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White Pines Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 905 students

 

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Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014

This school sucks. I transferred because 1. The staff is horrible 2. They wouldn't challenge me 3. This school only cares about the kids that are behind. Not ahead.


Posted June 18, 2014

Others should know how unprofessional the staff was and uncooperative with parents/students. If you want your children to be bullied by the staff send your kids here. I was very unhappy with what my child and other children stated. Then hearing from high school students the same exact stories happened to them. I would suggest to talk to students about the school district because you will hear nothing but good things from the principle and staff. The student body was wonderful, but the teachers can change the mood in a minute. Hope someone else can learn from our experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

We moved to GH last year. After an awesome 5th grade year, my child started White Pines this year. Couldn't be happier with the staff. My child has some learning issues, and they have been very receptive to helping.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2003

Great school My kid doesn't want to leave this school


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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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

422 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

408 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

405 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
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 37%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 9:45 am
School end time
  • 3:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mike Shelton
Fax number
  • (616) 850-6310

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1400 South Griffin St
Grand Haven, MI 49417
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