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Breton Downs School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 401 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 28, 2012

I love this school it has great education! I love the teachers they are very friendly.


Posted March 19, 2009

Breton Downs is a great school because of the teachers, principal and parent involvement. It continues to be a place that offers a loving and safe environment for my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Before we moved to Michigan my daughter went to a private school in North Carolina. We decided to try the public schools in EGR because of their reputation. They have lived up to that reputation and so much more. The atmosphere, parental involvement, teachers and staff, and neighborhood make this school just perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Breton Downs has a high level of parent involvement in the school, with a variety of volunteer opportunities in the classrooms and assisting in school improvement projects, programs, etc. There is a very strong sense of community in the school, the surrounding neighborhood and the town itself. Level of education among parents tends to be quite high. East Grand Rapids is often described as a small town filled with overachievers...probably a good description! We had positive experiences with all of our childrens teachers over the years we spent there. Each and every one was really first-rate. An excellent choice of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

A+ is the score I give to Breton Downs Elementary school. The teachers are highly skilled yet set goals so all students will be successful. We have had three children attend Breton School and we feel all have been well prepared for the academic rigors of Middle School, High School and beyond. We love the small town community spirit that EGR prides itself on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2003

With the safety and discipline issues, the reason for the 3 rating is because we have personaly had some issues in this area that were not dealt with at the begining. It was only after we complained did they do anything about the problem. Other than that, our experience with Breton Downs and the staff have been wonderful.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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82%

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67%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

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92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
64%

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74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 90% 69%
Asian 5% 3%
African-American 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Caroline Cannon
Fax number
  • (616) 235-6733

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