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Edison Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 437 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 3, 2012

Our son has attended this school for three years. Overall, we have been very happy with this school. The teachers our son has had the past three years have been absolutely wonderful. They were all great at working with each child on their individual levels of learning. It has been a very fun and nurturing environment for our son to learn and grow. One complaint is that the PTA (while doing many good things) seems extremely "clique" dirven and not overly open to all opinions. That is unfortunate, but had not adversley affected our son's education or experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

My son attended this school for 3 years until we had to relocate. What a wonderful, nuturing, happy place to be a kid! The staff is so dedicated and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

This is a wonderful school with great teachers. The teachers care about the students and will work with you and your child. We have many dedicated volunteers that help make our school the best. The parking lot can be a bit busy at times. There is a seperate bus loop to make sure the children are safe.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 92% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 0% 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 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Christopher Collins
Fax number
  • (810) 989-2740

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3559 Pollina Avenue
Fort Gratiot Township, MI 48059
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