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Hawkins Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 497 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2014

MY son will be returning this year for the special needs program that hes been threw before and has done a amazing improvement. my son has a rare condition and Hawkins has been the only school that has helped with his learning disabilities down to the lunch lady's since my son is on growth hormones and other medication that he needs to be able to have extra or even snacks threw out the day, it has been no extra cost to me and they have even sent home snacks on the weekend so he had his favorites at home. i cant wait for my youngest to start here next year as well, also they have more activities threw out the year even for the younger grades than most of the school district. as for the parent who posted about the high school principle i believe you referring to hornung school not hawkins which is where my son is being moved out of for same reason you posted
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

Hawkins is the worst school ever. They do not want to help children learn and are mean and rude. I had to move away for my son to get the help he needed to succeed. They never did anything to help him learn. The principle is from the high school and has no idea how to deal with young children. I went through all the channels to help him and they did nothing. He is doing wonderful at his new school. Even the lunch ladies are bad. If you need any extra help get an advocate then they will listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

They do NOT have a no student left behind policy.They will not adapt new methods for your child's learning abilities.They like to assume you as a parent do nothing at home & imply at meetings things you should/need to do. Staff is friendly & seem to care but will not push for extended learning for your child unless you push them to do so, which means struggling students fall behind & continues to do so if their parents aren't very involved. My son has learning disabilities & was held back in kindergarten even with IEP classes for extended learning time. At the end of his 2nd yr in K we were told if this wasn't his 2nd yr & was his 1st yr as a kindergartener, they would be recommending he be held back (again!?). It seems they would increase help for him as necessary & adapt new methods of teaching him as they can tell he is falling far behind than he should be academically. But no, instead they insinuate we need to do more, as if us helping, tutors, occpu therapy, etc is us doing nothing. This school district is great for academic achievers but if your child has learning disabilities you're in trouble. You well have to go full force in & fight like crazy for your childs success!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

This school is lacking when it comes to 5th grade. Both of my childrens self esteem suffered during their 5th grade year. They have one class that consists of 54 students and 2 teachers. That class was awful!! I'd say 97% of the parents did not like one thing or another that the kids had to go through both academically or emotionally. The principal, a nice man, sided with the teachers and didn't do much to help. First Grade is Great!!! Nice transition from Miller. Music and Art (Mrs. Plath and Mrs. Meyer) are wonderful. We will miss this school but not 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My daughter went thru with no issue. My son, having an LD and ADHD has struggled and it's been very difficult. Some of the teachers seem to be 'better' more informed and patient in recognizing a child with an LD. Some of the teachers have never been educated on LD so they don't understand or know how to teach these children. Hawkins Elementary has lots of room for improvement for teaching children with learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2004

Mr. Yates was a wonderful man. This is one of his students. I am now in Highschool and I look back and see what a difference he has made in my life. thank you so much Mr. Yates!
—Submitted by a former student


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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

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54%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%

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92%

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81%

2011

 
 
81%
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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.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
68%

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

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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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 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 17%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Patricia Meyer
Fax number
  • (810) 299-3910

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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