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Townline Elementary

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 326 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2012

I went to this school back in the early 70s and loved it. My teacher was mrs Keller.Can anyone tell me where I can get a year book from then?


Posted October 11, 2010

I love the individual attention my student receives at Townline. We relocated to this area over the summer and I was worried about my child transferring to a non-blue ribbon school. I was especially worried because she was having difficulties with math-facts and was two levels below in reading at the end of the last school year. During the first week of school parent night was held to introduce the 2nd grade curriculum to parents and answer any questions. My daughter's second grade teacher Mrs. DeBoer listened to my concerns and assured me that she would test each student's math and reading before assigning the student to a reading and math group which they call specials. Every child attends a math and reading group so no one feels singled out. Also, the students attend two computer classes a week. I was so excited to hear my student would learn keyboarding this year. After meeting the principal, teachers, and paraprofessionals (all licensed teachers who work part-time in the classroom with the teachers) my worries were calmed. My daughter has been placed in a math group to help her catch-up and gain confidence in her math ability. When she comes home she is excited to share what she has learned in her math group. She is assigned to the accelerated reader group which she loves. I am totally in love with the reading-writing program the school has. I am expecting great things from this school. I will keep you posted.
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Posted October 3, 2009

I sit down with my daughter just about every night asking her how school went and she just can't wait to tell me everything. She's only in kindergarden but the other day she read her first word wuitch was yellow and i was so proud of her! Her techer sent home some home work on a monday witch didn't have to be back until Fri But My daughter just couldn't leave the table and did it all she was so excited i couldn't believe it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

i went to this school for elementary and i had a great experience. the staff was great and they made sure everyone was getting what they needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2005

My son has been at Townline for the last 2 years. He attended the Headstart program and also the Young Fives Program (DK). I feel that Townline is the perfect fit for my son. The Principal and teachers are wonderful. They challege him and make it fun to learn. It is a very safe envirment. My son loves going to school and that makes me as a parent very happy. Also the principal takes an active role with the stundents that makes me very happy as well. I highly recommed this school to anyone with K-5 children.
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Posted September 27, 2004

My kids have been in this school for the past 8 yrs and they love everything about it. The teachers are great and very interested in the kids. The school has fun activites during the year and is always willing to help out with any of our needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

I pulled my kids out of this school to home school them because of the lack of disapline and they would not challenge my bored chilren


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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37%

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45%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
65%

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77%

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77%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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34%

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29%

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29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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71%

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63%

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63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
61%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
16%
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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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 48% 69%
Hispanic 25% 6%
African-American 17% 18%
Multiracial 7% 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 83%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Karen Friberg
Fax number
  • (616) 538-8770

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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100 60Th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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