Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

John M. Barnes Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 393 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted February 12, 2014

I totally disagree with the statement below, my daughter shared a class where the teachers daughter was in the same class and she taught and treated everyone the same. Maybe your too sensitive. I mean come on if THAT is your only"worry" then I'd ask why because it doesnt make sense! Flat rock schools are awesome plain and simple! Love the staff, the community and everything they offer. My kids (4) are all in different schools in FR and they feel safe and comfortable to learn!! That'd be my main worry. (if I had one) Not favoritism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

Excellent school with nice workers in the office. Teachers are above average. The only big concern i hold ; along with a few other mothers; is that there are teachers who are allowed to teach their own child in their class. I am very suprised; and dissapointed to see the Flat Rock Boards would even allow that. It is un-fair to other children in the class; and favoritism on SOME level is a no-brainer! which makes it very un-fair to all other students. Flat Rock School Board; I am very dissapointed you would even allow that. Does not look good for Barnes Elemantary"s name.Thumbs Down for that. That policy needs to change; plain and simple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

It was great to see the community support a bond proposal years ago to fund the remodeling which needed to be done. In addition to the remodels, technology upgrades help our students compete and learn. From our family's three year experience with this school, we have seen a highly motivated staff which provides individual instruction, attention and extra help to those who need it. It's sad to hear negative stories, but the truth is that there are many families trying to get into these great schools- the community supports limited open enrollment so that class size does not get out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

The classrooms are overcrowded with unmotivated teachers. Was truly a disservice to my daughter! Staff was more concerned with "numbers" than what was best for my child ~ DISGUSTING! District complains of not having enough money to fund the yearly budget, yet EVERY school is getting remodeled. Commonsense ~ if you can't make your house payment, you don't go out and buy a new car! It was so horrendous, we left mid year. Do yourself and your child a favor and find a BETTER SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Great School! Dedicated staff with small town feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

I love the school and all the teachers they work very hard with the kids.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
11%
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.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 90% 69%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kirstie Mullins
Fax number
  • (734) 535-6801

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

24925 Meadows Ave
Flat Rock, MI 48134
Phone: (734) 535-6800

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Summit Academy
Flat Rock, MI





Hunter Elementary School
Brownstown Twp, MI


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT