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Dudley School

Public | K-5 | 270 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2011

I love the principal at theis school she is always willing to talk to parents and assist when necessary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

I love this school. The new principal, of 3 years, has been working very hard with the staff to make it a great place to be. The environment is friendly and student centered. More parental support would be nice but the school is headed in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have a very connected faculty and we are all in it for our kids. We deal daily with many emotionally disconnected students due to the temptations of society and financial struggles within our community. With all the strikes against us, our children continue to meet state mandates and passing test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's a great school where the kids are that center of concern
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Posted April 30, 2005

I would not recommend this school to any parent. I have had four children in this elementary and it has gone downhill every year. There are constant discipline problems in the classes that are not taken care of. Most teachers are just babysitting and not teaching academics. The MEAP scores have been terrible. They do not follow their own safety procedures with the children. One of my daughters was told to go home with another parent instead of contacting me or anyone on my contact/release list. This elementary is the worst I've ever seen.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
4%

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

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
African-American 66% 18%
White 17% 69%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Multiracial 8% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 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 79%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Rick Jones
Fax number
  • (269) 965-9724

Programs

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Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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308 Roosevelt Ave W
Battle Creek, MI 49037
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