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Delton Kellogg Elem. School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 523 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2014

I hate this school district. I have only found one teacher that has actually cared about my child. I know there is alot but this teacher has cared about everyone of their kids in that class. Every teacher has TOLD me to medicate my child cause they dont have time to deal with a child with so much energy. Principal knows of some problems but have never heard back on how things were handled. Huge bullying problem. And if your family hasnt grown up here then your made to fell that you and your child doesn't belong here. A highschool click mentality for the whole town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

I am a parent, I have three students in Delton Kellogg elementary. The teachers and staff are absolutely wonderful! They want you children to succeed successfully, and excel above expectations. They work with every child to make sure their needs are met, and no child is ever left out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

My son graduated from Delton I was and will always be happy we had school of choice and removed him from Plainwell. He was an honor student however the continual problems being swept under the rug n Plainwell was becoming a concern. I loved Delton as people are more or less farmers that bring the respect, of their kids, etc. into the school. Yes they do not have a pool, but with all travel activities for kids was not our biggest obstacle. He grew up with morals and etchics and respect of their fellow citizens this is the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

I agree with the post previous that indicates a concern for how the children are treated by parapros. I have to question supervision that these staffers are given. The volunteers are given the same unfettered jurisdiction. Specifically, I refer to the DOGS volunteers. They seem to have lost sight of the purpose of the program, are not trained properly in it, and are becoming a nuisance to students. It may be time to get a regional DOGS rep back into the school to retrain these folks. They are not there to discipline the kids, but to watch over them. DKES used to be a better school. The lack of concern by the administration is disconcerting to say the least. I am sadly disappointed. DKES is not all bad. There are a select number of sincere staff who are minking the school tolerable. Unfortunately, they are becoming an extinct brand. This school needs a fresh review and an honest look into their policies of conduct and screening. I am grateful for our new state legislation on tenure. Maybe now, the staff will listen to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

As, I think, in all schools DKES has some remarkable teachers and some who need to retire because they've lost their "love of teaching" and are just getting by. I had such high hopes for the administrative staff, since they are personable and available to parents. Unfortunately, they do not respond to concerns with action. Specifically, beware of some of the "paraprofessional" staff, as they are allowed to behave inappropriately mean and rough with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

I am very pleased with the teaching staff at Delton Kellogg Elementary, my daughter is in the second grade and is in Special Education she has had many teachers, all of whom have gone beyond my expectations to help my child be successful. I am proud to be a panther!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

Good school, great activities for the kids. The teachers are quality teachers, but need to be more in line with the rest of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

Delton elementary is a great school. The preschool teachers are excellent and the kids learn so much. Most of the elementary teachers are great and seem to really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Although the principal and some of the teachers are wonderful - PIE (Partners in Education) tries to run the school. The school scores have gone down for the last couple of years and continue to do so. The bus is horrible at this school. The kids are all bussed together (all grades)and they are out of control!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

I am a parent of a student at Delton Kellogg Elementary school. I am very impressed with the dedication of the teachers, administration, and staff. The school is overflowing with caring teachers who put their whole heart into making each student feel successful both academically and socially. I have been to several schools and never have I felt so welcome and supported. Their administration is leading them in a positive direction. When someone asks me what school my child attends, I proudly say 'Delton Kellogg.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

I agree with the statement before this that the teachers at the school can be the best you would find in any district, however, check the MEAP scores and advocacy groups who have pointed out the low performance and lack of transparent communication. The school has a culture of putting students and families last. The enrollment decline and numbers of families exercising school of choice options are proof that quality must be improved. My children will be going to a school of choice next year as we want the best public education possible and Delton Kellogg is not the choice after careful research on AYP and MEAP scores. I rated parent involvement low as it appears to our family that other than fundraising we are not encouraged to make a true impact on quality. This school has a lot to do on improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2006

I have had three children who have attended delton elementary so far, i have always been pleased with their teachers, and the quality of their education. The staff listen and make every attempt to work with parents. The special ed.Programs are top notch, the students feel safe and respected. Our children are treated with respect and kindness and receive great educations. I've even had one 4th grade teacher who stayed over one day per week- on her own time to tutor my son in math. The preschool is exceptional. They are given great opportunities at dkes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

Delton school has some dedicated teachers. though the buses are not as dedicated to their work. my son was bullied everyday on the bus,even after the so called bully free program. he was brought home with bruises and scraps and no one seemed to know why it was still happening despite my complaints. i dont think that all grade levels should be on one bus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

This school sysytem is the hardest working I've seen. Being a smaller school and in rural area it gives students more concentration on the more important things in life. The leadership and community are a big plus in my book I can't think of another school district I would send my child to. The teachers all are very skilled and hard working people.
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
25%
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%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 95% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 55%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:20 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steve Scoville
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (269) 623-9291

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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  • Wrestling
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  • Softball

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327 North Grove St
Delton, MI 49046
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