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Charles A. Poupard Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 343 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2014

This is where kids go. I want to tell you if you WANT a great school this is it. They actually are almost 100% bully free. They staff is truly color blind, extremely confident, and truly loves the kids. There is such a peaceful environment in the school. Character is modeled by the staff and expected of the students. It all begins with Ms. Stocks the principle. She is an authentic Christian professional. BE SURE AND MOVE IN THE DISTRICT AND SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

Poupard is a great school. There are alot of enjoyable activities after school, and tutoring is actually really helpful. The best thing about Poupard is that the teachers/staff actually cares about the students. They're willing to give extra help to any student that needs it. Coming from a student herself, I can honestly say that I'm not looking foward to going to middle school.


Posted May 16, 2011

We are so happy to be part of the Poupard community. We have the best teachers, staff and principal. They create a warm and happy atmosphere for the kids to learn in. There are a lot of fun activities and programs that encourage academic excellence as well as good citizenship. There are also great families here at Poupard and a wonderful PTO that puts on many fun activities through out the year. And I don't want to forget to mention the awesome playground we all worked so hard to build for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I would like to recommend this school to anyone lucky enough to be in the district. The school has a warm friendly atmosphere the moment you enter. The children are polite and very well behaved. The teachers are always willing to work before school, during their lunch and afterschool ifyou child needs help in a certain area. The principal is amazing. She is totally involved with the students and cares about each students sucess. The students love her and we parents do as well. The school received an A on their Ed Yes report card and I can see why. I LOVE POUPARD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Poupard is the best school. My son has had the best teachers for three consecutive years! Everyone is so helpful and caring to my son. The school is very diverse.....the teachers know the kids and Ms. Stocks knows everyone! I am grateful to everyone their. The PTO works extermely hard. Thank you ladies for all that you do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The staff is amazing. The principal knows every kids name , and they all hug her every time they see her. This culture trickles down to each and every teacher, counselor, staff member, and office personnel. This is a public school that blows away any private school I've encountered. The caring is unprecedented. The kids cry when they have to move on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Once I walked into my sons Kindergarten class during recess time. Mrs. Kraft was lying on the floor with the children rolling cars around. It was such a happy moment for me to see a teacher so interested not only in a child's academic growth, but genuinely sharing happy time with her students. It was such a beautiful site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My little brother goes here and he loves this school


Posted April 27, 2010

The staff is so dedicated and warm. The students are great kids who love to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Poupard is a wonderful school. We are a community that works together (staff, parents, and students). This school is definitely one of a kind. You can feel the sense of home when you walk in these doors. I am very proud to be part of Poupard.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2010

The teachers, the teachers, the teachers are wonderful, caring, involved, nurturing, passionate, dedicated professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I had three children go through Poupard School. The teachers are incredible. What a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I really appreciate the wonderful teachers and staff at Poupard. My child is always acknowledged for his achievements. Poupard Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Ms. Stocks is a wonderful principal. We have a great PTO. Parents stick together and get things done for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

When families in our school have problems, we pitch in to help. I don't know of many schools that do this. Secretaries, teachers, special's teachers, aides and our principal--all give of their time and resources to help. Students can learn better when they are in a caring atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

It is a wonderful school with great students and staff.


Posted April 26, 2010

Poupard is a caring community of learners both staff and students. This is the place where student needs are identified and met above all other needs. Everyone works together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This school is just amazing. We have the best staff of teachers that care so much about our students. Our parents are involved and enjoy spending time at school. Students work hard and are kind and respectful. Our school is the best around, just ask anyone here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Poupard Elementary has heart and a great feeling of community. This includes all of the staff and families.Everyone strives to help our children be the best they can be! We all know that if we take a mis-step we will get the opportunity to try again tomorrow with a helping hand. This is true for everyone,children and grown-ups. The feeling of community at Poupard starts with our Principal and works it's way throughout. Thank You Ms. Stocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The staff is outstanding, providing a safe, nurturing environment for a well rounded education to prepare our children for a successful future. My kids love their school, and so do I!
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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41%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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71%

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2011

 
 
53%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

2013

 
 
71%

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68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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55%

2013

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
8%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Above 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 67% 18%
White 24% 69%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
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 59%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Penny Stocks
Fax number
  • (313) 432-4802

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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