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Fennville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 652 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

All my kids went to Fennville, My oldest grandkids went to Fennville, and I now have 2 younger grandsons, and 2 greatgrand kids in Fennville Elementary School. It is a Great School to be involved with. They have a brand new building. It is an all aorund wonderful school.


Posted June 27, 2007

This is an average school. I have some reservations about how it is run but since it is new there must be some bugs the need to be worked out. I feel that there needs to be more communication between the teachers and the parents about what is going on with the individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

The elementary teachers go above and beyound what normal teachers do. They really care for your children! My children have really bloomed under thier teaching. I have triplets in kindergarden and, a 8 yr old in 2nd grade. I will forever be greatfull for the hard work the teachers put into my children! I feel very lucky to have teachers that actually care about my kids. I also believe that you get what you put into it! So get involved with your children. Work in the class room. Help out when they ask. Better yet see what you can do to help! A big thank you to those teachers at Anna Michen Elementary!
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%
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

Average

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
Hispanic 49% 6%
White 48% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian N/A 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 81%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Albert Lombard
Fax number
  • (269) 561-2356

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8 North St
Fennville, MI 49408
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