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Verellen Elementary School

Public | 2-3 & ungraded | 255 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2008

I have 2 children at this school and they are both thriving! We are a military family and are scheduled for a move at the end of this school year and I am very sad to be leaving this area. Everyone, from the principle to the lunch lady, makes my children feel comfortable and happy. The curriculum is challenging enough for those needing an extra challenge but balanced for those who may need to learn at a slower pace. I highly recommend the Essexville school system.
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Posted August 26, 2003

Both of my children are currently attending Verellen School. I am so happy to finally have a school that is family friendly. Meaning they include the parents into the educational programs that to me was a deciding factor to my chidrens school. After all they spend more of their day with teachers and staff. They have a parents read in night, grandparents day. This is such a big event to my children. My daughter is in the D.K. (Developmental Kindergarten)program at Verellen. Verellen is the only school in the Tri-City area to offer this program. It was designed for children who for one reason or another needed a extra year before Kindegarten. i.e. their birthday falls after the cut off date, need more social skills, need more academic skills.etc.. Please if you are moving to this area or just thinking of making a change in schools stop by to meet the staff and parents of the students. I am sure you will agree this a great place for your child's education.
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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 40% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Barry Kennison
Fax number
  • (989) 894-9759

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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612 Borton Rd
Essexville, MI 48732
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