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Emerson School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 566 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

Horrible school, principle, teachers, and secretaries only know how to lie to parents about there kids... No parent I know cares for this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

My 2 daughters attend Emerson and I could not be happier. I have nothing but great things to say about this school. The teachers and other staff are fantastic. The new principle last year is absolutely amazing! I have been kept up to date, the teachers work with the parents to make sure a child succeeds. I absolutely love OPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Emerson is a great school on the outside but not so much on the inside. The teachers do not seem to care about the childs education. Out the four years that my daughter has been going there, there has only been one teacher that I felt cared about my daughter's education. They are in serious need of new text books but for some reason I keep seeing new playground equipment being put up. Also the teachers do not give out enough homework. To be honest with you I am thinking of removing her from this school district altogether.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

I have nothing to say but all positive for Emerson Elementary. They do a wonderful job teaching the students how to prepare themselves for the future. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

My son has attended Emerson K - 2nd and has enjoyed his time there. I too have enjoyed my experience as a parent of an Emerson student. I would consider myself as having fairly high expectations of teachers and staff and have found minimal complaints. I have expressed concerns and special needs that I felt were important to my son and our family and have always felt they were adressed. I also have experienced respect around sensitive family issues. My son has needed extensions to the standard cirriculum and they have also met that need. Overall, I would say I have been satisfied with Emerson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

The teachers are kind, committed, and caring. They work to provide the best possible learning experiences for all students. My child's teacher even provided extensions in Language Arts when the regular curriculum wasn't challenging enough. The only concerns I had were administrative. There were many behavior issues that arose in my child's classroom that were not dealt with by the administrators which I found unacceptable. The administrators did not make themselves readily available to parents either.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
57%

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50%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
4%
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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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

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 91% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Terry Sedlar
Fax number
  • (989) 729-5451

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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515 East Oliver St
Owosso, MI 48867
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