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A.C. Edgerton Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 381 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2011

My comments are in reference to a parent comment posted on Feb. 20, 2011. A. C. Edgerton does not have preschoolers in our building. A group of 4 year olds are bused to the Edgerton parking lot and then board another bus, which takes them to our Early Elementary School. Every morning 4 employees are outside for bus duty when our 7 buses arrive. Two of the employees are there to make sure the 4 year olds get off one bus and go to the next bus, which is usually right next to it. Both bus drivers are also vigilantly watching the 4 year olds proceed from one bus to the next. My philosophy is a school is built to reach and teach each child, each day, however, our #1 job is to keep our students safe. Edgerton is a single entry and exit building. We have security cameras posted in many places and in the office we have cameras that the secretary and I can constantly observe or change location through our handheld remote. At Edgerton we welcome visitors, however, NO ONE may enter and just visit without warning. Any adult entering must proceed immediately to the office, sign in, show identification and put on our large, orange visitor pass. If someone would enter without warning and just roam around the building 911 would be called and immediately we would go into a lockdown. I believe this comment is not factual.

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Posted June 16, 2013

Teachers are great. My daughter went here for a few years before we moved to another district. She only had good teachers who cared about her and wanted to make sure she succeeded. I wish we hadn't moved cause I haven't found a place since like Edgerton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

Amazing teachers and staff!!! My only complaint is the pick-up procedure in the afternoons. They have an ideal parking lot for a more appropriate car rider pick-up procedure to be in place but instead, dozens of adults (hopefully parents but who can keep track in all the chaos) freely enter the building and only one door is monitored. It is an open invitation for something bad to happen. They currently hand out cards to allow permission for the guardian to leave the building with the child, but again, there are doors elsewhere in the building that are not monitored. Eliminating parents entering the building everyday in droves and putting in place a safer parent pick-up procedure is a must. The new principal does not seem very receptive to new suggestions. As far as teaching goes, you can't get better teachers! I just hope they take a step back and realize their safety practices are severely antiquated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

I visited to decide what to do. The principal is amazing, although when she was gone one day, there was a lot of chaos when I went into the building. The children were all over the halls and it was a bathroom time for some, and then there were some doing other things. The problem I saw was that preschoolers were getting off the bus with no one around. Dangerous and not very safe. It is a great learning environment I'm sure, but this day, it could have been disastrous. Don't just go by what you read, go visit without warning and see for yourselves. Maybe it was just a bad moment or time in the day. Obviously the boss was gone. I would consider putting children at this school. It wasn't a total bad thing that's why I gave an average rating.


Posted December 15, 2010

Moving from a southern region, we were apprehensive about moving north and what the people and schools might be like in comparison. We have been pleasantly surprised with A.C.Edgerton! The teachers, staff, principal, parents, and volunteers are all very involved, polite, and considerate. The exact opposite of what we expected. The children are all very well rounded and welcoming. My children couldn't be happier! An amazing school and school district, AND TOWN!!! I wish we could have moved here years ago! The principal is involved in ways I have never heard of, the teachers welcome open communication and always have the childs best interest at heart, and the office staff is always on top of things and very considerate. I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

I am so thrilled to have my children attend A.C. Edgerton Elementary. We moved here from another state and the first thing I looked at was the school system. This is what I love about Edgerton: quiet halls, exciting classrooms, safety is a huge priority, teachers like parents and students, and if you have a problem and go the principal, Mrs. Kerr, the problem will be solved! She will study the problem, get everyone together and before long what seemed to be an impossible problem is on its way to being solved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Excellent principle, and devoted, forward thinking teachers. Educators at this school are committed to introducing new technology and providing the best education for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

The best elementary school in the area. Fantastic principal, who knows and loves every student, the most dedicated teachers I have ever seen and a PTO that does everything and makes everyone feel welcome.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

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72%

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2011

 
 
79%
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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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61%

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57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
54%
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%
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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 93% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 48%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:55
School end time
  • 3:35
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Katrina Mitchell
Fax number
  • (810) 591-8162

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11218 North Linden Rd
Clio, MI 48420
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