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Elmwood Elementary School

Public | 2-4 & ungraded | 252 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

Elmwood is great local school. I like the configuration between it and Winans. Waverly is heading in the right direction.


Posted January 30, 2010

From the minute you walk in the door at Elmwood School you feel like you are important. This staff works hard to make sure that everyones needs are met in a timely fashion. The classroom sizes are perfect for learning. Elmwood gets 5 starts from me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

The staff at Elmwood are wonderful. They truly care for children and will work with you to provide the best education for your child. I have nothing but praise for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2003

They teach caring, respect and responsiblity like the 3 R's. It is wonderful to have staff that care and have morals!!
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%
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

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 44% 69%
Multiracial 19% 2%
African-American 16% 18%
Hispanic 15% 6%
Asian 6% 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 68%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Tim Lyman
Fax number
  • (517) 321-9318

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1533 Elmwood Rd
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 321-3383

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