Clague Middle School

Summary:

Clague Middle School is a highly-rated public middle school located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, serving 718 students in grades 6-8. The school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, with a statewide ranking between 4th and 25th over the past 10 years and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger in the 2022-2023 school year.

Clague Middle School stands out for its diverse student population, with a significant Asian (32.87%) and White (37.19%) representation, as well as a notable percentage of students from two or more races (12.81%). The school excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking highly for Asian, Hispanic, multi-racial, and English Language Learner (ELL) students. Clague students consistently outperform their peers in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district and the state of Michigan on standardized tests, with significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

However, Clague Middle School has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.5% in the 2020-2021 school year to 33.2% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is an area of concern that the school may need to address. Compared to nearby schools like Scarlett Middle School, Slauson Middle School, and Forsythe Middle School, Clague outperforms in academic achievement and student group rankings, but has a higher chronic absenteeism rate.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2616 Nixon Rd
       Ann Arbor, MI  48105-1420


(734) 994-1976

District: Ann Arbor Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
18th of 883 Michigan Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,989 Help


Students who attend Clague Middle School usually attend:

High:    Huron High School

Feeder schools for Clague Middle School:

Elementary:    Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside School
    Logan Elementary School
    Martin Luther King Elementary School
    Thurston Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.8 Help
Number of students:  718

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.2%
Asian:
32.9%
Two or more races:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Clague Middle School ranks better than 98% of middle schools in Michigan. It also ranks first 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 97.18. (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 Student population at Clague Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.2%), Asian (32.9%), two or more races (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clague Middle School is 18.8. 3 middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clague Middle School is $18,989. 3 middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Clague Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clague Middle School 18th of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Clague 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 Clague Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 89.21 25th 806 96.9%
2007 88.55 19th 823 97.7%
2008 87.27 34th 839 95.9%
2009 87.42 29th 847 96.6%
2010 85.81 28th 851 96.7%
2011 88.25 14th 858 98.4%
2012 97.26 8th 900 99.1%
2013 96.11 17th 919 98.2%
2014 94.18 25th 921 97.3%
2015 96.99 17th 919 98.2%
2016 97.86 9th 894 99.0%
2017 98.62 7th 821 99.1%
2018 98.92 4th 838 99.5%
2019 97.65 6th 792 99.2%
2021 97.33 14th 675 97.9%
2022 98.00 8th 776 99.0%
2023 97.18 18th 883 98.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.55 1st 156 99.4%
2019 82.50 7th 51 86.3%
2022 93.63 2nd 65 96.9%
2023 92.00 5th 163 96.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.15 47th 154 69.5%
2022 89.09 3rd 38 92.1%
2023 95.58 2nd 72 97.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.19 7th 377 98.1%
2022 72.59 18th 70 74.3%
2023 80.45 15th 199 92.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.50 68th 815 91.7%
2019 82.60 46th 672 93.2%
2022 55.88 255th 691 63.1%
2023 46.33 407th 825 50.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.30 5th 794 99.4%
2019 97.23 6th 658 99.1%
2021 96.49 8th 521 98.5%
2022 98.45 2nd 657 99.7%
2023 95.76 18th 770 97.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.81 6th 797 99.2%
2019 97.30 9th 639 98.6%
2021 93.99 25th 540 95.4%
2022 96.31 16th 658 97.6%
2023 96.46 18th 776 97.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.73 5th 104 95.2%
2019 89.44 3rd 48 93.8%
2021 86.45 3rd 39 92.3%
2022 88.48 3rd 57 94.7%
2023 85.46 8th 87 90.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.16 38th 366 89.6%
2019 89.06 8th 196 95.9%
2022 90.24 8th 182 95.6%
2023 57.57 104th 310 66.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.31 9th 266 96.6%
2023 89.28 13th 246 94.7%
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Rank History for White students at Clague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.66 4th 678 99.4%
2019 97.87 5th 624 99.2%
2022 96.30 12th 638 98.1%
2023 96.71 11th 688 98.4%
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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.

Clague Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, March 2, 2018

Open Quote I am very disappointed with the level of professionalism by the principal. He never does anything about the students problems, he doesn’t hear both sides. He has favorites and displays reverse discrimination, he treats kids downright unfair. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Clague Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 413 113 71 12 3 n/a n/a -32 580
1989 412 124 77 7 4 n/a n/a -23 601
1990 396 156 76 16 3 n/a n/a -14 633
1991 392 144 87 15 4 n/a n/a 16 658
1992 418 153 89 18 4 n/a n/a 0 682
1993 453 146 92 13 1 n/a n/a 0 705
1994 430 134 87 9 1 n/a n/a 0 661
1995 450 106 91 10 2 n/a n/a 0 659
1996 450 106 91 10 2 n/a n/a 0 659
1997 438 114 98 8 1 n/a n/a 0 659
1998 442 98 104 10 1 n/a n/a 0 655
1999 451 108 126 13 1 n/a n/a 0 699
2000 458 111 157 20 1 n/a n/a 0 747
2001 485 115 159 14 2 n/a n/a 0 775
2002 462 97 160 16 2 n/a n/a 0 737
2003 462 97 160 16 2 n/a n/a 0 737
2004 448 94 157 15 1 n/a n/a 0 715
2005 432 93 195 20 1 n/a n/a 20 761
2006 405 86 189 28 3 n/a n/a 31 742
2007 370 81 191 21 5 n/a n/a 56 724
2008 349 78 182 24 1 n/a n/a 59 693
2009 354 90 192 18 4 n/a n/a 75 733
2010 374 81 192 22 2 n/a n/a 58 729
2011 368 83 183 26 3 0 52 0 715
2012 377 84 208 26 2 1 54 0 752
2013 344 94 217 21 3 0 56 0 735
2014 307 90 227 15 4 0 66 0 709
2015 282 91 209 14 6 0 72 0 674
2016 264 76 210 19 6 0 67 0 642
2017 277 78 232 29 4 0 67 0 687
2018 263 77 213 34 1 0 68 0 656
2019 254 87 224 32 1 0 72 0 670
2020 253 82 228 30 0 0 81 0 674
2021 247 83 252 31 0 0 91 0 704
2022 249 77 242 40 1 0 83 0 692
2023 267 71 236 51 1 0 92 0 718

