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St. Mary School

Private | K-5 | 108 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $102,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $620.

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Posted January 5, 2011

I have 2 children who currently attend St. Mary's school. After sending them to public school for one year I was so dissapointed not only in the curriculum but in the whole learning environment. My husband and I immediatly started looking for something better for our kids. We found it, St. Mary's school is a caring and supportive learning environment. One of the major differences is the parental involvement. The other major difference is the principle Mrs. Cooley and all of the teachers really do care about these children. If your child needs help in a certain subject, they will get them the extra help. No child is ever pushed aside. It is like having a big extended family at St. Mary's. St. Mary's also allows you as a parent to have a hands on role in the classroom to help out when ever you are able to. My kids actually ask when they are going to go back to school when they are on break, because they enjoy it so much. I cannot express how greatful I am to have found this school for my kids, I have had nothing but good experiences here and look forward to all 4 of my children attending.
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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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27%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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100%

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91%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
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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.

2014

 
 
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2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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17%
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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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 71%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 6% N/A
Asian 1% N/A
African-American 0% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Michelle Radomsky
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NAEYC
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (269) 657-4260

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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Kalamazoo
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508 East Paw Paw St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: (269) 657-3750

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