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Savage Road Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 454 students

Our school is best known for our positive culture and strong parent involvement.

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted July 25, 2014

Savage is awesome. The principal and teachers are wonderful and the gifted and talented program has been great for my kids. I cannot say enough good things about Savage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2014

Savage is an AMAZING school with the best principal and teachers in the area. Mrs. Villa is incredible--an excellent leader. The teachers are all very good and the gifted and talented program is the best in the area--it needs to be publicized more as it is the highlight of Van Buren Public Schools. The specials teachers are all excellent and the support staff very helpful. The PTO is strong--has won awards-- and the school will soon be getting new playground equipment courtesy of the PTO. There are monthly family fun activities and frequent curriculum nights. There are so many cool activities going on--little society, wax museum, etc. If you are looking for schools in the Western Wayne-Eastern Washtenaw area this is your best elementary school out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2014

There are so many wonderful qualities about Savage! I love the passion of the principal and the staff at the school. Where else are you going to find a principal saying good morning to the kids as they walk in for the morning, calling each one out by name, or when there was a power outage and the principal and school Secretary know the parents as they came in to pick up their kids...and what classroom they were in. AMAZING! I will be honest and say I was nervous to send my daughter to Belleville schools and was trying to get her into Plymouth Canton schools, purely based on reputation and not experience. That didn't work out and I couldn't be more happy! My daughter has had the most wonderful teachers, experiences, and educational growth, that I KNOW 100% she would not have gotten in Plymouth Canton or any other school in the state or surrounding states. The PTO is so involved at the school and have done so many wonderful things for the parents, school building, students, and staff. As a parent, I see this particular school as a blessing. What a piece of mind it is that these wonderful people love what they do and truly care for my daughter and the rest of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2014

The school environment is great - Mrs. Villa gives each parent her undivided attention no matter how busy she might be. Parents always feel welcome and the teachers are wonderful. The one word I can use is "APPROACHABLE" - this is huge for us because my husband and I have full time jobs and the fact that I can call, email or walk-in with a concern and it is addressed ASAP means a lot to me. My son will now be in Grade 4 and I am excited that my daughter will be starting Kindergarten at Savage in the coming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2014

My daughter has been at Savage for 2 years, she loves it! And so do I. The teachers are great, Mrs Villa is wonderful! They make it fun, so the kids want to come back and learn more. The PTO is fabulous, they support the teachers and come up with creative activities for the kids during school and after.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2014

This school, with the help of the district, does little to nothing to assist my autistic child. The majority of the staff is arrogant and patronizing. With only 2 weeks left in the school year the school social worker, who my son meets with due to issues interacting with others in group settings, tells me that all year long he has been working with my child one on one because Ethan "gets anxious while in group sessions" and that working with Ethan one on one is "just easier" Wow, clearly another staffer who took the job because he likes his summers off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

Savage Elementary is exceptional. The principle knows the kids names. Yep, in the halls she say hello to them by name. The teachers expectations of their students is high & the kids respond well. There is also very high parental involvement that just makes the overall experience an excellent one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

I love this school! I have two daughters and they love Savage Elementary. They have great teachers and the principal Ms. Villa is the best! They have really turned this school and this district around in the past few years. My kids are college bound kids and we are staying in Van Buren Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Savage School is awesome. I moved my sons from a charter school to Savage. I was nervous about it, but have been so happy with Savage. The staff is very caring. The principal also goes out of her way to make every student and family feel special. I am so glad we made the choice to come to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

I pulled my children out two years ago because the school was so awful. My kids academic scores dropped dramatically and my youngest was harrassed with teached approval. A few good teachers in the higher grades are the only reason this school gets a 2. My youngest still has emotional issues with his peers. He has mild ADD. He had minor issues with talking and daydreaming. The teacher wanted to drug him. She targeted him and two other ADD boys. She had all the students reporting the slightest problem to her. He was constantly harrassed by the other children. I found out because I visited the classroom to help and some of the kids bragged about "helping" him. He spent most of the day in isolation. When I tried to talk to talk to the principal she got upset with me and told me that this was one of her best teachers and my kid was a problem child and I was a bad parent. My mother was a k-3rd teacher for 30 years and I have been a PTA president, worker, and classroom volunteer for 15 years... oh and my older children who also have undrugged ADD were star pupils and principal award winners that year... That was the new principal's first year and my last.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

Savage is an excellent school. I have participated in the Bring your Parent to School Day and tonight I attended the family movie night. They make parents feel important. My kids loved the movie night. They bought 25 cent popcorn and candy. What a deal! The PTO works hard with the school. I am proud my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

The staff and Teachers are all very caring. The care about the enviroment around them.


Posted July 14, 2009

I just found this website on the internet. Savage school is my top choice. I drive from Romulus every day. Everyone is friendly and my kids are doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

I am so pleased with Savage Elementary School. We are supposed to attend a different school in the district, but we choose to drive our child to Savage. Our child gets an excellent education there. We would not go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Today was the last day of school. I was so impressed by the loving nature of the staff and principal. The had the students line the halls and clapped for the 5th graders. That was a wonderful tribute. I have been very pleased with the education my daughter received at Savage. She will be in 4th grade next year. Thank you Savage staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

Great school that is the best in the district. They really keep the parents involved daily in their childrens lives. Savage is a very good educational institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

This is an excellent school. The teachers work hard and the building is safe and clean. The new principal is friendly. My children are happy and learning a lot at Savage. Thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Moving here from another state was very scary for our daughters. While we searched for all the right 'answers' when it came to the question, 'is this the right school for our family', Savage had them. We have been very pleased with the parental interaction and participation with the teachers and students. Savage has been a role model for other schools in the district and outside the district with their reading room, and computer lab as well. The active and productive PTO find great ways to raise the needed funds for the improvements needed throughout each year and it shows! Savage is a four star school in my book. I know my children love it and look forward to their extra classes every day. (i.e. music, art, p.e., and library) Savage has some of the highest MEAPS scores as well. Keep up the great work Savage Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I review Savage as being a A+ school. Savage teachers and principle are involved everyday with the children. The staff is also always willing to help your child in any and every way that they can. I would recomment Savage to all parents who are looking for a school with staff that cares about your child as well as your childs education.As a Savage student parent I am highly impressed with the learning process of the school
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 69%
African-American 30% 18%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Community involvement (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kelley Villa
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Personal tours
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (734) 697-6520

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Interventionists
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Please come take a tour of our school.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Owen intermediate School
McBride Middle School
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42975 Savage Rd
Belleville, MI 48111
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Phone: (734) 699-5050

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