Macatawa Bay Middle School

Summary:

Macatawa Bay Middle School is a public middle school located in Holland, Michigan, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 646. The school is part of the West Ottawa Public School District, which is ranked 245 out of 606 districts in Michigan and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Macatawa Bay Middle School faces several challenges, including a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (50%) compared to the state average and nearby schools like Harbor Lights Middle School. The school's academic performance, as measured by M-Step and PSAT test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 6th grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 28.1%, compared to the district's 33.6% and the state's 37.5%. Additionally, Macatawa Bay Middle School has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.7% in 2018-2019 to 33.7% in 2022-2023, which is much higher than the state average.

The school's racial disparities in academic achievement, declining statewide ranking, and higher rates of chronic absenteeism and poverty compared to nearby schools like Hamilton Middle School and Allendale Middle School suggest the need for targeted interventions to support student learning, improve attendance, and provide targeted support for underperforming student groups. By addressing these challenges, Macatawa Bay Middle School can work to improve its overall academic performance and better serve its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3700 140th Ave
       Holland, MI  49424-8417


(616) 786-2000

District: West Ottawa Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
467th of 883 Michigan Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,528 Help


Students who attend Macatawa Bay Middle School usually attend:

High:    West Ottawa High School Campus

Feeder schools for Macatawa Bay Middle School:

Elementary:    Lakewood Elementary School
    North Holland Elementary School
    Woodside Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  646

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.0%
White:
35.8%
Asian:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.6% Help


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Compare Details Macatawa Bay Middle School ranks worse than 52.9% of middle schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.98. (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: Hispanic (50%), White (35.8%), Asian (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Macatawa Bay Middle School is 15.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Macatawa Bay Middle School is $14,528.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Macatawa Bay Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Macatawa Bay Middle School 467th of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Macatawa Bay Middle School in the ranking list.)

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West Ottawa Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Ottawa Public School District 245th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Macatawa Bay Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 61.51 375th 806 53.5%
2007 68.59 280th 823 66.0%
2008 71.50 245th 839 70.8%
2009 67.88 326th 847 61.5%
2010 68.50 307th 851 63.9%
2011 70.36 259th 858 69.8%
2012 72.10 214th 900 76.2%
2013 73.75 193rd 919 79.0%
2014 68.50 252nd 921 72.6%
2015 66.95 261st 919 71.6%
2016 78.94 144th 894 83.9%
2017 57.91 292nd 821 64.4%
2018 62.94 310th 838 63.0%
2019 52.84 331st 792 58.2%
2021 47.72 302nd 675 55.3%
2022 46.46 388th 776 50.0%
2023 43.98 467th 883 47.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.76 33rd 156 78.8%
2023 32.05 111th 163 31.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.80 103rd 154 33.1%
2023 27.85 53rd 72 26.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.18 156th 377 58.6%
2023 31.92 140th 199 29.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.16 392nd 815 51.9%
2019 41.82 396th 672 41.1%
2021 36.25 353rd 523 32.5%
2022 36.09 454th 691 34.3%
2023 36.06 530th 825 35.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.31 283rd 794 64.4%
2019 43.77 358th 658 45.6%
2021 34.64 345th 521 33.8%
2022 40.97 361st 657 45.1%
2023 33.08 512th 770 33.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.23 284th 797 64.4%
2019 53.42 253rd 639 60.4%
2021 49.19 231st 540 57.2%
2022 41.54 357th 658 45.7%
2023 44.00 407th 776 47.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.73 74th 104 28.8%
2021 56.46 19th 39 51.3%
2022 8.41 53rd 57 7.0%
2023 15.32 77th 87 11.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.64 182nd 266 31.6%
2019 33.75 98th 137 28.5%
2021 18.71 62nd 69 10.1%
2022 19.75 116th 138 15.9%
2023 16.48 218th 246 11.4%
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Rank History for White students at Macatawa Bay Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.85 127th 678 81.3%
2019 65.33 184th 624 70.5%
2021 77.58 95th 577 83.5%
2022 75.08 125th 638 80.4%
2023 69.38 170th 688 75.3%
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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 Macatawa Bay Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 851 5 31 93 1 n/a n/a 0 981
1989 843 8 40 101 2 n/a n/a 0 994
1990 896 8 46 73 5 n/a n/a 0 1028
1991 985 14 38 25 5 n/a n/a 0 1067
1992 989 13 54 71 5 n/a n/a 0 1132
1993 1039 12 73 84 3 n/a n/a 0 1211
1994 1070 9 86 94 1 n/a n/a 0 1260
1995 1185 22 107 107 5 n/a n/a 0 1426
1996 1185 22 107 107 5 n/a n/a 0 1426
1997 1248 27 104 118 6 n/a n/a 0 1503
1998 1275 23 117 139 3 n/a n/a 0 1557
1999 1279 31 127 164 5 n/a n/a 0 1606
2000 850 21 89 104 0 n/a n/a 0 1064
2001 862 26 102 118 3 n/a n/a 0 1111
2002 843 39 108 214 1 n/a n/a 27 1232
2003 843 39 108 214 1 n/a n/a 27 1232
2004 806 45 114 230 2 n/a n/a 32 1229
2005 778 65 105 298 5 n/a n/a 37 1288
2006 426 16 58 186 4 n/a n/a 38 728
2007 411 9 59 193 4 n/a n/a 35 711
2008 401 12 59 208 n/a n/a n/a 45 725
2009 396 18 63 208 2 n/a n/a 54 741
2010 381 21 75 218 6 n/a n/a 61 762
2011 365 13 69 269 1 0 32 0 749
2012 361 12 61 278 0 0 29 0 741
2013 333 14 55 287 0 0 36 0 725
2014 310 12 49 284 0 0 36 0 691
2015 305 9 44 281 2 0 36 0 677
2016 302 10 33 274 0 0 40 0 659
2017 279 11 38 280 1 0 43 0 652
2018 244 15 40 256 2 0 35 0 592
2019 242 15 47 263 3 0 31 0 601
2020 258 14 46 270 2 0 33 0 623
2021 227 17 43 296 2 0 35 0 620
2022 235 16 36 301 2 0 31 0 621
2023 231 21 35 323 2 0 34 0 646

