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Rogers Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 381 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 3, 2014

This school only had good scores because any child who isn't the "ideal perfect angle" is forced out. If your child needs a little more guidance the teachers and principle are SUPER quick to label them as "special" or trouble makers. If your child IS in fact special needs, they ship them off to a different school. Hey anything to keep the numbers up! My children have each attended Rogers for one year separate times and both times it has been anything but pleasant or smooth. There doesn't seem to be much focus on exercise but lots on buying junk food and fund raising. One morning the kindergarten teacher complained to me that all her male students are chatter boxes and have excessive energy. If you happen to be a working parent without lots of time to volunteer they talk to you with their noses up in the air. So if you have all the time to hang out at the school and chat it up with all the other non-employed parents" your golden. I however am VERY disappointed with the Administration at Roger's elementary and my children will not be attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

This school is good. Not great. The principal is young and has some rough edges. Especially her use of the word "expecially". Not really a good role model when she doesn't know basic vocabulary. The curriculum is easy. There are no foreign language opportunities. Many of the younger students are afraid of the music teacher and admit to faking sick on days they have her class. There are opportunities if your child has learning disabilities, but there is nothing to stimulate gifted children. A problem for those of us who have them. Basically I homeschool my kids and send them to Rogers for social development. The school is more concerned with raising money then teaching kids healthy habits, as evidenced by offering pizza two or three days a week then peddling it directly outside the school doors on wednesdays along with an assortment of other junk food. There are always kids crying when their parent responsibly says "you can't eat pizza every day". It's a big scene blocking access to the school and even cutting the librarian off from his library. The school is ok, good even, but we're looking to move. I do believe it's the best the district has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

There have been some positive changes with literacy instruction which is more in line with current best practices in education. My 4th grader has been challenged and is excelling in most areas. However, have not seen a whole lot of writing pieces at conferences or otherwise?? My 2nd grader is doing fine too, but again would like to see the actual writing pieces. I have no idea if writing units are being taught ??? I am pleased with the implementation of Reading Workshop, but think phonics based instruction should be added during workshop in the lower grades. Very happy that common core standards have been adopted. I think this will step up everyone's game including teachers, students, and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

I have been extremely pleased with the quality of education my daughter is receiving at Rogers. We have found the curriculum both rigorous and engaging. Our daughter is an advanced learner and we have found that the curriculum and teachers encourage her to expand her learning beyond what is simply benchmark for her grade. Most of all, we have found her teachers to be innovative, thoughtful and compassionate. The teachers she has had have sparked a love of learning that we know will follow her throughout her life. We could not have asked for a better school to lay the foundation for her learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

As a parent over the years, I have been less than confident regarding the quality of education my child is receiving at Rogers. I agree with many of the comments regarding low academic expectations and lack of current best practices being implemented in the classroom. All things start at the top, and so the Principal should give specific attention to teacher effectiveness and how it relates to student achievement. I think this piece is being neglected. On a positive note, my child does enjoy coming to school and the Rogers community is overall friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

I would like to see students held to higher academic standards in literacy and math. Expectations overall seem low. Also, I believe teachers need to implement more effective teaching strategies which includes "best practices" in education. Research shows that teacher effectiveness is the number one factor in student learning and success. I do not feel that my children are being adequately challenged at this school. The new principal appears nice, but not sure she can lead in a way that gets results. So far not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My children attend Rogers and the social experience there has been positive, but Rogers has little to offer in terms of exciting learning opportunities. A majority of the teachers have taught 20 plus years and are inexperienced with current practices for teaching literacy, etc., or they are just not that interested in making a change to promote higher learning and student achievement. I definitely think the Principal needs to be more involved in keeping teachers accountable for learning outcomes, as opposed to putting all the responsibility on the kids' performance. Food for thought Rogers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Your life comes full circle as grandparents.It is extremely important that children want to learn and develop in a school setting. Rogers is more than a school it is a journey of utmost importance in the life of every student. We have seen such a beautiful growth in our grandchildren in all aspects of their education. To listen to your grandchildren read to you was an experience that will be cherished forever! Rogers has the most caring, happy and supportive teachers and principal. You know they have a great school when your grandchildren love to go to school. I taught school a long time ago. The lasting effect you have on a student will live with them for a lifetime. Rogers deserves to be the best school in the United States becasue they realize that learning is far more the the basics of'reading, writing and aritmetic.' It is about giving the children all of the skills in life that will mold them into productive and wonderful citizens of the world. The involvement of parents is also an important facet of this school. The enthusiasm of the children, teachers and parents is heartwarming. This school should be a model of what an education is meant to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Roger's is a friendly neighborhood school that provides a wonderful education in a caring environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Wonderful teachers,caring and involved parents, a great community of support and a school district that isn't too big or too small; a great/smart principal, a superintendent that is 'in touch' with the parents. Rogers is a Green School and offers teachers who are expert in modern and alternative teaching methods like bal-a-vis-x. We love Rogers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Rogers is an amazing school! The principal, the teachers and the staff are wonderful! They are always looking out for the best interest of your child. The children and their families that attend Rogers are so great. It feels like we are one big happy family! Go Racoons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Great teachers and staff. Terrific sense of community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

So far I have not been completely satisfied with my children's academic experience at Rogers. The curriculum is not aggressive, and expectations are relatively low. I have had to provide daily/weekly homework in order to keep my children engaged and growing, and they are average students. This school needs to challenge students to excel, not just meet grade level expectations..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Very supportive and loving teachers, I highly reccomend rogers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The Principal and teachers are all great and very personable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Our experience has been great, everyone is so friendly and dedicated to halping the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Teachers are caring and pay attention to their students ,specially when it comes to challenging them and encouraging them to 'strech their minds'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Creative learning opportunities for the kids, disciplined curriculum, solid parent involvement.


Posted April 20, 2010

My brother and I attended Rogers Elementary as children and now my son attends Rogers. The educational programs as well as the parent and community involvement in the school are only two of the things that makes Rogers Elementary stand out among elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Very positive staff and huge parent support! Go Racoons!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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79%
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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

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71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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88%

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77%

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77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
24%
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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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

Above 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
White 84% 69%
African-American 11% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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 26%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Mary Coughlin
Fax number
  • (248) 546-0634

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Berkley, MI 48072
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