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Genesee Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 23 students

 

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Posted January 4, 2013

My son is a new student this year. I cannot say enough wonder things about the staff and administration at this school. The homework and classes are very intense and there are high expectations of all students in their learning and walk of faith. If a solid Christ centered education is what you are looking for, I highly recommend Genesee Christian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

Genesee Christian was a terrible experience, far from pleasant . I came to the US with my family from Mexico and attended 2nd grade through 7th. I experienced many humiliations while attending this school. I was different from everyone, and NO ONE in the school system reached out to make me feel comfortable. I was shy and reserved compared to the other kids. It seemed everyone was stuck in this weird persona of being outgoing, into sports, and "perfect". or else you were an outcast. No one knew how to deal with different personalities, absolutely no cultural competence. It literally felt like being trapped in a box full of clones.Thank God my parent's pulled me out after I had literally no friends or faculty I could rely on and fully developed social anxiety. I began attending Grand Blanc public schools and was exposed to different personalities, thoughts, experiences, and beliefs that helped me compare myself and find who I am. I made friends and had people I could relate to that helped me cope with my anxiety, I was accepted for being me. The public school system prepared me far better for the real world than this school.


Posted June 12, 2011

We've had our son enrolled for the past two years and have loved the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I am trying to remember the name of my first grade teacher I had. My friends and I were talking about stories from elementary and I could not remember the name of my first grade teacher. I graduated in '09, so I guess I was in first grade during 1998. Can someone please help me?! Thank you so much in advance, this is really bothering me that I cannot remember.


Posted June 1, 2010

My son has attended GCS for three years (since Kindergarten) and will be returning next year. The academic programs here are outstanding, and the teaching staff is very engaged. As a result, my son is farther ahead than his public school counterparts. I am thrilled that we chose this school, which has been instrumental in helping me develop a child who is bright, inquisitive, and compassionate. It was important to me to have my child attend a christian school to support the morals and integrity we try to instill in him, and to have like-minded people (both other families and the staff) to support those efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

My son started this year as a Junior. He is very happy and so are we. Great education staff and friendships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

I attended GCS K-12th grade. I truly enjoyed my school years. I was more than prepared for college. I was able to test out of several classes and was even given an athletic scholarship. I truly believe I am a better person for attending this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

We have three children attending GCS. I can only speak for the elementary, as that is where our children are in attendance, but I must say, every teacher we have had so far is superior. They are selfless in their giving to our children. It is most definately a ministry and that is evident as they are constantly in service to their students. The new administrator is wonderful and I believe he will take the school leaps and bounds above where it has been in the past. I am grateful to have my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I have 3 children in GCS and i am extremely happy with this institution. There has been a change in leadership which needed to take place. The new administrator/principal is an outstanding leader, communicator and educator. This is a Christrian school. They have a high biblical and moral standard which is why I chose to pay for schooling and not use public schools. The education is certainly advanced over most public schools and they have excellent extra curricular programs. I highly recommend this school to those who are looking for a Christian school environment for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

I attended GCS from sixth grade until graduation. GCS is a fine institution and definitely prepares students for life after high school as well as, and in most instances better than, public school systems. I was very well prepared for college after my time at GCS. In fact, I did well enough on my standardized exams that I was offered more than a dozen complete four year academic scholarships to major state universities. The teaching staff is excellent and the school leadership is of extraordinary character. This school is a superb environment for children of all ages, and I highly recommend it. I have no regrets at all about my education at GCS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2007

We have an amazing sports programs. Our academics are very good compared to what the others say. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2006

I have attended Genesee Christian since kindergarten. I am involved with varsity basketball, volleyball, and soccer. I am on student council, honor society, and have been in almost every play at GCS. At the end of every year all students going into 9-12 grade are given a sheet regarding what classes that they want to take the next year. This list includes 5 advanced placement classes which are history, literature, biology, calculus, and psychology. Students are also allowed to go to Skill Center to take classes throughout the year. Every year students take a school issued Standard Achievement Test to see what teachers need to work on for the rest of the year. The school also provides tests like, PLAN, PSAT, and information for the SAT/ACT.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2006