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 Clague Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 580 n/a n/a n/a
1989 601 n/a n/a 12.8
1990 633 73.0 8.6 18.6
1991 658 n/a n/a n/a
1992 682 n/a n/a n/a
1993 705 n/a 0.0 0
1994 661 49.1 13.5 17.2
1995 659 43.7 15.1 14.3
1996 659 43.7 15.1 14.3
1997 659 35.0 18.8 15.2
1998 655 34.0 19.3 14.7
1999 699 44.0 15.9 10.9
2000 747 47.7 15.7 14.1
2001 775 53.5 14.5 12.5
2002 737 49.9 14.8 9.8
2003 737 49.9 14.8 9.8
2004 715 48.4 14.8 10.8
2005 761 47.3 16.1 10.5
2006 742 49.8 14.9 10.3
2007 724 48.9 14.8 10.9
2008 693 42.0 16.5 14.5
2009 733 42.0 17.5 15.3
2010 729 46.3 15.7 14.6
2011 715 37.1 19.2 16.4
2012 752 38.6 19.4 15.4
2013 735 39.5 18.5 18.4
2014 709 37.8 18.7 17.5
2015 674 35.0 19.2 16.2
2016 642 36.0 17.8 15.7
2017 687 36.7 18.6 14.4
2018 656 41.1 15.9 16
2019 670 40.0 16.7 16
2020 674 41.0 16.4 15
2021 704 43.1 16.3 13.4
2022 692 40.1 17.2 13.3
2023 718 38.1 18.8 15.6

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 Clague Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 580 n/a n/a n/a
1989 601 n/a n/a 12.8
1990 633 73.0 8.6 18.6
1991 658 n/a n/a n/a
1992 682 n/a n/a n/a
1993 705 n/a 0.0 0
1994 661 49.1 13.5 17.2
1995 659 43.7 15.1 14.3
1996 659 43.7 15.1 14.3
1997 659 35.0 18.8 15.2
1998 655 34.0 19.3 14.7
1999 699 44.0 15.9 10.9
2000 747 47.7 15.7 14.1
2001 775 53.5 14.5 12.5
2002 737 49.9 14.8 9.8
2003 737 49.9 14.8 9.8
2004 715 48.4 14.8 10.8
2005 761 47.3 16.1 10.5
2006 742 49.8 14.9 10.3
2007 724 48.9 14.8 10.9
2008 693 42.0 16.5 14.5
2009 733 42.0 17.5 15.3
2010 729 46.3 15.7 14.6
2011 715 37.1 19.2 16.4
2012 752 38.6 19.4 15.4
2013 735 39.5 18.5 18.4
2014 709 37.8 18.7 17.5
2015 674 35.0 19.2 16.2
2016 642 36.0 17.8 15.7
2017 687 36.7 18.6 14.4
2018 656 41.1 15.9 16
2019 670 40.0 16.7 16
2020 674 41.0 16.4 15
2021 704 43.1 16.3 13.4
2022 692 40.1 17.2 13.3
2023 718 38.1 18.8 15.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Clague Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $637 (4.6%) $13,163 (95.4%) $13,800
2020 $243 (1.8%) $13,228 (98.2%) $13,470
2021 $705 (5.1%) $13,037 (94.9%) $13,742
2022 $1,276 (7.4%) $15,952 (92.6%) $17,228
2023 $492 (2.6%) $18,497 (97.4%) $18,989

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clague Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 18th of 883 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Clague Middle School)72.964.7
 8.2%
   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 (Clague Middle School)72.765
 7.7%
   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 (Clague Middle School)83.964.7
 19.2%
   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 (Clague Middle School)72.968.6
 4.3%
   7th Grade Math (Ann Arbor Public Schools)6150.7
 10.3%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Clague Middle School)60.155.9
 4.2%
   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 (Clague Middle School)85.486
 0.6%
   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 (Clague Middle School)79.272.5
 6.7%
   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 Students670718
 7.2%
African American8771
 18.4%
American Indian11
Asian224236
 5.4%
Hispanic3251
 59.4%
Pacific Islander00
White254267
 5.1%
Two or More Races7292
 27.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16%15.6%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Clague Middle School

Students at Clague Middle School are 37% White, 33% Asian, 13% Two or more races, 10% African American, 7% Hispanic.

Students who attend Clague Middle School usually go on to attend Huron High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 718 students attended Clague Middle School.

Yes! Clague Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 18th of 883 Michigan middle schools.


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