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Elmhurst School

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Posted January 2, 2012

My son is a kindergartener here. I feel that the teachers and administration do the best with what they have (which isn't much from the very challenged Lansing School District), but the parents at this school are AWFUL! I have not been to a school event yet where more than four other children from his class attended (out of 25). I see parents wear pajamas to drop their kids off in the morning and still wearing pajamas when they pick them up in the afternoon. It is nothing to hear an Elmhurst parent to stand on the sidewalk and scream obscenities at their children if they even attempt to play on the playground equipment after school. I even heard a CLASSROOM PARENT curse at her child IN THE CLASSROOM during a holiday party. I routinely seeing parents screaming at their child's teacher after school too. Bless these teachers for even showing up every day. My son won't be back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The kids at the school are smart fun to be with. When you go to the school everyone is friendly and eager to learn.Our teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My son is stil in the kindergarden class and is reading at a first grade level. The teachers are all very caring and do their best to make sure that each student is enjoying the enter learning experience
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Posted January 26, 2009

Teachers are great, my daughter is doing is way above averge in her math. Teachers very involved and care on pupil studies. Just a few issues with other students interaction with each other
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Posted May 4, 2008

Elmhurst Pros and Cons: Pros: 1. The Staff members are wonderful 2. The PTA attempts to increase activities for the students. 3. The school appears to be in good condition Cons: 1. Parent Involvement! 80% of the parents do not care enough to assist with the student activities. Personally, I feel that some parents rely on Elmhurst to 'baby sit' their children. 2. Discipline! 3. Extra activities, but that can be blamed on the parents for not volunteering. District wide changes: 1. Rethink the Lunch menu in the Elementary schools 2. Detention should be made mandatory for those students who can not behave after receiving numerous warnings. Maybe this might encourage parents to get involved with their children s education. 3. Recess The district should encourage more recess or after school activities.
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Posted August 26, 2003

I would like to see Elmhurst do more extracurricular activities. Such as early instrument learning such as violin, piano, drums. Reading is very important and I don't think they put enough emphasis on it.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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41%
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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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54%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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8%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 69%
African-American 38% 19%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Sue Sulzman
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  • (517) 755-1299

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2400 Pattengill Ave
Lansing, MI 48910
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