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Floyd Ebeling Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 590 students

 
 

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Posted October 17, 2013

Ebeling is a great school. The teaching staff is hands down one of, if not the best in Utica Community Schools and our new additions to the teaching staff have made the group even stronger. Our PTA is strong and has a good relationship with the Teaching staff both groups appreciate each other. That positive relationship is not the case in the majority of other schools. The parking lot is a challenge we all know that, but that is nothing the current staff is responsible for. Yes, the principal should be out there each morning greeting the students rather we have our teachers out each morning greeting our students which is very positive for the students. Ebeling is a great school because of the Teachers, Students and Families. The focus of the staff and parents is on the students and their development both academically and socially!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

Very disappointed with this school. Mrs Bailey is useless, never deals with any issues. Music, art and gym programs are terrible. Very very boring. Parking lot is a nightmare. Principal should be out each day directing traffic. Making sure parents are following rules of the parking lot, but she isn't. Intersection of touch and haverhill is an accident waiting to happen. What's a reason why a teacher can't work this crosswalk? PTA ideas are extremely old and boring. Need to take suggestions and change things. Get a new music and gym teacher. Bring fun activities to this school. Other utica comm schools do all kinds of fun and exciting things, get a hold of schools get ideas. School here is not fun. Incorporating fun into an elementary childs day is not too much to ask. Kids have to grow up way too fast, let them enjoy school. The time spent on MEAP testing is ridiculous. Can't wait to be out of this school.


Posted August 22, 2013

I have been very pleased with Ebeling Elementary. A few years ago my husband wanted to move. I was against it because I didn't want to leave Ebeling. He was able to find me a house within the school boundries. I feel Ebeling pulls from a very good community that has parents & caregivers that care about the children & school. The teachers at the school are always available & helpful. No school is a perfect fit. It is a matter of finding a school that fits your & your child's needs. So far Ebeling has done this & more for our family. The best advice is to get involved at any school and it will make your children's educational years more enjoyable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

The teachers at this school are nurturing, highly motivated, and fair minded. I have only positive things to say about the 4th grade team, in particular. They are dedicated, structured, and hold the kids to high standards, which promotes higher learning and student achievement. Way to go Ebeling!


Posted June 5, 2013

The teachers at this school are excellent. For the person who put that one should avoid Mrs. Robyn Pizzo, I disagree. Both of my children have had her for a total of three years. She has high expectations and teaches the children accordingly. She challenges the children with fun and educational projects. Yes, the parking lot is very small. It would not be so bad if drivers would respect others and remember that children are walking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

Avoid Mrs. Robyn Pizzo as best you can. She should be teaching high school with the hands-off approach she has. I might as well be home-schooling my child. Also does not bring any helpful ideas to the table - only tells you where your child is "bad". Mrs. Bailey, the new principal has brought the school down since taking over. A parent was told no matter what grades a child receives, they pass them anyway. How is this helping our children? The school focuses way too much on MEAP and the kids suffer for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

Hands down terrible school. Parking lot is rediculous. Fire lanes blocked, cars parked everywhere. Heaven forbid there be an emergency. You can barely pull in with a compact size car, let alone a heavy duty fire truck. Childs classroom was a mess. Coats and backpacks in a pile on the floor, name tags ripped off mailboxes. The principal is beyond rude. She told us to come during lunch hour for a school tour (we were new). She rolled her eyes when we came in and said she was too busy, but would do it anyway. Barely said a word to us, just pointed. Faculty doesnt take time to know students by name. Theyre just another face, not seen as individuals. You can tell they dont care. My 8 year old was told he wasnt allowed to walk 200 yards to the corner because he was ''too young.'' Instead they tell me I either have to walk from 1/2 mile away, or some how manuever through the chaotic parking lot. Which, by the way, dont ever park in, unless you want to find yourself stuck inbetween cars who have parked behind and in front of you, perpendicularly, and are left empty. Switching schools next year, if i can even deal with it that much longer. Very disheartening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

