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Pardee School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 315 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2014

Pardee School is a horrible choice for District 7 the Principal along with most of the Teachers are incompetent dont believe they even have a degree in teaching. My son was getting bullied and the Principal responses was "that's life get over it" and one teachers response was "sometime that happens in life kids will be kids" kids were all identified and nothing was done to them. .. He came from Madison that closed the year prior. So bad that this school year he will attend Thorne that I see on the rating page is not so well...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

I am very disappointed at the way this school handles taking sides of divorced parents based on hearsay. I am taking my son out of this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

I'm letting my child write this review: I think this school is great. Yes, there is some kids who fight i know i was one of them (unfortunately) but that gets fixed because they get counceling and they're are consequences other than that it's a great school and the teachers really do love the children. in 2011 when i graduated as we left believe it or not the teachers cried. and even some of the students did. the reason i like this school is the dress code there's no uniform the only rule really no sagging. the teachers are commited the principle is a great leader and the learning is great. we really have good times and i met friends that i'll never forget


Posted November 15, 2010

this school is terrible, i can't stress this enough, here my son is in 5th grade leaving the school when he is jumped by 3 other boys. i went to court on this. they had used the principle as a witness to what happened, we lost so i took him from the high school which also is terrible and put him in summit academy in romulus. much much better. good grades he gets...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I believe they are a wonderful school. But i do feel they need more parent participation days insted of blocking out parents from most activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

I love the school. My daughter is in 4th and has been there since k. She has had some trouble and the teachers and principal have done alot to help her out. My youngest will start k there this year. It's a great school. All the staff is fantastic. I recomend it this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

My son went to kindergarden there and it was a wonderful experince, I wish I could say the same for his 1st grade year, he is in 1st grade there now, and it has been a very unhappy experince, the teacher expects to much from 6 year olds, she is not caring or thoughtful, and the princable is uncaring and does not show compasion for students or parents, he treats us like we are nobodys and know nothing I would not recommend this school to any parent I am pulling my son and sending him to allen park schools, Due to the treatment I have recived from this school. Parents beware
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

The teachers really care about the lesson absorption of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

As a parent of two children at this school I have mixed feelings about the quality of this schools programs. My son has attended Pardee for two years, and is in the special ed program.I am not happy with this program. I do how ever like the teachers. I do not feel that their program is sufficiant enough for my sons needs. I also feel that the administration is not understanding of parent or student needs or diferences. I also feel that there is a great need for sport activities that are not avalible to the students that attend this school. This is a great disadvantage for the students who attend this school. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope it was helpful to you and your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

My daughter was so afraid of new things-and as soon as she seen her kindergarden teacher, she was out of her shell for good. I will be sending her back this coming school year.
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Posted June 9, 2004

My kids have been students at Pardee for almost ten years total now. I respect and admire not only the pricipal and teachers but the entire staff. From the principal to the custodians and everyone in between the main goal is the betterment of the students. We have a very strong parent group who has accomplished many great things not only for the school but for the community as a whole. We have chosen to move out of the district and leaving Pardee is truly the hardest part of it all. My children have all felt like a family there. The children who leave Pardee are truly better people for having been there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

My kids have been at Pardee since Kindergarten and the staff and parents are all great. If I have any problms, they take there time to help me out. Pardee is great!
—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.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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62%

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67%

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52%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

2013

 
 
33%

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16%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
2%
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

Above 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 78% 69%
African-American 14% 18%
Hispanic 6% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 70%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. William Murphy
Fax number
  • (313) 292-3606

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4650 Pardee Ave
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
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