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Gallimore Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 356 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2013

Sadly, Gallimore has declined over the years. There is a complete lack of leadership, and the principal is inept. She clearly favors certain families, and she treats others badly. The morale in the building is low, from staff to families. Parties and celebrations have been elimnated. Enrollment is down around 100 students in less than 10 years. Many families have requested a transfer within the district or have left for charters and private schools. The review (May 19, 2012) praising the principal is a complete joke. She could not have written it better herself. Oh wait, maybe she did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

I share the sentiments of the reviewers praising the teaching and support staff of Gallimore Elementary. My two kids attend Gallimore and as a parent, I've worked in all of their classrooms since Kindergarten. I've come away with a great deal of respect for the teachers that I've encountered. It is obvious they truly care about their students and work hard to provide all of them with a first rate education. Also, as a family we have had our share of interaction with Ms. May, Gallimore's principal. I have always found her to be a strong leader and extremely balanced - both fair and firm. During the time I've spent in the school, when students are sent to her office she consistently uses those disciplinary interactions as additional teaching opportunities with the kids rather than just punishment time. While I agree that every administrator or teacher's style doesn't suit every person's taste, no one will ever be able to convince me that Ms. May isn't dedicated to the education and well-being our students. Bottom line, Gallimore is a great school and it is an even better school with Ms. May as it's principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

So blessed to be part of such a caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated teaching staff. Gallimore teachers work diligently to ensure that the needs of all students are met. Kids are at the heart of everything we do!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2012

Happy to have a school like Gallimore where I feel confident that children will be loved and cared for by dedicated, competent teachers. A truly top-notch educational experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

Gallimore has an excellent staff and a wonderful community of parents. The program at Gallimore is rigorous and there is awesome progress evident!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2012

This school has issues stemming from leadership. Over the last 20 yrs years we have moved among several locations in the Ply-Canton community, and had our kids in several different elementaries--all very good, except this one. In our short-time there we've experienced several bullying problems, poor teacher performance (not all, just the couple we've had), and the principal is completely missing-in-action. When you do see her she'll tell you what you want to hear, then dissappears again and nothing changes. Eventually she just wears you down with incompetence / lip service and you give-up. My advice, make sure your comfortable with your child's teacher early on, and document everything when dealing with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

We have had a wonderful experience (so far) at Gallimore. The teachers have been great. My daughter has really excelled since attending Gallimore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

Gallimore has the nations best kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Miller! She has technique, style, wit, humor, patience and principal! The kids love her and the parents admire her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Gallimore is a wonderful school where kids can feel safe and successful. Kind and caring staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

Great teachers that are dedicated and love their jobs !!!


Posted January 30, 2008

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Gallimore this year and she loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

In response to the parent of the Kgtn. student: Gallimore has one of the districts AI and previously special needs students in their MEAP scoring. I am the parent of one of those 4th grade students and, although my child receives A's and B's in the mainstream classes, she cannot test well on the MEAP. That would explain the scoring. Gallimore has been a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

My son is on his second day as a K-school student at Gallimore. This is my very first time to check school's academic performance at all 15 Plymouth-Canton elementary schools. On the paper, it looks like this Gallimore has the lowest overall scores on math & reading of the 4th graders and writing of the 5th graders. Besides, the 4th graders' scores are even below the state average. So, this school definitely needs big improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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55%

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55%

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55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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67%

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70%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
33%
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?

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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

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 71% 69%
African-American 14% 18%
Asian 8% 3%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 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 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kimberly May
Fax number
  • (734) 416-7670

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8375 North Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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