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Long Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 202 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2013

We couldn't be happier with this school! Our son is in kindergarten and has learned so much! He enjoyed playing on the kindergarten basketbal team! We also love that they hold lieracy night and a family fun night amoung many others. We love this school! Parent involvement is high and the PTA always goes above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

As a parent I couldn't be happier with Long. My daughter has attended Long for 5 years and every teacher has been great. The teachers all seem very flexible and willing to do whatever it takes for the students to succeed. The teachers all seem to really enjoy teaching and the principal is very supportive. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

As a parent to a former Long Elementary student, I feel that you couldn't get a better elementary school than this one. Many of the teachers even donated their time after school for free activities. My daughter was in both the theatre group and the chess club. The teacher who was often seen outside playing football with anyone who wanted to play even started teaching indoor floor hockey. Long School is a wonderful learning environment for those all-important early school years. My daughter loved going to school there. Even now that she's in 8th grade, she will periodically stop by to visit. Some (if not all) of the Dearborn elementary schools are 'theme' schools. Long Elementary's theme is 'reading' so they often did special activities geared toward that.
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Posted October 3, 2006

My two children have attended Long for over six ys now, and I love it there very much, I do miss Mr. Monroe though, but I am sure the new Principal is wonderful too. My main concern for this message is that with all of the shootings going on in the schools, I feel that we need to demand that they lock all the doors around the school. We need to insist that they purchase a security system, before its too late. Nobody ever thinks that something horrible is going to happen to thier children, until it is too late. Lets not allow this to happen at our school. Riki Johnson
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Posted October 11, 2005

I feel as a parent of a 3rd. grader and kindergarden student this school has done a wonderful job. When they started here at the school my sons needed a special teacher for speechthe school was so dedicated and took to tend to their needs. I thank you so much for your time and dedication to my family. Reyna Caballero
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Posted January 13, 2004

Long School offers a warm and intimate setting for a child to learn. A caring Principal, George Monroe, and good parents help this small school to embrace all students.
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

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38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

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56%

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45%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

2013

 
 
27%

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43%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
15%

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

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

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 79% 69%
African-American 12% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 53%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Veronica Jakubus
Fax number
  • (313) 827-6105

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3100 Westwood St
Dearborn, MI 48124
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