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Hinoki International School

Charter | K-3 | 135 students

Japanese and English language immersion for Japanese and American children

 

Living in Livonia

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $116,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

This was a great school. Then Livonia Public schools attempted a hostile takeover. They were successful and killed Hinoki. I hate you Livonia. You destroyed my community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

Having been a Second Language Instructor 10 years - I would Not recommend this school at all. We thought the school had great promise so we enrolled our child for 1 year - big mistake. The head administrator has no experience and now Hinoki has been taken over by Livonia Public Schools beginning 2014/2015. The children are just not getting the basics. Parents are involved but very culturally separated - there is no competent facilitator to bring the groups together. Run - Run Fast from this school.
—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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 45% 3%
Multiracial 22% 2%
African-American 18% 18%
White 13% 69%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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 111%N/A48%
Female 239%N/A48%
Male 261%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Japanese
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Japanese
Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Japanese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Theodore Delphia
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (734) 464-0602

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Japan and US blended system (custom)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Music
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Japanese
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Japanese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
135
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
160
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36611 Curtis Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
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Phone: (734) 422-5931

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