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Kolb Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 538 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2012

I will begin by saying i have children in kolb as well as MacGregor. MacGregor is amazing mostly do to the principal and staff. they are always involved in every aspect of the school. Kolb on the otherhand is terrible. The principal is almost never around. if you can find him he will most likely try to avoid you. the teachers are snobbish and never seam like they really like kids. i have dealt with several. MacGregors programs are almost always set up to make the kids and parents feel welcome and informed. such as the breakfast programs, after school programs, and pretty much any other for that matter. After the first weak of school at kolb parents arn't even suposed to enter the school. At MacGregor parents are always welcome! Kolb seams more like a punishment for children. maybe 10 years from now Kolb will have different staffing and things could be better, but for now i wish i could avoid Kolb
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

Despite Kolb being home to BCPS' magnet Gifted/Talented classrooms, the Principal shows no appreciation for academic excellence. It's absurd that such a large school district's best and brightest students (completing work two years ahead of their non-G/T peers) receive absolutely no meaningful acknowledgement of their efforts or achievements from either him or district Administration. Sadly, I suspect that this Principal's "inattentive" style also permeates his relationship with the school's teachers, several of whom are quite excellent.
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Posted October 4, 2009

The school has been revamped for two summers now and it's beautiful. We have a wonderful bunch of Teacher's and an awesome principal. I am a volunteer for many and many of years now and I won't quit until I'm not needed anymore. I had Grandchildren go there but now they are all grown up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2003

My daughter is currently in second grade and has been at Kolb school since kindergarten. I have had nothing but good experiences thus far in her education. The teachers are always more than willing to talk about her learning levels with me. The communication levels with all the staff at Kolb are excellent. The principals door is always open, as is the school service workers. I think that every teacher and staff member at Kolb is extremely dedicated to giving our students not only the best education possible, but also the best guidance and mentoring that they can provide.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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49%

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43%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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75%

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61%

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61%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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78%

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74%

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72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
31%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 84% 69%
Hispanic 8% 6%
African-American 5% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 54%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Michelle Kraut
Fax number
  • (989) 893-0462

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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305 West Crump St
Bay City, MI 48706
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