Power Middle School

Summary:

Power Middle School is a public middle school located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 605 students. The school is part of the Farmington Public School District, which is ranked 144 out of 606 districts in Michigan and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Power Middle School consistently performs above the state average in academic assessments, with higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies compared to the state. For example, in 2022-2023, Power Middle School's 7th-grade ELA proficiency rate was 46.9%, compared to the state average of 36.9%. The school also has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 48.76% White, 25.62% African American, 4.79% Hispanic, 15.54% Asian, and 5.12% two or more races. This diversity is higher than nearby schools like Meads Mill Middle School and Hillside Middle School, which have a higher percentage of White students. Power Middle School has maintained a strong statewide ranking, consistently placing in the top 25% of Michigan middle schools, and has performed well across different student subgroups.

While Power Middle School is a strong-performing school, it has seen a steady increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 13.8% in 2017-2018 to 23.5% in 2022-2023. This is a concerning trend that the school and district should address. When compared to nearby middle schools, Power Middle School outperforms the lower-ranked East Middle School (also in the Farmington Public School District) and significantly outperforms the lower-performing schools in the Southfield Public School District and Redford Union Schools District, such as Crescent Academy Middle School and Hilbert Middle School. However, it performs well compared to the highly-ranked Northville Public Schools district, with Meads Mill Middle School and Hillside Middle School, though the latter two schools have higher overall academic proficiency rates.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 34740 Rhonswood St
       Farmington Hills, MI  48335-5001


(248) 489-3622

District: Farmington Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
167th of 883 Michigan Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,135 Help


Students who attend Power Middle School usually attend:

High:    Farmington High School

Feeder schools for Power Middle School:

Elementary:    Gill Elementary School
    JA Lanigan Elementary School
    Longacre Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  605

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.8%
African American:
25.6%
Asian:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.6% Help


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Compare Details Power Middle School ranks better than 81.1% of middle schools in Michigan. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Farmington Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.58. (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 Power Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Farmington Public School District. Student population at Power Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.8%), African American (25.6%), Asian (15.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Farmington Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Power Middle School is 15.8. 1 middle schools in the Farmington Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Power Middle School is $18,135. 1 middle schools in the Farmington Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Power Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Power Middle School 167th of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Power Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Farmington Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Farmington Public School District 144th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Power Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 78.59 138th 806 82.9%
2007 78.75 145th 823 82.4%
2008 75.05 190th 839 77.4%
2009 76.33 169th 847 80.0%
2010 81.51 88th 851 89.7%
2011 82.15 87th 858 89.9%
2012 82.75 119th 900 86.8%
2013 67.77 253rd 919 72.5%
2014 76.39 169th 921 81.7%
2017 73.02 165th 821 79.9%
2018 74.60 190th 838 77.3%
2019 59.70 274th 792 65.4%
2021 74.41 120th 675 82.2%
2022 72.28 153rd 776 80.3%
2023 74.58 167th 883 81.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.69 26th 156 83.3%
2023 77.80 25th 163 84.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.11 49th 154 68.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.67 325th 377 13.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.35 304th 815 62.7%
2019 41.69 397th 672 40.9%
2021 60.02 156th 523 70.2%
2022 47.32 341st 691 50.7%
2023 54.22 319th 825 61.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.26 144th 794 81.9%
2019 61.84 209th 658 68.2%
2021 72.45 95th 521 81.8%
2022 73.17 123rd 657 81.3%
2023 78.60 111th 770 85.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.23 251st 797 68.5%
2019 46.91 311th 639 51.3%
2021 65.94 135th 540 75.0%
2022 62.74 190th 658 71.1%
2023 62.24 226th 776 70.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.09 64th 104 38.5%
2019 50.10 26th 48 45.8%
2021 48.78 23rd 39 41.0%
2022 65.93 22nd 57 61.4%
2023 51.77 49th 87 43.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.27 100th 366 72.7%
2019 58.91 68th 196 65.3%
2021 60.91 22nd 77 71.4%
2022 69.96 37th 182 79.7%
2023 61.71 90th 310 71.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.00 62nd 266 76.7%
2023 69.17 61st 246 75.2%
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Rank History for White students at Power Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.49 163rd 678 76.0%
2019 53.50 262nd 624 58.0%
2021 69.38 130th 577 77.5%
2022 73.76 135th 638 78.8%
2023 75.35 124th 688 82.0%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Power Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 523 10 18 0 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1989 540 6 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1990 589 11 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 613
1991 599 15 18 7 0 n/a n/a 0 639
1992 615 20 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 651
1993 585 17 13 4 1 n/a n/a 0 620
1994 591 21 23 4 2 n/a n/a 0 641
1995 575 29 26 9 1 n/a n/a 0 640
1996 575 29 26 9 1 n/a n/a 0 640
1997 578 34 24 8 2 n/a n/a 0 646
1998 587 40 29 6 2 n/a n/a 0 664
1999 590 42 28 6 3 n/a n/a 0 669
2000 624 47 41 5 0 n/a n/a 0 717
2001 641 48 44 6 0 n/a n/a 0 739
2002 626 75 65 12 0 n/a n/a 0 778
2003 626 75 65 12 0 n/a n/a 0 778
2004 588 89 88 12 1 n/a n/a 0 778
2005 543 98 92 12 0 n/a n/a 0 745
2006 501 115 98 14 0 n/a n/a 0 728
2007 484 123 110 7 0 n/a n/a 0 724
2008 446 139 107 10 n/a n/a n/a 0 702
2009 405 149 116 14 0 n/a n/a 0 684
2010 390 157 105 13 0 n/a n/a 0 665
2011 462 185 111 23 0 0 1 0 782
2012 444 208 96 22 0 0 10 0 780
2013 406 196 108 18 0 1 27 0 756
2014 385 149 104 25 1 2 24 0 690
2015 363 136 81 22 2 1 27 0 632
2016 375 132 65 24 2 0 31 0 629
2017 344 122 71 18 1 0 24 0 580
2018 333 135 76 27 2 1 23 0 597
2019 327 134 90 24 4 0 25 0 604
2020 301 152 103 29 3 0 23 0 611
2021 288 144 118 30 2 0 27 0 609
2022 287 175 100 37 0 0 27 0 626
2023 295 155 94 29 1 0 31 0 605

