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Tenniswood Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 412 students

 

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Posted June 21, 2014

A staff dedicated to building positive relationships with every child and family. A beautiful science lab, Smartboards in every classroom...students get an education that is second to none.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2013

If you want your child to bullied, then send them to Tenniswood elementary. My son was bullied on the bus, so I put him in sacc. Today my thrid grader was pinned down by 3 fifth graders and the principal sends me a note saying he will be suspended. There is a month left of school and I am switching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I love Tenniswood Elementary... My husband & I went there. We were in the same Kindergarten class! Now I am happy to share the school with my children. I love the Teachers, the Principal... Overall, Love it..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2011

I love Tenniswood school.. the staff is wonderful and the teachers are great so the Principal! My Daughter is in second grade and she has attended Tenniswood since kindergarten!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

My son is in third grade and has attended Tenniswood since kindergarten. I absolutely love this school. Wonderful office staff, and the teachers are to be highly commended. Lisa N
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

I absolutely despise Tenniswood. The class sizes are unacceptable. If your child is disruptive to the class in anyway the teachers and I do mean all of the teachers, label your child ADHD and want them medicated. Complain to the principal and she's right there singing the praises of medication and doesn't care whether or not ADHD is the real issue. Bullies are not handled appropriately and I just love the early dismissal every Wednesday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

My child has attended Tenniswood for a few years, I am very disappointed with the way the principle handles issues that may arise. I wish the staff would be more helpful in giving my son the direction he needs. He does not like this school and cries everyday about going to school. My sons admiration for overall learning has dropped considerably. He will definately not be returnig next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

My children have been attending Tenniswood for 5 years. Pro's---The teachers with a couple of exceptions wonderful !! The new construction and remodeling inside and out are great!! High parent involvement. Cons---Class sizes are too big, which puts both teachers and students at a huge disadvantage (30 kids on avg). It has become overwhelmingly obvious that Image and the mighty dollar are far more important to the principle than the actual success of the children. There are many clicks among the staff that have yet to be broken up. I find not enough help offered to children who really need it..whether it be socially or academically. Over all a great school...Needs new leadership!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

My children have attended Tenniswood for the past 3 years. The teachers are excellent as is the learning environment. My children love to go to school everyday and the improvements to the school make them even more excited about going. The only thing I am not impressed with is the principal, she needs to focus more on helping the children and less on the financial cost for proper testing and help to the children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Tenniswood has a core group of exemplary teachers. However, there are some that do not have the basic skill set needed to work with children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

My children have attended Tenniswood for 5 five years. The teachers are incredible but the principal is not. All other qualities of the school would have a higher rating if the administrator would find another job. Her priorities are not with the children or making the school a better place. the newly hired teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

My children love tenniswood. Overall I am very satisfied with this school and the quality of the education being provided. The office staff and teachers go out of their way to help in difficult situations.....kudos to tenniswood for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

Tenniswood is a great school as far as parent envolment goes. The leadership skills are not where they should be. There is a stong sense of what's really important there, and it's not the children. Test scores and imiage seem to be far more important. I would like to say thanks to all the parents who do help out, if it wasn't for you guys, I would have nothing good to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

Tenniswood is a great school with wonderful teachers! My kids love going to school and have learned more than I have imagined. I wish the room sizes were larger and less kids in each class. The music, art, and gym teachers are fantastic. Overall, I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2005

I have two children that attend this school. They both are in the IEP program which I am very satisfied with. I think 32 children is too much for a single teacher to handle. Some children need more help than others. My son which is ADHD was not cooperating one day and was sent to the office to see the principal. I am not happy with the way she handled the situation I don't think it was handled in a professional way. You should have patience with children if you are indeed in the presence of children on a daily basis. Let alone a disabled child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I would like to add to my above comments that class size is way too large ,especially for those room sizes. The classes are pie shaped with on average 32 students in a class. I wish the class sizes were smaller.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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72%
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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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51%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
7%
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%
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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

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 60% 69%
African-American 31% 18%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 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 58%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kimberly Vigneron
Fax number
  • (586) 493-5645

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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23450 Glenwood St
Clinton Township, MI 48035
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