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Walt Disney Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 381 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 29, 2014

We love Disney it is my child's second home....! Not enough thanks to all of the staffs hard work and dedication!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

Walt Disney Elementary is a progressive educational institution of higher learning. Their culture provides an amazing work atmosphere for the staff and more importantly an environment conducive to student learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2009

I attended Disney K - 12 and now my son is he went to another school and came to Disney and we couldnt be happier. I love Disney! My sons teacher is absolutely wonderful! We are truly blessed to have such a warm welcoming school for our son. The principal is outstanding and the teachers, parents, paras, and volunteers really make school fun and enjyable for eevryone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

Both my children attended this school. It is a friendly environment where each child had the resources to be who they chose to be and they learned to the best of their ability. I would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I attended this school k-6 and I am honored to have my child now attend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

As an educator, I am honored to be a part of the Disney Family! Each staff member and volunteer truly cares about the education to our students and tried their best EVERY Day! We use every resource we have available to us and help each child achieve their personal BEST! It is a great community of learners.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 20, 2008

I have 3 children attending Walt Disney Elementary and I can not think of one negative thing to say. Everyone from the Principal on down is top notch. My kids LOVE this school and look forward to going every day. You could not ask for a more caring environment for your children to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

This is the best school in America. The kids are the best kids in America and the staff goes above and beyond for each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

Disney provides an quality education. The staff does a great job with the children. The one problem with the school is the friendliness. The school very much has a clique of parents that seem to be running the school with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

Both of my children attend Disney; it is a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Both of my children have or are attending Disney. I can't say enough wonderful things about the teachers and the education they offer. I hope you will call Mrs. McGuire today and set up a time to meet her, she is not only a wonderful Principal but an all around wonderful person. 5 Stars!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We love everything about Walt Disney Elementary School. I have had only positive experiences since my son started 5 years ago. I am happy all my children will attend Disney. Disney is five stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

Mrs. McGuire and her staff are the true definition of dedication. I LOVE Disney elementary and my children are truly blessed to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I have a student that went to this school from k-6th grade and is now in high school. I also have a student attending this school now and is in the forth grade. I would not have them to go to any other school. The principal and the teachers are all wonderful. I also have a new born and when he is ready to start school, I plan on sending him here.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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67%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
6%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
25%

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?

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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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 80% 69%
African-American 10% 18%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 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 42%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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36155 Kelly Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48035
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Phone: (586) 439-6400

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