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Earl F. Carr School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 347 students

 

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Posted June 14, 2011

When my Wife and I where introduced to Carr School and Principle X we where impressed with the words spoken to us. We where promised an "open door policy" and effective communications. Our Son has been in Carr for three years now. Next year we are seriously considering a Charter School or Riverview as an alternative to the drastically and increasing decline of what we believe to be professional education our Son is receiving at Carr. Rated by Great Schools at four out of ten shows that we are not alone in our assessments. The Open Door policy was truly "Lip Service at best". The principle will not comment on anything as he apparently has no opinion and or backbone in his body. The few and short responses I have received from him had several grammatical and spelling errors. Not what we expect from the head of our children's school. No policy is in place to prevent Non-US citizens from placing their children in public schools. Carr is the epitome of Dummy Down Politics, and Principle X is the perfect See no Evil, Speak no Evil "Politician" to insure nothing changes or rocks the boat called easy money for himself and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

I love Carr school. I did some research before choosing Carr school for my boys to attend. The principal kindly invited me to the spring carnival to get a feel for the school and to meet him. My family was extremely impressed!! My children have been attending Carr school for 2 years now and I am still beyong pleased. First, the principal is excellent with the kids. He promotes a very safe and healthy environment with the children. He is always around and is willing to talk to you one on one. Furthermore, the secretary deserves a gold medal. She is full of information and always knows what is going on. The staff is the best--hands down!! Carr school A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

My grandchildren attended Carr School. They had the best teachers and support staff around.


Posted October 1, 2008

My children have been going to this school since 1998 and I love the school it is the best. I hate when they have to leave to go to middle school. Mr M. is the Best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

This school is wonderful. I wish my daughter could go there until she graduates from high school. The teachers are great! Along with the school secretary and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

My son has attended Carr school for 3 yrs. I find the staff patient and wonderful. Mr. Massengill is a true professional. He takes time to speak to the kids in the hallway and is very personable, never stuffy. The staff stresses school pride and each yr a school picnic is held at a local park. Lots of games, food, puppet shows and swimming. Very well organized.Each morning Mr. Massengill walks the school grounds, keeping an eye on traffic and the children. He is never tucked away in his office. The school offers art and music programs as well as scout groups after school. I am a very pleased parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

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28%

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25%

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25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

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60%

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59%

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59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
2%
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 42% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
13%
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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55%
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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 61% 69%
Hispanic 29% 6%
African-American 7% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 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 73%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Craig Stanczyk
Fax number
  • (313) 388-9869

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3901 Ferris Ave
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
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