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Pullen Elementary School

Public | K-3 & ungraded | 370 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2008

My son has a severe milk allergy and chronic asthma. He also had some separation issues throughout kindergarten. His teacher, Mrs. Nieporte, did a wonderful job assisting me in the fight to get him to school every day and keeping him motivated. She also made sure he never had a snack that he was allergic to and was helpful when he required breathing treatments during school hours. I wouldn't have made it throught the year without her help!
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Posted August 19, 2007

I have twin boys that attend Pullen. Both boys are treated great by their teachers and the staff. One of the boys are in the special needs class, but the school is very much into intragrating the special needs children in regular classrooms so that all the kids see how to deal with all types of other children and keep social. This is very important. The only thing I wish would be that the parents got more involved with activities and in the classrooms more. But we all know it is hard to do sometimes. Thanks. Parent
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Posted May 29, 2007

I have been involved with Pullen school since my oldest son was in kindergarten. Through 4 sons and about 12 years with the teachers and 2 principles, I have had a very good experience. The teachers my sons have had have been with pullen for many years and I have been able to 'know' them from prior years to know who my child will be spending the year with. I have not had the opportunity to get to know the new teachers due to the reconstruction of the 5th and 6th grades, but every teacher my children have had in pullen has been a great experience trying to problem solve and do what is best with my sons individually instead of clumping them into the category of expectations of their brothers from prior years.
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Posted June 2, 2006

Due to moving around, my daughter has attened 4 different schools by the time we moved to the Pullen area, all Mt. Pleasant schools prior. She never had a problem with any of the other schools, but aside from Pre-school, we've had the best experiance so far from Pullen. The principal works hard, and the students love being there with her. I've had mixed thoughts on teachers. My daughter's teacher this past year was not my favorite, while her teacher last year was awesome. Vice versa, my son's teacher last year was horrible. When there were problems with him, we were not told until the end of the year, when she was so fed up, she refused to deal with him. His teacher this year was AWESOME, however.
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Posted February 23, 2004

my wife and I are pleased with our daughter's progress for a first grader. I am an advocate of uniforms for school age children as it helps parents keep clothing cost down and children concentrate better when they all look the same.
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Posted February 2, 2004

My daughter has 2 teachers one seems to care about her while the other one puts her down and doesn't try working with her. On the other hand my son has a very good teacher that has a very good way to deal with his behavior.
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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 69%
American Indian 16% 1%
Multiracial 6% 2%
African-American 3% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Diane Falsetta
Fax number
  • (989) 775-2274

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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251 South Brown St
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
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