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Edmonson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 304 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 12, 2014

Edmoson is the best school. My oldest attended this school so did all of my kids. I know the staff there since 2004. They are great. I hope everyone attend Edmonson because it is the best school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

Edmonson is the best school in the lamphere district. My kids went to it. Wonderful staff and a principal. All are caring to our kids. There is no other school better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

This is a great school with the exception of the mandatory Chinese class 4 days a week it is a waste of time and money not to mention loosing the art program to have it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

Edmonson is extremely focused on the students and a great community. While no school is perfect...what matters to me is how situations are handled. Both Mrs Stephens and her staff do an amazing job. Living in Lamphere district was extremely important when purchasing my home. I to this day am pleased with that choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

My daughter is currently attending the preschool program at Edmonson. I also have her enrolled in the Chinese Immersion program. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with this school. My daughter is learning so much, and she loves going to school. Every day she excitedly tells me what she's learned. The teachers are wonderful - always willing to take the time to answer any questions. The only negative I've seen so far, is that parking is a bit limited. Something that is easy to overlook when compared to all of the benefits Edmonson provides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

My daughter went to the pre-k program and she advanced and loved her class and teachers. She felt welcome, i loved that the teacher came to our home to meet my daughter before school even started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

My boys are currently in kdg., 1st, and 4th grade. I absolutely love everyone in this school! From the office staff to the gym teacher, they are so supportive of the students. You can tell the teachers and staff love what they do. The teachers even set up "advanced" work for my oldest son and 3 other students that were getting all a's to challenge them. Everyone at Edmonson goes above and beyond every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

We are thrilled with the preschool program at Edmonson! The staff is wonderful with our son. He is always excited to go to school. The children are engaged in their learning through play and hands-on activities. He is also part of the chinese immersion program. It is very exciting to see and hear your child make connections between languages. We are planning to send our daughter to preschool at Edmonson as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

I have not been happy with the preschool program at Edmonson. It is a bit chaotic and disorganized with teacher turnover and, at times, feels like childcare. Chinese immersion is offered, but I'm not sure the benefits from this outweigh the negative factors. Hope it gets better. Looking for alternatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2003

My children are only in 2nd and 3rd grade, but so far they have had some excellent teachers. Mrs. Jackson has to be my favorite for bringing out a special talent in my daughter and making learning fun.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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35%

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43%

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43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
18%
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 77% 69%
African-American 7% 18%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian 1% 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 44%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Sharon Stephens
Fax number
  • (248) 547-6444

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621 East Katherine Ave
Madison Heights, MI 48071
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