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Cheyenne Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 775 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 29, 2012

My son started Kindergarten this year. Our experience has been great! His teacher is wonderful and caring, the principle is at school events hanging out with the kids & having fun and the latchkey program keeps them active and having fun by getting involved with them before / after school. My son is receiving help with speech and the staff has been very helpful and patient with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

When my kids first went here the secretary and 2 clerks were very warm, friendly and caring. Now the frumpy office staff seem to have an attitude and they ignore parents instead of greeting them. What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

If your child has ANY special needs this is NOT the place to send your child. Special needs program is horrible!


Posted May 13, 2010

The principal (Dr. Brosky) is a very strong leader and very visible and responsive.I think he's doing a great job of keeping the hallways safe and the building secure. However, the student to teacher ratio is very high. Many of the teachers seem overwhelmed and stressed. I was particularly disappointed in the kindergarten program. Two of the teachers seem very burned out, lacking in patience and ready to retire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

Not happy with this school. The teacher/student ratio is too high. The kids are not getting the education they should. The assistant principal is known to be very mean and unpleasant to the students.


Posted December 18, 2009

I am not pleased at all with this school. The faculty has little patience. The assistant principal is known to be very rude to the children. Many parents are not happy with her.


Posted September 30, 2009

Our son just started second grade and we have been very pleased with the school since he started last year. The teachers seem to provide the right level of teaching versus self-learning. The Principal keeps the school under great control and is also very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

Not too pleased with the school's lack of assistance to children that need 'a little extra help'. Reading assistance is only available K to grade 2?! Also not pleased with the fact that the teachers are gone from the school within minutes after the students leave. This makes it difficult for the kids to stick around and ask questions about their school work (in fact they are encouraged to leave when the bell rings). It's also difficult then for a parent to contact the teacher regarding questions on the school work or in general. Not too thrilled with the latchkey program. Mostly high-school or college-aged persons that are too busy talking to each other or on the phone to actually pay attention to what's happening around them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

Cheyenne has an incredibly devoted staff that goes beyond teachers and right through to the office and custodial staff. There are so many different ways to get involved for students and parents! and if you can't find something that sparks your interest, you are more than welcome to spearhead an idea. The teachers are loving and care beyond the classroom. Mr Roberts sure knew what he was doing when he brought this group of people to work with him and develop the sense of community. I'm sure that he took the same care in bringing Mr Brosky to the team as the new principal and look forward to my kids getting to know (and love) him too!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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51%

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42%

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42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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78%

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75%

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75%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

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52%

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53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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83%

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84%

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83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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 90% 69%
Asian 4% 3%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mark Johnson
Fax number
  • (586) 723-5001

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47600 Heydenreich Road
Macomb, MI 48044
Phone: (586) 723-5000

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