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West Maple Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 572 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 26, 2013

It has excellent, caring and involved staff and Parents. I couldn't have asked for a better public school for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

West Maple is an outstanding elementary school. 95% of the staff is top notch! The administration and staff are very involved and always trying to make improvements. The PTA is very strong and very involved in enriching the students experiences beyond the classroom. We are very happy there. Most of all we love the strong sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

I love the curriculum and am pleased with the resources that the school has. In addition, the freedom given to complete assignments on an assigned timeline for the student helps them to develop a sense of time management and responsibility. The school is very organized and shows a true committment to the progress and development of the students. An area of improvement is more training needed on dealing with and understanding the diverse cultures of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

My son Trenton has had a wonderful year at Kindergarten. His teachers Mrs. Pavey and Mrs. Googasian are wonderful. The principal Laura Mahler and Asst Principal Noelle Davis are outstanding leaders, thoughtful and helpful. They are very involved on a daily basis, approachable and keep everything running smoothly. I am so impressed with this school and feel very blessed to have my son attending here. He has greatly improved skills since he started attending, especially in math, speech art music and sports. Thank you West Maple!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

West Maple continues to impress us as we now have a child in 4th grade and one in Kindergarten. The quality of the education, the challenges for students no matter what their ability is fantastic. The extracurricular activities and enrichment which supplement the state mandated work is also impressive. Teachers and administration are very responsive, caring and professional. We've been very happy with the quality and high standards overall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Overall we think this school is excellent. My children are now 5th graders and we could not ask for better teachers, they both are creative, energetic individuals, who have consistently responded to any questions or concerns we have had. My children adore them & work hard to succeed in their classes. No school is perfect, whether it be a specific program (math,reading) or a specific teacher that is weak or not perfect for your child or even problems between children. When we have had any serious issues, we have gotten support and help from the Principal, her Ass't as well as other support staff members. It is obvious that they care about keeping a warm, supportive & quality teaching environment for all children. In spite of the large size (600+)class size is around 20, with an interesting mix of French children due to the French school feeding into ours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

A great school! Parents are very much involved. They offer art, music and sport.
—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.

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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81%

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78%

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78%
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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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62%

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69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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92%

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86%

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85%

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85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
12%

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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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?

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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 86% 69%
Asian 5% 3%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 5%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Laura Mahler
Fax number
  • (248) 203-5109

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6275 Inkster Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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Phone: (248) 203-5100

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