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Dix Street Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 365 students

 

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Posted November 24, 2009

Although a great school academically. There are children here that are bullied everyday. The principal and recess attendants seem to do nothing about it. They are so bent on avoiding a situation, it is turned into a bigger situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

I witnessed numerous situations happening at this school, that when brought to the principals attention, were not addressed properly. My opinion is that they intimidate, harrasse and border on abuse. The staff seem to think that the bullies deserve compassion due to their 'problems'. The teachers are beyond excellent! The administation is letting us, our children, and them down ,severely! Right is right! Wrong is wrong! Don't let your voice go unheard. NK
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

I would like to say I am very sad to have my children leave Dix Street. I have always felt comfortable to come forward with any issues that may have come about and they have been dealt with in a very prompt manner. The teachers at Dix street have cared for my children as there own, communication has been wonderful, from weekly newsletters to notes home if needed. I will always remember the teachers and there impact they have had on my children and our family, thanks Dix street and all those who touched my children's life's, you will be in there memories and ours forever. You make it hard to find a school that could even come close to comparing. Again thanks you for caring and teaching my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

I have four children, three of which are school age and attend Dix Street. I think our community is truly blessed by the educators and administration at Dix Street. These individuals go out of their way to make the school a peaceful and pleasant learning environment, and they make learning fun! The students are encourage to respect others, and are taught coping skills to use when disagreements arise. I have adopted some of these principles in my home (i.e. 'It bugs me when you __, I wish you would ___.' My older children are reading at least one grade level higher, and excelling in math and science. Dix Street also has excellent music, art, Spanish, library, health, and physical education programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

I gave this school an opportunity to provide a positive learning place for my grandson even though it was not the kind of environment that I would have preferred for my own children. Once again I am sadly disappointed in the programs ability to provide a nurturing and positive environment. My daughter graduated from this school system 5th in her class and yet was shunned by the councilors in assistance in her continuing her education through scholarships. Now my grandson has started the system and in kindergarten has already had run ins with bullies. This is something a child should not have to encounter in this grade let alone in advanced classes. When a student is bullied in kindergarten what is he to look forward to in the future? The school system has yet to correct the problem and we are now forced to opt for private school education.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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50%

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48%

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48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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76%

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61%

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61%
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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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43%

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39%

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39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

2013

 
 
75%

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75%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
36%

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

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 95% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American N/A 18%
American Indian N/A 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 43%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Mark Rollandini
Fax number
  • (269) 692-6130

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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503 Dix St
Otsego, MI 49078
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