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Academy Of Flint

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $56,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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Posted August 28, 2010

I am a student at the academy of flint i hav been going here sense i was in 3rd grade and now im in 8th. This school in the beggining was great always had dances went on feild trips and we had loving and caring staff,.We learned alot lot in class but then again as i been going here they have been hiring and letting off staff. but now it is rediculous they let off alot of staff and we dont hav fun anymore or learn alot. Have the time we sit there and listen to teachers. Overall as long as iv been going here iv 13 people bring guns into the school and caught. i think this school should shut down because it is not a good enviroment for ur kids.


Posted August 11, 2010

All schools go through some form of transitions in order to improve itself. There are many great teachers at the school who have taken their students towards a level of excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

This is the worst school I have ever encountered. The children are off the hook the teachers appear to always be stressed out and overwhelmed. Administration doesn't deal with problems. They pass the buck to one another when confronted with an issue. I will never send my child back to this school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

The staff is excellent, they are imformational and family oriented. I have three children who attend and love this school's environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

I am not impressed with this school at all. The busses have about 50 children on them ranging from k-8th grade. Your young child can come home with a crazy vocabulary and not in a good way. The kindergarten classrooms are not child friendly like they where when I was growing up and the are set up like classrooms for the older kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

This school does not impress me at all. My child has attended for about a year. Every time I decide to visit or make an appointment to visit, the school appears to be unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Well the school is ok my daughter only been there for a year and goes through normal school drama. So this isnt a great school but it isnt bad either..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

The academy of flint is a great learning place for kids. The teachers work with the students and make sure they do their best. They have after school programs that work with your child. They will also provide a way for your child to get home if the don't have transportation.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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5%

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9%

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9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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31%

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22%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

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8%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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18%

2011

 
 
15%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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5%

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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
6%
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 39% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
22%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
4%
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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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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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 97% 18%
White 3% 69%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Hispanic N/A 6%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 153%N/A48%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%N/A48%
Male 147%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Elanora Crutchfield
Fax number
  • (810) 789-9483

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4100 West Coldwater Rd
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: (810) 789-9484

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