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Duvall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 282 students

 
 

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Posted June 12, 2014

Wonderful school! Many parents are heavily involved. There is a strong PTA, strong traditions, and a plethora of extracurriculars- chess club, art club, Lego club, etc. The principal, Mr. Hartley is wonderful- kids, teachers, and parents alike all really like him. My daughter has learned a lot this year and was encouraged to learn at her own pace through individualized learning plans. Parents congregate around the playground before and after school, which encourages everyone to get to know each other and promotes a village atmosphere. Adore this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

As a parent who is very concerned about education, DuVall should be applauded on a continual basis. I have been involved at the school for 3 years and could find very few areas of concern, even using the most critical eye. As other reviews have stated, the parental involvement is strong and nearly all of the teachers are bright and completely dedicated. You would think these children are their own. It's inspiring to belong to a community with a fantastic public education; an education which studies theoretical concepts, above and beyond what the state requires, and then provides non-stop opportunities for practical application. The extra-curriculurs are plentiful, the students are diverse and the guiding principles of respect, accountabillity and "doing the right thing" will keep DuVall at its best for years to come. Any child with a desire to learn will succeed at DuVall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

we love Duvall. The principal has made a huge difference in the last two ears since he started. The teachers are very good and the PTA is uber involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

We love DuVall. Mr. Awada the principal and all the teachers do a great job with the kids. There is a friendly family atmosphere. The PTA and the parents in general seem to be very involved. I feel like my kids are getting a fantastic education. Go penguins!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

Principal and teachers are very dedicated. There are many extracurricular activities, field trips and outside the classroom learning experiences. The only thing I do not like is that the playground area has no grass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

My oldest daughter went to Duvall from preschool all the way through 5th grade. When she started kindergarten there were 14 kids in her class. It was a wonderful school. I did have some problems with the school allowing her to be bullied for 2 years. My second child has been attending Duvall for a few years now, the school class sizes are unfortunitely much larger. I am unhappy with the principle and there few good teachers left!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

My children have been in attendance at DuVall for the past three years (04-07). I have watched the gradual decline of the school due to disciplinary problems with the children. The lack of leadership in the school and the ongoing feuds between the teachers and the principal has been detrimental to the education of the children. This school has sooo many wonderful programs to offer children, yet there are parents pulling their children out of the school because of the lack of discipline and respect for the teachers. This school has so much to offer, it's a shame that it has become what it is today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

My 2 children attended Duvall during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school year. I must say that we all enjoyed Duvall during the time they were there. Mrs. Makki is a wonderful principal. Mrs. Grahl is a excellent teacher very understanding. I would also like to say thanks to Mrs. Wozniak and Mrs. Majetic. I also enjoyed the after school basketball program, and the plays, the art program thanks to Mrs. Doman, and the girl scout program. Overall I would give this school an A+ and my children will be back soon well at least one of them the other one is in middle school now. Last but not least hello to Ms. Gina Sikora. Felicia,Coach Wilson, D'Arrian D'asia and D'Amonte'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

My daughter attended DuVall for her kindergarten year of school from 2004-2005. I have not one complaint about that school, infact we loved it there! From the time you step foot into DuVall you can see that this school is truely about the kids! Everything is hands on. The walls have murals the kids have done and framed art work the kids have put together themselves. The lobby is warm and inviting and the staff is loving and patient. They have a strong PTA and encourage parental envolvement. My daughter loved the after school foreign language class, where she learned spanish. They also offered a French class, and after school basketball. Mrs. Makki was a wonderful principal and made time for any concerns you may have had. DuVall has a computer lab, and literacy class that even the Kindergarteners attend weekly. There are computers in every classroom. Honest for a public school, DuVall seemed more like a Montessori.I can only hope that this has helped someone who may be considering a Dearborn school.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

2013

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
18%
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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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 86% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 33%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Dearborn, MI 48124
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