The only reason I gave 3 stars instead of 2 is because there are teachers there that do make a huge positive impact on my children's lives. The office staff is very polite and courteous. However, there are many teachers that use screaming as a means to communicate with the children. The Principal change two years ago has negatively affected the quality of the school. She is rigid and cold. A far cry from the previous leadership and not a friendly face for the children. The parking and child drop off is abysmal to say the least. The inside of the school is set up silly. It is more like cubical classrooms instead of traditional classrooms. All the teachers can be heard at times by other classrooms and is distracting. The biggest complaint is that the school teaches to the MEAP, period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

The school is amazing. The staff is always helpful and nice. What the school lacks is a horrible and non-updated website. That is not my worry. The parking sysem in that school is a disaster waiting to happen. God forbid an emergency were to happen, but a fire truck would not be able to get within 300 feet of that school. This is mainly due to incompentant parents who think that they are more important that everyone else. Cars park in the bus lane and in the entrance way just to save a few steps walking to the school. I dread everyday that I have to take my son to school. The school knows of this problem but has made no effort to correct it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

Congratulations to Ebeling Elementary's Staff, Teachers, Students & Familes on thier Exemplary Blue Ribbon Award!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

Nothing but great things to say about the entire staff of Ebeling Elementary. From the principal to the custodians to the parents! Ebeling is a wonderful place to be! Education doesn't get any better than this! If elementary schools could be in the 'IVY' League, Ebeling would be right at the top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Ebleling is a wonderful school to attend. It is located within several neighborhoods and is considered a walking school. The families are very close due to the location of the school. The principal is outstanding as he has assembled a teaching staff that has to be the best in the district. There are many extracurricular activities at the school that are attended by the vast majority of families. Ebeling Elementary is a great school because of it families, teaching & support staff, & principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I think Mrs. Fertah is one of the best teachers at Ebeling. This is my son's 1st year at Ebeling and he has done more work one on one with Mrs.Fertah then he did all year at his old school. She has a way of working with my Autism child's paradoxical combination of precocious talents and social difficulties to help him learn how to engage more fully with the school. She is working with him on understanding rules of appropriate behavior, and becoming an active participant at Ebeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

My children attend Ebeling Elementary and we have had a great experience there. The teachers are wonderful and the principal is very caring. The parents are very involved. Ebeling is like a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I personally attended Ebeling and am proud to say it was named in honor of my Great Grandfather, Floyd H. Ebeling. I am currently in the 8th grade and can truly say i learned more than enough from Ebeling. The staff is extremely frindly and the extra curricular activities are exciting for all ages. The parent involement is phenomenal and without them the school wouldn't be the same. Although you may be reading this thinking well she's only in 8th grade what would she know, I know that some of you are really considering a place for your child in Ebeling. From my point of view that would be a great idea.(for you and your child)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2006

I have never seen a school where the teachers and parents are so involved with the children. When you walk through the doors, it doesn't take long to realize you have just entered an AMAZING environment. Because of the tremendous commitment of the teachers, principal and staff, we will not be moving any time soon. Our children are learning in the very best possible environment. They are loved and cared for, as if they were in their own home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Ebeling Elementary is a great school that has very unique and special characteristics. Ebeling is known as a 'walkers' school in that most of the students are able to walk to school due to the school being located in the middle of a number of large subdivisions. As such, the parents and students are very close and supportive of the excellent teaching staff at Ebeling. Parental involvement and support is exceptional. I have two children at Ebeling and could not be happier with the educational and community experience my children and family have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Ebeling Elementary is a fine school with a close bond to the neighborhood. The principal, teachers, and staff are extremely responsive to what goes on and very receptive to comments, questions, and suggestions. Overall the school is state fo the art with plenty of computers, other media, in class technology, even a production video facility where students 'anchor' the morning announcments for the schools closed circuit video system. IBooks are available for any student K through 6th to sign out (parental signature), and the media center is always upgrading books and other content. The school is currently recieving an science center addition (about 3000-4000 sq. feet) which will be done by the end of the year. The plans for the center look excellent. I have two children in school there and am very happy with the 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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62%

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59%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

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55%

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47%

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47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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11%

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17%

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15%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

2013

 
 
72%

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49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%
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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Math growth at this school

Above 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 92% 69%
African-American 3% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian N/A 1%
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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