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Grant Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 465 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 8, 2014

This is my son's third year at Grant. He loves it there! Every single employee of the school truly cares about the children. The principal has been quick to address my concerns and questions. No school is perfect, but this building is filled with kind, loving people who provide a warm environment for discovery and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

Grant has an amazing PTA. The principal is very efficient and I swear knows every child by name! Parent involvement is also great. My son especially enjoys the music class each week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

My children have been attending Grant for 3+ years. I absolutely love "our" school. As a parent it is easy to feel part of the community. The staff and parent organization at Grant is very welcoming and provides many extra activities for the students. I have experienced different concerns/struggles over the years regarding my children and I have always felt comfortable discussing these concerns with all their teachers and the principal at Grant. They are kind and informative and have always helped "us" reach a positive resolution to our issue. I feel very fortunate to have my children attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

Great School and Great Teacher (Mrs. Ort)! Really turned my Kindergartner around. We had a terrible experience at Cleveland with the Principal and a Teacher. My Son was having trouble in school and would cry when we took him to school. Now, he really enjoys school again. We are so thankful for all that Grant Elementary has done for our child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

Our Family really loves this school. We have two boys one is in 4th grade the other in 1st. When I was looking for a school when my first child was born I came to this site to help me try to get a good school for him. Now that he is moving into 5th which will be another school I am back here again. This school is very, very good. I would recommend this school to friends and family without a second thought. I am really sad to send my oldest elsewhere. I am very proud to be a "Gator" My kids love this school it was a great choice. You have to remember that you can not please everyone every time with every situation. I do love the music teacher he is superior! I love that the make sure to have all electives in this school i.e. gym, music,art etc...I believe it is very important for my children. The after school care is wonderful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

What is a school for an early age? A place were little kids got attracted to, the main purpose is to make them like to learn, a one step ahead after the preschoolers. Unfortunate, this doesn't exist in this school, they are doing their job as the law required. In other hand, the school is clean, staff is friendly. The build up and placement is excellent. What they need is motivation and the well to improve, be the best! Hard work and keen to their sole of teaching is the key, I hope they listen and learn something before they deliver the message to our future of the next generation. I don't want to see messages on empty bottles flowing around, determined kids with bright future make their family proud. If you are looking just to get paid at the end of the week, find you another job and make space to those who want to deliver the message.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

My sons are attending this school, i think this school is very boring, teachers and staff are average, and the math program is absolutely terrible......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

In a year of change in Livonia schools, the staff at Grant have been kind, helpful and compassionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

My daughter just transferred to Grant in the beginning of May. I would like to thank the teachers and staff for making this transition so easy for her. You have all been so wonderful, and have made us feel as if we had been here the whole year. In such a troubling time for us, I again thank you and appreciate the support! Everyone is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

The safety of our children was not a priority at this school. On more than one occasion, kids were lost. Kindergartners and 1st graders were allowed to get on the wrong busses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2006

My Daughter is going into second grade at Grant. She has excelled in all academics, already reading at a 3rd grade level. Over the past two years (Kindergarten, 1st grade) she has grown confident of herself and her abilities. Grant teachers are excellent!! I also want to share another great concern that we as parents should be thankful for. We have an excellent leader (our principal). I believe that she makes the safety of the children her first priority. In todays world, you can never be to careful. Thanks to all the grant staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I agree with the Nov 2005 posting. Principal decisions rule and they are not always in the best interest of the student. My child tells me daily they are bored and do nothing fun in class. But when they look across the hall, the other class is up and moving around and having fun. And homework is nil for both of these classes. But when you check with parents in other classrooms their children have homework daily. I d say these teachers are doing the minimum to get by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

Unfortunately we are still waiting to see what is so great about Livonia schools. Teacher opinion and principal decisions are what rules the roost in this school. You will have to fight for your kids over and over again.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted January 29, 2005

My daughter is in first grade and excelling in school. The teachers are warm, loving, and experts at what they do. The art teacher is amazing, come check out our art fair in the spring! I look forward to the next 5 years we have at Grant. Great staff, great community, great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

I've had students at Grant for 8 years now. All of my children have had a spectacular experience. Further as they've headed off to middle school they've made the transition smoothly and have been very well prepared. The Grant staff is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My 11 yr old is going into his 7th yr at Grant and he loves the school. We also have twins starting kindergarten this year, Grant is a great school with a wonderful staff.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 83% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 33%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristyn Schulkins-Cousino
Fax number
  • (734) 744-2722

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9300 Hubbard St
Livonia, MI 48150
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