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Richardson Elementary School

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Posted June 10, 2013

Small town school. For what we have, is sufficient. Lots of parental involvement, communication, family activities. My 5 year old can already read, write, and do math from attending there 1 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

Oscoda Schools are the worst Ive ever seen. Cant wait to get out of here. They cater to bullies, sweep every controversial issue under the rug and education is below par.Well below par. School spirit and morale are non exsistant. and the from what ive seen the staff is satisfied just going through the motions. I give them one star for showing up.
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Posted September 29, 2010

I attended Richardson Elementary school when I was younger. I have since graduated and I am now working on a Master degree. I had the worst education going through Oscoda s elementary programs. By the time I finished 5th grade I could not tell time, did not know my multiplication tables, could not spell, and I could hardly read. Teachers were demeaning, discouraging, and in a couple cases abusive. They did not promote parent involvement, and my entire school experience had repercussions that have lasted me a life time. I can see from other comments that not much has changed. I see the test scores are below state averages and the state is low compared to other states. What a disgrace and an embarrassment. Generations of Oscoda graduates are trying to compete with graduates around the country and can t even get their foot in the door. Get it together Oscoda!
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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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46%
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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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38%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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56%

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56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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30%
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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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34%

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34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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60%

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60%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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13%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 69%
African-American 3% 19%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Scott Moore
Fax number
  • (989) 739-2510

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3630 East River Rd
Oscoda, MI 48750
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Phone: (989) 739-9173

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