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James Foote School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 379 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2010

Foote school has been wonderful for my son. I am happy with the teachers that he has had and the principal is a jewel! This school has a positive behavior support system that has built my son's confidence making him a better student. They have been very supportive and patient taking the needs of their students before anything else. They have gone above and beyond in my opinion. He attended Kindergarten at another school in the same district and I had to pull him out his 3rd week of 1st grade because they just did not care enough but I am happy to say that Foote has been amazing and he is doing great!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I have a kid that attends Foote school. It has been a great school and go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

I think Foote school is great!!!!!! I went to Foote when I was a child from Kindergarden to 6th grade some of my teachers are still there. I had no doubt about sending my daughter there even though we live closer to 2 other schools me and my husband drive out of our way to get the best education in Lincoln Park. She is excited about going to school and upset when it is time to leave. I feel that Foote is the best and I would never change my mind. I think that it is great what I can expect from the teachers because I once did homework from them. :) I am the person that I am today because of the great teachers that I had growing up. I pray that my daughter will have the same memories that I have of Foote school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

My children attended Foote Elementary, as well as Lincoln Park High School. They went on to college and with their Lincoln Park education they were prepared more than adequately for the college experience, both graduating with honors. I was so pleased with my experiences at Foote, that I recommended to my daughter that she send my grandson to Foote. He is now in his second year there and we are still just as pleased. The teachers have always been great at communicating with us and we always felt like they were very concerned with our children's educations. I always was actively involved with my student's s and I have to wonder if the parents who place blame on the faculty don't need to question their own part in the educational process. (Especially when they can't write a review without so many grammatical errors!)


Posted February 6, 2009

I was very unsatisfied with the faculty. While my child was enrolled here, her grades was steadily downhill, with no communication from ANY of these teachers! It is awfully wierd that now she dont go there she is an honor roll student!My only regret is I didnt get her out of there fast enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I was not a 'clique' parent and had no problems keeping up to date with school events. We left the school in 2007 when we moved out of the area. My son was tested at his new school and was at least grade level in all areas. There were actually a few subjects he tested above grade level in. I don't know about the rest of the Lincoln Park schools but I would recommend Foote Elementary without hesitation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

My child went to this school for 3 yrs. It was the worst three years of her education. They did not keep me informed. If you are not a part of the parental 'clique' they have going on there you are looked at as an uncaring parent, I should not have to call 3-4 times to find out what the problem is. Actually, I had to get a hold of the board of education for them to respond. Then, the principal and the teacher LIED and said they left numorous messages on my machine. So, I was left to look like an uncaring parent AGAIN. I am SO thankful my child is not in this school. It was the worst expierience I've ever had, not to mention my child who had to go there every day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Both of my sons are currently in Foote school and have attended there since kindergarten. This school is wonderful, the principal is great as is all the staff and teachers. They really do alot to make this school great for the kids!
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Posted January 23, 2007

I was very hesitant to send my daughter to Lincoln Park Public Schools. Like a lot of others, I have always heard negative things about the district. The first two weeks of all-day kindergarten was a little emotional for the both of us, but she has adjusted very well. She is excited to go to school everyday and is already starting to spell out words with how they sound. I think that teachers should have a little bit more patience for some of the more 'needy' children, but they are only one person. The only gripe that I have is some teachers just dismiss the young children without seeing if someone is there to pick them up. Also, the safeties are not always on their post when they should be. PTA is wonderful. So far, I am glad that we are at Foote Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

While my youngest daughter is still attending Foote, I have two other daughter's who have gone through. I believe they are great student's today because of the start they got at Foote. Excellent teacher's and principal. Great band program. My husband and i feel Foote has been a wonderful school for our girl's.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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23%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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24%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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62%

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79%

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48%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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20%

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18%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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60%

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59%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
4%
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.

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35%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
28%
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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Math growth at this school

Below 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 56% 69%
Hispanic 35% 6%
African-American 5% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
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 81%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Andrew Sueta
Fax number
  • (313) 389-0997

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3250 Abbott Ave
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone: (313) 389-0216

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