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 Macatawa Bay Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 981 n/a n/a n/a
1989 994 n/a n/a 10.3
1990 1028 62.0 16.5 8.9
1991 1067 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1132 n/a n/a 12.8
1993 1211 n/a 0.0 0
1994 1260 63.2 19.9 10.2
1995 1426 70.3 20.3 9.7
1996 1426 70.3 20.3 9.7
1997 1503 82.0 18.3 10.3
1998 1557 82.0 19.0 10.3
1999 1606 87.0 18.5 10.9
2000 1064 58.5 18.2 15.3
2001 1111 67.4 16.5 19.4
2002 1232 67.0 18.4 24.9
2003 1232 67.0 18.4 24.9
2004 1229 64.4 19.1 26.3
2005 1288 69.9 18.4 31.8
2006 728 43.7 16.7 38.6
2007 711 42.8 16.6 41.6
2008 725 45.3 16.0 42.5
2009 741 43.1 17.2 49.3
2010 762 41.8 18.2 54.6
2011 749 42.2 17.7 56.7
2012 741 42.3 17.5 54
2013 725 39.6 18.2 56.1
2014 691 37.2 18.5 57.2
2015 677 37.0 18.2 55.4
2016 659 37.0 17.8 58
2017 652 38.4 16.9 49.2
2018 592 36.9 16.0 60.3
2019 601 35.4 16.9 55.9
2020 623 37.5 16.6 28.9
2021 620 38.5 16.1 48.7
2022 621 37.6 16.5 63.3
2023 646 41.4 15.6 64.6

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 Macatawa Bay Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 981 n/a n/a n/a
1989 994 n/a n/a 10.3
1990 1028 62.0 16.5 8.9
1991 1067 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1132 n/a n/a 12.8
1993 1211 n/a 0.0 0
1994 1260 63.2 19.9 10.2
1995 1426 70.3 20.3 9.7
1996 1426 70.3 20.3 9.7
1997 1503 82.0 18.3 10.3
1998 1557 82.0 19.0 10.3
1999 1606 87.0 18.5 10.9
2000 1064 58.5 18.2 15.3
2001 1111 67.4 16.5 19.4
2002 1232 67.0 18.4 24.9
2003 1232 67.0 18.4 24.9
2004 1229 64.4 19.1 26.3
2005 1288 69.9 18.4 31.8
2006 728 43.7 16.7 38.6
2007 711 42.8 16.6 41.6
2008 725 45.3 16.0 42.5
2009 741 43.1 17.2 49.3
2010 762 41.8 18.2 54.6
2011 749 42.2 17.7 56.7
2012 741 42.3 17.5 54
2013 725 39.6 18.2 56.1
2014 691 37.2 18.5 57.2
2015 677 37.0 18.2 55.4
2016 659 37.0 17.8 58
2017 652 38.4 16.9 49.2
2018 592 36.9 16.0 60.3
2019 601 35.4 16.9 55.9
2020 623 37.5 16.6 28.9
2021 620 38.5 16.1 48.7
2022 621 37.6 16.5 63.3
2023 646 41.4 15.6 64.6

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 Macatawa Bay Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $536 (4.9%) $10,482 (95.1%) $11,018
2020 $600 (5.2%) $10,834 (94.8%) $11,434
2021 $954 (8.2%) $10,696 (91.8%) $11,650
2022 $1,124 (8.5%) $12,065 (91.5%) $13,189
2023 $718 (4.9%) $13,810 (95.1%) $14,528

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Macatawa Bay 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 331st of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 467th of 883 Middle schools
 11.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Macatawa Bay Middle School)52.528.1
 24.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (West Ottawa Public School District)50.433.6
 16.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (Macatawa Bay Middle School)35.135.3
 0.2%
   6th Grade Math (West Ottawa Public School District)35.334.6
 0.7%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.129.6
 5.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Macatawa Bay Middle School)53.333.5
 19.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (West Ottawa Public School District)5535.4
 19.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (Macatawa Bay Middle School)32.430.8
 1.6%
   7th Grade Math (West Ottawa Public School District)38.529.7
 8.8%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Macatawa Bay Middle School)2117
 4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (West Ottawa Public School District)24.520.6
 3.9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)2826.7
 1.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Macatawa Bay Middle School)6048.6
 11.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (West Ottawa Public School District)61.555.8
 5.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Macatawa Bay Middle School)33.832.9
 0.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (West Ottawa Public School District)39.737.1
 2.6%
   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 Students601646
 7.5%
African American1521
 40%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian4735
 25.5%
Hispanic263323
 22.8%
Pacific Islander00
White242231
 4.5%
Two or More Races3134
 9.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.9%64.6%
 8.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Macatawa Bay Middle School

Macatawa Bay Middle School ranks 467th of 883 Michigan middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Macatawa Bay Middle School are 50% Hispanic, 36% White, 5% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Students who attend Macatawa Bay Middle School usually go on to attend West Ottawa High School Campus

In the 2022-23 school year, 646 students attended Macatawa Bay Middle School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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