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Siple Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 418 students

 

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Posted March 5, 2014

Siple is an amazing school with the best teachers. When it came time for my lease to be up in my home I chose to stay right here by Siple and in the Davison Community School District. The teachers in the school have helped my kids educationally but also on a personal level. I have regular updates of all the happenings and I'm always in touch with the teachers. Three kids so far attending/attended Siple and two to go. Won't move anytime soon just to be right here with an awesome school helping raise my kids the right way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

Siple is a wonderful school with great teachers and support staff. The kindergarten teachers and support staff have done an exceptional job teaching. The principal is awesome and keeps the school running smoothly. I can't thank the entire staff enough for all their hard work. Sincerely, P.N.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

Siple is an outstanding school with an outstanding teaching staff, especially Christy Turner and Mrs Pierson. The office staff however does need improvement. They seem a bit too "comfortable" in their jobs. Also seems too be a lack of communication between parents and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%
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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 90% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 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 46%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Pam Chedister
Fax number
  • (810) 591-5102

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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9286 East Coldwater Rd
Davison, MI 48423
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