This school provides superb education, and good opportunities in sports, especially for a small school. The teachers are, for the most part, friendly and caring, but there are certain exceptions who seem to make a point of being judgmental and harsh. While a certain amount of discipline is biblical, some of what is going on at GCS is going to far, it will turn kids into bitter adults, it already has. While some of the rules are strict beyond belief, many of the teachers allow a more sensible atmosphere in the classroom. If it weren't for some of the great teachers, I would not recommend this school. Make sure you don't raise your kids inside a holy huddle, they will hit the ground hard when they go into the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

We have loved Genesee Christian school for our children. The teachers go above and beyond in caring for students and generally, classroom environements are very challenging. If you want a safe, personal environment that integrates Christian principles into all areas, this may be the school for you. Sure, the public school does have more to offer if you care about quantity of extracurricular options, a way to attain an 'easy A', or prefer a more lenient environment with less rules. But here the students are typically accepting and kind, classroom size is small, and teachers have a lot of interaction with the kids. The one weakness is the administration, but teachers are usually very receptive to our concerns. For a small school, there are many opportunities such as drama, journalism, student council, honor society, a variety of sports, as well as opportunities for outreach and service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

I am a parent at this school and we think this school is an excellent choice for education. We moved to be closer to the school. It is worth the financial cost! There are some very good teachers and a good environment for learning. Most of the sports teams do very well. The elementary school is starting a band. There is many opportunities for parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

This school doesnt have what it takes to prepare you for the real world. The school cant even offer you a selection of courses but just hands you your schedule for the year. That is not true that the education at Genesee Christian is better than a public school after I pulled my student out of there they thrived at the public school. Public schools offer so much more in the academic field with all the teachers being state certified and the access to computer technology. Also the opportunities in extracurricular activities at a public school are very numerous. So, I would have to not recommend this school to any one and recommend putting your child into a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

My child has attended this school for the past three years. Although their rule system is archaic, as the other reviews suggest, it has been worth putting up with them to know that my child is getting an excellent education. The present administration is totalitarian in their decision making, but the teachers are wonderful, and compared to the education the kids are receiving in any of the public school systems in the area, the children will be well prepared for the future. However, the one reviewer that implies that the school does not prepare these children for the MEAP or higher education is dead wrong. I am a graduate of this school myself. I received one of the highest possible scores on my ACT, passed the MEAP with no problems, and received a full-ride scholraship to the UM Ann Arbor Campus and am now a biochemist for the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I believe that Genesee Christian School is one of the worst private schools in the state of Michigan. I pulled my child out of this school for several different reasons. One reason is how terrible parent involvement with the school board was, they never let any one go to a school board meeting and voice ones opinion on school related issues. I also felt that the schools administrator would hide behind other people when he would make a decision or a rule change (which this frequently happened). Another issue is with the lack of a good education for my child, lack of preparation for the state MEAP test, and also the lack of several tools needed to make it in a college or university. I could not or will not recommend this school to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I have been mostly dissatisfied with Genesee Christian, however because of the lack of better alternative schools, I am keeping my children here. The administration and board members seriously lack in communication skills. Parents and teachers are not informed of who board members are or where and when they meet. In fact, parents are not allowed at board meetings. My main dissatisfaction lies in the fact that they are extremely narrow-minded and seek absolutely no parental input.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2004

We've been extremely happy with Genesee Christian schools. Even though we live within a really good public school district, it has been more than worth the sacrifice to send our children to a public school. They are always at a higher learning level than the neighbor kids in the same grade but they attend public school. I'm glad they can go to school and learn about God and Jesus, unlike public schools which barely allow the kids to mention anything religious. We have to make some personal and financial sacrifices to send our kids to a private school, but it is more than worth it!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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 39% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

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About the tests


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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Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 69%
African-American 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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