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Alaiedon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 408 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2011

Our daughter started in the middle of the year last year due to moving and they made her feel so welcomed. So durring the summer we had to move again and we are glad to say We got to keep her in Alaiedon... We highly recomend this school to anyone that moves to the area!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

This is my sons 3rd year at Alaiedon and we love it! The new principal, Mrs. Fransisco is wonderful and very good with the children. I truly believe she has the best interest of the children at heart. All 3 of his teachers have been just great and he has excelled in reading thanks to those teachers. He actually wants to go to school in the morning and I know that is a great sign of a great school!!
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Posted March 9, 2010

We really love Alaiedon and our daughter has thrived this year! The new Kindergarten teacher is fantastic and I wish all teachers could be as attentive and wonderful as she is. She takes our children seriously and truly cares about them, their families and their education. I would recommend Alaiedon to anyone thinking of moving to the area.
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Posted February 3, 2009

We have a daughter in Alaiedon right now and our son went here too. The staff is awesome, they are there for the kids. I have enjoyed this school and my kids both like it and the teachers...
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Posted August 28, 2008

I have 3 kids going to this school and it is a awesome school.The teachers,staff and Mrs.Kinzer are all wonderful and friendly and made us feel so welcome when we switch to this school last year.There is so many parents involved and after school activites!!!
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Posted April 14, 2006

I have a third grader and first grader at Alaiedon, and I am very pleased with the school. The curriculum emphasizes the basics, but includes nice music and art programs. And, there are plenty of extracurricular activities (such as Chess Club, Math Pentathlon, and 5th grade basketball). The school excels in reading, math, and science, as evidenced by the high pass rates on the MEAP exams. Writing is an area that needs improvement, but that is true of almost all schools in the state. My children have had excellent teachers; all teachers seem to be approachable and dedicated. Mr. Edly, the principal, runs a tight ship, and has created a safe environment for learning. Alaiedon, which is a rural school, has a lower profile than some of the nearby schools in Okemos, East Lansing, and Haslett. But there is plenty of competition in an encouraging environment.
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Posted January 11, 2006

i have had 2 children attend this school. my latest is in 5th grade and loves this school. we have moved to another district but kept her in alaiedon as she loves the teachers and friends and the principal. my first child, who is a senior now, did not get fair/proper treatment from the prior principal so we are glad he is gone. most of the teachers are fair and treat the children with the respect they deserve minus the music teacher who i feel is not a proper fit for this school. the staff is good and teach what is needed with the support that is needed by them to the parents. i feel that since the principal change and some teacher changes, this is a good school to continue my 4 year old in next year. p dinsmore
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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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58%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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78%

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72%

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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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64%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%
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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70%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
24%
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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

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 89% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 29%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lisa Francisco
Fax number
  • (517) 676-0283

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1723 Okemos Rd
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