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Greenfield Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 329 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 12, 2014

Greenfield Elementary School. My daughter graduates tomorrow and has a wonderful experience academically and socially at this school. It s administration and teachers are quite simply the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

We have had such a wonderful experience at Greenfield with our two children. From the principal, to his administrator, to the leader of the PTA, to all of the teachers we have had the privilege of working with, they have all taken a great interest in our children. Each of them has taken an interest in not only teaching the curriculum, but also how to be a good human being. In 2009, the school was named as a "National School of Character"; one of 10 nationally that year. I have never felt more of a part of the community than I have while at Greenfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

I have been a staff member at Greenfield for just shy of 10 years. Greenfield is a building with caring, knowledgable teachers, a wonderful principal, and kind and helpful secretaries. The diverse student population are hard working and engaged in 21st century learning. Greenfield staff, students, and families pride themselves in showing "The Greenfield Way": Respect, Responsibility, and Kindness and have been recognized as a National School of Character. It would be very hard to find a better school not only to give students an excellent differentiated education but also teach kids great character.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 2, 2013

My daughter attendend Greenfield Elementary for less than 3 weeks. I witnessed two incidents that were inexcusable. I took my daughter out of the school in kindergarten. She is now in fifth grade. I will enroll her in the Birmingham Middle School and hope to have a positive experience under different leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

I am a fifth grader at Greenfield and being here for 6 years this school is good academically and the kids ok here and the teachers are pretty good too.


Posted November 19, 2012

I am an alumni of Greenfield Elementary and I loved every moment of school. I loved my teachers, I loved the environment and I loved all of the opportunities that greenfield bestowed upon me. I WISH I lived in that neighborhood as an adult, because all of my children would most definitely be students at Greenfield Elementary. Keep up the great work! GO GATORS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

Hey, don't go after my daughter The noon aid you speak about is much too old and crabby to be still working there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2012

Greenfield is so much more than an elementary school. It is the center of a close knit, caring, nurturing community. The teachers are well educated, caring, and enthusiastic. The principal is wonderful. I can't recommend it enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

Both of my children attended this outstanding school. They currently are in middle school and are both in advanced placement classes. From the moment you walk in the building everyone knows everyone. It is a true community school. The staff and admnistration are excellent and the environment here is warm and engaging. My family and I feel fortunate that our children were able to attend Greenfield Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

This school is a mixed bag. To the Jan 19 post: $10 says I know who your kid's first grade teacher is! My older son had a great experience here, he has learning disabilities and had great teachers and support. Disaster for my younger son, who is very bright academically but has behavior and mental health challenges, dealt with very inappropriately. Principal was a nightmare to deal with, I completely agree with other comments, but I also know that others love him, so it depends. The "code" of behavior seems to encourage kids to narc on each other rather than actually build character. My son was certainly no angel, but he was also targeted and scapegoated for things that were actually physically impossible for him to have done. We begged for help and an assessment for him and got nothing. Bottom line: if you have a kid who falls within the academic norm or has only academic problems, then you'll be fine; wealthy school districts that are obsessed with test scores are very bad places for children and families coping with mental health issues, they want nothing to do with you. We moved him to a "worse" district and he is a million times better off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

I have two children in Greenfield. This is our last year. My second grader has a teacher that doesn't use proper english, which results in correcting my son often. My first graders teacher calls and asks if I have any recommendations on how to teach my son with a big personality. The principal is more concerned with image and faking a great environment. If you have an issue that comes up, he will talk over you about how great the place is and completely duck or shirk any responsiblility. He will not take any issues seriously. My rating or parent involvement is so high because I have to make up the slack due to poor teachers and poor leadership at the schoo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

My children have benefited greatly from the excellent staff and facilty at this school. Great programs for the children and the community and families are greatly involved in school activities and their children's success. This is a smaller school with a hometown feel where everyone knows who you are. My children love going to school everyday and we are so happy that we found Greenfield!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I am perplexed by the negative reviews! We have experienced Pierce and Greenfield and have been so pleased with the sense of community at Greenfield. The principal is very involved, visible, approachable - the key to success is leadership. It is a good sized school and you never get lost in the shuffle. There are a number of families that have open-enrolled there for that reason. I would highly recommend Greenfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

We just moved from this district from West Bloomfield Public and we are extremely pleased with Greenfield School. The staff is very professional, the curriculum very agressive and the students well behaved, polite and eager to learn. I prefer the atmosphere at this school and would highly recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

Our family is disappoited with Greenfield Elementary. Concerns by parents are ofen handled very poorly, and many staff members do not treat parents with respect. We will not be returing to Greenfield next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2007

I couldn't disagree more with the last April review. I have personally never seen a more involved and accessible principal, not to mention one who has maximized the opportunities presented in the most diverse elementary school in Birmingham. We are moving from the school district and our biggest regret is leaving Greenfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

Social activities aplenty, but parents don't even have the right to keep their children in for the multitude of recesses they have a day. Principal seems more concerned with burying head in the sand than dealing with issues of bullying and consistent bad behavior. Cannot recommend school.
—Submitted by an administrator


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.

About these ratings

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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64%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
19%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 49% 69%
African-American 42% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Donald Tobe
Fax number
  • (248) 203-3218

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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31200 Fairfax Ave
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
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Phone: (248) 203-3217

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