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Delta Kelly Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 552 students

 
 

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Posted August 9, 2014

I was very disappointed with my son's experience at DK. Despite being labelled one of the best elementary schools in the district, the class sizes at Delta Kelly are far too large, averaging a 30:1 ratio. If you have a child who us academically strong like my daughter, they will be fine. However, if you have a child who has an undiagnosed learning disability, they will be in trouble as with our son. The teachers he had in second and fourth grades didn't have time to help with the struggles he experiencing and kept trying to label him ADD (Inattentiveness only). We left halfway through his 4th grade due to a transfer. Within a month at his new school, (class size 21:1) his new teacher called me and had basically pinned exactly what his issue was-further testing confirmed it as Auditory Processing Disorder, which is basically Dyslexia for hearing. Oh yes, his fourth grade teacher at DK used to hover over him, sigh loudly and ask him why he wasn't listening to her. Now he has the proper support and is progressing extremely well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Class sizes are too large for needs to be noticed. If you can get them to dig deeper than attention all issues and get an IEP, they will work with you if you know what to ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2013

My daughter attends Delta Kelly. She has a small class size. There are about 20 kids. The class is well structured, the teacher is very kind, and communicates very well. Very pleased parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

My daughter was informed by her teacher if she couldnt sit in her chair all day, like a good girl she would be downgraded. 30 students a class. Additionally, there were issues of older boys were using obscene language and frightened her deeply,did not receive a response back from administration. So I yanked her out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Delta Kelly is the best elementary school. One of my daughters graduated from this school and one still attends it. Both my daugthers loved the school, it has the best teachers and the best facilties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school is awesome!! We moved to Michigan in late 2007, and our children (now ages 8 and 10) did attend a local private school for the remainder of the 2007-08 school year. We had heard so many nice things about Delta Kelly, so we did look into our kids doing the following school year there. Mrs. Andres (the Principal) was prompt at returning my calls, and so easy to discuss our children and their needs, with her! Our children had great school years there last year, and we are sure this one will be even better. The staff are absolutely the best you can get - super qualified teachers, that truly love teaching children. Our son is 'gifted', and we found the teachers so willing to meet with us as much as we needed, to discuss his needs and achievements. Mrs. Andres and Mrs. Doerr (the Learning Consultant) have also been so very receptive, guiding and helpful with finding the right level of challenge for our son! In summary, we cannot say enough good about Delta Kelly Elementary . . . it has made our kid's transition to school in Michigan so much easier, and best of all - they love it there too!! Surely due to feeling accepted and nurtured for who they are; not always easy to do in a class of 25-29, but these awesome teachers get it done beautifully!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Excellent school with very dedicated teaching staff and involved parents in the community. Wonderful new facilty filled with energetic Principal and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Excellent school with very dedicated teaching staff and involved parents in the community. Wonderful new facilty filled with energetic teachers that help make a difference in our childrens lives
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

This is a great school with brand new building and the state of the art, library, art and science rooms. The only problem is the class size is very big. Students do not get enough one on one attention from the teachers. They need to hire more teachers.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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79%
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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

2013

 
 
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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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 81% 69%
Asian 12% 3%
African-American 3% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
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 7%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Todd Bidlack
Fax number
  • (248) 726-3505

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3880 Adams Rd
Oakland, MI 48363
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