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North Oakview Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 403 students

 

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Posted November 7, 2012

We love North Oakview and I would encourage any parent looking, to check this We have 3 kids at North and I feel like they are getting an excellent education. Kids are academically challenged and their full potential is brought out. The teachers truly care about the students and it's obvious in their teaching. Communication is great, Parental involvement is huge (there is a program geared just for Dads to come in and volunteer), and all in all it is just a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2007

North Oakview is a fabulous school! Great teachers, nice kids, parent involvement. I tried 2 other schools (one a charter) before we came to Northview, and we've been here now for 4 years. I have two very different students and both have been taught to their own styles and individual learning. My oldest is now at Highlands (for 5th grade) and loves it!
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Posted September 18, 2006

I love this school and the district. The kids (and parents) get a well-rounded quality education that is superior to many other schools we had looked at. The kids have music, art and gym although not as much as I would like to see. They have all the traditional sports programs that are mostly parent volunteers. Parents are encouraged to be involved as much as they want or are able to. From what I have experienced, parents are around a lot, which provides support not only to the students but to the teachers as well.
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Posted October 13, 2005

My son has attended North Oakview in K-2. My daughter just started kindergarten there. Both attended Northview's pre-k at West Oakview. Northview school district is a great community! As for N. Oakview, we have had a super positive experience. Reading and Math, are strengths for my children, yet they have been able to advance individually.This school uses the 'reading counts' program to help students advance individually in reading. The teachers have been amazing and caring. This school loves music and has an excellent music program. Extracurricular sports are well organized and the kids are on teams with students from the other 2 elementary schools, strengthening the feeling of community. Parents are strongly encouraged to help in the school and there are many opportunities. The 'Character Counts' program teaches respect and the children really do respect each other here. I could go on..we love N. Oakview and the Northview District!
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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39%

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37%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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81%

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78%

2011

 
 
77%
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

2013

 
 
57%

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48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

2013

 
 
74%

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70%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 79% 69%
Multiracial 7% 2%
African-American 6% 18%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
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 Leader's name
  • Mrs. Teya Cotter
Fax number
  • (616) 365-6161

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4300 Costa Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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