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Snow Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 434 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2014

I think this school is in need of some Help. My oldest is in his last year here. And we have had issues that have been handled very poorly. My youngest is currently struggling just to make it through the day. He started saying this year out no where he doesn't like school. I have tried to figure out with the school what has him feeling and acting this way at school. No help from them. Now I am trying to get to the bottom of it myself by taking h to see a doctor. The doctor says something is going on at school and that he would help me get to the bottom of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Two of my children attend Snow and they both love it. I really liked the teachers and all the support staff seemed very friendly and helpful. I did have one encounter with the principal who I hunk could be slightly more helpful but overall I really like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

I am in seventh grade now, but attended snow for along time. I loved Snow. The teachers, lay personeal, and students were very kind. Amazing specials, library, and councelor. I wish i could go back! I totally reccomend this school for your child, if you know whats best for them! :)


Posted March 26, 2009

It is a graet school and the techers are so nice an teach great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

My son has attended snow for 3yrs and absolutely loves it. I love the teachers and the principle. Though, the PTA is a bit crazy and need a reality check that's not something I let affect my child. They have a wonderful reading program, which taught my child to read, and the teacher who does it is the best, we love her! My biggest complaint is not directed toward Snow yet all Dearborn schools have Ramadan off..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

My daughter has attended Snow School and its child care programs since age 3 1/2. The staff are caring, dediated and innovative. They work diligently to implement modern teaching methods in order for our children keep pace with the world. In 1st grade, my daughter had reading recovery; without it she would have failed 1st grade, but now she scores above-average in reading and she loves to read. In 2nd grade, the teacher made weekly, individualized spelling lists for each child. In 3rd grade, the children learned to write real book and research reports. In 4th grade, the children have an in- class 'market' system to learn economics. Everyday math is excellent, though I think more time is needed for drilling of adding and multiplying. There is art, gym, music, computers and library, and my daughter benefits from all of these. The grounds and building are lovely and clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This school is awful! The principal is very big disappointment. The school is under staffed and the ratio of student to teacher is unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

I moved to the area about 3 years ago, and my daughter and son have gone there. I took my son out after K and my daughter continued until now. The school has major diversity issues teachers and staff need diversity and sensitivity training. I've had to bring my issues up with the school board and this year I do not want to battle again. School is for education regardless of race. My kids will not attend this school ever again!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

This school is terrible. My son has attended since K and is now going into 5th. We are planning on sending him to a Charter school next years. If the elementary is this bad I can't imagine what middle and High school would be like. Awful principle teachers who care more about talking on there cell phones than teaching. Dearborn schools are just plain bad. Unfortunate for our family house prices dropped like a lead balloon or we would move far far away from Dearborn. And the busing from the East side stinks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Our experience at Snow was not good. Our daughter fell off the table with the switch to the new math program in 2003. The only response we got from the school was 'We'll spiral back to it and she'll get it next time.' as if her not getting it this time didn't matter at all. We made the decision to pull our children from this school only to find that our daughter wasn't just behind in math when she entered her new school. She is now struggling to get up to grade level in a charter school where the teachers are more than willing to help a struggling child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

I am very pleased and impressed with the education my son is receiving at Snow School. The principal and teachers as well as the rest of the staff are incredibly friendly, knowledgable and caring. As for academics, the new math program is definately different, however my son has thrived and excelled in this particular subject and his love of math has grown emensely. His reading ability has improved drastically over this past year and his love for education and learning is amazing. His teacher is outstanding and has obviously taken the time and effort to get to know each and every one of her students on a personal basis. While it is inevitable that schools will encounter problems, Snow's achievement in all areas is impecable. I consider my son lucky and blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2004

I am sorry to say that this school is out of control and demonstates a real lack of leadership in the Dearborn School system. My children have been both verbally and physically abused by other students at the school. I have had numerous conversations about the incidents with the Administration and little is done about the discipline problems at snow. The same students continue to cause problems with no ramifications at all. For Example, much more mature boys are placed in the same classes as the little girls, due to thier inability to speak english. Situations of inappropriate sexual advances as well as fist fights are well documented at Snow. When the school Administration tries to take action on these issues the parents act worse then the children with behavior problems. My suggestion to parents would be to not send thier child to Snow if they had another [choice].
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

My son goes to Snow school. Her teacher would assign a long homework on Monday and ask her to turn it in on Tuesday. Then no more homework till next week! Her teacher wouldn't encourage my daughter to read! Most schools encourage the students to read one book everyweek. My daughter's teacher assigned one book only in one school year! The teacher has been absent for several days.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

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30%

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43%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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59%

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67%
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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

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52%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
6%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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 82% 69%
Hispanic 8% 6%
African-American 6% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Special education
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ross Groover
Fax number
  • (313) 827-6255

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2000 Culver Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124
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