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Jenison Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 29 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2014

JENISON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS A GREAT SCHOOL THAT WORKS HARD TO TEND TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF MY CHILDREN. I HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED SENDING MY CHILDREN TO THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

My wife and I have 4 kids currently at Jenison Christian (JCS), 7th, 4th, 2nd, kindergarten, and our 5th we intend to start when he is able to start preschool. I could not say enough about every single staff member we have encountered over the years...including the maintenance staff that greets them in the snow! My 7th grade son is a straight A student and has always felt challenged and LOVES school...and the teachers do truly care...but it is true, you get what you expect. The principle is amazing...every kid loves him. He had some big shoes to fill replacing the last principle, truly a legend, and where I didn't think anyone could, he has done an amazing job and this school has thrived under his leadership! He even goes so far as to let every kid that passes him give him a "high-5" every morning, and all 4 of my kids rave about him! Yes, it is a sacrifice financially to send kids to any private school, but to see the spiritual development and deep biblical learning is worth every penny invested at JCS. The kids not only learn the basics and have grades that surpass the standards set by the state, but to see them growing in their understanding of the Lord is priceless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I sent my child to Jenison Christian in 7th grade and it was a horrible decision on my part. My daughter had a very bad experience at JCS. The teachers were very bad and didn't pay attention to my daughters needs. She was very smart and always got everything yet the teachers never helped challenge her. We sent my daughter to JCS for seventh grade and after that we sent her to Hudsoville Christian which ended up being a much better choice and benefited my daughter. I would not recommend JCS to anyone with Children that get everything easily because it will do nothing for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

I think that the teachers are great! They really care for each student. The whole school is a blessing!
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
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

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
12%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 69%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
African-American 0% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Tim Paauw
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Calvinist
Associations
  • CSI

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7726 Graceland Drive
Georgetown Township, MI 49428
Phone: (616) 457-3301

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