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K-5
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New Haven, MI
Students enrolled: 631
 

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57701 River Oaks Drive
New Haven, MI 48048

(586) 749-8360
(586) 749-8365
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July 23, 2014
I teach in a neighboring, well-respected district, but my children attend New Haven Community Schools. They are in elementary school, but attend in the Elementary portion of Endeavor which is tied to this school, so I have posted this review twice. I could not be happier with the education they are receiving. The teachers are kind, caring, and experienced. Because the district is small, I feel as if my children receive the kind of individualized instruction they need for academic achievement. The environment is nurturing and the expectations are high. The smaller size allows me to know all the individuals who have contact with my children and the parents of their peers. I feel as if my family belongs to a community of learners. In terms of available technology, NHCS is superior to it's larger neighbors and is working harder and faster to be on the cusp of educational changes. Because of their size, adaptations occur more quickly and efficiently. I adore the teachers, the principals, the support staff, and the superintendent. Every day I am grateful that I chose New Haven Community Schools. This district is a hidden jewel in Macomb County.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
New Haven Elementary is a model school for their integration of technology in their classrooms. Students are able to learn and grow at their own rate with the support of multiple IPads in each classroom. I am nothing but impressed with the education presented to the students of New Haven.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I absolutely love this school my children don't live with in the district any more but they still go here with school of choice program, I have never seen more caring Teacher and staff, more willing to help out the children.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Love, love, love this school!! My son has Asperger syndrome, and I really cannot say enough about the wonderful resources available to him. The staff is amazing, and provide both the structure needed and well as softness. Mr. Mrak, the principal amazes me everyday. He is always willing to roll up his sleeves and dig in when needed. Support is available when needed academically. This is a fantastic little school, and I highly recommend it!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
New Haven Elementary has energetic teachers that are passionate about instruction. The staff has been truly supportive in helping parents understand the curriculum. Parent group provides so many fun activities for the family. School is so welcoming and appreciative of volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
I am so proud to represent New Haven Elementary. We have great parents, great teachers, a wonderful principal and amazing students.

- submitted by a teacher
March 04, 2014
Our school continues to impress me. Our 4th grade MEAP scores are great- why? Because we have fantastic teachers. Classrooms are fun and inspiring. Staff is kind and always gives support when requested.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
I am in fourth grade at NHE. I am very comfortable here because there are no bullies and I have a lot of friends. My principal and teacher help me learn and sometimes its hard sometimes it easy. I know how to multiply, divide, and write really good stories. I know this because they helped me learn it. Thank you for letting me write this. From a current 4th grade student

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2014
New Haven Elementary's staff is AMAZING!!!! My son is in 4th grade and he was out sick for 2 days, on day 2 his teacher called him at home just to tell him how much she missed him and that she hoped he was well enough to return to school the next day! Additionally, I am always able to get ahold of her quickly to discuss any academic concerns which allows me as a parent help my son perform at his best! I love that in a class of 29, I feel as though me and my son are treated as though he has one on one teaching! AWESOME SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
New Haven Elementary is a small, close knit school where our principal teachers and parents help out. Everyone is looking out for each other's child/children. We are so happy to have NHE as the elementary that our child goes to. Our principal squats down to talk to the kids at their level and has been the first one helping a car out of the snow, the superintendent has sported crazy hair and had the kids amazed by his science experiments, our main janitor is always the first one to wear a silly hat or play a game wit the kids that earn rocket rewards. The front desk and our support staff always show such care for all of our students. It is an amazing school community. Go Rockets.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
The district is definitely in trouble. Aside from the organized public relations attempts listed below in the five 5 star ratings that were all created the same day. The district is losing students left and right. Sports programs are dwindling as are most other opportunities. All buildings scored in the bottom third on the state Top to Bottom rankings. Students score near the bottom on the ACT test. New Haven has one of the lowest graduation rates in Macomb County and according to the state less than 5% of the students are college ready. The staff does try very hard, and those who do care are wonderful. However, they are fighting a losing battle. That is why I decided to take my students elsewhere and those who look at the data should as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Great school with fantastic staff and personal attention. So proud to be a part of a growing community with administration who are genuinely interested in the parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
We have had such a great experience with the district. The preschool program was instrumental in helping my older son overcoming speech issues. This helped him so much not just academically but emotionally as well. With the elementary program we have encountered caring teachers and an involved parent group. Before going into the schools my son was a toddler who hated having a book read to him. Now entering second grade he is an avid reader tackling books beyond his grade level. The support staff has also been great.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
New Haven Elementary offers a fun and engaging learning environment in a community that cares. The teachers and support staff are helpful and supportive of students and parents. Its a great place for learning.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
I have two children that go here. I have had problems with one teacher from the beginning (e.g. incorrect grades being entered). This is not acceptable. As soon as I think a problem has been resolved, another one springs up. Enough is enough. I have decided to take them out of this school district.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2012
I never thought I would say this but I am extremely disappointed with the education level, or lack there of, I have a child in fourth grade who is not doing spelling words in class, we are doing them at home. They have not studied the states or their capitals, we are also doing this at home. We have had the same areas of concern 1st card marking and yet again at progress report time, and yep you guessed it we are now also working on this at home. The only homework sheets that come home are math, and they only letters that come home are when the teacher is requesting something for the classroom. My husband and I are now looking to move out of the district as I have been to both the principle and the teacher with all of the above concerns and nothing has changed, I am at a loss and do not know what else to do. This is not the first year that we have had a teacher that is not working at grade level expectations, but hopefully it will be the last. Please compare what is supposed to be happening in the classrooms as opposed to what really is being taught...

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2011
I am VERY happy with NHE. My Daughter is considered advanced/gifted and the principal/teachers are constantly working with us to meet her needs. Dr. Wunderlich, the Superintendent--AND our school board, are wonderful. They have really improved school over the years and I can't see it going anywhere but up.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2009
My child goes to the New Haven Elementary school, and I have found it to be a very positive experience. The school building is beautiful, the teachers and staff are excellent (especially Mr. Sutherland). I am also surprised that the district has a negative stigma attached to it. I live in a newer subdivision where a lot of parents drive their children to other districts that have the same curriculum, and I just do not understand why!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
I w apprehensive of this district/school b/c of the reputation that surrounds New Haven. Wow! It is sooo wrong!! I have a special needs child and I cant say enough about the school, principle, and teachers. Mr Sutherland makes this school the great gem the school is. The curriculum is the same as other district's in MI, we have been there. My child is learning and excelling with the care and concern of this awesome school. They believe that it takes a village to raise a child, I agree and we have found our village in this school. I am confident without reservation that any child going here will feel the same. I am college degreed and have 2 grown children as well as my elementary child. I wish the older kids had been here. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
I have 2 daughters in New Haven Elementary and have nothing but praise for the teachers and faculty. I am a Securities Broker and my wife is a Pharmacist. The teachers are young and innovative, parent involvement is high and they have the exact same curriculum as Utica Schools. I am still amazed at the stigma that looms over this school district. While other districts are overcrowded and cutting back, New Haven is expanding at an overwhelming rate. This school system has great leadership and with all the housing and tax base being pumped into this district, it is going no where but up.

- submitted by a parent

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New Haven Elementary School
57701 River Oaks Drive, New Haven, MI  48048
(586) 749-8360
Last modified New Haven Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Haven Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top