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Mancelona Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 380 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

Both of my children attended this school and I could have not been happier. The teachers are top-notch. I feel like this school is a leader in innovative programs emphasizing reading and math. The environment is safe and friendly. I think this school is the best elementary school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

This school is run by an aweful principle. He does not care about the students at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

Mancelona school is a well behind school. Some of the teachers are great as others should not be teachers at all. My younger children are doing good in school. Different to say for the older one that goes to the middle school. The child is struggling due to the homework b n extremely easy b cause its work they have already done in their old school from down state. so now she is not learning nothing new at all. And I feel like the school system does not discipline their children accordingly. They have their picks. lets just put it this way if I had the gas money to take my kids some where else I would. and If I could move out of this town I just moved to I would. I moved here to get my kids away from the big city. but this town is full of trashy people who couldn't move to Gaylord or T.C so if you are planning to move to mancy .Don't spend the extra money and move to T.C. or Gaylord. the extra money is worth it for your children to get the education they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I will move my family away before letting my two youngest kids attend any of Mancelona schools. My oldest attended and he went from loving school to hating it. He also went from A's to C's & D's. They do not listen to the kids or parents. Some of their teachers are great, but without decent leadership it really doesn't matter. My oldest son pulled his child from this school system & so have ALL my sisters, brothers, nieces & nephews. Believe me that is ALOT of kids. The only way any of the kids in my very large family will ever return to Mancelona Public Schools is if there are some drastic changes to the whole system (including getting rid of some of the teachers & principals).


Posted August 28, 2005

My daughter went to the mancelona elementaryfrom k-4 she recently moved down state to live with me and i have noticed how far behind she is in math and reading. I feel the school is way behind where it should be.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

2013

 
 
55%

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63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
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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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

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 96% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 78%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Trent Naumcheff
Fax number
  • (231) 587-8699

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231 Limits W
Mancelona, MI 49659
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