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Richfield Public School Academy

Charter | PK-8 & ungraded | 432 students

 

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Posted April 14, 2014

the over all of this school is good! but if your child is having a hard time or needs extra help after school tutoring go else where
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

Excellent school, teachers are awesome, everyone is involved. No after sports team but they are big on academics. I rather send my child to a school that focuses on EDUCATION instead of SPORTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

My children attend this school currently, I am happy with the education the teachers provide, but the administration there is a joke. They promised from the first day of school that they were going to upgrade to a new building. Thus far nothing, they blame it on the state...Also the end of the day is hectic to say the least, parents line up all up and down the hallway, parents have to wait on the main rd for a chance to pull in to even pick their kids up, it's insane. I had a complaint about one of the school social workers and tried to file a complaint, I followed the chain of command, called the principal with my concerns and never even got a courtesy call back regarding my issue! Another factor for families to consider is the early release days every other Wednesday. For parents that work, it's very difficult to say the least. I will be putting my kids in another school immediately. I would recommend to go in and see how inefficient it is for yourself, then you can make the best decision for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

this school allows bulling of mentally handicapped. my son gos to this school is constantly teased and beat upon by other students and when he trys to defend himself hes the one that's gets in trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Mrs. Hoover is an awesome consular!! The school it self is safe,respectful and ready to LEARN!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

This school is a wonderful, safe environment. The standards of excellence are high and students are deeply cared about. The staff at this school are very caring and talented. They have school-based mentoring programs for struggling students and many other academic interventions!! The administration will do whatever it takes to provide an excellent learning environment. I LOVE this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2009

I love this school!! They give my child a lot of one on one that he needs. They do not give up on your child if they struggle in a subject. They work even harder until they get it. Thank you 2nd grade kalidoscope reading!!! My son struggled a little bit but now he is doing wonderful. He loves school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

i use to attend this school and found that the teachers work with the students to make sure they understand the work before proceeding on withe the lessons/work
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2009

There's a lot of pride to be had in this school. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers and the staff. If your child isn't making you proud at this school then you have no one to blame but yourself and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

WOW!! Teachers and staff go out of their way to support every child that attends Richfield Public School Academy. The education goes above and beyond many of the districs schools and no child is left behind. Parents can be involved with your child(ren) and their school at anytime of the year. R.P.S.A's Mr. Mcdowel puts on programs after school for families to gather and learn about culture, activities, or even a movie night and he goes all out to even serve dinner! Wow! I can't say enough positive things for R.P.S.A and their is so much going for the school and the children that attend! Their are so many programs before school, during school, and after school that your child can attend, whether kindergarten or 8th grade. Let's give R.P.S.A 5 Stars. Thank You R.P.S.A!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

I am a teacher at RPSA and it was very disheartening to read some of the posted comments. One in particular is obviously outdated, since our building has been done for over a year now. The school is unique and after school activities are minimal, but anyone who enrolls their child should be aware of these things ahead of time. The academics and high expectations far exceed any Flint school. With SUPPORT FROM PARENTS the students will recieve a stellar education!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2008

i go to this school and its so awesome i love all the teacher and the kids a easy to get along with. i love this school so much and i hope some of or kids come here. Im a student and I've been going to this school for almost 4 1/2 years i think or its 4 years but this school would be willing to have your kids at this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2007

My daughter attened school at RPSA from the first day it opened until June 2007. Only changing because we moved. It was an exceelent environment and learning experience for her. The teachers we had were amazing and really cared about the kids. This school is a wonderful place and the other reviews really surprise me. The new building has been completed. It is lovely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

My daughter played out what she has lived through in school one day when we were just playing a make believe game of school. She started yelling at the top of her lungs mere inches from our faces when she percieved we did something wrong. we asked her if thats how it was at school and was given many shocking details of how loose the classrooms really are and how the staff just don't seem to be able to deal with kids. I ca't give this school even one star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My child has been going to the school since the school first opened. The first year was great!Then a new principal took over and things have been horrible and at a stand still ever since. The faculty's moral is low. The school was supposed to have a new building built and it never happened. The school is over crowded and they don't have enough room. They say they are going to do certain things and do not follow through. The Spanish and Music teacher don't have a classroom. They have small carts and go to each class to teach.They need longer lunches and longer outside play for the children. The school is too small and doesn't offer expansion for the kids, building, or faculty. There is No parent involvement, art teacher, and after school activities. Extended days 8:00-3:45 which is horrible. Short summer break. I am very disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

RPSA trys to be a good school and if your only choice is this or Flint I would choose RPSA. However, their discipline policies are lacking, and students are allowed to call home whenever they feel the need. The upper grades are frequently out of control, to the point where my daughter comes home with a headache because of the noise volume. There isn't much help available for special needs children, and there are very few after school activities. One of their best teachers left this past year and moved to Florida which was unfortunate. On the academic end they have an interesting program for social studies called paragon which teaches the children about many different cultures. There are several computers in each room, and they have music and gym a couple times a week, however there is no art class.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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5%

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23%

2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

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52%

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39%

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39%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
1%

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 42% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
3%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
1%

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

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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

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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
African-American 39% 18%
White 37% 69%
Hispanic 20% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian 1% 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 190%N/A48%
Female 253%N/A48%
Male 247%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Pamela Haldy
Fax number
  • (810) 736-2326

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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