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Barhitte Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 418 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2012

This isn't about the school, which so far I love! It is about the school of choice. We have it but good luck actually getting released from your district. I had to fight kearsley to get both daughters released. One is homeschooled the other is now at Bentley. Kearsley was terrible once oldest got to high school. One day they couldn't even find my daughter who was sitting in the library. My youngest is at Bentley and so far we love it. She has a great teacher and class size is 27 students. There is one teacher, 1 assistant teacher, a helper, and a paraprofessional. All for 27 students which means more one on one time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

Barhitte is a really good school. While I have had a problem with an occasional teacher, overall my experience has been very positive. There is a small, dedicated group of parents that lead the Booster organization and through them, the school puts on several additional activities not normally found at small schools, such as a Halloween party and End of the Year party. This year is going to be a major challenge as the district will be going from a 3 school system to a 2 school system due to declining enrollment and therefore a decreased budget. I think if you are looking to be involved with your child's education and are looking for a school that will work with you and your child(ren), you cannot do much better then Barhitte Elementary.
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Posted July 25, 2005

Barhitte, as well as the junior high and high school, offers a caring staff who go out of their way to help students and communicate with parents. I went to Grand Blanc and when I moved here I worried that the opportunities wouldn't be here for my three children, but I have found otherwise. My children are getting a quality education. Barhitte's MEAP scores have been on the rise over the past few years with scores better than the state average. Though the district has been going through financial difficulties and had to cut bussing, I could surely think of worse things that could be cut. I commend Bentley's staff and am very happy that my children attend the Bentley schools.
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Posted November 29, 2004

I am very pleased with Bentley schools. We moved from Kearsley to the Bentley district a few years ago. My son has special needs and we found Bentley was eager to take him on. At Kearsley I felt like we were a problem for them. My daughter attends Barhitte and loves it. Bentley is a small scool district but it has a very personal approach. The students at Bentley all know each other. We are happy to be part of the Bentley family.
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Posted August 5, 2004

I was very reserved about my child going to Bentley Schools. My husband and I were both graduates of Davison. After two years of elementary education for my daughter, I am very pleased. The entire staff has been very helpful and informative. I love the amount of school spirit that they teach at the kindergarden level. I highly recommend Bentley Community Schools at the elementary level.
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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%
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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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23%

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27%

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33%

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33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

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64%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

2013

 
 
37%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%
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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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

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 85% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
African-American 5% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 72%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 3:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Debra McCollum
Fax number
  • (810) 591-9198

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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