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Norup International School

Public | K-8 | 773 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

Norup International provides a broad range of experiences for the students, both in academics and in field trips for the students. My grandson is in the 4th grade and has learned more than cousins who are a year or two ahead of him in school. He reads way above grade level, knowledge of history is extensive. He continually asks questions about events, is knowledge about politics. It is a perfect school for him.


Posted November 8, 2011

My son started Norup this Fall and I have to say that I am very pleased. Norup has wonderful teachers and a lot of activities for students. My son also participates in their Latchkey program and it is well organized and the students are always supervised. For the first time since Kindergarten, my son wants to go to school everyday. For a parent, this is the best feeling ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

Fantastic community of learners! Norup has really "gelled" this year. Yes, in years previous, they did an outstanding job in exposing children to global learning while making sure that the state benchmarks were being met however, this new administration is top notch. The principal and vice-principal work as a team and I rarely see them sitting down. They have no problem with teaching a class if there is an absence. Yes, Norup is THE best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Great community, great teachers, great kids. IB program is outstanding. Inquiry based learning curriculum, Global focus. Very impressed with how much every staff person truly cares about the kids. Many dedicated teachers!! Some inconsistancy with leadership, but hopefully that will even out with the new administrative team. Very satisfied parents, very happy kids!! (1st grader, 4th grader and 6th grader)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

It's innovative in that it is one of very few, nationwide, IB elementary schools. Dedicated and committed teachers and administrators.


Posted March 27, 2010

I love the IB curriculum and the diversity of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I just want to make sure people are aware that the low rating here generally comes from the lower grades. The middle school is performing extremely well. the IB program is outstanding. I wish that K - 5 and 6 - 8 could be separated for this rating purpose. The middle school program is really very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2009

My son transfered from Ludington Magnet Middle School in Detroit, which is a great school but was too far to continue to travel so I started my search for school with simular ratings and Norup was that school and i like Norup it's diversity is great and I think the teachers have been great so far, I like this school thumbs up Norup
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

we love this school!! All four of my children go here and it is the best. They are so supportive in evey way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Maybe I just had high expectations but this school seems mediocre at best to me. I was expecting a much higher level of education and teacher involvement. The school seems well run and some teachers are fantastic but there are quite a few things that teachers let slide and discipline seems to be a problem. Not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

Awsome school, teachers are great. I've attended Norup as a child and now my children are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I go to norup for 2 years now and the people there are very very very very very nice. The teachers are very helpful when students need help. The only thing left is it is a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

Wow, I'm so sorry the young man that attended Norup had a bad experience. Every parent that I have encountered expressed their child had great success! I also think Norup is a great school and I can only praise the school and staff. Thanks Norup, you're doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I was deeply disappointed in the education my son received in middle school. Anachronistically, writing was not stressed as heavily as handwriting. I think this district is relying on a reputation that they no longer deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

I have attended norup school since the fourth grade and I will be continuing my stay at Norup as an eight grader for 2006- 2007 school year. I believe that this school is the best school I have been in. It is safe, fun, and there are many people to meet. This is a excellent learning environment. I appreciate the staff and all the other students that go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2005

The academic program at Norup provide high expectations for all students. Parents are involved through various activities in the school. The teachers provide personal and academic support to their students and will always find the time to help them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2004

I have had three children go thru this school. It is a great school with caring individuals and caring staff members. It is the type of district we had when we were growing up.There is a 0%tollerance policy which is what kids today need. A neighborhood school.Easy to talk to staff and easy to talk to administrators!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

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44%

2012

 
 
20%

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20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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65%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
16%
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 42% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%
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 39% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%
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 35% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%
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%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 56% 69%
African-American 39% 18%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 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 33%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Paul Yowchuang
Fax number
  • (248) 547-5558

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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14450 Manhattan St
Oak Park, MI 48237
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