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Farmington 5-6 Campus

Public | 5-6 & ungraded | 616 students

 

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2011:
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Posted July 23, 2014

Although there are a few really good teachers at this school, not enough for me to keep my kids here. My children have attended G.C schools since 1st and 2nd grade and are currently going into 6th and 7th and we are transferring to a charter in canton this year. Parent complaints aren't always dealt with properly but mainly the teachers are sub par. Most are just there for a paycheck. I hate how the staff does nothing to address an inappropriate teacher. They seem to be able to act anyway they want and staff doesn't dare ever step in. My kids have had more bad teachers than good ones. I'm tired of feeling like my kids could do so much better if only the teachers cared, so I'm moving them to where they will get the quality of education they both deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

wrote by GC Administrator? No on wanted these changes to be made in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2013

Now that Farmington has two administrators and a behavior supervisor the school is safe and healthy place for 5th and 6 th graders. Ms Van Sickle is very smart and cares about kids and parents wishes. Mr. Anleitner is caring and helps to create a safe and secure environment for students. bullying is not allowed and is dealt with firlmly and fairly. Mr. conn makes kids at ease. the school has a caring Mentor Coach in Mrs Swan and the teachers work hard to ensure that students reach their academic goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

Two years ago the school did the transformation of splitting it amongst 5/6th graders so teachers were relocated, and kids are now coming from all over Garden City. The cars picking up kids, because they live further than their local elementary school can cause some congestion,but this year a video was posted on how the school expects the students to be dropped/picked up which seems to help with making things go more smoothly. The teachers have shown school spirit and much involvement in rewarding the kids for good behavior (as Mr. Bohnwagner does on Fridays :) ) It helps to make learning fun and keep the kids interested in wanting to be rewarded more often! They are also keeping planners to show daily work that needs to be signed and returned the next day,, a sense of responsibility for the children. Overall, we have been satisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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14%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

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Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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3%

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4%

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6%
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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 42% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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15%

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28%

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23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
18%
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

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 89% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 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 53%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lesley Van Sickle
Fax number
  • (734) 762-8536

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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33411 Marquette Ave
Garden City, MI 48135
Phone: (734) 762-8460

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