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Elva Lynch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 484 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2014

Lynch is a great school. My kids have been attending for 5 years. Teachers are top notch and care about their students. PTC is very involved and activities are fun for the entire family. Lynch has after school enrichment programs that provide fun and learning opportunities for students. Great school and learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

My child has been attending Lynch for the past 2 years and so far I am not very impressed. I do not like the way they handle things. Teachers don't care about the students. They refuse to look into getting special ed. help for my adhd child. Parking lot is a joke, so unsafe. No communication from the school at all, unless they are calling to tell me my child did something wrong. I am seriously thinking about pulling my child out and enrolling in a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

I am posting two reviews, as I wasn't allowed enough characters in my last review to acknowledge the many things I loved about Elva Lynch Elementary. Although I pulled my son out of this school for academic reasons, let me just say, the parental involvement is fantastic at this school. There were many special events, award ceremonies, fundraisers, etc. It was nice being involved in a community of caring parents who were gladly willing to sacrifice many hours of their personal time to support our children's school. I would also like to acknowledge the long hours put in by many teachers, week after week. Elva Lynch has some very talented and dedicated teachers among its staff. I believe most of the teachers and faculty (and parents) at Elva Lynch are doing their best, with the resources and liberties they are provided. My concerns should have been resolved at a supervisory level, but they weren't. Overall, I would say Elva Lynch is a good place for children to acquire a decent education, given you are a proactive parent willing to supplement your child's education, as necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

I understand how important reading is, I do and am all for it. On the other hand, how many parents have had trouble, themselves in math in school?? I did. My daughter is in kindergarten and reads fine. Math is hardly discussed in her class, very breifly everyday. I do more at home with her for math. I wrote and email to the teacher and never got a response. I am kind of dissappointed with Lynch.Reading is something, like tying your shoes, practice makes perfect. but you can't force it. Math takes time and practice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I have one daughter who attends this school. The principal, secretary and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The teachers are top notch. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I had three children attend Lynch Elementary. I was also very active in the school as an Art Docent, PTA member, room mom and various other activities. The teaching staff was exceptional in both their abilities and their genuine concern to see a student excel. The curriculum was exceptional. Even the art program was amazing and beyond what most schools offer. The administration was like none I had experienced before or since. Overall I found the curriculum, staff, administration far exceeded average and can speak only praise. Any child, regardless of their needs, can be assured of a solid education and truly dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

Hi it's me Brooke from Mrs.Warner's class and I love the school!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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51%

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58%

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58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

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72%

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83%

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83%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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80%

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59%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
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

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 94% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 54%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Michelle Bradford
Fax number
  • (810) 667-2473

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2035 Roods Lake Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446
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