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Forest Grove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 314 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2013

I used to be a student at forest grove before I went to middle school and I loved it there. I went to forest grove preschool through 5th grade. The teachers are amazing and since we are a small school we can get more one on one help we needed to succeed in every subject. Even though we are a public not christian school our principle still prays at our Christmas and memorial day programs which a lot of people love. Our school also has other events family members can join in, for example the walk-a-thon, thanks giving feast, fun night, holiday parties and 5th grade graduation. Forest grove is my favorite school I have seen!


Posted September 11, 2013

We LOVE this school! We found Forest Grove on the Great School's website and with the great reviews, we transferred from a Christian school. Soo glad we did! We used the district's "School of Choice" option 2 times for our kids to be able to attend Forest Grove before we were able to move into the district. The principal and staff are kind and professional and there is alot of parent involvement as well. We have found that our children have grown academically and that the school has also nurtured them and helped them where they have struggled. We have had 3 children at Forest Grove (2 have graduated, 1 is still there:) and we are SO thankful that we found this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

I love this school and we are not in the school district. We are school of choice. I can not think of a better school for my children to go to. It is as close to a private school as you can get without the payment. Love It, Love it Love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

This is just an incredible school, from the Principal to the teachers and the family involvement. We have had kids in the school for 5 years now and it's just such a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

There is no other school like Forest Grove!!! We are so fortunate to be part of such an awesome school and to feel safe and secure leaving our children in their hands!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

The best school by far! The teachers and staff go out of their way to make each student feel safe and loved and cared about, while giving them the best education possible. The parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

Our family uses 'school of choice' for our children, and we choose Forest Grove. We have found that this school has more parental involvement, along with much more caring teachers and staff. We believe the children in the area are very well behaved, and there is a visable compassion in the involvement between the children and staff. These teachers show their emotion and concern, and kids aren't just a number, or a statistic, they're individuals!! We love it here and we appreciate the people involved with he school system,kids and their families.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%
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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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79%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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100%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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91%

2013

 
 
79%

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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
24%
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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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?

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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 91% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 17%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • John Gillette
Fax number
  • (616) 896-1370

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1645 32nd Avenue
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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