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Morrice Area Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 281 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

Morrice Area Schools is a magnet school for under-achievers. What they gain in school spirit, they loose in being able to teach reading, writing, and math. I have took steps to "school of choice" four children out of this district because of the severe inability of the school system to understand what it takes to be minimally competent. Every child in this district is an AT RISK student and even the top of the class will find themselves grossly unprepared for life upon graduation. A diploma from Morrice Area Schools is worthless at this point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

We have 3 children in the elementary and we have had nothing but a wonderful experience! We are very involved parents and are always welcomed by teachers and staff. We would never consider sending our kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I have 2 sons who attend Morrice Area Schools. Whenever either of them have needed extra help they have been there for them. There are some concerns but that would be the same wherever we went. Overall I am extremely happy with Morrice schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We are currently looking to send our children elswhere to school. Parents are not made to feel welome in the school. The teachers focus seems to be anywhere but on the education they are delivering to their students....MEAP scores should reflect this. My child has been tested and is at a 5th grade reading and math level, and he is a 3rd grader. The school has told us they cannot give him special work or extra work, as the teacher has other students to consider. The building itself should be condemned in spots. The restrooms are very dirty, and often out of order. The children are segregated during lunch and made to sit in a specific spot. They are given 25 minutes for lunch from the time they leave their classroom. The includes the wait in line for food. Therefor they often have 5-10 min to acually eat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2003

Have had wonderful teachers going on our third year there. Don't think twice about moving to an area where your kids really do come first!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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30%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
18%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
11%
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 42% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
24%

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

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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 98% 69%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
African-American 0% 18%
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 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kelly Roe
Fax number
  • (517) 625-3866

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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111 West Mason
Morrice, MI 48857
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