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New Buffalo Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 247 students

 

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Posted January 26, 2014

We recently moved to New Buffalo. And the elementary school is outstanding! When you walk in the school you feel positive vibes not only from the principal and teachers but also the students. The teachers strive to make there students their top priority. My son is in 3rd grade and everyday when asked how was school....his response is Awesome mom! So thankful for everyone in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Super school, excellent teachers and staff, I couldn't be happier!!! The principal is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

The new principal, Mr. Troughber, is very young with a chip on his shoulder. If a parent or teacher has an opinion, he seems to take the opposite just to prove his authority. Not family friendly, that's for sure. The school board is volatile and not cohesive. There seems to be a lot of hidden agendas. Take your kids elsewhere and avoid this drama!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

I recently moved to this school and our family loves it. The facilities are excellent and the teachers are all great. The new principal has a wonderful welcoming attitude. We love New Buffalo Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
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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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

Below 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 86% 69%
Hispanic 9% 6%
African-American 4% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 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 40%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • David Kelly
Fax number
  • (269) 469-6065

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12291 Lubke Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
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