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St. Joseph Elementary School

Private | PK-5 | 248 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $81,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $715.

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Posted June 10, 2011

We moved to Battle Creek in 2005 and stayed at St. Joe for the 3 years we were there. Upon leaving in 2008 we were extremely saddened to leave. And still to this day, 3 years later, we miss it. Nothing compares to St. Joe. The administration is there to truely help your child. The teachers are great! We never had a teacher we didn't like. My boys had friends and really wanted to go to school everyday. We've been to two more schools since leaving St. Joe and nothing can ever take the place of our experience at St. Joe!
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Posted March 26, 2010

St Joe's is wonderful. We moved to Battle Creek and were worried about the public schools St Joe's was very welcoming the staff and teacher are very friendly. Doors are always open and you can visit at any time. Bulling is never tolerated. I defiantly recommend St Joe s
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Posted June 28, 2007

We moved to Battle Creek 3 years ago and started out in the public school system. We specifically moved into the Lakeview school district because the schools were ranked highly. We found our child was bored and bullied. We put him into St. Joseph and life is wonderful for all of us. Our child is challenged, has friends, is involved, and truley looks forward to school.
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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%
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%
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 69%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
African-American 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sara Myers
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (269) 965-0790

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  • Library
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  • Diocese of Kalamazoo
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47 North 23rd Street
Battle Creek, MI 49015
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Phone: (269) 965-7749

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