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Colon Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 322 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2013

Wonderful new school! Staff seems very positive. My children love it there. Teachers are very helpful at the elementary school. I have always has my questions answered in a timely fashion. The new playground is spectacular! All of my children of all ages can play on it. Warmly welcomed by the office secretary when I go into the building. My child was reading and writing leaving kindergarten. Wow! Academics seem to be priority of colon. I can't say that about neighboring schools. My oldest is in sports and loves it. he is doing very well. he also loves his coaches and teachers. Bottom line they focus on academics and your child learning. I can't say enough good things about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

New high school and elementary school, New cutting edge technology, Teachers and students are excited to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

This school uses a research based math instruction program that cycles through common math principals at various grades to give students multiple times to grasp the concepts. They have received a grant from the Kellogg Foundation to study the math program to provide recommendations for improvements where needed. It does require parents to talk with teachers to get a better understanding of how to help with homework. Math isn't taught the way it was 30 years ago. Everyone needs to work together more.


Posted April 16, 2011

This school teaches math so confusing that the high school has to re teach it when they get there! They refuse to change what they are doing even though they have a new principal now. I try to help my child with math (I got a 4.0 in math in college) and cannot figure out what in the world they are doing! Its frustrating for the parents AND the children. My daughter has failed math for 4 years in a row and they keep sending her to the next grade with no help. She gets bullied constantly and nothing is done, and when she defends herself she gets written up for it. The school is ancient and the teaching is pathetic. As soon as I am able, my kids are OUT OF THERE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I am not at all satisfied with Colon Elementary and I am thinking of taking my child to another district. There are many many things I find disturbing like their entire way of teaching math. Its confusing even for the adults and I have talked to many parents who feel the same as I. They are not willing to change the curriculum at all and my daughter has passed by the skin of her teeth 2 years in a row. They have NO programs to help children who are low in their math or reading skills. They expect parents to teach the kids... well then WHY do we send them to school? To pick up paperwork and come home? I am appalled and disgusted that schools like this are allowed to stay open with no one stepping in to make things better!
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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21%

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36%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

2013

 
 
58%

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64%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

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30%

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33%

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31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
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%
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

Below 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 96% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
Hispanic 0% 6%
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 53%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. R Mitch Miller
Fax number
  • (269) 432-9341

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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328 East State St
Colon, MI 49040
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