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Eton Academy

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Posted June 19, 2014

What they have done for us is priceless After 2 years at Eton our daughter was able to go back to her former school and far exceeded our expectations. Eton provided her with the skills, strategies and the confidence she needed to excel in a "regular classroom". They taught her how to turn her LD's into strengths. The Upper school teachers are very dedicated. They provided intense new challenges, remediation and a very individualized education. She worked very hard here and they encouraged her ever step. This is an incredible place. I am shocked at the bad reviews -not our experience at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Very poor school, no attendance records kept, kids show up when they feel like showing up. Waste of money.


Posted February 22, 2014

Having two children who have very successfully transitioned from Eton to Cranbrook Kingswood Schools, I can only say THANK YOU for educating my children in such a way to create confident, respectful, caring and successful young adults! You have changed their lives and we will always be grateful to have been able to give our children this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

We had a terrible experience here. We wasted a lot of time and money, and worse, our child was not treated with respect. Please use caution. This school has a very narrow set of children it is meant for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

This is my childs 5th year at Eton. We have found this school to be perfect for her. She has learning disabilities, which this school specializes in. They teach her in ways that she understnads and she is very successful. There is no bullying or behavior problems, the teachers are great and well trained. They also teach social skills. I lhear so many kids who had terrible experiences at other schools,say they just love it here. It is expensive but worth it, way better than public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

very disappointed ...they are all money focused versus anything else ..i would not recomend it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

My son failed both the 8th and 9th grade before we enrolled him in Eton Academy. He is a senior this year, is getting good grades and scored well on the ACT. Eton gave him (and us) our life back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

My son has attended Eton since the 4th grade and now is a senior this school has been a life saver and I would recommend it to any parent whose child is struggling in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Very Poor Quality of Academic Programs. Eton promises individualized Education Plans and instruction but does not provide these services. Students who leave Eton are academically unprepared to enter another public/private school. For the past two years that our son attended Eton he academically regressed. Eton's own testing revealed our son was a full-year behind his grade level. Joellyn M. Jolly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

My son entered the school two years ago after having a slew of problems in traditional public schools. Lost homework, huge problems making friends, seriously low self-esteem and so on. Two years later, he has friends, he is actually learning in an environment that supports his learning difference, and a staf that 'gets it.' It isn't cheap, but it is definately worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

This is my 8 year old son's first year at Eton and I couldn't be more thrilled with the progress he has made both academically and emotionally. The 'blended' classes ensure that my son receives instruction at 'his' level. The small class setting is ideal for one-on-one instruction when needed. My son's classmates are at the same academic level as he so no one feels inadequate for the instruction they receive. The students are not propelled into a higher level of learining until they've mastered their current level. The students are given every chance to 'succeed' and succeed they do in this nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

This school specializes in learning disabilities. Class size is not higher than 8 students per teacher. It goes from 1st-12th grade. Tuition is expensive but well worth it. Children are taught to be independent, extensive study techniques, and to be advocates for themselves. Excellent teachers, principal and assistant principals. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who has a child with learning disabilities.
—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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 69%
African-American 7% 19%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Pete Pullen
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  • Nonsectarian
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  • NAIS

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1755 East Melton Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 642-1150

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