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Miller Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 487 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2013

Miller Elementary is an excellent school. We have had experience at five schools now (three private and two public) and Miller leads the pack. The administration and staff are top notch. They truly care for the children and it shows in all they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

An end of the year field trip to a movie theater is so upsetting that it needs to be written about? Wow. How about kids and teachers just having a bit of fun at the end of a busy year? Miller teaches the common core standards, AS DOES EVERY SCHOOL IN P-CCS and in Michigan. The previous reviewer seems to think that schools have a say in what curriculum they teach. Comments about socio-economic differences in teaching practices are insulting. Miller's staff is dedicated and compassionate. Schools in North Canton do not teach in any different way, and other schools have end of the year trips to parks, bowling alleys, ice cream places, and other community spots, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

Wow is all that we can say about this school. There is very little communiation sent home from the teachers and when there is it is very high level. Our children are getting conflicting messages in the school where in one subject they need to complete the assignment and in the other subject it is fine if they do something else and don't finish. I beleive the breaking point is the school wide end of year field trip to the movie theater during the school day. What exactly is this teaching the students? In our opinion they watch way too many movies and aren't challenged thoroughout the school year. The school is hiding the behind the federal core currilculum as a reason why they don't challenge those that should be challenged more. Also, we have recently found out that other public elementary schools within Canton are doing well more than what Miller is. Why should socio economic status matter? Not sure but if you are looking for a school to educate and challenge your students try the west side of Canton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

I have to laugh at the previous review. It seems to be submitted by someone promoting charters. This is an outstanding school. It has high performing students and a stable and professional staff. My friend sent her child to a local charter and it was completely disorganized-kids eat prepackaged meals, the staff turnover was unbeleivable, and the curriculum was a joke. Miller is an outstanding school in an outstanding district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Miller is a great neighborhood school that serves community.


Posted March 28, 2007

We are all awaiting our schools re-construction. Miller has been a wonderful elementary school. Teachers and staff are caring and structured. This is a school that I am proud of and will continue to enjoy having in my neighborhood.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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74%
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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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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92%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

2013

 
 
64%

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
64%
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 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 66% 69%
Asian 19% 3%
African-American 7% 18%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Aimee Bell
Fax number
  • (734) 416-4801

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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43721 Hanford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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