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Southeast Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 427 students

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5 stars

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Posted May 1, 2012

This is a great school with outstanding teachers. The PTO is also very involved and is great at supporting both the teachers and staff. Everyone goes to great strides to make you feel welcome and the personal attention given to each child is outstanding, particularly since this is a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

The Teachers and Staff at southeast exceed my expectations!!! This school has a wonderful group of Teachers who go above and beyond there job description to help each child and to have a great relationship with the students. I don't know where they find these wonderful teachers but where there looking they seem to have found the education gold mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Southeast is a great public school! We have an amazing group of dedicated teachers and staff! Our academic programs are challenging! I am impressed with how they break into groups based on your child's ability. (reading and math) Each child can excel and will not be left behind, here at Southeast!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My son was attending a private catholic school and was not excelling or happy. I feel this is a direct reflection on the teacher. Since I put him in Southeast (a public school) he is excelling in reading and math, and loves school. He also loves his teacher! Sometimes you have to find the right fit for your child. It may be a great school but if the teacher does not connect with your child then it's our job to find what works for them. Every child learns differently, may it be visual or verbal. I feel it's the teachers who really care about these kids that figure this out and help each child to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

The teachers, staff, principal and parents seem to all work together to do what is best for each student. The teachers are concerned with the students achieving to the best of the child's ability. As a parent, I sincerely appreciate all they do for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
17%
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?

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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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 95% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Robert Starkey
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (517) 545-1431

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Highlander Way Middle School
Parker Middle School
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861 East Sibley St
Howell, MI 48843
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Phone: (517) 548-6283

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