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Commerce Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 572 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 4, 2013

The faculty at this school are amazing. We have been so impressed with the personal attention given to our children. The community is very involved. Many very cool programs - Mileage (running) Club and a school garden to name a few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers, great principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

A family atmosphere - the teachers and staff take the time to get to know the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

Feel strongly that my children are receiving a quality education by dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Our daughter has flourished at Commerce and she couldn t be happier. Kindergarten has been a very special place for her her reading, writing and math skills have exploded since September. While there are 24 students in her class, she has a great Teacher (Barb Winters), a full time Student Teacher, a full time paid Paraprofessional and Student Teacher in training (next year s full time Student Teacher) that works out to be 6 kids per Adult! Plus, there are daily volunteers. We love Commerce Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

Because we have had to move a lot, we have more than our share of schools to compare Commerce to and I must say that Commerce El. is one of the best schools that any of my children have attended. Great teachers, great staff and excellent principal who is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

Commerce Elementary is a wonderful school. My children attend a new district now because of a job relocation. I wish we were still back at Commerce. Mr. Graham offers extraordinary leadership. He stands outside as the buses arrive and greets the children. He is very approachable and shows a great amount of respect for his staff, the children and the parents. The teachers are superb. They have a great Art program, Reading Recovery and Physical Education. There test scores are consistently far above average. Sometimes it seemed like there was excessive pressure on the children to perform well particularly in preparing for MEAP testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

The academics, teachers and other staff members are all far greater then a parent could hope for! This is a most amazing school with an awesome principal. If you have the opportunity to send you child to this school then do it! You will not regret it for a second.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

Excellent staff and principal (knows all the students names and is always visible and with the students. My son had problems in reading which they caught right away and put him with a specialist. The teachers have all been great - this is his last year and I don't think I could have had him in a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

One of the best schools my children attended. Great one on one interaction with teachers. Adminstration very supportive of studentd and staff. Highly recommended
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

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88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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93%

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77%

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77%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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84%

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86%

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85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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95%

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90%

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95%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
23%
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

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 92% 69%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
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 19%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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520 Farr St
Commerce Township, MI 48382
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