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Glencairn School

Public | 5-6 | 228 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted November 5, 2009

Glencairn School serves just two grades--5th and 6th. This enables the children to mature emotionally and physically without the pressures of middle school. They can feel safe in a smaller environment without being overwhelmed. The teachers at Glencairn are amazing! They know each child in their classroom and work toward the best education for that child. I was amazed at how well the teachers knew my son less than two months into school. They are a dedicated, experienced, and loving group of teachers. Thank you, Glencairn staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Glencairn provides a unique atmosphere, serving children in 5th and 6th grades. This configuration allows teachers, the social worker and Principal to focus on the development of this crucial age and to start preparing the children for the more rigorous demands of middle school. These very gifted teachers work in teams, constantly meeting, planning, and discussing ways to help their classes work together. They meet curriculum creatively with impressive academic results. More importantly, my children have felt safe and loved there. This is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Glencarin was a great school. While attending I grew in mind and spirit.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2006

This is our first year back at Glencairn since the reconfiguration and we are very pleased. Our Teacher is fantastic! The additional staff is wonderful, and Mr. Seibert is a very good principal. We have had issues that needed to be addressed and it was done in a caring, professional manner. This has been a great year so far!
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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88%

2013

 
 
86%

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87%

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87%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
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 42% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%
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 63% 69%
Asian 10% 3%
Multiracial 10% 2%
African-American 9% 18%
Hispanic 8% 6%
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 30%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. John Atkinson
Fax number
  • (517) 333-5091

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East Lansing, MI 48823
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