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East Leonard School

Public | K-5 | 307 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2010

Worst school I have ever seen! My son went there for 2 days and a teacher assaulted him. When I reported it to the principal, she said that the teacher has agreed to not touch him anymore. This is a public school and she shouldn't have touched him in the first place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

This is a very good school. It is a neighborhood school with a very strong staff. It is not very large , at the present time, so they can take the extra time with the students that need extra help. I am very happy with the education that my children are getting there.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
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

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
27%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
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

Below 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
African-American 50% 18%
Hispanic 21% 6%
Multiracial 14% 2%
White 14% 69%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 93%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 2004-2005 school year received certificat of achievement for achieving AYP (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:18 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kathy Sainz
Fax number
  • (616) 819-2528

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • jump rope
Girls sports
  • jump rope

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • We have a &#34parent room&#34 where parents are welcome to visit. we have many books to choose from for enjoyment and enrichment. parents are always welcome to volunteer or visit classrooms. we have a pal, which stands for parent action leader.
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  • We received a &#34B&#34 on our State Report Card, and achieved AYP for the previous 3 years. The faculty/staff and administration have adopted &#34shared leadership&#34 as a way to make decisions affecting the outcomes of the school. Everyone has a vested interest in the leadership and success of the school and share a philosophy of &#34 high expectations&#34. Each Monday morning an all school assembly takes place to celebrate learning and talk about our positive behavior program. East Leonard has aproximately, 80% of our 1-5 gr. students attend the After School program,LOOP, for enrichment and extended learning. All teachers use the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations to guide their classroom instruction. Each student's test scores,comprehension skills and fluency is monitored by the teacher, reading itinerate, reading coach and principle as well as the monthly External Data Review team to assure the student is demonstrating learning and understanding of the curriculum being taught. Grades 2-5 use Study Island as an online testing and practice of Grade Level Content and Expectations in Reading and Math weekly. Students in Kindergarten and 1st are also able to participate as extentions for learning. The Institute for Learning content and expectations are guiding the professional development for the school year 07-10. The IFL is conducted through a grant by the DeVos Family and implimented by the University of Pittsburg for the Grand Rapids Public Schools.
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410 Barnett St Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 819-2525

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