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Central Woodlands 5/6 School

Public | 5-6 | 572 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 2, 2014

Great school...just for 5th & 6th graders...which is great. Those tween years are tricky, so keeping the kids with their own age group just makes sense. The teachers are experienced and committed to the student's success. The principal is great...an approachable, enthusiastic and hands-on leader for the kids and the parents. The staff is supportive & friendly. (I especially appreciate the dedication and wisdom of the school councilor...she is experienced & caring, knows every student by name, and she's always there to help them when they need it....Even if your child never has hard time at school, or socially, or at home...it's so nice to know that his classmates are getting the support they need. It's good to know that everyone at the school is valued.) This is a great school to transition from elementary school to the more structured and independent learning environment of middle school & high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

Both of kids attended or attend this school. My kids are guided to succeed and addressed as individuals and not numbers. That makes all the difference for a child to look back at the school fondly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

My children consistantly came home with a smile on their face. they loved school. The leadership of an outstanding principal and exceptional teaching staff I would highly recommend this school over all others. It is a fun, welcoming environment with exceptional learning. 7-stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

Wonderful teachers and principal. They have challenge classes for each subject. I definitely recommend this school among all MI schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Central Woodlands is a fantastic school! The teachers are all overachievers - seeking to create a warm and friendly, yet intellectually challenging environment. All students are challenged appropriately at their own level. The academic expectations are high but not out of reach. Students at this school continue to score above 90% on their state assessment test - the MEAP. Besides the basics, students participate in Art, Lifeskills, Computer, Spanish, Music and P.E. This school contains only 5th and 6th grade students and successfully meets the unique needs of this age level - socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. My sons thoroughly enjoyed their time at Central Woodlands and were well prepared for academic life once they got to the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 69%
Asian 7% 3%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • David Simpson
Fax number
  • (616) 493-8795

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