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Cedar Crest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 309 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2014

Love this school, I have two children who attend here. We are active in the PTO and work with the teachers all the time. They are dedicated, hard working individuals. Class sizes are the best among the Elementary schools in Greenville. Would recommend it, but I will not because I want to keep those class sizes down. Send your kids to Baldwin, they always need more students. ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Proceed with caution My daughter was being followed by a girl so she asked her to stop following her. My daughter was written up for bullying this girl. She then was suspended from school over sending an email to her teacher. Basically, she sent it the night before asking something about "tomorrow." Due to her not being connected to wifi, when she was in school and connected, the email went out. So she was suspended for sending the email during school hours. The staff couldn't comprehend that possibility or admit the possibility of being wrong so stuck with the suspension. On the other end of the spectrum, my son was "beat up" by three children outside the doors of the school, even while parents were standing by. He was ignored and told me about it. The staff and administration did nothing. My son has also been threatened by a boy multiple times that he would "kill him" or "bring a knife to school for him." Nothing has been done because the boy has autism. If you have to live in Greenville, good luck, and please try to put your child in another school district. This was during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years.
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Posted September 15, 2010

My oldest son has attended this school for 6 years in the ISD preschool and then K-2 grade in the special eduacation department. For these reasons I am giving this school a 5 rating because of all the hard work and understanding of my sons disabilities and the excellent work of the educational instructors my child had during his years in this school. God Bless those teachers (you know who you are) and the rest of the educational team at Cedar Crest Elementary.
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Posted December 11, 2009

My two children attended Cedar Crest from K-5. I can't say enough positive things about the teachers and staff. A1 school!
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Posted September 10, 2007

I am very impressed with Cedar Crest Elementary. I love the teachers my children have and have had in the past years. The cirriculum is wonderful and at age level. Music has been great as well as PE, art and all other extracurricular activities.
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Posted May 13, 2006

Great School, love all the teachers and staff. Look out for the best interest of your children. Parents very involved in the school, music and art and gym along with libary are great too. I have nothing but great things to say about this school.
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Posted May 11, 2004

I do not recomend this school to anyone. My son is in a kindergarten class, that him and I can't stand. There are special ed kids in his class (which is fine if they can function at the same level as the rest of the class) that do not function at the same level as the rest of the class, and which I can see dragging the rest of the class behind. There is supposed to be homework every Thursday (teacher stated) that stopped coming home around Christmas. My child will go on a field trip without my knowledge ( I like to know where my child is during the day). My child started out the year(sept+oct) in a different school district, and to this date is not as far at Ceder Crest as he was in the two months at his former district. I am very unsatisfied.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%
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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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85%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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45%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%
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?

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

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
White 92% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 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 72%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Gretchen Baarman
Fax number
  • (616) 754-0338

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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622 South Cedar St
Greenville, MI 48838
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