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Mt. Hope School

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Posted September 26, 2013

mt.hope school is a great school they got a green award this year by the students or the parents hats off to mt. hope school go panters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

I worked at Mt. Hope Elm a few times as a substitute, and this is a school I will never go back to. The student's are always rude and disrespectful. The secretary is very unfriendly and unpleasant to communicate with. I have a degree in Education and wouldn't accept a call-back to this school for double pay!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2012

My son has went to Mt Hope , the staff is either supper nice or very rude. The secretary in the office is very rude. I called the school to let them know that the adult safety that crosses the kids at busy pen. was not their she rudely told me that , that was not an issue for the school that i need to call the police department. How is the safety of the children not a school issue. the principle has changed twice in two years and now they only have a principle a couple days a week. I will be sending my child to another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

My daughter attended Mt. Hope last year schools of choice from a suburban school. I highly recommend Mt. Hope's kindergarten program! Deirdre Bennett is an amazing teacher. She is able to teach the curriculum as well as make it fun for each and every child. My child is beginning first grade reading at a beginning third grade level. I love everything about this school. Mrs. Old is a wonderful, dedicated principal who truly cares about the children. I recommend Mt. Hope to everyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

I did some preservice teaching in Mt. Hope and despite the tight budget and scarce resources, Mt. Hope has a pretty good thing going. For the most part, the teachers are excellent. There are a few that I was less than pleased with, but that happens anywhere. If you have to send your child to a Lansing school, this is it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2008

i used to go to this school for all of my elementary years, and i can say first hand that the teachers do their absolute best to keep every student on track. i'll tell you that has helped me a lot during my current years. even in 7th grade, i still have no regrets about going here. if anyone is thinking not to send their child here, i would say 'send your kid here, it will really help them.' although, they don't enforce the 'bully code of conduct' as much as i would've liked, but they do their best with 30 kids in a classroom.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2007

My daughter is finishing her 2nd year at Mt. Hope and we are unfortunately moving out of state. I could not be more pleased with the school as a whole her teachers have been beyond amazing. Not only do they do an excellent job teaching in the classroom, but have also attended some sporting events and dance classes on their own time. My daughter is finishing up 1st grade and is already reading at a 3rd grade level, I contribute much of the credit to her teacher this year. She has been so enthusiastic and all of the children in her class have been eager to learn. I can not say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

Mt. Hope Elementary is one of the finest elementary schools in Lansing in my opinion. It has a dedicated, caring staff of teachers and wonderful parent support from the community.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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Reading

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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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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50%
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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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54%

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54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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84%

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84%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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11%
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 32% 69%
African-American 30% 19%
Hispanic 29% 6%
Multiracial 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Nancy Romig
Fax number
  • (517) 755-1159

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1215 East Mount Hope Ave
Lansing, MI 48910
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Phone: (517) 755-1550

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