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Ellsworth Community School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 226 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2010

Ellsworth Schools is a great small school with all of the aminties of a large school. Our student teacher ratio allows us to get more across to the student as far as information as well as using differentiated instruction to its best. Our goal is 100% success of our students, and the only way to achieve that is to have 100% dedication as a staff; which we definitely have hear at EHS. Our community is a tigh-knit community with close attachments and suppot to the school. Overall, Ellsworth is a fabulous school, and great community to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

I loved Ellsworth! It was all family in that school, people are amazing! Its so much fun there, I miss being in the halls. All the teachers are one on one, I for sure recomend this school. Even though its only about 100 kids, its reat, I was so happy there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

We are transporting our two grandchildren from a neighboring community to Ellsworth schools and glad to do it. The teaching staff is wonderful. They hold high expectations...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

I have two children attending Ellsworth Community schools and find that being a smaller school is to their benefit. They both receive more 'one on one' with the teachers than they would at any larger schools and it allows the teachers to be more available for the students. And as you can see, the test scores speak for themselves. Ellsworth Community Schools is a great choice for any student!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
6%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
30%
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 39% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%
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 35% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
38%

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

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
33%
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 29% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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

All Students35%
Female46%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female73%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female36%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students35%
Female46%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female73%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

88%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 69%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Multiracial 7% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Aaron Gaffney
Fax number
  • (231) 588-6183

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9467 Park St
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