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Village Oaks Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 470 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

This school has a special education department, however, when in comes to IEP meetings the parents are not included. This is a major fail for me as a parent, I have to reach out and question everything instead of the information being given. At my child previous school, I was included and invited to everything. I would say this school fails when in comes to children with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

We moved here in January and could not have been happier with the school. I have 2 kids in the school and they both are excelling with their fabulous teacher! The principal is TOP NOTCH! She amazes me every time I see her that she knows all the kids names! The principal is so easy to talk to and takes time do do things with all the kids. The classrooms are filled with everything the kids need. I could not have wished for a better school for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

My daughter is in Mrs. Nanasi all day K class. We are very happy and love the school and Mrs Nanasi is the BEST.. She is on top of everything and has been so very helpful with my little one's food allergies. My daughter is excited every day to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Village Oaks is the most rewarding school!! When you walk the halls, you get the feel that the kids are happy to be there and to learn. The technology that the school offers is amazing....SmartBoards, document cameras and computers are found in every class room. In the lobby is a banner that says, "Believe, Achieve, Succeed." I truely believe that the kids are living out this motto with the help of the impecable staff, caring support staff and extrememly organzied principal. What a fabulous school!!!


Posted April 19, 2011

Village Oaks is a top notch elementary school! The teachers, principal and entire staff are devoted to creating a warm, welcoming learning environment. Students' needs are first and foremost whether it be educational, emotional, physical or social. I cannot say enough about this wonderful school and staff!


Posted April 18, 2011

Village Oaks is a fantastic school! The staff is outstanding with a focus on student achievement. The principal's leadership is exceptional. Families always feel welcome. Our children love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I couldn't be more pleased with Village Oaks Elementary. We moved to Novi mainly due to the excellent school system. I noticed a huge difference in my child's behavior and love for school in just a few months of attending this school. The teachers care, the staff is professional and the attention to detail is superb. This is the kind of school I always wanted my child to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

My daughter is in her second year at Village Oaks. She loves it. The teachers are great and the principal is strict, but nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

My daughter is in Mrs. Smith's all day kindergarten and just loves her and school. I was very impressed with the positivity Mrs Smith has with every situation good and bad.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

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73%
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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 57% 69%
Asian 22% 3%
African-American 15% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 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 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Susan Burnham
Fax number
  • (248) 449-1319

Programs

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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23333 Willowbrook
Novi, MI 48375
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