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Novi Meadows School

Public | PK, 5-6 & ungraded | 1022 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

I like it. The teachers are very nice and everyone has no problems what so ever I definety recommend it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

We just moved out of the district. As a Novi Grad myself, it saddens me that the entire district is now geared toward English as a second language, rather than a quality education. Math is pushed heavily while English/grammar is falling to the wayside because Novi wants to keep their scores high (falsely). We were told by several teachers in the district that they were told not to worry about English/grammar because the kids would eventually 'catch up'. After switching districts, it is apparent how behind my kids are thanks to Novi's 'Top Notch' Education. I hope Novi realizes that when the 10 year contract for the Japanese school is up and that population moves on, there will be no permanent residents left in the city because everyone I know is getting fed up. Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Great, wonderful, awesome and caring school! They have bent over backwards to help my son, who has special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

Very unique and wonderful school with a great staff and a new look! All students will enjoy!


Posted August 26, 2009

'They can not deal with children who are strong willed and intellgent'. Wow, that sounds like someone has a child who is disruptive in class and cannot put the blame where it lies -- at HOME. People like me who have intelligent children who have also been raised to respect their teachers, follow directions, and pay attention in school truly appreciate the Novi Meadows staff for doing what they are trained to do... TEACH. I appreciate the fact that they maintain discipline so children like mine can learn effectively! Novi Meadows is an excellent transition between elementary school and junior high. Our son had an amazing two years at Novi Meadows and is now heading to junior high after being well prepared for the differences in expectations and increased responsibility. The teachers are always ready to lend a helping hand! For this former teacher, Novi Meadows gets an A+! (Julie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

Good School, Very Nice teachers but not sensitive to kids with special needs like allergies. Difficult to communicate on certain issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Novi Meadows is 5th and 6th grade only for the whole Novi School District. They have a great band program, and vocal music/art/foreign language specials as well as gym. Children have a team of 2 to 4 teachers for their regular subjects as well. It is a very safe and high quality school.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

455 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

453 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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82%

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86%

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86%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

454 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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25%

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37%
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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 42% in 2014.

478 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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78%

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74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

479 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

480 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%
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 53% 69%
Asian 35% 3%
African-American 10% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 9%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Michigan Department of Education Blue Ribbon Exemplary School (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05
School end time
  • 2:56
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Lisa Fenchel
Fax number
  • (248) 449-1279

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • intramurals
Girls sports
  • intramurals

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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25549 Taft Rd
Novi, MI 48374
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Phone: (248) 449-1270

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