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Gill Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 503 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

Principal and the teachers involvement in encouraging the students excel is way beyond. They ensure that their students are great readers, thinkers and writers
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Posted April 24, 2010

I taught there and it was great. The teachers did many creative things and everyone was ready to help with whatever was going on. (You need a place for both teacher & parent.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

Gill is a fantastic school! Our daughter is in kindergarten and we couldn't be happier. The teachers and the administrative staff at Gill are hardworking and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My daughter came from a private school to a public school. The public school was gill. She would get strait A's when she went here but went she went to private school she got like C's and B's but not because she was improving but because it was too easy. We left in the midde of the year and she said it was a TOTAL review of third grade. I looked at some of her papers and some of these i remember helping her with homework in third AND second grade!!! She said they would never work and always have breaks all the time. I took her out and put her in a better school. I loved the Principle there but the academics level was behind.CATCH UP GILL!
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Posted May 21, 2009

Top notch! We have three children, two at Gill currently. Great teachers, stellar enrichment programs, and a strong PTA. Gill continues to exceed our expectations. We would highly recommend Gill to any parent who is looking for an excellent learning community for their children.
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Posted June 22, 2008

Gill elementary is a wonderful school that offers many delta programs for the children to attend as well as a large group of parent volunteers that assist the teachers and staff in the classroom. The principal is an energetic man who puts the kids first. They are always coming up with new ways to get the kids motivated to learn. The teachers tend to go beyond what is expected by the state as far as academics go. The only down size is classroom size but that is a problem across the district not just at Gill. We have a very strong PTA that supports the teachers in as many ways as possible through Junior Great Books, Math pentathlon, math olympiads, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

Overall Gill, is an average school. My child attends the second grade. The teacher are dedicated with the program and there is a new principal who is very energetic. But where my concerns are the depth subjects are taught. Though everything is covered, it seems they only skim over the subjects. There is not a lot of writing done (maybe once or twice a week).
—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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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74%
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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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43%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

2013

 
 
76%

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68%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 61% 69%
African-American 19% 18%
Asian 11% 3%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 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 29%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chris Suliman
Fax number
  • (248) 489-3681

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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21195 Gill Road
Farmington, MI 48335
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Phone: (248) 489-3690

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