East Middle School

Summary:

East Middle School is a public middle school located in Plymouth, Michigan, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 705 students. The school is part of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district, which is ranked 102 out of 606 districts in Michigan and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

East Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Michigan, ranking 15th out of 883 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's diverse student population is 53.05% White, 31.91% Asian, 8.23% African American, and 2.41% Hispanic, which is higher than the nearby schools like Discovery Middle School and Garden City Middle School. East Middle School's students consistently outperform their peers in the district and state on standardized tests, with 68.2% of 6th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 58.2% in the district and 37.5% statewide. Additionally, the school has a lower chronic absenteeism rate of 18.6%, compared to 23.0% at Discovery Middle School and 45.1% at Garden City Middle School.

Despite its diverse student population, East Middle School's academic performance remains strong across all racial groups, suggesting the school effectively addresses the needs of students from different backgrounds and provides equitable learning opportunities. The school's consistent high performance, low chronic absenteeism, and positive learning environment make it a standout among the surrounding schools and a model for other middle schools to emulate.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1042 S Mill St
       Plymouth, MI  48170-4321


(734) 416-4950

District: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 883 Michigan Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,355 Help


Students who attend East Middle School usually attend:

High:    Canton High School
    Plymouth High School
    Salem High School

Feeder schools for East Middle School:

Elementary:    Hulsing Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.7 Help
Number of students:  705

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.0%
Asian:
31.9%
African American:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details East Middle School ranks better than 98.3% of middle schools in Michigan. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.46. (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 (53%), Asian (31.9%), African American (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at East Middle School is 19.7. 2 middle schools in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at East Middle School is $14,355, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

East Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks East Middle School 15th of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See East Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Plymouth-Canton Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Plymouth-Canton Community Schools 102nd of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for East Middle School

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Rank History for all students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.03 95th 806 88.2%
2007 85.11 51st 823 93.8%
2008 84.13 67th 839 92.0%
2009 84.98 59th 847 93.0%
2010 82.96 66th 851 92.2%
2011 84.59 52nd 858 93.9%
2012 90.55 52nd 900 94.2%
2013 88.25 71st 919 92.3%
2014 90.80 56th 921 93.9%
2015 95.25 29th 919 96.8%
2016 95.02 32nd 894 96.4%
2017 95.98 22nd 821 97.3%
2018 96.71 18th 838 97.9%
2019 95.27 24th 792 97.0%
2021 97.43 9th 675 98.7%
2022 98.20 6th 776 99.2%
2023 97.46 15th 883 98.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.88 8th 156 94.9%
2023 68.17 41st 163 74.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.12 16th 377 95.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.67 472nd 815 42.1%
2019 40.98 402nd 672 40.2%
2021 80.35 50th 523 90.4%
2022 68.99 137th 691 80.2%
2023 63.01 222nd 825 73.1%
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Rank History for Female students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.21 20th 794 97.5%
2019 92.02 35th 658 94.7%
2021 93.84 24th 521 95.4%
2022 97.06 9th 657 98.6%
2023 96.62 14th 770 98.2%
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Rank History for Male students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.72 17th 797 97.9%
2019 96.17 17th 639 97.3%
2021 97.91 4th 540 99.3%
2022 98.45 1st 658 99.8%
2023 97.03 13th 776 98.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.42 1st 104 99.0%
2019 94.36 1st 48 97.9%
2021 85.99 5th 39 87.2%
2022 94.76 1st 57 98.2%
2023 95.08 1st 87 98.9%
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Rank History for African American students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.65 136th 366 62.8%
2019 67.80 47th 196 76.0%
2023 74.09 51st 310 83.5%
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Rank History for White students at East Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.12 48th 678 92.9%
2019 91.33 46th 624 92.6%
2021 91.86 34th 577 94.1%
2022 90.90 42nd 638 93.4%
2023 87.77 62nd 688 91.0%
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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.

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 East Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 564 18 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 591
1989 715 19 18 3 0 n/a n/a 0 755
1990 716 15 18 2 2 n/a n/a 0 753
1991 729 12 19 2 4 n/a n/a 0 766
1992 661 13 25 1 3 n/a n/a 0 703
1993 649 9 29 2 1 n/a n/a 0 690
1994 634 13 26 1 1 n/a n/a 0 675
1995 637 12 22 3 3 n/a n/a 0 677
1996 637 12 22 3 3 n/a n/a 0 677
1997 620 21 30 6 2 n/a n/a 0 679
1998 602 20 47 4 3 n/a n/a 0 676
1999 623 19 59 8 5 n/a n/a 0 714
2000 610 22 75 9 6 n/a n/a 0 722
2001 622 35 100 19 5 n/a n/a 0 781
2002 607 54 130 27 5 n/a n/a 0 823
2003 607 54 130 27 5 n/a n/a 0 823
2004 613 53 142 25 5 n/a n/a 0 838
2005 548 64 130 24 3 n/a n/a 0 769
2006 524 68 131 16 2 n/a n/a 0 741
2007 533 78 147 15 1 n/a n/a 0 774
2008 525 69 144 22 2 n/a n/a 0 762
2009 508 71 154 20 5 n/a n/a 2 760
2010 482 79 168 19 2 n/a n/a 0 750
2011 479 84 158 19 2 2 25 0 769
2012 456 104 153 26 2 2 26 0 769
2013 450 109 147 25 2 2 32 0 767
2014 471 93 168 26 4 0 29 0 791
2015 484 76 192 21 3 0 31 0 807
2016 519 87 201 14 2 1 34 0 858
2017 437 63 195 18 1 1 39 0 754
2018 406 75 195 21 1 1 40 0 739
2019 410 84 221 27 0 1 37 0 780
2020 386 58 240 31 0 1 35 0 751
2021 405 50 243 20 0 3 31 0 752
2022 344 42 220 19 1 2 37 0 665
2023 374 58 225 17 1 1 29 0 705

