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Posted May 2, 2012

BEST Academy has its problems, but it has done an excellent job of getting the best out of my daughter. She's in the 1st Grade yet she reads at a 3rd to 4th Grade level and BEST is willing to give her work that challenges her every day. The staff has been nothing but supportive and pleasant. I hope that BEST Academy sticks around for a long time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

The think that BEST is doing a much better job this year with the academics as well as with thecommunication between parents and administration. The hireing of Ms. Collette in the 3rd grade classroom was a great decision. She is a outstanding hands on teacher that is fun to learn from but yet firm with her students. BEST would be wise to keep her at any cost. She is the best thing that BEST has done to improve the school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

I remember writing one of the Nov. 18,2009 reviews and at the time felt that way. Unfortunately, my oppinion and feelings toward the the shcool have done a 180. I will still contend that the communication between my childs teacher and I was priceless! Problem 1: The administrators are not on the same page with each other, often failing to support each other ( as I experienced first hand ). 2: Poor communication between parents and adminstrators. 3: Lack of parent support from the adminstration. Unless you are one of the "chosen few" you won't get a fair shake. I have many more points of intrest that I can list, but I think I've made my point. I like and commend Ms. Crippen for what she tries to accomplish as the lead adminstrator... just need to be more aware of her subordinates as well as the needs of the surrounding community'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

The administration at Best is rude and nasty to the children as well as the parents. I will be placing my children in a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

No comment. This school has come a long way but still needs so much work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 17, 2010

The administration sets a very unsatisfactory and unsettling tone for the entire building. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2010

I really like what I see happening for children at BEST Academy. The adults embrace all students and go over and above to ensure that students learn.


Posted December 26, 2009

Excellent staff.They also have great and talented students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

It's obvious that the staff members are posting these reviews because they're all created around the same date. I would send my child to a Detroit Public School any day over BEST Academy because even though DPS is in bad shape right now, there is accountability with DPS. At BEST Academy anything goes and one can only imagine how they made AYP. The administration only has one thing in mind here - money. The students are faceless and only viewed as a dollar sign. Curriculum, organization, and supplies are just a few of the things lacking here. I feel sorry for anyone who considers this a good school because they're obviously delusional. Great kids, terrible school.


Posted November 28, 2009

No special ed services given to my child. Detroit public schools will give my child what they need and we will never go back to a chater school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

In the past years B.E.S.T has changed and in my opnion for the W O R ST. The teachers and staff are far less caring and concerned with their children. I am sad to say that have 'favorites' and watch ou parents if you get on the bas side of the satff which isn't too hard to do. Academics are the least of this school concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

For the past 6 years my kids have attended BEST Academy. The teachers and the rest of the staff are very helpful and understanding. I wish we had schools like this when I was growing up. I might have taken school more seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

My son has attended Best academy for the past two years and both his teachers has sent home news letters each week to let parents know what to expect for the week and by them doing that i was better prepared to work with my child for that week because i knew what to work on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Best Academy is the Best charter school in the district, The teachers and staff are very nice and you can tell that they have are childrens best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I am a proud parent of two students here at B.E.S.T an 8th grader and 5th grader, I have a child who also graduated in June of 2009 i really feel that the teachers and administrators are really positive role models for our young children here at B.E.S.T, they really have the children's best interest in heart, the teachers are very good in sharing information about our students, my children are greeted every morning outside before they enter the building.the assist principle stands outside himself to make sure our young people are safe while entering the building. the school has a zero tolorance of any negative behavior, and I love the way they contact the parents if any student violates any of the rules, i am very glad that my daughters are students here at B.E.S.T.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I praise B.E.S.T. Academy for handeling student conduct problems with the utmost expediency.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

This is our second year here at best and the one thing that i like most is the way they go about problem solving. I know whatever issues i've brought to the attention of the admin. ,they have addressed them and done thier best to make my child and myself secure in the fact they want us here. I also like that my childs teacher won't hesitate to communicate with me about what she might either see as a problem or an accomplishment. My child and I both are glad and proud to be here!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I really appreciate how the faculty works so hard to ensure that the students get to and from school safely on the school buses. This is so important for parents who don't have transportation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

Congratulations to BEST Academy!! Meeting AYP two years in a row is definitely something to celebrate. Despite the misconceptions that the media may depict students are learning and improving at state level. Improvement starts first in the mirror and if you are not part of the solution you are a part of the problem. Teamwork is a school wide culture and only when everyone does their part can a school reach ultimate success.


Posted June 30, 2007

This school needs a lot of improvements. I would not recommend this school to anyone with school age children.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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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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The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

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

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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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The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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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

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The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 100% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
White 0% 69%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 43%N/A48%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A47%
Male 57%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Delria Crippen
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