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Northglade Montessori School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 196 students

 

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Posted February 29, 2012

My two kids attend Northglade Montessori Magnet School and it is amazing. Northglade is revolutionary because it offers a Montessori quality education to an at-risk population.The Montessori theory is holistic: It addresses the student's entire person, rather than just the academic aspect. Northglade students are not just studying traditional subject areas, but they are also learning responsibility, manners, grace, and courtesy. Northglade students learn how to make proper introductions, look people in the eyes during a conversation, and set their places at the table. Northglade students learn to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts peacefully. These skills are not generally taught in traditional schools, but are invaluable tools that will benefit Northglade students as they build their lives and careers. Northglade Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I love this school. It recently became the first nationally accredited public montessori school in the state of Michigan (2008). I transferred my children to this school when I heard that it was the best kept secret in Kalamazoo. When I visited the school, there was soft, calming music playing and the school was quiet with children walking in the halls orderly and respectfully. I was amazed at the cultural diversity with staff, students and displays on the walls. They have 'global' lessons where children learn about the different cultures, languages, and geography of the world. My daughter's teacher was very loving to her students. There are support staff in the classrooms to assist in the montessori way (individualized learning). Classrooms are set up in learning stations where children work on their 'work plans' and I love the calm atmosphere. Teachers gently ring a small bell to get their student's attention.
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Posted September 13, 2004

The 2004/05 school year is the third that Northglade has been a magnet Montessori school. All teachers and the principal underwent special training and received master's degrees. Faculty, then, is extra-committed and enthusiastic about their work to excite all children--as individuals--about learning. My 5-year-old started kindergarten this fall, and we as parents are thrilled so far with her teacher, fellow students, and school culture. Northglade has a wonderful spirit and commitment to diversity of all kinds. We are also very pleased with the small class size, especially when we hear that other, 'more attractive' schools have much greater teacher-student ratios. Kalamazoo, the state of Michigan, and the nation need many more schools like Northglade.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

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46%

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22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

2013

 
 
57%

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47%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
3%
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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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

Below 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
African-American 71% 18%
White 23% 69%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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 74%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Dale Mogaji
Fax number
  • (269) 337-1630

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  • Montessori

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1914 Cobb Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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