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Maples Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 618 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

Four years ago, i refused to send my kids to this school. Now i have 2 who graduated with good grades and knowledge and 2 are still in the school. The principal is very good she follows up with everything herself, the teachers and the staff are very good as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

I have 2 children at Maples (first year), and it is OUT OF CONTROL!!! Coming from Allen Park/Melvindale district, I have NEVER encountered any behavioral problems of any kind with my children. So that made me start visiting them in school a lot to see where the "all of a sudden" behavior problems were coming from. Whenever I visit one of my children's classrooms, I almost ALWAYS have to say something to the children. Whether it's "be quiet the teacher is talking", or "stop running in the hallway". There's no structure, no discipline, and no authority. And on top of all that, the curriculums are at least a year or two behind. Everyday I make my children work out of workbooks that are 2 years ahead of them. The reason that I'm on this site right now is because I need to find a better school for the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I have to agree with a previous post, this school is terrible. Students yelling at teachers, jumping on the desks and completely disobeying the teachers and principal. If you can't control your students you should not be teaching. I am definitely not sending my 3 children there this upcoming year. Let's just say that i would rather be home schooling them instead.
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Posted August 22, 2009

Great school! Everyone knows the other and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Horrible school, The principal is very week. The school is out of control!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

As a parent of two children in maples for the 08/09 year i am very disappointed witht this school. It has been a up hill battle to initate iep and getting the school to follow though with them. I would not recomend this school to anyone who has a child with a learning disablity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

Well my son just entered into the Dearborn District last year. He is a POHI student. (Physically or Health Impaired.) I was looking for a school that would enhance his intellectual abilities while able to handle his physical limits. Maples definitly fit the bill. They have been nothing less then helpful and curtious and willing to go to any length to insure my child be treated as normal as possible. His teacher, Ms. Karen Restum, is a great asset to the district. She jumped in head first with everything making sure to stay involved with my son completely. I could not have asked for a better teacher. She made Kody love school which is great in itself. He was never one for school due to his differences and inablitiy to keep up with the others 110% of the time. Thank you.
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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%
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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

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58%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%
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

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 98% 69%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial N/A 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 90%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Fatme Faraj
Fax number
  • (313) 827-6455

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6801 Mead St
Dearborn, MI 48126
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