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Neithercut Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 317 students

 

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Posted March 14, 2013

Help me understand something. If it is a great school, why is the school ranked below 96% of all other schools in the state? And secondly, how can parents view this as great? This school is ranked one of the worst in the state, according to student achievement. I'm wondering if the kids can read very well?


Posted May 25, 2010

NEITHERCUT USE TO BE ONE OF FLINT'S GREATEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BUT IT IS SO OUT OF CONTROL NOW. NOT SURE IF IT'S BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND KIDS ARE BEING SHIPPED IN OR WHAT, BUT THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROL. I ORIGINALLY WANTED MY CHILDREN TO FINISH THERE BUT WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO TRANSFER THEM FOR THEIR OWN GOOD AND IT IS SAD BECAUSE THEY ARE LEAVING FRIENDS BEHIND. I FEEL NEITHERCUT NEED MORE INFORCEMENT CONSISTENTLY AND TAKE THE PARENTS CONCERNS MORE SERIOUSLY AND NOT TO PUT OFF ADRESSING THEM. MRS. SKENE, MRS MOUNT, MR. EDWARDS, MR. SPENCER AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MRS. RAMSEY THE LADY THAT GIVES HER HEART TO THAT SCHOOL. AMONGST A COUPLE OF OTHER MULTI-TALENTED INSTRUCTORS WE WILL MISS YOU. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE KIDS AND ALL OF YOU ALWAYS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

A few years ago Neithercut was a wonderful school. The teachers are still great but they need a principal willing to do his/her job. In that area it has really gone down hill. I agree with the post about the secretary not being helpful. I have found that to be the case as well. Also a few members of the support staff need to be replaced. The school still has potential but has really gone downhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

i really like this school. with the help of mrs mount and some of the other teachers my 5 yr old really enjoys being at school. the only problem i have is the receptionist could be a little bit nicer to everyone she dont seem to want to be thereor help any of the parents. my son has mrs cronk and she is a wonderful teacher i couldnt be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

My daughter just finished first grade at Neithercut. She had Mrs. Caritti for first grade and Mrs. Skeene for kindergarten. Would recommend them your child will learn the most with them. Last year when Mrs. Umphrey was principal everything was in top notch shape and orderly. This is not so with the new principal. I notice children cussing on my way into school running in the hallway and outside. I noticed a lot of children out of uniform this year. The receptionist is not helpful if you have a question like 'When is grandparents day?' She don't know. Actual answer. Never did find out till to late. I had a sixth grader picking on a first grader one the bus reported it to the principal nothing was done. I believe if Neithercut got a stricter principal Neithercut would be great again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

I agree with the other parents. Neithercut is a great school. My oldest son went to Neithercut and now my to younger son 7 and 8 are there in the 2nd and 4th grade. The teachers have been wonderful and very caring to my children and I plan to leave them at Neithercut through the 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

I couldn't be more pleased. My sons 3, and 7, are there, and they both love it. Mrs. Skene, Mrs. Umphrey and other staff members are good to the children, supportive, encourage learning and create a safe learning focused environment.Parents are involved and play a big role in their children's school activities. It's a tight knit community within itself and this school was the absolute best choice for our younger children. Highly recommend Neithercut and believe that it is one of the best public elementary schools in Flint, if not the #1. Families will not be disappointed with this educational choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

Many thanks to Mrs. Clothier and Mrs. Skene. My son just completed kindergarten and has learned to read, write numbers to 100, knows 100 site words, and had a full range of courses including writing, music (Mr. Freeman is awesome), physical education, computers, science, history and math to include simple geometry. The principal Mrs. Umphrey knows nearly all the students by name and makes herself very available to the students and parents. Mr. Rettenmund heads the bridges after school programs and ensures the kids have much quality and variety to choose from. There is a great academic focus on creating students who will be future leaders in all subjects at this school. A great title 1 parents support program is available and parents/caregivers who want to volunteer are welcome and encouraged. Teachers and staff really go above and beyond to show their care and dedication to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

just wanted to say i think neithercut is a great school i have two kids ages 6 9 that go there and they are doing good there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

We magnet to this school because we believe it is the best Flint has to offer. My son is in first grade. He loves the programs; Accelerated Reader challenges him. He looks forward to going to school, loves his teachers, and is excelling. I love that our small school allows the staff to connect personally with the children, and the staff are professional and consistent. The classrooms are well supplied. All classes have music programs, computers in the classroom, math programs, science events, Accellerated Reader, HOSTS, and plenty of help from parent and community volunteers. Our afterschool program is rich and diverse in both age and subject. I feel like we found a goldmine!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

my son has went here 1st and now in the second grade we have had wonderful teachers. he is learning so much i just love the school.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

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22%

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22%

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22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

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34%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
13%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
0%
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 42% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%
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

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Math growth at this school

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
African-American 54% 18%
White 33% 69%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Multiracial 6% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 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 90%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs. Brenda Greer
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2010 Crestbrook Ln
Flint, MI 48507
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