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Star Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 303 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2012

I couldn't be happier with the teaching staff at this school. I have one in third and one in kindergarten and they both are doing very well. I like that my children always get treated fairly and that they not only learn academics but also learn how to be responsible and respectful of others. O.K. so they can't dress up for halloween but they do celebrate with other activities and they do this for every holiday. The school is in great shape and has ample parking unlike other elementary schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

I appreciate the professionalism of Star School. The staff is very dedicated, knowledgable and welcoming. Star School's state test scores are always impressive at at the top of the district. This indicates to me that they work as a team and are current with standards. I appreciate the dedication of the entire staff including the principal and support staff.


Posted November 12, 2009

I have a third grader at Star school. I try to be involved with school activities but am not always able to because of my own school. I am happy with the education that my child is getting. I am not happy with the PTO. I have atteneded several of them throughout the past few years and I always feel the same. I feel like because I can not always be there that I am not welcomed there. I also feel that because I am a young parent they try to intimiate me and my opinion is not valued.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

My children love this school, the staff, and all the activities. I am very happy that they go to this school and would NEVER consider any other school for them.
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Posted January 29, 2009

I enjoy the safety of the school and I think the staff is competent, however I would like to have had my child be able to celebrate halloween with wearing a costumer, such as christmas, etc....she felt left out because her other friends and family go to other schools that let them and she felt 'weird' she said. Other than this I have nothing wrong with this school, but I feel I may request another school in the district so that she can celebrate such holidays. I get the religion thing, but some of it has nothing to do with religion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2003

The teachers and staff at Star school are a very dedicated group, willing to go the extra mile. Parent involvment is welcome and encouraged. Your individual childs wellfare will be the number one focus here.


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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47%

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53%

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53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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77%

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76%

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76%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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
White 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
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 46%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Amy Tebo
Fax number
  • (269) 948-4448

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1900 Star School Rd
Hastings, MI 49058
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Phone: (269) 948-4442

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