9%
 
English Language Arts Test
200854.7%60.1%80.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201036.9%54.8%78.0%
200940.4%46.7%70.3%
200849.7%53.2%74.5%
 
Reading Test
201042.0%63.2%81.9%
200950.3%63.6%83.4%
200856.1%54.4%75.5%
 
Science Test
201026.4%50.5%78.1%
200936.3%47.8%75.9%
200841.4%46.5%76.3%
 
English Language Arts Test
200856.1%56.3%76.7%
 
Writing Test
200851.9%56.2%74.2%
 
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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