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Renaissance Public School Academy

Charter | K-8 | 347 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

I took my son out of this school and would not recommend this school. My son did not like his experience at Renaissance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

This is a terrible school. I would NOT recommend anyone take their kids here. They are abusive verbally and physically to children, even as young as 6. Everyone has their own experience and opinion and this was mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

This school changed my son's life. They are amazing and truly caring teachers. The teachers all seem to enjoy their jobs and the class sizes are smaller than the public school. My son requires some special education and they conform to the childs needs instead of forcing them to change. As for the bad review naming a teacher and principle, I can't imagine either being horrible or evil! My son and I both cried at the end of the school year because we had bonded with the teachers and principle. With that said neither of them work at the school now and we were sad to hear they had moved on. They have a wonderful staff and I personally drive 20+ miles one way so my son can attend this school. I just can't understand anyone saying negative things about them, I have witnessed an out of control child hurl a chair and get physically violent and the staff was very professional and calm. The mother came in and screamed at the staff claiming he would never do such a thing and the staff was still very calm an listened to her abusive words. I'm guessing she wrote the bad review because they no longer attend the school and I can't find anyone to say a negative thing about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

This school is by far the best school we've attended. We tried the local school district and that was horrible. Teachers that didn't care were very old and set in there ways and refused to learn new technology. Renaissance has younger teachers, very good teaching methods, they are up to date on new technology, and willing to work with students both advanced and needing additional attention. The GreatSchools Rating of 5 out of 10 makes me sad. Other schools that we've even attended got 8 out of 10 and were HORRIBLE schools. I recommend going by the Community Rating over the GreatSchools Rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2013

I have had the opportunity to visit Renaissance on several occasions. I have found the students engaged and smiling, the staff welcoming and the administration most accommodating. It's a pleasant,atmosphere. What struck me was the parents who stopped and and who were so "at home" and welcome there.


Posted October 14, 2012

Having never lived in Michigan and not knowing many people here, we were not sure where to send our kids. After touring Renaissance as well as the public schools our regular feeder pattern would send us to, we chose Renaissance. The class sizes are smaller, the teachers are much more interested in your child as an individual and there is an overall calmness as you walk through the halls. We have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

Great school, my oldest daughter recieves special education, and the school has been great at comming up with accomodations, and providing her with the correct level of work :) My youngest daughter is very advanced in many subjects, and the school is very accomodating of working with her on her level, integrating her into higher classes, and she loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

Great teachers who adapt to childrens learning styles rather than force their will
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Smaller class sizes, smaller school, more interaction with teachers and other staff.....grandsons love it.


Posted December 4, 2007

I think that this school is great! My daughter loves it there and The principal, staff and all of the teachers are very nice. At renaissance it shows that they are very committed to getting the kids everything that they need to achieve their goals and I am very happy to have found this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

I think this is an awsomne school! My daughter went there and she got good grades and all was well. The teachers are nice and always on their top role to get the kids a good and fun education. I would recommened to any parent to send their kids here. They have diverse kids which makes it a fair, and equal cultural experience. I would give this school a 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

Great school, they really take the extra step to work with the children on an individual basis!
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
3%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
37%
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 39% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%
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 35% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
18%

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

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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

Above 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 64% 69%
Multiracial 11% 2%
Hispanic 10% 6%
African-American 6% 18%
American Indian 5% 1%
Asian 3% 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 170%N/A48%
Female 251%N/A48%
Male 249%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lisa Bergman
Fax number
  • (989) 772-4503

Programs

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2797 South Isabella Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 773-9889

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