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 East Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 591 n/a n/a n/a
1989 755 n/a n/a 6.5
1990 753 40.0 18.8 7.6
1991 766 n/a n/a n/a
1992 703 n/a n/a 7.8
1993 690 n/a 0.0 8
1994 675 26.5 25.5 7.6
1995 677 32.6 20.8 9.7
1996 677 32.6 20.8 9.7
1997 679 33.0 20.6 8.1
1998 676 35.0 19.3 7.2
1999 714 36.0 19.8 8.4
2000 722 34.7 20.8 9.3
2001 781 38.0 20.6 10.4
2002 823 42.3 19.5 11.8
2003 823 42.3 19.5 11.8
2004 838 43.3 19.4 11.3
2005 769 37.8 20.3 8.6
2006 741 35.3 21.0 11.3
2007 774 35.8 21.6 9.6
2008 762 36.3 21.0 12.2
2009 760 35.1 21.7 13.6
2010 750 35.9 20.8 18.3
2011 769 37.1 20.7 16.6
2012 769 36.1 21.3 12.6
2013 767 35.5 21.5 17.6
2014 791 38.7 20.4 17.6
2015 807 39.0 20.6 14.5
2016 858 38.0 22.5 18.8
2017 754 34.3 21.9 15.5
2018 739 33.7 21.9 17.2
2019 780 35.5 21.9 20.8
2020 751 37.3 20.1 16.1
2021 752 38.5 19.5 15.7
2022 665 33.9 19.6 18.6
2023 705 35.7 19.7 20.3

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 East Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 591 n/a n/a n/a
1989 755 n/a n/a 6.5
1990 753 40.0 18.8 7.6
1991 766 n/a n/a n/a
1992 703 n/a n/a 7.8
1993 690 n/a 0.0 8
1994 675 26.5 25.5 7.6
1995 677 32.6 20.8 9.7
1996 677 32.6 20.8 9.7
1997 679 33.0 20.6 8.1
1998 676 35.0 19.3 7.2
1999 714 36.0 19.8 8.4
2000 722 34.7 20.8 9.3
2001 781 38.0 20.6 10.4
2002 823 42.3 19.5 11.8
2003 823 42.3 19.5 11.8
2004 838 43.3 19.4 11.3
2005 769 37.8 20.3 8.6
2006 741 35.3 21.0 11.3
2007 774 35.8 21.6 9.6
2008 762 36.3 21.0 12.2
2009 760 35.1 21.7 13.6
2010 750 35.9 20.8 18.3
2011 769 37.1 20.7 16.6
2012 769 36.1 21.3 12.6
2013 767 35.5 21.5 17.6
2014 791 38.7 20.4 17.6
2015 807 39.0 20.6 14.5
2016 858 38.0 22.5 18.8
2017 754 34.3 21.9 15.5
2018 739 33.7 21.9 17.2
2019 780 35.5 21.9 20.8
2020 751 37.3 20.1 16.1
2021 752 38.5 19.5 15.7
2022 665 33.9 19.6 18.6
2023 705 35.7 19.7 20.3

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 East Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $344 (3.6%) $9,257 (96.4%) $9,600
2020 $399 (3.9%) $9,916 (96.1%) $10,315
2021 $2,373 (21.0%) $8,922 (79.0%) $11,295
2022 $1,060 (8.4%) $11,491 (91.6%) $12,551
2023 $1,069 (7.4%) $13,286 (92.6%) $14,355

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

Impact of COVID-19 on East Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 24th of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 15th of 883 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (East Middle School)70.868.2
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)58.558.2
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (East Middle School)70.864
 6.8%
   6th Grade Math (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)59.453.3
 6.1%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.129.6
 5.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (East Middle School)67.667.8
 0.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)64.257.9
 6.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (East Middle School)7161.1
 9.9%
   7th Grade Math (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)60.249.4
 10.8%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (East Middle School)53.664.1
 10.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)43.643.2
 0.4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)2826.7
 1.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (East Middle School)80.884.2
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)79.678.5
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (East Middle School)68.474.6
 6.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools)68.665.5
 3.1%
   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 Students780705
 9.6%
African American8458
 31%
American Indian01
Asian221225
 1.8%
Hispanic2717
 37%
Pacific Islander11
White410374
 8.8%
Two or More Races3729
 21.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.8%20.3%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about East Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 705 students attended East Middle School.

Yes! East Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 883 Michigan middle schools.

Students at East Middle School are 53% White, 32% Asian, 8% African American, 4% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.

Students who attend East Middle School usually go on to attend Canton High School


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