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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 367 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2014

I have been really impressed by the staff and teachers working at Roosevelt Elementary School. The Principal Dr. Feiten does an excellent job with the kids and families. Long story short I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a good teaching environment and family friendly place. Thanks again for your hard work Roosevelt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

5 STARS. This is a good school where the staff maintains a family environment. Mrs. M (Becky) and Miss Julie help the kids get in and out of the cars, at playground and at lunch. These ladies should have halos over their heads! Always a smile on their face in zero degree weather. As does Lisa L. at lunchtime. The principal Dr. Feiten is very loving and involved as are Laura and Lisa in the office. They treat the kids with such love and were very helpful to me during the 1 year we spent there. Mrs. Julie Baeten is an excellent 1st grade teacher, kind compassionate patient and an excellent teacher. Mrs. M is wonderful with reading with your child. All in all pleased with this school. MIss Renee Samuels is wonderful in the resource room. The staff and teachers give it their all. I have a lot of respect for them including Roy the custodian. Great helpful cheerful man who keeps the grounds beautiful. Beautiful playground with delightful lake breezes as well as the building is lovely and solid. There is a lot of local pride here and I am happy that the Sinking Fund passed to keep this gorgeous building and warm staff together for a long time. Thank you for being so kind to us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

Well, my daughter goes to school over there. I have met the whole office staff , the teacher and the principal and they are very professional. The Principal is involved in a lot of activities with the school. I feel very secure handling my kids education to this school.The teachers are caring, the whole office staff is great, and when there was a concern I as able to get it handled quickly by the new principal. The district has had a lot of challenges, but Roosevelt has maintained a warm atmosphere. I would recommend Roosevelt!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

I have my daughter at this school for most of her elementary years and I really like this school. The teachers, principal, and even the secretaries all made me feel very welcome and made my daughter feel very comfortable at school. I would recommend this school to anyone...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

My son has had a great experience at Roosevelt. The teachers are caring, the whole office staff is great, and when there was a concern I as able to get it handled quickly by the new principal. The district has had a lot of challenges, but Roosevelt has maintained a warm atmosphere. I would recommend Roosevelt!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2010

I think that Roosevelt Elementry School deserves a 1 star rating. My grandson attends there and is bullied all the time. I don't know if he is to intelligent for the other kids or they are to ignorant. The principaljust recieved her doctors degree this past summer. She walks around like she is the cream of the crop. Bet me buckwheat! The police are at the school fairly regularly. That tells you something. The entire school district is about the same as Roosevelt. They prefer to punish the victim and not the perpatrator. When Dr. Gretchko was Superintendant it was a good school dristrict. After he retired, it really went down hill and is still going down. The present administration does not know how to handle money except for being over paid.


Posted December 16, 2010

Personally I would not send my child to school here if it were the last school on earth. The new principal this year is very arrogant towards any parent who has concerns about the safety of their child. The bullying at this school is so bad, when the child being bullied complains or their parents do than this child will be punished to the fullest extent. I'm not just talking about name calling either, these problems go far beyond what I would consider teasing, stolen property, eye glasses broken twice and teacher that laugh at a student when reporting a problem. In years past I would have given this school a 5 star rating with the teachers and administration, not now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

The Magnet (gifted) program is wonderful! The staff goes above and beyond to work with a challenging group of children. The staff and principal are nothing short of wonderful. Thrilled to have our son at Roosevelt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Roosevelt has been a wonderful experience for my children. The principal is always visible and involved in school activities and daily functions and the staff is always friendly and professional. The teachers have been very attentive, caring and supportive. Roosevelt is a great school which offers a competitive curriculum, a diverse student population and plenty of extra curricular activities for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

I had my daughter at this school for most of her elementary years and I really like this school. The teachers, principal, and even the secretaries all made me feel very welcome and made my daughter feel very comfortable at school. I was sad to leave this school district and always find myself comparing other schools to Roosevelt. I have a son who is just now in Kindergarten and wish he could attend this school but we are now out of state. I would recommend this school to anyone...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

The teachers are awesome!! The principal is very approachable and visible. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Roosevelt. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

Great School. I loved how it treats children and makes parents feel welcomed.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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78%

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74%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

2013

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
23%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 51% 69%
African-American 23% 18%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Asian 7% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Beth Feiten
Fax number
  • (248) 865-6621

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2065 Cass Lake Rd
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
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