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John F. Farrell-Emmett Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 257 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 8, 2014

I choose this school because my daughter wasn't getting the help she needed at her other school. I have gotten nothing but help and support at this school. My husband and I are really glad we made the switch. The principal and all the teachers all very supportive and care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Great school and staff. Principal listens to concerns and I have seen changes made when I told him my concerns. My kid has a hard time and his teacher works with him a lot to make sure he understands. I meet with his teacher a lot to see if he is doing better in class. Lots of extra things for us to do like movie nights, Christmas raffles, music concerts, after school reading club. I wouldn't want to send my kids to another school. Glad I live in this district and area. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

The classes are overloaded. If you have a perfect child, he/she'll do fine there. If your child is struggling, teachers expect you to do all the work, don't expect help from them. No one-on-one help for students that need it. it seems that the teachers are in control of the school, not the principal. Teachers are very "clicky". Some of them are texting while they should be teaching. They are very big on teacher's kids favoritism, and favoritism based on last names that it is obvious to other students. Teachers are allowed to have their own kids in class. Your cries for help for your child will be ignored. Very disappointed.
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Posted May 15, 2012

We are a school of choice family and sending our children here was one of the best and most important decisions we have ever made! The staff is excellent and each child is given the attention and care needed to be successful. We are so grateful that our children get to be a part of the great things happening at this school!
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Posted February 26, 2008

I am a proud parent of 2 kids that attend Farrell-Emmett elementary. The staff is exceptional in every way. They go above & beyond to help EACH student where help is needed. My kids have both learned so much already in just the few years they have been attending.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
62%

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 45% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%
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

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

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 93% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American N/A 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 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 36%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Robert Watson
Fax number
  • (810) 384-8010

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3300 Kinney Road
Emmett, MI 48022
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