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Belle Ann Elementary School

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Posted June 24, 2013

GONE, last year was 2013. Leaving open ONLY for ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL program starting in fall 2014
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Great schools and getting better all of the time. Can't wait til next year, things are really improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

I attended this school 20 years ago and was thrilled to have my son attending there. Until I saw the lack of leadership and teachers that don't care. Brandon schools have went down hill a lot over the years. I am looking to pull my son and move him to another school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

A principal not qualified to be one is in way over her head. Communication from the school is abysmal. There is no leadership there! No lockers. Very cramped. Shady location. We are considering other options for our kids next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

A great school. A safe school. A productive place for learning. My kids love their school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

It's a great school w/ great staff and lots of parent involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

My son is in the special education program at Belle Ann. Although it is a new program, it has been implemented in a very professional and thoughtful way. I have really appreciated the willingness of the members of the special education team to go the extra mile for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

Wonderful, friendly staff. Great principal. Main priority is the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Belle Ann has the potential to be an excellent school. The teachers and parents are second to none. If this school had a principal who exemplified higher moral standards, there could be little else to be desired.
—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 40% in 2014.

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39%

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32%

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32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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69%

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68%

2011

 
 
68%
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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.

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43%

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41%

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41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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57%

2011

 
 
52%
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

Below 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 88% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 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 23%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:35 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mark Rodak
Fax number
  • (248) 627-5715

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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