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Windemere Park Charter Academy

Charter | K-8 | 720 students

 

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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 9 ratings

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Posted December 1, 2006

My son started Windemere Park this fall as a sixth grader. He is learning to play the trumpet, and really likes being a member of the Waverunners Swim Team. He has competed in three swim meets, and his swimming skills and have shown a great improvement. I don't know of any other Lansing area school that has a swim team for Elementary and Middle-School children. The principal knows the children in the school, and has a meeting with interested parents once a month to keep them up-to-date on events and items that impact the school. My son's teacher is good about responding to e-mail quickly and keeping the lines of communication open with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

I love this school. They encourage my children to excell, there is a swim team that my children are involved in and my kids are both all A students. As a bonus, the school reinforces the values that I feel my children need to learn. My 5th grader is taking the Explorer test this year for the Northwestern Talent Search and his teachers are part of the team that has him ready and able to qualify for this test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I love WPCA. My daughter began there last fall, since then I have seen a vast improvement in her grades and her interest in school, I wish she had been there from the beginning.
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Posted December 19, 2005

I have 3 children attending this school since 2000.They have done some outstanding work with helping my children succeed with their academic. The school also provide outstanding chacter building skill to assist them with the attuide of other in a respectful way. -Brown
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

I have four children that currently attend this school and have done so since it opened in 1999. The ciriculium is outstanding, challenging and they produce leaders. I will continue to recommend this charter school for the rest of our days. The teachers are wonderful and the entire staff shall we say 'works well with others.'
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
12%
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 42% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
21%
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 39% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%
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 35% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
9%
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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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 47% 69%
African-American 21% 18%
Hispanic 19% 6%
Multiracial 12% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
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 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Yvonne Thomas
Fax number
  • (517) 327-0800

Programs

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Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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