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River City Scholars Charter Academy

Charter | K-6 | 310 students

 
 

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Posted December 14, 2013

Sorry, but this school just doesn't live up to the NHA standard so far and I've tried to give it a chance knowing it's a new school. After moving here and having been at an NHA School previously, it's a let down. Bottom line: you can't essentially 're-open' a school in this neighborhood and not be prepared for the type of learning, behavioral, and cultural challenges you will face. I'll give them credit ; they tried, but a strong, tried and true method needs to be in place with teachers & parents working together. At my former school, a commitment was necessary. I didn't send my kids there because it was the nearestschool.
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Posted May 2, 2013

I give River City Scholars a Five Star rating, reason being, my grandsons(2) of them attend River City Scholars and I must say the teaching and learning style(s) are just magnificent. It causes me to re-educate myself in areas I thought I was good at. I thank everyone at River City Scholars for ALL of the time, effort, patience and cohesiveness they are applying in the lives of my and others children, I Salute You!!!


Posted March 22, 2013

For a new school, River City Scholars is really good. So glad it is here now.


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
3%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 71% 18%
Hispanic 16% 6%
White 8% 69%
Multiracial 4% 2%
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 91%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Amena Moiz
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  • National Heritage Academies
Fax number
  • (616) 723-0128
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944 Evergreen Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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