Tappan Middle School

Summary:

Tappan Middle School is a public middle school located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, serving around 680 students in grades 6-8. As part of the Ann Arbor Public Schools district, which is ranked 80 out of 606 districts in Michigan, Tappan consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tappan Middle School stands out for its strong academic performance, with a statewide ranking between 17 and 72 over the past 10 years. The school's diverse student population, with 54.12% White, 15.29% African American, 11.32% Hispanic, and 9.85% Asian students, is higher than some nearby schools in the Ann Arbor area. However, while Tappan excels for its White, Asian, and multi-racial students, its performance for African American and low socioeconomic status students is not as strong, ranking in the middle to lower range. Additionally, the school has seen a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 13.3% in 2018-2019 to 34.0% in 2022-2023.

Compared to other middle schools in the region, Tappan generally outperforms the other Ann Arbor public middle schools in academic measures, but has a higher chronic absenteeism rate. The Dexter Community Schools, including Creekside Intermediate and Mill Creek Middle School, consistently rank higher than Tappan in the state, with lower chronic absenteeism and stronger academic performance, particularly for their White and Asian student populations. In contrast, the schools in the Ypsilanti Community Schools district, such as Ypsilanti Community Middle School and Washtenaw International Middle Academy, perform significantly lower than Tappan across all academic measures.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2251 E Stadium Blvd
       Ann Arbor, MI  48104-4809


(734) 994-2011

District: Ann Arbor Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
72nd of 883 Michigan Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,444 Help


Students who attend Tappan Middle School usually attend:

High:    Pioneer High School

Feeder schools for Tappan Middle School:

Elementary:    Angell School
    Burns Park Elementary School
    Clifford E Bryant Community School
    John Allen School
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Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  680

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.1%
African American:
15.3%
Hispanic:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Tappan Middle School ranks better than 91.8% of middle schools in Michigan. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.19. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.1%), African American (15.3%), Hispanic (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tappan Middle School is 15.2. 2 middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Tappan Middle School employs 44.6 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tappan Middle School is $19,444. 2 middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tappan Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tappan Middle School 72nd of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Tappan Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Ann Arbor Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Ann Arbor Public Schools 80th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tappan Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 84.60 67th 806 91.7%
2007 86.22 38th 823 95.4%
2008 83.99 68th 839 91.9%
2009 87.22 31st 847 96.3%
2010 83.90 51st 851 94.0%
2011 81.05 99th 858 88.5%
2012 94.11 33rd 900 96.3%
2013 93.52 38th 919 95.9%
2014 91.45 49th 921 94.7%
2015 96.75 21st 919 97.7%
2016 96.60 17th 894 98.1%
2017 95.44 24th 821 97.1%
2018 95.76 33rd 838 96.1%
2019 93.68 38th 792 95.2%
2021 96.38 20th 675 97.0%
2022 92.46 47th 776 93.9%
2023 90.19 72nd 883 91.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.50 13th 156 91.7%
2019 91.10 1st 51 98.0%
2022 92.24 3rd 65 95.4%
2023 86.82 9th 163 94.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.44 43rd 154 72.1%
2022 72.57 10th 38 73.7%
2023 65.23 13th 72 81.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.83 9th 377 97.6%
2019 63.20 27th 76 64.5%
2022 56.78 29th 70 58.6%
2023 56.21 67th 199 66.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.64 171st 815 79.0%
2019 66.23 159th 672 76.3%
2022 44.22 381st 691 44.9%
2023 46.56 402nd 825 51.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.71 40th 794 95.0%
2019 89.39 53rd 658 91.9%
2022 87.57 54th 657 91.8%
2023 87.28 68th 770 91.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.96 26th 797 96.7%
2019 93.08 31st 639 95.1%
2022 92.78 39th 658 94.1%
2023 89.05 76th 776 90.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.01 30th 104 71.2%
2019 76.09 15th 48 68.8%
2023 81.50 15th 87 82.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.02 80th 366 78.1%
2019 60.70 63rd 196 67.9%
2022 51.01 68th 182 62.6%
2023 38.85 177th 310 42.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.70 13th 266 95.1%
2019 82.72 17th 137 87.6%
2022 79.43 17th 138 87.7%
2023 74.64 43rd 246 82.5%
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Rank History for White students at Tappan Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.25 9th 678 98.7%
2019 97.91 4th 624 99.4%
2022 97.37 8th 638 98.7%
2023 94.17 25th 688 96.4%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Tappan Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 425 114 44 10 4 n/a n/a -49 548
1989 434 117 45 5 4 n/a n/a -47 558
1990 416 115 43 7 6 n/a n/a -13 574
1991 437 111 50 8 6 n/a n/a 17 629
1992 418 124 41 9 3 n/a n/a 0 595
1993 399 141 41 8 2 n/a n/a 0 591
1994 419 157 31 18 3 n/a n/a 0 628
1995 474 166 73 21 2 n/a n/a 0 736
1996 474 166 73 21 2 n/a n/a 0 736
1997 500 164 63 24 2 n/a n/a 0 753
1998 522 167 74 25 5 n/a n/a 0 793
1999 501 146 66 27 2 n/a n/a 0 742
2000 539 145 69 26 2 n/a n/a 0 781
2001 550 126 76 26 3 n/a n/a 0 781
2002 550 129 98 33 9 n/a n/a 0 819
2003 550 129 98 33 9 n/a n/a 0 819
2004 545 136 102 29 8 n/a n/a 0 820
2005 508 119 116 20 6 n/a n/a 33 802
2006 480 123 112 23 2 n/a n/a 36 776
2007 498 94 114 26 5 n/a n/a 51 788
2008 492 102 97 24 4 n/a n/a 52 771
2009 456 95 90 23 5 n/a n/a 77 746
2010 430 100 90 34 3 n/a n/a 64 721
2011 431 112 88 36 1 0 50 0 718
2012 427 115 90 41 2 0 58 0 733
2013 438 101 113 42 0 0 63 0 757
2014 426 100 97 44 0 0 65 0 732
2015 428 103 95 46 0 0 64 0 736
2016 426 114 85 48 2 0 77 0 752
2017 434 116 87 52 0 0 82 0 771
2018 398 139 83 69 1 0 82 0 772
2019 381 136 98 69 1 0 84 0 769
2020 363 127 91 77 1 0 87 0 746
2021 394 117 80 64 1 0 88 0 744
2022 353 117 63 66 0 1 69 0 669
2023 368 104 67 77 0 1 63 0 680

