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Gobles Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 437 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2008

I think the school has some things going for it, but when it comes to kids with learning disabilitys I feel they need to have some extra help! when the problems are noticed.Not in the 6th grade when the kid has low self esteme. because most parents that send there kids to public schools can not afford to pay$500 a semester for a tutor...


Posted August 24, 2008

I was very disappointed with the principal of this school last year.I went to her with some problems that my child was having and was basically told if I didn't like it to either home school or do school of choice. Parent ideas and conderns aren't taken into consideration like they should be. Unfortunately this principal is now the superintendent on the school. On the upside there is a new principal and so far he seems to be doing a good job. The teachers here are of high quality and my children have had good experiences with them overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

I think that this school is very good in academic programs and their Extracurricular activities. They might be a little caught up with sports but other things are important to them as well such as their school work.Music, art, and sports are available in this school and I belive that the parents are very involved with them. The quality of the academic programs are okay, and this school will take in anyone. I give this school a five star rating because as a soon to be sixth grade student at this school, It is he best school in Michigan!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2005

I am disappointed that emphasis is placed on sports rather than academic achievement. It would be great to see children interested in art, music and such areas receive the support we see in sports. I can't help but be truly disappointed in the general apathy toward academic endeavor I see reflected in the tendency toward just doing what is necessary to satisfy the basic requirement for Michigan standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2005

Gobles Elementary school has an exceptional sports program. Many parents push for their kids to excel in these programs, however they do not help within the classrooms. The same 3 - 4 parents help in each class of 30+ kids. We could certainly use more volunteers and we could also use some extracurricular activities in language and arts. As a parent of a fifth grader, I am very pleased with my overall experience with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%

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62%

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62%
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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 45% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

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30%

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27%

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27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

2013

 
 
69%

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60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

2013

 
 
49%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

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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 93% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 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 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Terry Breen
Fax number
  • (269) 628-5306

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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409 North State Street
Gobles, MI 49055
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Phone: (269) 628-2131

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