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Madison Elementary School

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Posted July 5, 2011

I am a parent of more than one student who matriculated at Madison for the 2010-2011 school year. For the most part i have positive experiences w/ many of the teachers. There was one teacher, grade K, who I thought was most inappropriate w/ her assessments. I discovered she had a record of recommending that many of her students remain in grade K for an additional year. I found her communications w/myself to be limited and contradicting. If it were not for the positive experiences had w/ many of the teachers at Madison, my child would not be returning for the following school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

Madison is a great school.I have a kindergardener and a 1st grader....they love the school and I know they are learning a lot. The teachers Mrs gargas(k) and Mrs Lepage(1st) are great.They communitcate with me and that makes me feel better as a parent.The principal is not that socialable and I am an out of district parent so it makes it hard but the teachers make up for the pricncipal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Madison is a good school. My daughter loves going to school everyday. My only complaint is there are no programs for kids who excel in reading or math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I love Madison as a school for my kids. My oldest attended here, and my youngest just started Kinder last year. I agree with the parent below that Mrs. S is a great teacher! And the parent below her commented about the principal...I agree. I could do without the principle in this school. Not sure about how she treats out of district families, but her support skills as a principle are lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

This was my son's first year at Madison and his teacher (mrs sanders) was the best. She paid attention to his needs and recommended he doespartial time in 1st grade and that worked great! And the latchkey teacher (mrs lyons) was wonderful. They made sure i was comfy leaving my 'baby' for the first time. Any questions I had they had answers and they offered suggestions to help me. This is also the 1st yr he is attending the schools summer camp. So far not loving it. I like the fact that they have lots of activies for the kids but there is no communication from the 'teachers' even checked the flolders every day. Didn't find out until 3 weeks into the program that my son had'nt been eating lunch. I could have made other arrangements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

This is my childrens first year at Madison the teachers are excellent but you have no support from the Principal. If you do not live in the district the support system for you is not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

My child has been at this school since kind. and will soon be in the third grade. I love the school, the teachers, and the high expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Excellent staff. Very caring teachers. Especially, in the resource room. Positive reinforcement. Very good learning environment. Only thing missing is all day kindergarten. Hopefully coming soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

A Great school with a Great Staff! A good example of their staff is when a substitute teacher (now a regular teacher there), noticed my duahgter had trouble sitting in her seat right..You see she is very tall and her knees didn't fit under, The teacher arranged for the desk top to be raised by the schools janitor! A small act of kindness? NOT for my daughter...It was a HUGE kindness and showed my daughter that SHE mattered enuf to them to go the extra step! Also, the music lessons on the recorders was also very special this last year! This school understands the importance of Music and the Arts. I could go on and on with praises of the last 5 years of my daughters attendance here.I will just say one more thing, however, THANK YOU Madison!
—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.
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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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46%

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43%
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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.

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40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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69%

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67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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10%

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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%
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

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 76% 69%
African-American 14% 18%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 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 67%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Linda Zibbell
Fax number
  • (313) 292-3608

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4950 Madison St
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
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