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Orchard Hills Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 407 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2013

I am so glad that we moved to Orachard Hills school area. My children, one in 2 nd (Mrs.Lee) and one in 3rd grade (Mrs.Jilg's class) are having great time at school. They are learning things in a different way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

This school is very fortunate to have gained a terrific principal, Mrs. Q! She is kind, concerned, FUN, and doesn't tolerate any bullying/nonsense. She really turned my child's hurt into trust when she had a bad experience at a previous school. A word of caution to parents (& children) of new 4th grade teacher - (Mrs. U). This person has no patience or gift of discernment when resolving issues among children gossiping/bullying; she degrades some children in front of their peers, gossips among other staff members (audibly in front of students), and is in the habit of making up her own rules that are not governed by school policy (a personal "IGNORE" badge that she will flash selectively when she does not want to respond to student needs). "Unless you can show that you re bringing positive results for kids, then you cannot have the PRIVILEGE of teaching in our schools and teaching our children." Michelle Rhee
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Posted December 1, 2009

EXCELLENT!! My oldest son who is 4th grade (5 years at OH) and middle daughter just started kindergarten this year and I continued to be amazed by the cleaniless of the facilities, the principle Mr. Laplae is incredibly dedicted to the students and the teachers here. I couldn't have a picked a better elementary school, so many activities for them.
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Posted November 16, 2009

Orchard Hills is a wonderful learning community! Students are treated respectfully and challenged through excellent learning in the classroom as well as fun and educational school-wide activities for the whole family. Parents feel welcome on many levels. Teachers and the principal are friendly and knowledgeable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I couldnt have picked a better school for my son. The staff is amazing, the kids are friendly and my son just loves it and enjoys himself!
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Posted September 2, 2008

I love this school, It has great teachers. They are very concern about there students. My child 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Israel was great. Only reason why my child will not be attend OH this year is because we moved out of state. I really hope my children new school will be as great as OH.
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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

75 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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72%

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65%

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65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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82%

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82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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62%

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
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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Math growth at this school

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 45% 69%
Asian 35% 3%
African-American 14% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 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 16%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Pam Quitiquit
Fax number
  • (248) 449-1419

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41900 Quince Street
Novi, MI 48375
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