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Tappan Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 548 n/a n/a n/a
1989 558 n/a n/a 5.7
1990 574 66.0 8.6 10.5
1991 629 n/a n/a n/a
1992 595 n/a n/a n/a
1993 591 n/a 0.0 18.6
1994 628 43.0 14.6 19.9
1995 736 45.0 16.4 17.9
1996 736 45.0 16.4 17.9
1997 753 38.0 19.8 18.6
1998 793 34.0 23.3 17.2
1999 742 44.0 16.9 14.3
2000 781 49.9 15.7 20.6
2001 781 49.8 15.7 20
2002 819 51.0 16.1 17.9
2003 819 51.0 16.1 17.9
2004 820 53.4 15.4 20.1
2005 802 53.0 15.1 18.1
2006 776 52.4 14.8 18.4
2007 788 52.4 15.0 17.4
2008 771 42.0 18.4 17.9
2009 746 45.7 16.3 19
2010 721 42.3 17.0 22.4
2011 718 36.8 19.5 23.3
2012 733 35.7 20.5 23.6
2013 757 39.7 19.0 25.6
2014 732 41.1 17.7 25.1
2015 736 43.0 17.1 20.4
2016 752 45.0 16.7 21
2017 771 36.9 20.8 21.1
2018 772 44.5 17.3 27.7
2019 769 43.3 17.7 29.9
2020 746 44.3 16.8 29.1
2021 744 46.4 16.0 26.7
2022 669 47.1 14.2 26.2
2023 680 44.6 15.2 27.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Tappan Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 548 n/a n/a n/a
1989 558 n/a n/a 5.7
1990 574 66.0 8.6 10.5
1991 629 n/a n/a n/a
1992 595 n/a n/a n/a
1993 591 n/a 0.0 18.6
1994 628 43.0 14.6 19.9
1995 736 45.0 16.4 17.9
1996 736 45.0 16.4 17.9
1997 753 38.0 19.8 18.6
1998 793 34.0 23.3 17.2
1999 742 44.0 16.9 14.3
2000 781 49.9 15.7 20.6
2001 781 49.8 15.7 20
2002 819 51.0 16.1 17.9
2003 819 51.0 16.1 17.9
2004 820 53.4 15.4 20.1
2005 802 53.0 15.1 18.1
2006 776 52.4 14.8 18.4
2007 788 52.4 15.0 17.4
2008 771 42.0 18.4 17.9
2009 746 45.7 16.3 19
2010 721 42.3 17.0 22.4
2011 718 36.8 19.5 23.3
2012 733 35.7 20.5 23.6
2013 757 39.7 19.0 25.6
2014 732 41.1 17.7 25.1
2015 736 43.0 17.1 20.4
2016 752 45.0 16.7 21
2017 771 36.9 20.8 21.1
2018 772 44.5 17.3 27.7
2019 769 43.3 17.7 29.9
2020 746 44.3 16.8 29.1
2021 744 46.4 16.0 26.7
2022 669 47.1 14.2 26.2
2023 680 44.6 15.2 27.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Tappan Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $352 (2.6%) $13,237 (97.4%) $13,589
2020 $479 (3.5%) $13,116 (96.5%) $13,596
2021 $972 (6.4%) $14,200 (93.6%) $15,171
2022 $1,516 (7.3%) $19,112 (92.6%) $20,629
2023 $765 (3.9%) $18,679 (96.1%) $19,444

Data source: Michigan Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Tappan Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 38th of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 72nd of 883 Middle schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Tappan Middle School)65.456.9
 8.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ann Arbor Public Schools)62.856.6
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (Tappan Middle School)62.949.5
 13.4%
   6th Grade Math (Ann Arbor Public Schools)62.150.2
 11.9%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.129.6
 5.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Tappan Middle School)68.951.9
 17%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ann Arbor Public Schools)68.156.1
 12%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (Tappan Middle School)63.148.6
 14.5%
   7th Grade Math (Ann Arbor Public Schools)6150.7
 10.3%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Tappan Middle School)5352.3
 0.7%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Ann Arbor Public Schools)49.147.8
 1.3%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)2826.7
 1.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Tappan Middle School)80.979.3
 1.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ann Arbor Public Schools)82.279.9
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Tappan Middle School)66.860.5
 6.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ann Arbor Public Schools)65.956.4
 9.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)41.436.3
 5.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students769680
 11.6%
African American136104
 23.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian9867
 31.6%
Hispanic6977
 11.6%
Pacific Islander01
White381368
 3.4%
Two or More Races8463
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.9%27.9%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tappan Middle School

Students who attend Tappan Middle School usually go on to attend Pioneer High School

Students at Tappan Middle School are 54% White, 15% African American, 11% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 9% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 680 students attended Tappan Middle School.

Yes. Tappan Middle School ranks in the top 8.2% of Michigan middle schools.


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