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South Canton Scholars Charter Academy

Charter | K-8 | 577 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $162,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $930.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted October 13, 2014

Excellent school,,,teachers are very hardworking and helpful with my kids,,,my kids love this school ,,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2014

This school is amazing. My son started at this school last year and was almost 3 years behind. In one year the staff was able to help catch him up. These teachers are dedicated to their students excelling. I would recommend the school to any parent out there. We had tried a couple if schools/ districts before going here. My son loves his teachers and loved the school atmosphere. It seems as though all the students respect one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

Attending South Canton Scholars Charter Academy is like receiving a private school education for free. The curriculum is challenging, but the school recognize the strengths and weaknesses in your child and work to strengthen the weaknesses. If your child have mastered a particular subject they are given advanced work. I have three children attending SCS and I'm very pleased. I'm also grateful that parents are welcomed anytime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

My son has been here for 3 years (since opening.) They've gotten better with each year. My son had issues with bullying at a prior school. My son feels safe to protected and has said "they don't allow bullying here." The teachers in 6th grade ARE STELLAR!!! They've been amazing and helpful when some issues have come up for our son. Academically he does great, he gets good grades in class good test scores in MAP & MEAP. I think regardless to the school my son would do well academically. The love and care he recieves is what makes the difference for us. There are great after school programs too like language classes, roborics, art classes etc. Thanks SCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Worst school around. Administration is too scared to do anything about discipline or real issues because they are too concerned about how parents will react. Parents run the show and they are running it into the ground. AVOID AT ALL COST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

If your child is not highly motivated to be successful in his or her educational persuits, your child will not be happy at this school. This schools expectations are way above the bar, and will be a challenge for students and parents. Its a newer school with energetic young teachers, MEAP scores have improved each year with only two years with the current students in the system. Expect similar scores to Canton Acheive, and Canton charter Academy within the next few years after students become accustom to higher standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

Love the school, really pushes kids to learn beyond the public schools. They are strict which is nice. They take pride in the United States and that is a nice change from public schools who dont even allow the flag. Only downside is the social side. Not much for outside activites. I know that is not the most important thing but for kids, it matters. The education really is wonderful. Teachers care and are responsive. They really push parents to be involved, also good. I would suggest the school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

Best school ever!!!!!!!!!!! My friends and teachers are awesome!!!! Academics are great and school field trips!!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
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 42% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%
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 39% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 35% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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
Asian 40% 3%
White 40% 69%
African-American 15% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 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 121%N/A48%
Female 248%N/A48%
Male 252%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Sabrina Terenzi
Associations
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Fax number
  • (734) 547-3077
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3085 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188
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