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Marion Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 273 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

I think Marion Elementary is a great school. The staff is wonderful and always willing to help the students. They communicate well with the parents and we are kept up on things that are important as well as the unimportant things that happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I have 2 young children enrolled in Marion Elementary with one more planning to attend in the near future. The school has an outstanding reading program, teachers, staff and use to have library. The students are loving, fun and the school has a welcome to marion atmosphere. The teachers CARE about my children on a professional level and a personal level. I am proud to send my children there. The staff goes above and beyond to communicate with parents regarding student success and concerns. I am so proud of my children and Marion for pushing my little stars to the sky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

What I can see so far this is one very impressive school. My child goes to it and has made some very big strides in his education and behavior. I would like to see the parents more involed in everything at the school. I would also like to see the State Police do the back ground checks on all volunteer's at the school, to safe guard our children. Many of the Grandparents could also volunteer at the schools. It is better than setting around at home. In Florida many Grandparents and winter retirement couples volunmteer at all the school's and they help so many children! But anyone who volunteers there must have a back ground check done on them and they are always happy to do so. I have always said I have nothing to hide and all the children at a school to protect!
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Posted May 1, 2008

My child attended Marion Elementary for most of her preschool year. Her teacher was exceptional, learning materials were wonderful, and she vastly enjoyed the experience.
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Posted May 11, 2007

I have 2 children attending Marion Elementary & they love their school. I like the fact that it is small & the kids have a lot of 1 on 1 help with their teacher. Unfortunately there is not a lot of parent participation when it comes to extracurricular activites so the young sports program sturggles. This year my oldest has made great improvment in reading due to her hard work & the teachers dedication. The AR reading program is great. My 1st grader reads very well. There is not an art program and they try to do their best in the music department. It's nice that all the teachers know my kids & know me too. Overall, my kids are happy & I am satisfied with the treatment & education they receive.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 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 73%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mort Meier
Fax number
  • (231) 743-2955

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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510 West Main St
Marion, MI 49665
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Phone: (231) 743-6251

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