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Joseph M. Carkenord Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 462 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2014

This school is an exemplary model of highly qualified and amazing teachers and staff. The teachers meet the children's needs and do many creative and hands on projects. The parent club also goes above and beyond and makes the children and families feel so welcome. I also love the new smart board technology and how up to date the building is. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

The principal and office staff are all horribly rude. Any time you ask them a question, they act like it's a huge imposition for them to have to answer it. It's hard to get parents involved because they feel like they are being driven away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

My three children attended Carkenord and I have got to say that it exceeded my expectations! The principal is very hands on, she does intimidate some, but that is her role. When you get to know her, she has a great heart and the kids best interest at heart. Most of the teachers are amazing and pick up when a child needs help. My kids were very advanced and they did special things and projects with them to make sure they were always being pushed. They do a great job of picking the classrooms based on needs of the children and what teacher fits best. The school has a lot to offer any child! Moving to this area and attending Carkenord was one of the best things we ever did. The life skills my kids learned there they are still using today in middle school and high school. Great job!
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Posted June 16, 2005

Carkenord Elementary is the best school that I have been in! The teachers are perfect, and the principal is awesome! Thank you Carkenord for making this a great school year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2004

We came to this school from another and I are school of choice. My child is disabled and the facilty at Carkenord has been really on the ball in getting things moving along with my child. The are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. My daughter enjoys going to school and seems to be succeeding in their program.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

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51%

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39%

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39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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73%

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62%

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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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62%

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55%

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55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%

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80%

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81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 78% 69%
African-American 14% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 39%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Christopher May
Fax number
  • (586) 493-5235

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27100 24 Mile Road
New Baltimore, MI 48051
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