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Jamestown Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 563 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

Excellent school: teachers are supportive, leadership is great and school's commitment to involving parents in super. Events like Math night and the Watchdog program make this school a great environment for students. My daughter's English was not good upon entry to Kindergarten and the school provided extensive ELL support. Now, as a 2nd grader, she's reading above grade level and is exceeding expectations. Music/art programs are excellent as well as Jamestown Elementary's commitment to technology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

We sent our first two children to private school and our next two have attended Jamestown. We had no idea that a public school could be this wonderful. The expectations for each child in the classroom and of character are very high. The caring and supportive culture as well as the academics have far exceeded our expectations. Some of the outstanding experiences we have had include: high parental involvement, Girls on the Run, 5th grade camp, school wide talent show, family picnic, monthly character awards, frequent communication from staff and teachers, amazing Christmas program, Musical olympics, Square Dancing, Economics Market, Reading Incentive Programs and Rewards, Several Community Service projects every year, well stocked library, principal and staff that know every childs name,
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Posted September 2, 2009

I am sending my 3rd child to Kindergarten at Jamestown this fall. I have yet to have a negative experience with any staff member. I have been hands-on involved in every step of my children's education, something that Jamestown Elementary strongly encourages. My children are excited to go to school every day and have excelled in all areas! I cannot say enough great things about this school! Jack, Denise, and all of Jamestown El staff get 5* from my entire family.
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Posted April 4, 2009

Jamestown has high academic expectations with quality teachers who give 110% to their students! The school climate is friendly and encourages parent involvement in all areas. I also love that my children are learning about caring for those in their community and around the world. Currently, Jamestown has raised almost $6000.00 for wells in Africa! Jamestown does an excellent job at educating the whole child in meeting all needs!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

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90%

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80%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%
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

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 89% 69%
Hispanic 5% 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 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Marie DeGroot
Fax number
  • (616) 896-1375

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3291 Lincoln Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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