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Kimball Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 400 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2013

Has the most amazing teachers who put their heart and soul into their teaching. The principal could be better at taking care of the issues that need to be stopped, like bullying. The parents are very much involved and always eager to help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Excellent school with caring, compassionate teachers and wonderful principle! Parent involvement has been satisfactory. Building and surrounding property provide great learning environment. Would just like additional extracurricular activities available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

My sons started at Kimball this school year and we have been pleasantly surprised with the new principal Mrs. Harding and the rest of the staff. The teachers genuinely care about their students and work hard at seeing that each and every one of them succeed both in academics and personally. Our family has decided to purchase a home a half mile from Kimball school because it is such a great place for our kids. The only reason I do not rate this school a five star is because the physical building is older though it is still a sound, well kept structure.
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Posted December 1, 2006

My sons have been at Kimball for 2 years now. The principal, Mrs. Hernandez, is great! She is very involved with the children, knows their names and really cares about them. I recently joined the PTA and found a great group of dedicated parents. The teachers are great too. The one thing I miss from our other school is that at Kimball they don't have the children put on plays, recitals or shows. I love watching my kids perform and I'm sure other parents do too.
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Posted February 22, 2006

Great school for my boys, teacher to student ratio is small, so they get alot of one/on/one time with the teachers. Never had a problem yet.
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Posted October 27, 2004

My son is in first grade this year and we have a new principal who is just awesome! She is very child oriented and much better with our children then our last principal! This is the school I am proud to say that my son attends! The teachers are awesome and I bet we have some of the best teachers in the state. The Kdg. teacher is the best I have ever seen. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

I think that we have great teachers. The principal is not 'kid friendly'.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

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22%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

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53%

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62%

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62%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

2013

 
 
27%

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28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
6%
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?

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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

Below 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 78% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Multiracial 7% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 71%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Mary Jo Smith
Fax number
  • (810) 272-4461

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5801 Griswold Rd
Kimball, MI 48074
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Phone: (810) 984-6519

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