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North Sashabaw Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 356 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

Love NSE! The teachers truly care about my children. Any time there have been issues the principle has been directly involved with a resolution that I have been satisfied with as a parent. The school supports leadership and active involvement with the children. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This school is extremely disappointing. My daughter has been there for 3 years, and I'm yet to be impressed by a single teacher. They are horrible at communicating with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This is a great school for the students.. The teachers there really care and go beyond there duties as a teacher.. 2 of my children have already graduated from clarkston & the 3rd is a Senior this year.. The whole school system is great.. They help each child as needed & not as a group..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

North Sashabaw is a wonderful school to send your children too. Its in the middle of a middle class district where the people are caring and kind and many help each other out. The school has many extra curricular activities and keeps the kids interesting in learning with in room contests, etc. The teachers are phenomenal. My son has been going to NSE since grade 1 and we have not had one teacher that we did not like or had a hard time with. They truly care about their students. Go NSE!
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Posted March 28, 2006

This is an outstanding school with terrific teachers who really care about the students. The school enthusiasticly endorses parental involvement, and we feel very connected to the teacher and administrative staff there. Our children have all particiapted in the One - Two Multiage program and we feel it is a significant contributor to our children's academic success.
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Posted December 13, 2004

My child has been attending North Sashabaw Elementary for three years now, and I must say it is a wonderful school. The teachers are friendly and extremely helpful. I find that my child enjoys attending school their and is often asking to attend some of their many after school activities and clubs. In the summer the school puts on a great community fair, and with such reasonable prices for tickets I am able to take all four of my children and even a friend or two. The school meets all the needs of my children and my family. My daughter has had many opportuinities to attend some of the accelerated learning classes which I think is a big plus. I would rate this school at the top.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

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39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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80%

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67%

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67%
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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
40%

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45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

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 45% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
11%

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

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 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 81% 69%
Hispanic 15% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 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 51%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tara Ouellette
Fax number
  • (248) 623-4105

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5290 Maybee Road
Clarkston, MI 48346
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Phone: (248) 623-4100

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