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Endeavor Charter Academy

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2011:
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Posted October 2, 2014

School very disappointing. Very little help if you have any issues with anything. Office lady's worthless at best. Safety of children questionable. They have no clue of procedures or policies. Really very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

I had heard rave reviews about Endeavor. They are doing great with my son and the kids have been friendly despite his frequent meltdowns during class. His teacher is fabulous with helping him with this. My daughter had to be pulled out however because the administration and teacher were unresponsive to our needs in middle school to have her change classes due to the bullying/rudeness and said nothing could be done, classes were full. Yet a new girl came in after her and was put in one of those classes. Her teacher was nice but clearly in denial or uncaring or had lost hope in change about his class' true nature. I know middle school is a tough time but still, nothing? The lunch hour is a problem too. Sometimes students are left totally unsupervised. NOT OK EVER. Academically the school is doing great and has steps in place to challenge advanced students and a rep of doing a good job helping failing students (from other schools) begin to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

I transferred my daughters over to this school this year from BC public schools and I believe that it was a great decision. It took some getting use to for them with uniforms and all, but overall I like the academic expectations that they have for the students and the teachers seem to be involved and concerned. I am able to contact their teachers when needed and feel that this school is doing a great job. My children will be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

First year for my kid at this school and probably the last. Don't like the way the administration treats problems; confidential matters were told to the students. Bullying is rampant; punishment is inconsistent, and it seems to be teachers as well as the students who are bullying. I agree with the other review, we should be able to find out why there was a lockdown; my student said the rumor was that a person was seen outside the school with a gun. If the kids think that's what happened there's a problem and parents should be made aware. Rare to have a teacher contact me and difficult to find the dean with time to talk about problems. Latest teacher change was not handled well, we were informed that a teacher had left but received no info on the replacement from the school, just what the student came home and said had happened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

This is my daughter's second year at Endeavor. We have several issues along the way from to many changes in teachers ... to improper behavior by another student. We were able to address the improper behavior after contacting the teacher and then the principal. Usually we can get things taken care of but it takes a lot to get the attention of certain authority figures. Biggest problem we have is that when there was a lockdown at school this year we were not allowed to know why. We contacted the teacher, the facebook page for the school, the principal, the dean and even the parent relation department of National Heritage Academies. We have not gotten an answer to our concerns and feel that this is a HUGE concern when choosing a school. WE WANT TO KNOW OUR DAUGHTER IS SAFE, but how do you know that if the school isn't open with you about things like lockdowns. Please make sure that you ask lots of questions and get them all answered before enrolling in any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Love this school! Our entire family goes to this school. Wasn't too impressed with the first grade teacher, but others are wonderful! When I compared my child's education with other children the same age at othe schools Endeavor was WAY above the bar. Parents you have to be ready to be envolved with your child's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

This is my 10th and last year to have kids in this school. It has been an amazing school with a close knit family environment. Academics and education are great and have serviced them way into high school. Thanks Endeavo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Not a great school where is your mind at. Teacher and Principle come up to you and tell you that you are not allowed in the building even your child is in the building. Asking to many question is bad think.... Hate that school..


Posted December 12, 2010

My son came from a Battle Creek Public school which was just not meeting his needs. He has ADHD and that coupled with numerous teachers that were not equiped to handle it, meant poor scores for him. He began Endeavor in the 4th grade, his teacher was great and understood his needs and adapted to him without accomodating him to the point where he thought he could get away with anything. 5th grade was a struggle, with absolutely no help from the teacher because she constantly was in a "bad mood" (her words). This year, he has a wonderful understanding teacher that doesn't put up with nonsense, but understands his ADHD. Bottom line...kids need to learn how to deal with many different types of teachers/bosses/people. I think they do an acceptional job of dealing with so many different children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

This is our daughters first year in school. The school is great and the teachers are fantastic. Plenty of opportunity for parent involvment. Great parent teacher communication. To other parents: NOT enrollling your child at Endeavor is a big mistake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

No, happy that no one had contact me at all.. Not refearing this school to no one...


Posted October 14, 2010

Communication is a big thing, but this school does not want you to communicate with the teacher becasue they have so many kids in there class they don' thave time to answer everyone's question. SO, I don't refer this school to no one.


Posted October 9, 2010

This is our second year of school. First year did not had no problem but, second year had a problem with teacher and principal. Principal did not want me to communicate with teacher. So, before you put kids in that school please make sure if Principal would let you communicate with teacher. Did you like it was very upset. My kids a lots of problem in school but Principal stopped me to communicate with teacher. Could not asked any question to teacher. Teacher was so much ready for my kids to come out from the class too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

This is our 8th year at Endeavor and I love it more than ever! My oldest child has graduated Endeavor and gone on to Pennfield and has yet to be challenged because, in his own words, 'we did this at Endeavor years ago!' I also am seeing the cultural differences between Endeavor and the charter schools and will say that my freshman is mature and is able to handle it thanks to the solid background of Endeavor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This is our first year at Endeavor. The teachers, principal, and office staff are wonderful. Truly. I get both of my son's grades emailed to me on a weekly basis! I can also look up on Athome. I see each of their teacher's daily and ask quickly how everything is going. No bullying is allowed at this school. This school has a positive learning environment. We are happy that are kids are happy! They love to go to school! They have homework. They are actually learning. We are grateful that we found Endeavor! We will post any updates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

my little girl has been here since last yr she has adhd n the school works wonderfully with her.it was nice that this year we had a teacher that thought next door to her last year so she knew what she was getting into.the teacher that i have met at this school and are all wonderful the only way ild move my kid out is if we moved away or she goes to high school.i love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Teachers are great but not willing to communicate if student isn't doing well. Teachers think AtSchool is what all parents need, not thinking not all parents have access to the internet daily. Music, art, and P.E. are great for the students and they love all of their extras.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

This was the worst school ever! My son had multiple problems with bullying that was not addressed. Needless to say, my son no longer goes to this school! Parents beware!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is our son's first year at Endeavor. I hate to admit it, but he is very strong willed and difficult. He had a lot of trouble at his last school, so we brought him to Endeavor because we thought it would be a better fit... and we were right! The classroom movement keeps him from getting bored, the classes are broken down into three levels of mastery & the teachers are firm. He has had more 'green' or good days this year than he had all last year, and it is only the 1st month of school. We have nothing but good things to say about Endeavor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

This is my daughters first year at Endeavor, 7th Grade. She came from Northwestern. We are all EXTREMELY impressed with Endeavor. The teachers actually TEACH! The kids are actually LEARNING! I am very excited to have my daughter enrolled! The student/teacher ratio is A LOT smaller than a public school and is MUCH better for the kids! So far so good! We Love it!
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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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47%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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64%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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 45% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%
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 45% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
4%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%
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 39% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
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 35% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%
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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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

Below 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 68% 69%
Multiracial 12% 2%
African-American 10% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 160%N/A48%
Female 249%N/A48%
Male 251%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Received a grade "A" from the State of Michigan for Adequate Yearly Progress for all students (2007)
  • Received a grade "A" from the State of Michigan for Adequate Yearly Progress for all students (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Angela Wyckoff
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (269) 962-9393

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Open door policy in classrooms (all volunteers working with students require background check) parent boosters committee -- like a pta, parents provide funding and additional activities that enhance the students learning experience.
More from this school
  • Managed by National Heritage Acadmies http://heritageacademies.com High MEAP scores Dedicated, passionate staff
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Students typically come from these schools
Lakeview Schools
Battle Creek Public
Pennfield

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Battle Creek Public
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380 Helmer Road North
Battle Creek, MI 49037
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Phone: (269) 962-9300

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