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Thornton Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 468 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 23, 2013

Great school. Very good teachers who are very interested in every student's progress and work with parents to ensure continuity of education at home as well. Support staff is very courteous and most of the time have all the answers to questions for the parents of new students. Principal is accessible and sends out of regular communique to parents. Very happy with my child's overall progress in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

i love my school but we could use some money for new thing so plz help my school win thornton creek


Posted March 22, 2013

My son attends school here and his having problems with the staff at recess. They are not watching students while playing and there have been students pushed around and injured. Not a good thing to have. I don't like the atmosphere of the school, it is very dark!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

My son transferred from a private school to Thornton Creek in the first grade. He went from being bored and frustrated with school to absolutely loving it! His reading skills improved by leaps and bounds. His teachers did an impresive job of recognizing his learning style and strengths to help him grow. The PTA is very involved and the staff is excellent. My son and daughter both go there now and we are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2006

My daughter has attended Thornton Creek from K-2nd and is enjoying her school. The staff is friendly and most importantly is skilled and determining areas that the students need additional help. Several programs are designed to provide additional work for the students in the areas they struggle. Communication between parents and teachers is excellent and regular input is provided. We are very happy as students and parents of students at Thornton Creek. Go Gators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

My son is having a wonderful experience at Thorton Creek! He loves to go to school, and he is getting an excellent education. The Thorton Creek staff is professional, caring and dedicated to the students. Thorton Creek is developmental appropriate. The early intervention program and low class sizes are impressive! We feel lucky to have our son at Thorton Creek! Keep up the great work!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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72%

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58%

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58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

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94%

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80%
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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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79%

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67%

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56%

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56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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95%

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78%

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89%

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89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%
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:

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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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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 73% 69%
Asian 20% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 2%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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