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 Power Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 551 n/a n/a n/a
1989 557 n/a n/a 3.6
1990 613 42.0 14.5 2.4
1991 639 n/a n/a n/a
1992 651 n/a n/a 2.6
1993 620 n/a 0.0 4.5
1994 641 33.2 19.3 4.4
1995 640 38.3 16.7 2.5
1996 640 38.3 16.7 2.5
1997 646 39.0 16.6 4.5
1998 664 41.0 16.2 2.9
1999 669 40.0 16.7 2.2
2000 717 42.2 17.0 2.9
2001 739 46.1 16.0 4.1
2002 778 44.6 17.4 5.3
2003 778 44.6 17.4 5.3
2004 778 45.5 17.1 6.6
2005 745 44.0 16.9 7.4
2006 728 45.0 16.2 9.9
2007 724 39.3 18.4 11.7
2008 702 44.0 16.0 15.4
2009 684 43.7 15.7 15.6
2010 665 40.0 16.6 19.2
2011 782 45.7 17.0 27.9
2012 780 48.5 16.0 31.4
2013 756 45.9 16.4 24.6
2014 690 42.6 16.1 26.5
2015 632 40.0 15.8 25.9
2016 629 39.0 16.1 25.8
2017 580 35.8 16.1 18.3
2018 597 32.4 18.3 22.6
2019 604 32.6 18.4 23.8
2020 611 35.3 17.2 26.5
2021 609 34.3 17.7 28.6
2022 626 38.7 16.1 26.5
2023 605 38.2 15.8 28.6

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 Power Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 551 n/a n/a n/a
1989 557 n/a n/a 3.6
1990 613 42.0 14.5 2.4
1991 639 n/a n/a n/a
1992 651 n/a n/a 2.6
1993 620 n/a 0.0 4.5
1994 641 33.2 19.3 4.4
1995 640 38.3 16.7 2.5
1996 640 38.3 16.7 2.5
1997 646 39.0 16.6 4.5
1998 664 41.0 16.2 2.9
1999 669 40.0 16.7 2.2
2000 717 42.2 17.0 2.9
2001 739 46.1 16.0 4.1
2002 778 44.6 17.4 5.3
2003 778 44.6 17.4 5.3
2004 778 45.5 17.1 6.6
2005 745 44.0 16.9 7.4
2006 728 45.0 16.2 9.9
2007 724 39.3 18.4 11.7
2008 702 44.0 16.0 15.4
2009 684 43.7 15.7 15.6
2010 665 40.0 16.6 19.2
2011 782 45.7 17.0 27.9
2012 780 48.5 16.0 31.4
2013 756 45.9 16.4 24.6
2014 690 42.6 16.1 26.5
2015 632 40.0 15.8 25.9
2016 629 39.0 16.1 25.8
2017 580 35.8 16.1 18.3
2018 597 32.4 18.3 22.6
2019 604 32.6 18.4 23.8
2020 611 35.3 17.2 26.5
2021 609 34.3 17.7 28.6
2022 626 38.7 16.1 26.5
2023 605 38.2 15.8 28.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Power Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $566 (4.1%) $13,181 (95.9%) $13,747
2020 $546 (4.1%) $12,825 (95.9%) $13,371
2021 $1,075 (8.1%) $12,129 (91.9%) $13,204
2022 $1,035 (6.8%) $14,298 (93.2%) $15,333
2023 $1,453 (8.0%) $16,681 (92.0%) $18,135

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Power Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 274th of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 167th of 883 Middle schools
 15.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Power Middle School)45.739.4
 6.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)48.742.3
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (Power Middle School)39.740.1
 0.4%
   6th Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)39.139.7
 0.6%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.129.6
 5.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Power Middle School)38.346.9
 8.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)46.844.2
 2.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (Power Middle School)40.645
 4.4%
   7th Grade Math (Farmington Public School District)42.340.9
 1.4%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Power Middle School)2434.2
 10.2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Farmington Public School District)27.831.5
 3.7%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)2826.7
 1.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Power Middle School)69.672.1
 2.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Farmington Public School District)71.572.1
 0.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Power Middle School)52.948
 4.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Farmington Public School District)52.847.6
 5.2%
   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 Students604605
 0.2%
African American134155
 15.7%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian9094
 4.4%
Hispanic2429
 20.8%
Pacific Islander00
White327295
 9.8%
Two or More Races2531
 24%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.8%28.6%
 4.8%


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Power Middle School ranks 167th of 883 Michigan middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Power Middle School are 49% White, 26% African American, 16% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 605 students attended Power Middle School.

Students who attend Power Middle School usually go on to attend Farmington High School


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