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Ida Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 471 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2010

I was born and raised here and went to this school throughout the school years! I also worked here so many years too. Everybody cares so much that they are so dedicated to educate and help the children success! It is like having an extended family!


Posted November 12, 2010

great teachers, kids and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Awesome staff that delivers the content along with caring and compassion for each student at ther level!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2010

The dedicated and caring staff has maintained a great academic tradition throughout the tough times in Michigan. It creates a strong base of fundamentals that help students succeed in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Sound fundamentals and spirit


Posted November 10, 2010

Exceptional principal, teachers and staff. Smaller class size different from other schools in the area and a smaller graduating class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Ida Schools have a great elementary school with teachers that give the students the one on one attention they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Ida Schools are great because of the small classes (which means more one-on-one time with the children). The whole community is really a working machine, with lots of parent-teacher interaction and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Great school system we built our house in the district for this reason
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Ida Schools keep with high standards of learning and community involement for all their students and teachers.


Posted November 9, 2010

Ida Elementary is a great school with the most loving and attentive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Great teachers, great community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Great teachers and community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Ida Elementary school is not just a school. It is another home for my girls. It is a safe and warm environment. The teachers are able to make the best out the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

Caring staff that truely love our children and do all they can to teach and prepare them as they grow
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

They have helped my children before I have even requested it. They teacher farming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Great environment and wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

the teachers and staff are great


Posted November 2, 2010

It's a small school with a big heart! There's lots of parent and school staff collaboration.


Posted October 30, 2010

The education and community support at Ida Schools are superior. Ida's teachers and entire community encourage the children to set high standards not only in their pursuit for superior education, but individual character as well.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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75%

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79%

2011

 
 
79%
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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
66%
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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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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Math growth at this school

Above 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 97% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 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 basics

School Leader's name
  • Bert Wagner
Fax number
  • (734) 269-1334

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7900 Ida Street
Ida, MI 48140
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