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Koepsell Education Center

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 192 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

I love this school.... I put my son in kindergarten. This is the end of the school year and he is reading everything in sight. Staff are all great. My sons teacher is Mrs Zentz and she is very good. I recommend this school to anyone who wants a small family like school. They really care about the kids.... The principal is the best!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

The staff in the Beginning shows that they care. One reason they want you to enroll your child in the school. The teachers (some) are a joy and wonderful some are just their to do the job . Near the end of the Second report card marking they all (Staff) show their true color they don't treat you like family they are rude and they are quick to judge you if i had a choice my children would never have went to this school . They are horrible people for me no looking back they did my children wrong these so called EDUCATORS Educated FOOLS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

My family has experience with other schools. This has been, by far, our best experience. I only wish I had found them sooner. I love the teachers, parents and the principal. While some previous posters commented on the behavior of some students, I can tell you from my own experience, that is not uncommon at other schools. You have to teach your children to deal with all kinds of life situations. I think Koepsell does a great job of making our kids prepared for real life situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

There is too much dis-respect for authority. Problem kids are setting the tone for the school. Great teachers, but they can only do so much when there are no real consequences for misbehavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

While the teachers are great, the students are a mess. It's hard to get your child to want to do his best when no one around him cares. 9 out of 26 kids in his class complete their homework. Also, the school claims to be "One of the best in Michigan" as featured by Channel 7, but do a little research and you'll realize that this was not based on test scores or graduation rates but the fact that the school paid $25,000 to a marketing firm to use that title!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2009

At first we were very impressed with Koepsell . Now that the school year is almost through, I agree that the teachers are dedicated, skilled, and helpful, but a great amount of the students are disrespectful and very disruptive to the adults, and their peers. It truly makes it hard for a student who is there to learn, and not act like an animal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

I love Koepsell. The school is like a tight knit family. Koepsell made me and my family feel so welcome. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking for that great teacher/parent relationship. The staff at Koepsell makes it so easy to interact as a parent and volunteer. Sunmitted by Shartisha, a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

Koepsell's educational philosophy is based on William Glasser's Choice Theory, which allows and leads students to make their own choices, and take responsibility for their actions. Learning these life lessons about decision making is perhaps the single most important skill students can come away with from school. Koepsell is ensuring through every day interactions between students, parents, and teachers, that our children will be equipped for the rest of their educational careers and lives.
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Posted February 21, 2008

This school has a very positive learning environment. Everyone seems happy and parents are involved. I have another child in our home going to a different public elementary and I plan to transfer her next year. The diffences between the two schools are phenomenal and I really think she'd benefit from the positive environment at Koepsell. They have a full time counselor involved who really helps with social issues between the children as well as personal issues a child may be experiencing. That's unusual for a public elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I kinda liked the school but the overall setting mixing grafes together wasn't that satisfying
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2005

Koepsell is a wonderful school! Every student is made to feel special. The staff is experienced and top-notch. The parents are extremely involved. The kids are proud of themselves and of their school. A really terrific learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

We love this school. Parents are involved in everything they do there. I love walking in the school and most of the staff and students know me and my son. It's a very good feeling. Every one makes you feel very welcome.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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25%

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44%
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

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
0%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
African-American 58% 18%
White 32% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Diane Larsen
Fax number
  • (586) 445-4322

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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