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Quarton Elementary

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 508 students

 
 

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Posted January 18, 2014

Building is old and has had leaks and water damage. Bathrooms always smelled moldy. My kids were always sick there. My daughter (in the three years that she attended the school) had Pneumonia twice, pleurisy, chronic sinus infections and was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. My son was similarly ill all of the time. At some point the community voted to save the school building which had aged beyond it's useful life. Although the school may be charming due to its architecture and age that should not override the health of the building; especially given the age of the kids attending. The teachers were unenthusiastic and lacked accountability. I had a teacher tell me she thought my daughter had ADHD which prompted our spending a large sum of money to have her tested. The results showed absolutely no signs of ADHD. She did test in the gifted range so it was more likely she was bored. It is very cliquey. Was run more by parents than the principal. No diversity in the student body or teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

Quarton is an outstanding school! The teachers are enthusiastic and involved. The student body, though not diverse, is caring, well mannered and is developing high education standards. The principal is on top of her job, keeps parents involved with frequent emails and knows most of her students by name! The MEAP (state tests) are some of the highest in the state. Lastly, the school has very active parents, with just under a 100% parent conference attendance rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

What an amazing school! I've had three children at Quarton over the past nine years and I have to pinch myself to believe what a terrific environment the school provides. My wife and I were parochial school kids and suspicious of public schools to start, but the combination of young, energetic teachers and an outstanding principal have made us believers. Every type of child is nurtured here, from the gifted to the challenged. The school spirit and connection with the neighborhood and community are outstanding. Just a fantastic choice all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

I agree with the last post. We moved our child to a private school. There a lot of 'mature' tenured and burned out teachers we viewed as not enthusiastic about learning which is key at the earliest grades. As BPS continues to cut budgeted resources this will get worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

We moved our kids from this school... We felt academics were weak, little diversity, and many behavioral problems and special needs students brought standards down. It seemed to us that teachers were overwhelmed with overly full curriculums and special needs kids. Much time spent on a daily basis preparing for standardized testing led us to wonder about a 'teaching for the test' environment. This is a school where parents have too much say and children rarely feel the consequences of poor behavior. For the taxes residents pay, a poor product of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

Super Clicky school - very Birmingham - not very diverse but caring teachers. Weak academics but top notch for instilling social skills and very high parent involvement for school activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

10 out of 10. A great school. great teachers. An amazing school environment
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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78%

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94%

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83%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

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72%

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69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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91%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
11%

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

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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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 92% 69%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 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 3%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jill Ghiardi-Coignet
Fax number
  • (248) 203-3430

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771 Chesterfield Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Phone: (248) 203-3429

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