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Kerby Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 360 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 7, 2011

Our family loves Kerby Elementary School. We feel the safe, nurturing environment is providing just what my kids need -- and they are very different from each other! The staff is highly competent, very well educated and most importantly, they love children. MEAP scores are amazing, but they aren't the primary focus. Also amazing are the character education programs, the art, music, gym, and library. Overall, it is very well-rounded program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Love the office staff! The kindergarten program is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

What a great school! The teachers are all very nice and very good at what they do. The property taxes are high here, but you get what you pay for, meaning the higher salaries attract top-notch teachers. Great neighborhood school. The kids all live close enough to play together. Terrific interaction between parents and staff. Great school spirit. They spend a few minutes every day teaching the kids to be proud of themselves. The Principal knows almost all of the kids' names and the kids all like her. A lot of extra-curricular activities offered through Community Ed, Parks and Rec and The Neighborhood Club. The teachers do a very nice job of teaching to the individual child's learning level. The test scores are always among the tops in the state. Bullying is almost non-existent. Tons of extracurriculars offered through Community Ed, Parks and Rec and the Neighborhood Club. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

Overall, Kerby is a wonderful neighborhood elementary school. Parents are very involved, walking their children to and from school, helping out in the classroom, doing extra projects, etc. Special Education (IEP, in-school specialists, understanding of issues, preparation to assimilate into classroom, etc) capabilities were below what we experienced elsewhere. (However, middle school was much better at incorporating Spec Ed into its curriculum.) Very responsive teachers with high expectations for their students. Population is mostly affluent here, which might make those who are less than affluent feel like they cannot compete with what kids do in their spare time (dance, tennis, travel). Because it is a neighborhood school, children live near their classmates and can play together outside of school. Strong school spirit, good playground, nice atmosphere, good emphasis on learning. We moved away, but would highly recommend Kerby to anyone thinking about moving to Grosse Pointe Farms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

Kerby is an outstanding school. Parental involvement is very high and discipline problems are almost nill. A great little school, terrific staff and supportive principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

excellent new principal. parents are very involved. I am very impressed with this school and my son loves it. not to worry, all grosse pointe schools are excellent, you cannot go wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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78%

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71%

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75%

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75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

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93%

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90%
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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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86%

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75%

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75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

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91%

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95%

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95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
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

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 90% 69%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 4%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Melanie O'Neil
Fax number
  • (313) 432-4202

Programs

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285 Kerby Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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Phone: (313) 432-4200

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