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Crossroads Charter Academy (Pk-6)

Charter | PK-6 & ungraded | 412 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Crossroads Charter Academy is a public school with a lot of heart and pride. We offer small class sizes, a caring environment, and we make our students feel like they are part of the CCA family. It has been my pleasure to come alongside students, mentor them, challenge them, and watch them grow. This year I am able to look at CCA through both my teaching perspective and through my kindergartner's eyes. It has been a wonderful experience for me to see how my own child feels about her school and what the staff of CCA do for her. We offer a safe classroom environment where all learners are able to achieve success! So proud to teach at CCA! Come check us out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2013

Did you try going into the school and talking one on one with the principal? or go to the superintendent? I have been involved with this school since 2003 as a parent and following the chain has always ended in getting results. Bullying is NOT tolerated and I know this for a fact. If it were me as her mom I would be standing in front of his office the moment he came thru the door. Mom get active!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

I wish I could give this school no stars. My child has attended here since kindergarten. Last year, the bullying began by one girl, towards the end of the year. This year, it has gotten worse and worse. The staff do nothing unless the child has affluent parents. My child is pushed, called names and they make fun of her disability. I've talked to staff numerous times and even called to speak to the principal a second time. He didn't bother calling me back. I don't know if she can handle waiting one more month for school to end. This place is awful. If you want your child to come home crying everyday and have to give them a pep talk in the morning just to go to school, send them to this dreadful facility. If this is what 4th grade is like here, I wonder what high school is like?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

Crossroads is an excellent school. Their tagline is "Small classes, great staff", and that's exactly right. We started our kindergartener at CCA this year; she was already reading, and we were apprehensive that she wouldn't be challenged to grow. After looking into several area schools, it appeared that CCA offered the most rigorous curriculum--and we hoped the small class sizes might make it easier for the teachers to individualize the curriculum. That is exactly what happened. The teacher found creative ways to make sure our daughter received appropriate challenges. As a direct result, she is now reading at a fourth-grade level. We are very excited to continue to see our daughter blossom at Crossroads, and would encourage others--particularly others with high-achieving children--to send their students there was well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

CCA is the best school. I love the one on one with the students. There is no more then about 18-20 kids in a class. Thats better for the children to learn. Our Principal is the best. He knows every kid by name. Thats just awesome. Our title 1 staff is the most caring set of teachers and parents I've known. My child started out there in k. and is going to finish there in 12th grade. Right now my child is in 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I sent my child to this school for a half year and promptly took them out. I thought that private schools were supposed to have better teachers and better test scores than public schools. In this city, thats not the case. The athletic programs are also disgraceful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

I have two children who attend Crossroads Charter Academy, and we couldn't be more pleased with school. The attention to our specific needs is fantastic, and the teachers and staff all take prode in the work they do and the relationships they build. The teachers and principals are more to us than just teaching staff... they have become more like friends who really care about the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I have been a parent at this school for 7 years and am very impressed by the teachers and the academics taught here. The small class sizes and extra help given where needed make it far superior to the other public schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Parent involvement in not only encouraged but nearly required at this very family oriented school. It is an extremely positive learning environment for the students and is top notch in its instructors and administration. This school is a breath of fresh air. I feel my kids are safe when they go to school.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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33%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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56%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
13%
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 42% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
25%

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%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 86% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 160%N/A48%
Female 250%N/A48%
Male 250%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Christopher White
Fax number
  • (231) 796-9874

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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215 North State St
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