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Dansville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 371 students

 

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Posted December 7, 2011

My son is in 4th grade. As I watch him progress through Elementary school, Dansville School staff members continue to challenge him and help him grow. They also work hard to address the difficult topics such as appropriate behavior (often discussed as bullying) with all grade levels. The small town family atmosphere is a comfortable place for studnets to build the skills they need as they continue through life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

Dansville School is proactive in addressing bullying in a way that enhances the relationship between students, parents and the school by offering training to parent about how to help students exhibit positive behaviour. This is a wonderful program for every parent. The meetings are being taught by the school social worker. She is an excellent choice for this course because she sees how all of the students are struggling or excelling. I am excited by the School's willingness to be proactive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Dansville Elementary School is an outstanding place for children to learn. The desire to help each child succeed in academics has helped achieve an AYP grade of 'A'. A rural setting with small class sizes allows for more teacher/student interaction. Faith Norman is a phenomenal principal that strives for better education of not only students but parents and staff. Music, art, gym are 'specials' that each grade participates in. Spanish is one of the 'specials' for grades 1-5. The school received a Spanish Grant to help improve technology and teaching of a second language. Sports are offered through the DCAA community group. Parent involvement is encouraged as it helps in the success of the children. Many ways to volunteer. The elementary PTO is always looking for new faces and fresh ideas.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

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33%

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40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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81%

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72%

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72%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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43%

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23%

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23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%

2013

 
 
67%

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65%

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65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
14%
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

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%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 35%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Andrew Cox
Fax number
  • (517) 623-6665

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1264 Adams Street
Dansville, MI 48819
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