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Hillsdale Preparatory School

Charter | K-8 | 112 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2011

I had children at this school last year. I pulled them out mid year because they were not willing to resolve issues concerning bullying. I was asked to wait til after count day. My children are not a number nor a dollar sign. That just confirmed my decision.


Posted April 1, 2011

My eldest daughter is in the kindergarten class this year at Hillsdale Preparatory School. After considering the other area schools, we chose Hillsdale Prep and have been thrilled with our experience at the school. We love the small class sizes that allow for individual attention. I can not say enough good things about the kindergarten teacher. She works with the parents and students on every level to help each student achieve their academic potential. All of the staff is dedicated to making the school the best that it can be. The parent council is a wonderful group of people who tirelessly labor to provide the school and students with needed financial support. They truly make the most of their resources and the academic success proves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

My review is don't waste your time there meap is high because they only except children that don't have learning disability's might want to make sure your child is enrolled everyday because if they don't want your kid in there school they will tell you there on a waiting list. I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

An all around excellent school, HPS just scored the top spot in MI, we are now the #1 Charter school for MEAP scores with a 97% and NO STUDENTS SCORING IN THE BOTTOM CATAGORY! Congrats to all the staff, students, parents and others who help us be #1 every day.


Posted December 6, 2009

If you are thinking about putting your child in the Academy, stop and look at this school first. It uses a similar curriculum yet has none of the bad aspects of the Academy. Oh, this is a strict school, but unlike the Academy, it is fair. How well your child does, and not what you contribute to the school, will determine things. We put two children through the Prep school, and they where straight A students. Had a real passion for learning. The only bad thing we can say is we wish they went past 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

As a mother of 3 beautiful daughters, I have to share about our school of choice: Hillsdale Prep! We have been there since it's inception several years ago. The atmosphere is gentle, loving and most of all respectful! We recently were ranked among the highest scoring meap test scores in the county. If you're looking for small class sizes where your child gets all the attention he needs, then Hillsdale Prep is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

Hillsdale Prep offers an excellent Classical education in a safe and supportive environment. My children love their teachers, are challenged academically, and feel the support of staff and families. We are thankful for this opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I love this school. A year and a half ago I was introduced to Hillsdale Preparatory School. I was indecisive rather I wanted to home school or send my son to school. After reviewing the info from Hillsdale Preparatory. I decided on the school. Since then, my son has gone through kindergarten and into first. He is learning Latin (which is something I really couldn't teach him). The student teacher ratio is awesome! I would recommend this school for anyone who wants a more of a one-on-one teaching experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

I love Hillsdale Prep! We offer the best education for your child in Hillsdale County. I love to teach the classical curriculum and place an emphasis on teaching students to become great leaders in the community by being respectful, honorable, and also just being a good citizen. We have an excellent Music program and I am looking forward to watching the school continue to grow! I am proud that even my students, even in Kindergarten, have the opportunity to study latin. Having small class sizes allows me the opportunity to reach every student in a very personal way!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2004

Wonderful school and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2003

Excellent teaching staff! The teachers are there because they care and do a wonderful job!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school 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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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58%

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40%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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25%

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36%

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36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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14%

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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 42% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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18%

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18%

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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 39% 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

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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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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Math growth at this school

Below 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 91% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
African-American N/A 18%
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 50%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Stephen Philipp
Fax number
  • (517) 437-3830

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160 Mechanic Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49242
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