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Amerman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 534 students

 

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted January 19, 2014

I have had the best experience with everyone in this school. I wonder if the last post is some kind of error as the new principal is a woman and she gets back to parents immediately! Love the staff and school and especially the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

I am a parent of three that have went here for 15 years. Girls at Amerman are treated very well and decent. But when it comes to my son the Teachers and Staff really hit him hard. When he was in fifth grade he got down with the flu and *barfed in the trash and he had a very very high temp. My son went down to the office and complained about him barfing. Well the Teacher reported it and the fifth grade teachers are decent there. After he told the ladies they said and in quotes that "I will believe it when I see it" . So the janitor went down and checked and told the ladies at the front desk he actually barfed. The front desk people laughed in doubt and called me and I could clearly over hear them laughing. They told he barfed but he made an excuse. I said why? They hanged up. Later that day he was coming home and barfed on the bus. Everybody laughed at him. He came home and was really sad and I felt bad for him so I called the principle 7 times at different times and he wouldn't answer. That morning I left my son at home and talked to the principle. All he said was "Oh okay I will tell the staff". 5 weeks later he got the same flu and it all happened again.We are not going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

Terrible Staff. My son and daughter complain about them everyday. How unfair and mean they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

It is true that teachers make the school. We had amazing kindergarten year and horrible first grade. I have tried to correct the teacher situation but instead was made to be a bad parent. We will not be returning to a place were they let a teacher to be a bully. Principle is retiring so maybe new one will listen to parents concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

Amerman Elementary school matched my speed in early learning. I went to this school beginning in the 3rd grade when I was accepted to the ALPS program. The interesting, compassionate, and VERY active teachers helped me regain interest in a school system that was not matching my rate of learning. There is no better place to send a child, even outside of the advanced learning programs. Furthermore, the no put down zone in Amerman made me feel safe and secure when I went there (and I was not cool at all.) There was a small amount of bullying, but nothing substantial. These were my best school years by far.


Posted June 11, 2012

In the past, I have put my kids in private schools all over the US, and thought it was the best education I could provide for my them. Amerman has surpassed everything I have seen. It is just an amazing dynamic: from classes, activities, teachers, Dr Anderson and his amazing team. My children love going to school and I don't blame them. I wish I was a kid again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

I used to go there for the Alps program after attending Winchester from K-3rd grade. I was amazed and excited for all the clubs and extra-curricular activities there were. I loved the ALPS program and learned far more than I have any other year in school.


Posted April 17, 2010

great extracurricular activities. great teachers. dr. anderson is such and underrated principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

I have two children at this school. I find EVERYONE from the teachers, office staff and principal to be kind and helpful. We have not had bully problems but my kids are younger so I can't speak for the older grades. I know of only one child who was a bit of trouble on the playground and I know that the principal did get involved to correct the situation. As far as I know there have not been any more problems with the child in question since the principal has gotten involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

I am a parent of two children who attended Amerman. The teachers were very helpful and worked with the children to be successful. The discipline needs to be improved. Although Amerman is supposedly a 'no put down' school, there are bullies who are not appropriately disciplined. The principal does not help to make children feel safe. Children are not held accountable for their behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2007

This school offers an ALPS program for gifted students. The PTA has a 100% parental involvement! Both the PTA and Principal offer many after school activities. High parental involvement is encouraged, which is great! The teachers for the most part are approachable and helpful. There are a few bad apples in the bunch which are unfortunately there due to tenure. On the downside, there seems to be little if no consequence/follow through with kids who bully. The kids who continually bully and their parents are not held accountable for the behavior during school hours. This may be an epidemic countrywide, but there seems to be no shortage of parents who have the 'not my child' syndrome. Overall, great school. The more visible you are, the more smoothly things will run for your family. Office women are extremely arrogant and rude-watch out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

We are new this year to this school and have found everyone extremely helpful. The school worked with us to find the best fit for our children and they are having a great year. We find more opportunities for parents to get involved than we have ever had in the past. The PTA is the most active we have ever experienced, with 100% parent membership. They have movie nights on Friday evenings and many other activities. The field trips always encourage parents to come along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

This school has high test scores & is in an affluent area, we had high hopes.My 'great' students and 'perfectly behaved' kids (from other teachers) were suddenly problems for their teachers in this school.Nothing was accomplished or even addressed about the problems in the classroom.The administration(from principal to teacher to office staff)is extremely arrogant and supportive of each others feeling of no wrong-doing & no accountability to families outside of their way of handling your kids & their curriculum
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%
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%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 76% 69%
Asian 15% 3%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
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 4%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Deborah Madeja
Fax number
  • (248) 465-2101

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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847 North Center St
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