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East Oakview Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 399 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

Allowing my child to begin kindergarten at East Oakview is a mistake that I will regret for the rest of my life. We changed schools after the first marking period due to very poor supervision of the children with a serious bullying problem. My son was bullied within two weeks of starting at this school. He has attended daycare for years and comes from a large close family. We has had significant exposure to various interactions with other children prior to attending this school and bullying has never been an issue for us. We reported our concerns to his teacher, principal, and the school social worker to no avail. Playground supervision was still minimal (2-3 volunteer parents who watched their own children and appeared to spend more time gossiping with one another than actually supervising the children). Since changing schools, my son is happy, healthy, and once again well adjusted. Our experience at East was a nightmare!!! Keep your children away from that disgrace of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

This school was a mess, they had a whole anti-bully program but it was a joke. They allowed my daughter to be severely bullied in Kindergarten and 1st grade. She went from happy and loving school to disliking school and struggling. When I spoke with the teachers they acted as if they had no idea. My daughter was pretty much told she was the problem and "not to tell the teachers unless Conner hurt her." It wasn't until we moved that she had the courage to tell me since the staff at school were telling her not to say anything. Our new school thankfully has been helpful get my daughter back on track and we are having no issues now but East Oakview was a joke. There were fights and cops at the bus stop and no one seemed to want to deal with problem students. When students in the higher grades did experience troubles instead of helping they started pushing them into the Alt school right away. Really a well off school with lazy staff and leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

The teachers are kind and very supportive. My kids loved attending East Oakview. We are Northview!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

They keep communication open and do everything to help your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I have had four children go through East Oakview and have had the priviledge to get to know most of the teachers. Each teacher comes with her (and his) own strengths, and that is a wonderful thing! Keep doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

My son attended East Oakview for Kindergarden and 1/2 of First Grade. I was and still am very impressed with this school and its staff. East Oakview Elem. is a wonderful learning environment for the children. When we left the district and moved to another I was very sad to leave the school and all its wonderful staff.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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34%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

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71%

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66%

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66%
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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%
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

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 83% 69%
African-American 8% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 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 45%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Andy Scogg
Fax number
  • (616) 361-3458

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3940 Suburban Shores Drive Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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