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Webster Elementary School

Public | 1-6 | 286 students

 
 

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Posted February 26, 2014

I studied in a real school for gifted -please, realize that Webster is not a School for Gifted but Academically Talent, that is completely different and in essence superior- and I found there only some proud Indian parents -Montessori's lovers- and many former public school bullied kids with high potential to develop but bored to death. No different that many public schools and in some cases, much lesser in approach. I agree that kids need to read but not only read instead of experimentation and scientific methodology, but that is for gifted not for talented. Many talented could be gifted but are not challenged enough. With all the resouces they use, they could do better. Read some parent comments and have your own conclusions. At the end, it is knowledge what we need from school, education begins at home and it can not be replaced by anything different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

I went to Webster in the gited program from 1997-2001, and cannot recommend the school highly enough. I am now a teacher myself, and every school I work at I wish was as amazing as Webster was. I wish all students got the elementary school experience that I had there.


Posted August 12, 2013

Not impressed. Teacher was disorganized and far less orderly than my son' s prior two schools, one being another Livonia public school and another being a Montessori. Their other programs like phys ed, art, music not as good as prior schools. Kids are somewhat bratty as if being gifted is an excuse for disrespectful behavior; shocked by some of their behavior compared to his prior school. Smart kids does not equal nice kids. Feel Livonia should evaluate if this is the best use of tax payer dollars. I'd like to have my son back in the regular system, (where he was unfortunately bored) and instead have teachers expected to separate kids by ability for core areas. This is done in many other school districts. I am not convinced segragating them like this is in their best interest or creates good human beings. I agree with another parent, the needs of boys versus girls is not understood. I also suspect the teaching style favors girls. The fact that vast majority of student council is girls is revealing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

I love this school! This is my daughter's third and final year at Webster... she moves on to middle school next year...and I wish she could stay longer. Thanks to her teachers Mr. Hillard and Mrs. Macek, she is well prepared for her future. She has been challenged to grow since her very first day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

I am a former student from Webster, and I must say it was a fabulous school! The teachers and staff were great, the substance they taught us was well beyond expected but it's really helped me in the future! Webster had a great environment for learning and it really helped me. I went to Webster for 5 years and I really enjoyed it, take it from first-hand experience!


Posted July 25, 2012

My child is just one of the kids here. At her previous school, she was the smart kid that no one understood and who was bored in class. Webster Elementary is the perfect school for bright students, each child is treated as a unique individual with unique needs. The academics are rigorous and attention is paid to social and emotional health.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

Webster was ranked highly when my child was there and my child was a top student. Appearances can definitely be deceiving - I am grateful I got my child out of there before too much psychological harm could be done - he is doing much better now - away from Livonia Public Schools (Webster in particular). I think the teachers are put under a lot of stress to get a certain standard from the children. The staff was not honest and my attempt to address issues was a joke to put it mildly - the behavior of the staff comes from the superintendent down (I know this directly). Not only was it difficult for me to be involved with my child at this school - I was told my time was up after 30 minutes at the parent teacher conference. I was told it was their dinner time even though it was prior to 4:00p. Seek alternatives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Congratulations to Webster School. The latest scores sent from the Michigan Department of Education rank Webster in the 99th percentile - the highest ranking possible!! I am a member of the hardworking PTA - parents are encouraged to be involved with staff and students to make our school a warm, inviting and child centered learning environment. Our administrator and staff are top notch and go above and beyond to help every child succeed. The curriculum is rigorous but is developmentally appropriate, and the kids do lots of cool projects. Our family is grateful to be a part of the Webster School Community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

My son has been at Webster since 1st grade (now in 3rd). His grades have been 3s and 4s (top grades) all along, but we have had nothing but conflict with the teachers. I most definitely think girls are favored. I don't think the teachers have enough training for gifted children (especially boys) and I think the program is just accelerated. The current principal needs to be replaced - I definitely think she is part of the problem behind the issues with the teachers (and her poor leadership may even be supported by the school as a whole). My son used to be fine with homework - now it makes him very unhappy (even though his grades are still top, his attitude has changed since he has been going there). Most definitely seek alternatives to this school. I was recently told I could not volunteer while my other son was with me - where previously there was not an issue with it and other parents tell me they have always brought siblings. Parent involvement is not encouraged (at least for me). My sons teacher this year was very rude to me at the parent/teacher conference when I tried to ask/discuss issues. I was encouraged to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

Not as good as it promised. Things have changed the past 2 or 3 years. The administration and staffs are supposed to be trained to understand and educate gifted students. -- They have a long way to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

My son is in the ACAT program at Webster. He has attended Webster for 2.5 years now. He loves Webster. He loves the teachers. He loves the fellow students. He loves the administration. That should say it all. Great school. Our family is thankful that our son has had the priviledge to attend Webster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

my child spent six years at Webster. i would not do it again. the school stifles individualism and creativity. i was told by the school psychologist that my child had 'issues' and should see a professional. after visits to two different professionals, both found that the school was too rigid in its expectations of my child's age group and that my child, in fact, did not have any issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

My niece has been going to Webster for three years in the special needs program and it has done great things for her. God bless the staff and all those who work at Webster elementary!


Posted June 24, 2008

This was my son's first year at Webster. What a school! Thanks to the staff and faculty for making this my son's finest year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Webster is an amazing place. They have two programs, one for gifted children and one for children with special needs from all of Wayne county. It is a school that treats each child with respect. My daughter is in the gifted program and is happy to go to school every day. She is understood not only as a academically talented person but also emotionally as a child. This is a tough balance. The teachers at Webster are the best I have met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

My daughter attended Webster for special education services in Primary 1 and 2 classes. I thnak god for educators like yuorself every day. My daughter has made so much progress thanks to every staff that worked with her from librarian, to secretarial staff to her educators. She now has blossomed to a young lady who is going to Cass elementary with focus on furthering academics. Thank you all for everything you did for my daughter, you always will hold a special place in our hearts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

My son has been in the special needs program at Webster for several years now and I am very pleased with it. I think it is run very well and we have never been more pleased with special education services than we have been here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

This is my child's first year at Webster & we absolutely love it! The hands-on teaching method is second to none, the staff is friendly, my son's teacher is exceptional. Parent involvement is high, and the PTA is warm and welcoming to newcomers. Hats off to the awesome staff at Webster elementary, they go above and beyond each and every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The teaching methods and curriculum at Webster should be used at all Livonia public schools, not just the gifted program. Hands on activities that stimulate every style of learning.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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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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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

62 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

65 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 42% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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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Reading growth at this school

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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 69% 69%
Asian 22% 3%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
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 7%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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32401 Pembroke St
Livonia, MI 48152
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