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Shawmut Hills School

Public | K-6 | 274 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted August 8, 2013

Overall its a great school socially for the students and community there's only a handful of favorite parents that help out can be very cliquey teachers don't inform or offer asst. In finding help when a student struggels the general answer is to send them back a grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

My son loves being a Shawmut Hills Shark! :) His teachers have been wonderful, and it's great to have such an accessible and helpful principal. The sensory lab is super helpful for active kids to get some energy out! The playground has big trees and lots of space to roam (rare for a city school). Gifted children are challenged, and we love the diversity that you just don't get at a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

This GRPS school has so much to offer. We have a great principal, a state of the art Sensory Lab, art, music, gym, and library! Our teachers and support staff are outstanding! Shawmut really prepares our students for the next level in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

I love Shawmut! I drive me child to the other side of town every day so he can receive the excellent education he is getting at Shawmut. The kids know the rules and respect them. The teachers, principal and parents all work together as a team to educate the students. I love that I can be so involved...I would not want to be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

Shawmunt Hills Is a great school. Teachers are very friendly there. The kids are very well behaved. I hope and wish all to have a nice, happy christmas and thanksgiving. P.S Teachers,staff and princable don't stop teaching that shool. Also princable you should be proud. You are a great princable.


Posted March 28, 2007

My granddaughter who lives with me attends Kindergarten at Shawmut Hills elementary school. She is very bright and could read at the beginning of the school year. I was concerned that she would not be challenged, but my fears were laid to rest at my first parent teacher conference. The outstanding teacher had caught on very quickly that my gal could read, had her tested, and began offering her advanced material. It is a very difficult task to teach a class with students starting from different levels and different abilities. This kindergarten teacher has everything well in hand. There are other enrichment programs offered as well;such as, music, art, etc. The school is small enough to be personal and large enough to offer extras. It is a gem.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

2013

 
 
7%

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21%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
n/a

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

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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 49% 69%
Hispanic 29% 6%
African-American 11% 18%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 68%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sara Melton
Fax number
  • (616) 819-3056

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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2550 Burritt St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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