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Cass Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 303 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 5, 2014

Cass Elementary is a wonderful place with amazing teachers and staff, a warm and welcoming parent community, and friendly students. We love Cass and everything about it!! Can't recommend this school enough :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

My grandson attends Cass Elementary. I volunteer at the school. The school is clean and the staff creates a warm and welcome environment. In my experience the children receive feedback that is encouraging and positive. The children are given homework which establishes good study habits and allows parents to follow their progress and give extra help when needed. Also, the teacher sends emails to keep parents informed. I think that the academic program is well done.


Posted June 11, 2013

Both of my children have gone through Cass for a total of 9 years. I can't say enough good things about the staff and the community. Parent involvement here is exceptional. One of my children had special needs and they did everything they can to help her out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

My son has attended Cass for 2 years. He has grown tremendously during that time. His speach teacher has been incredible. His Teachers and Parapros all extremely caring and devoted. He has gotten all the individual attention he's needed to learn, grow and mature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Cass is a terrific school. The new principal is a dynamic leader who genuinely cares about student success and the reputation of the school. The staff members are also dedicated and encourage each student to reach their full potential. The parents are also very involved and the school fosters a strong community environment. Also, the faculty are great at providing constant home-school communication and are always approachable. If you are an involved parent---Cass provides an excellent learning environment which will be rewarding for the whole family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Cass = Obama Indoctrination Center. If you want your child to be a mindless drone that submits to the will of a dictatorial regime, by all means send him to Cass elementary in Livonia. If you prefer that your child learn and become a human being, avoid Cass Elementary at all costs.


Posted January 14, 2012

WORST SCHOOL EVER! My daughter attended this school for 4 years and only got to the 2nd grade. She had to repeat kindergarten even though she is an intelligent student. This school has had a different principal every year for the last 5 years; one of whom admitted to me that she could not get control of the teachers there and would not send her own child to that school. The staff there is friendly and willing to listen when you have a problem, however, they are incompetent. They have no idea how to help dyslexic students and want to deny that the condition even exists. The school insists on using these "pilot programs" and experimenting with our children to see if these programs work. They do not work, and the children are suffering because of it. Teachers display the attitude that barely passing is "good enough". The classrooms are overcrowded with 30+ students in each one. My daughter was getting poor grades in this school and as soon as I pulled her out and put her into the American Montessori Academy she made amazing improvement! On her very first report card at the new school she got all A's and one B. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO CASS IF YOU CAN AVOID IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

I was curious because I was planning on having my child attend Cass. From the reviews, many have said that Cass is not a good school. My son has a speech problem so we have been recomended to take him there. Is it worth having him change schools and why?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

The administration is horrible, lacking sound judgement and stability. Livonia schools were of higher quality, many years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

Sadly, my daughter will no longer be attending Cass, as she is moving over to Riley next year. She loved the teachers and other staff and will miss them greatly. The parents (myself included) are vary involved at Cass. There are many after school activities that are fun and educational for the whole family. I would recommend Cass to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

My daughter is only in Kindergarten but she has learned so much since she started there. I am very pleased with the curriculum and her progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

My daughter loves this school. Great teachers, great program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Cass has a lack of diversity that impacts the children and the teaching style that is used. When brought to the attention of administrators not alot of reaction. The parent involvenment is very high at Cass, and the PTA does a great job in making it fun for the children. So sad that those few families that have diversity feel uncomfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

I think cass is a compleate waste of time for my children. They have very low standards and the learning process is very horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

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63%

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52%

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52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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84%

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93%

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75%

2011

 
 
75%
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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
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:

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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

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 87% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 2% 18%
American Indian 0% 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 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Bridget Regan
Fax number
  • (734) 744-2697

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34633 Munger St
Livonia, MI 48154
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