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Pine Island Elementary

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 461 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2008

Pine Island Elementary has done an exceptional job of providing my children with a good education, safe & kind surroundings & opportunity for me as a parent to become more involved. In the past the only thing I could see needed improvement was the updating of text books in some subjects which they knew was needed and now they have implemented. Pine Island truly has an exceptional staff all the way around from their teachers, office staff, janitors to their kitchen helpers and volunteers.The care they have taken in providing our children here with so much opportunity doesn't stop at education. The parent, school system and over all community involvement is out standing! I highly suggest Comstock Park Public Schools & area for raising a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

My daughter attends Pine Island. I am not impressed with her teacher, the quality of education or the administration. Well, lack of administration. The school has had 4 principals this year alone. The curriculum is lacking and is far behind that of other nearby districts. The school does not do a good job teaching responsibility or character traits as most of the students are lacking in both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

The teachers are good, but very clique'. The rules tend to be excessive and do not encourage individuality in students. They focus on the core circulum and nothing more. The kids learn enough to move on to middle school, but they don't come away with warm fuzzy memories of the place.
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Posted May 19, 2006

This school is a wonderful place for our children. If you want your students to attend a warm, caring school that has high expectations for you children, that incourages students be responsible for their actions and their school work this is the school for you! The school building and grounds are beautiful. I wish more elementaries were this wonderful as every child would benefit from this kind of environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

This school does not care about what parents think about anything. The teacher quality of education is poor. If you want more for your children, I wouldn't recommend this school.
—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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

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26%

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30%

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30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

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60%

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62%

2011

 
 
62%
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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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

2013

 
 
76%

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67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
12%
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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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 66% 69%
Hispanic 20% 6%
African-American 7% 18%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 61%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Stacy Reehl
Fax number
  • (616) 785-4176

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6101 Pine Island Dr Ne
Comstock Park, MI 49321
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Phone: (616) 254-5500

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