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Winans Elementary School

Public | 2-4 & ungraded | 263 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

This school understands the need to develop character in their students and does a great job of creating a family atmosphere for the children. The new principal is dynamic and up-to-date in educational practices. As a result, the school has been growing in leaps and bounds since her arrival. There are a lot of new, exciting programs being implemented at Winans because of this leadership and I look forward to the changes ahead. I also value the nice mix of cultural diversity in the school and the way in which the children embrace those differences. My child is learning to be a good citizen/person, as well as effectively preparing for the demands of college. Thank you, Winans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Winans is a warm and welcoming school. I see the kids coming and going to school in my neighborhood and they are respectful and fun to watch. Staff seem very supportive.


Posted December 12, 2011

Chaos. Complete chaos. Students pulling the fire alarm randomly, instructional time is not valued here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I chose this school out of MANY in my area due to some very specific things I wanted to see- nice mix of children and families, friendly, open staff, responsive teachers. I have not been disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Winans is not supportive if you are not the Mother of the child. The teachers have been very exclusionary to other members of the family. It has been difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

I love this school. My sons first year was kindergarden. His teacher Mrs. Germain was great. She was very loving,and honest. I recommend this school. It is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

Winans is a wonderful elementary. There is a lot of family involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

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26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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55%

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57%

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57%
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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
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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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

Above 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 43% 69%
African-American 26% 18%
Hispanic 13% 6%
Multiracial 12% 2%
Asian 6% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 69%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Dorothy Blackwell
Fax number
  • (517) 323-1840

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5401 W Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48917
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