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Howard Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 391 students

 
 

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Posted September 23, 2011

My son goes here and i love it! I spent alot of time researching schools in the dearborn area and Howard had the best reviews and test scores compared to other public schools by far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The teachers are dedicated to their classrooms. The learning environment is very positive. My children have attended for the past 6 years and I couldn't be happier. The principal lives in the neighborhood and is super approachable. The kids love him. The only thing negative I can say is PTA involvement has declined in the past year - sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

wonderful leadership; supportive of inclusive education with effective supports for a child w/ special needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2003

Howard has some really incredible teachers who definitly care about our kids. They go out of their way to work with the children to meet their needs. Class sizes have been steadily going up in the past few years (about 25-29) but our teachers have gone the extra mile to make things work. The District is going through some really rough times lately and many of our programs have been cut but we are managing. We have a diverse student population at Howard and our students really care about each other. Parents are actively involved in our PTA and the PTA provides much needed support with educational programs, classroom materials, and any extras we can do to make student life at Howard successful. Howard kids always do very well on the state standardized tests and always score well above the state average. They are well prepared to move on to middle school. Overall, Howard is a wonderful place to educate your children and is in a great neighborhood to raise your family.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
67%

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%
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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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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 93% 69%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial N/A 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 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Andrew Denison
Fax number
  • (313) 827-6355

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1611 North York Street
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: (313) 827-6350

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