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Salk Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 577 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2013

This is my sons second year at Salk elementary and he's been doing great! My son has ADHD and the teachers and Dr. Anderson really have been very supportive and very helpful working with him. It has been very challenging in his previous years of education and I feel I have finally found some reprieve. He is doing great in Salk elementary academically and behaviorally as well! Thank you Dr. Anderson and staff I'm so impressed with your school system and so thankful I joined your team! My son loves being there as well, and that's what truly counts is that the children want to attend, learn and grow!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

New to this school system this year, and I can not say enough good thing about it. Everyone is great to work with. I look forward to being apart of this system for many years. They have been wonderful to work with. The teachers are great and I feel Dr. Anderson has been a great help with my daughter moving this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Love this school , I love having my kids LOVE to go to school! So many fun things also that go along with learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

I have 2 children in this school, and couldn't be happier. The teachers truly care about the children, and keep the parents updated daily on what's happening in the classroom. Teachers respond to emails within 24 hours (usually much quicker), they have a lot of fun activities for the entire family. The reason my house it worth $50,000 more than an identical one 2 miles away is because of Fraser schools, and the outstanding job they do! A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

If you're looking for a school that truly has your child's education in their best interest then you've definitely found it. This school encourages and welcomes parent involvement. I am always kept informed of what my children are doing. The learning curriculum is great. I highly recommend this school as an elementary school and I am a school of choice parent. Do your research on any school that you select and visit the school while they are in session if at all possible. Alot of schools may look good on paper and yet not be personable. Not at all the case with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The entire staff from the custodians and up to the principal truly care about our children and act as wonderful 'teachers' and role-models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Excellent staff, caring community, innovative ideas....great educational experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I love the innovative curriculum, dedicated staff, and overall committment that every student will get what he/she needs and be successful little learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

Salk has great teacher involvement, beyond just classroom/lesson duties. They also have a very active and involved parent community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

Salk has one of the most involved parent groups I have ever seen. This is a community! The teachers and parents accomplish so much together. Both my children benefitted so much from the challenging academic programs at this school. I believe these teachers and this school district understand the foundation our children need to succeed in this ever-changing world! I'm grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Salk Elementary has been nothing but a breath of fresh air. We were able to meet with our child's teacher a week before school started.[old district never accommodated this]The teacher is very proactive with regard to our childs needs and particular situations. We are preparing for an IEP and several questionnaires have come home with very pertinent and detailed content.[again this did not happen in our last district]. We are only a month into the school year, but so far we have been blown away by this school and their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I think Salk Elementary has been a wonderful place for my children. The teachers are dedicated to their students. Often times the teachers are not given enough credit for all of the hard work that they do. I also agree about the fundraising. There is too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

I feel Salk Elementary has been a great learning experience for my son. I agree with previous statements about the PTO... they should be concerned with issues other than just fundraising... other than that, Salk has met all my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

I agree with the fundraiser comments, they have way too many at Salk. My daughter is pushed to be competitive that way and I don't think it is necessary. Overall I am pleased with the school, and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I have enjoyed the fact that my children attend Salk Elementary. We have been blessed with very good teachers. My family moved to this distric and are very happy with our choice. I will agree with the previous comment on PTO only about fundraisers. Salk has way to many fund raisers & feel they should be limited to 2 maybe 3 sales per year, not every month. We have been in school for 2 months and have already had 2 fundraisers - Entertainment Books & Marketday. I think the PTO should carefully review what fundraisers they want to do & choose wisely. Also the Ice Cream Social is a huge fundraiser, but should have WAY MORE activities for the amount of kids they trying to entertain in such asmall crowded place. In my opinion PTO really fails in that department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

We moved into the district last year. My stepdaughter was transfering in to sixth grade and was scared. The staff made her feel welcome and she adjusted wonderfully. Salks academic program is way above the school she came from. Now my 1st grader is there and he loves his class, teacher and school. Thank you to Salks teachers and parents who dedicated their time for all of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

Salk Elementary is a good school if your child is mainstream and has no special needs or excells in anything. Forget it if your child is both gifted in some areas and challenged in others - they won't know what to do with them so they blamethe child for being somehow defective. The PTO is a fundraising organization only. There is no place to have your concerns heard. They are very good at maintaining and protecting the status quo, and the illusion of 'learning for all WHATEVER it takes'. As long as it doesn't take any extra effort, resources or patience then OK they will deliver on the promise. Otherwise - be prepared to fight long, uphill battles at every level of the district - and accept substandard effort by staff and lowered expectations of your children as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

Salk Elementary is an excellent school! The teachers are very caring and nurturing. I have and Kindergardener and 2nd grader and both do very well. I think the acedemic programs are wonderful. Reading, Writing, Math and Science are started in Kindergarden. My 2nd grader is reading chapter books on her own and is starting multiplication and division in the math program already. This is such a great school that I am having a hard time finding a comparable school district to move in to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

Technology is our future along with the children. By taking away their library and computer privileges they will be two steps behind the students from the other schools.


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

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71%

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63%
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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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42%

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44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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88%

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77%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
14%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
26%

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

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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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19%
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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

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 82% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 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 40%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School start time
  • 8:40am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Donna Anderson
Fax number
  • (586) 439-6801

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17601 15 Mile Road
Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48035
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