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Beadle Lake Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 289 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2014

My son went to Beadle Lake Elementary for his 1st-3rd grade years. His teachers were excellent! Attentive and communicative. The new principal is doing such an amazing job with keeping things fun and interesting for the kids. As far as bullying, there seems to be a few kids who are the repeat offenders, but it's no different than any other school. I've never heard or seen any evidence of bullying, and I spend a decent amount of time there. The PTA does a lot to raise money for the kids' field trips. Where else can your 4th grader go on a trip to Mackinaw Island for two days and pay almost nothing out of pocket?? Just a shame that more parents aren't involved. There's about 8 people who do all the work, including myself. The secretary is a very nice lady, always very welcoming when you come in. There is a new intercom system with a camera to get into the school, which I appreciate. Neither me or my son have had a negative experience with the school or the bus system. There is a new after school pick-up system that makes it smoother than it used to be to pick your child up. No need to park/get out of your car, pretty nice in the winter. I will miss this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

I have had three children go to this school back in the early to mid 90's . Then it was great!! The principle was always involved. My granddaughter attended here in the kindergarden and it did not even come close as the same. Very disappointing. They need a new principle, especially with the violence in our schools today, school shootings, bullying, etc. It MUST start somewhere and elementary is the place to start!!!


Posted June 6, 2006

From what I have seen the Principal is not effectively engaging the teachers. He has not addressed the staff and follow through with the way some staff behave/treat the kids (rude, yelling and harsh lunch room rules). The only discipline I have seen is walking laps instead of recess. The kids who need extra help are not getting in and the ones who need to be challenged are board. I have serious concerns about the level of education my children have and will have at this school. Good comments: The School secretary is helpful to everyone; they have a new Liberian, tech teacher and different Kindergarten teachers who really do a good job (big improvement). They have a long way to go. A few of the teachers my children have had really try hard and treat the children with respect. It's the bad ones who need to change or leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

I am the mother of a second grader at Beadle Lake Elementary. It is unfortunate that I feel compelled to agree with the other posting here. The bully problem is out of hand and no matter what I've done it does not seem to stop. The bus is another source of frustration. After talking to the Transportation Director, I was told that 'lady - the kids are gonna learn that kind of language eventually' - to me this is unacceptable! I will be moving my children to another district next year!
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Posted August 26, 2003

This school is a parent's worst nightmare! With the exception of a few, most of the teachers my kids had were horribly abrasive, while the principal was uncontrolling of his staff. The bully problem in this school is horrendous. I would not recommend any child attend Beadle Lake Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 40% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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 45% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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31%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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61%

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2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%
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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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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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 83% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 6% 2%
African-American 4% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 60%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristy Newman
Fax number
  • (269) 962-4748

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8175 C Dr N
Battle Creek, MI 49014
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