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Pentwater Public School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 285 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2013

Pentwater as a whole is dedicated to it's students. From the superintendent to the lunch staff, every person involved with my children has given their entire attention to making sure they have what EACH student needs. And it's not just the school. Local businesses can't seem to get enough when it comes to helping out the kids. Area residents take the time to stop at car washes and go to sports games -even when they might be 'away' games. They volunteer for in-school projects, out-of-school (community) projects ---it's not only the school that is wonderful here; it's the community as a whole. I'm happy to be part of a community that takes pride in itself and it's future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Besides Pentwater being a great area, the school also benefits from having a great staff. Our child has been in the school for two years and both teachers have been great so far. I like the class sizes not being too large (we came from CA) and there is a great sense of community within the school. Overall a very positive learning experience for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

This school is wonderful and full of spirit!! Its great place for kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Pentwater is a great school teachers are awesome, great school spirit and community supported


Posted February 10, 2005

Pentwater is a fantastic place to live and raise children. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, making sure no child is left behind. We have an awesome music/band program--starting in the 4th grade w/instruments! The school has access to the Artisan Center, which is a place for the entire community to learn, experiment and be creative in all arts. Pentwater also has a great PTO Organization involving not only parents but the community as a whole. Stop in and and see for yourself! Pentwater is a place parents can be proud of!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
29%
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 42% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%
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 39% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%
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 35% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
9%
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

Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
32%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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

All Students25%
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Asiann/a
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Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME 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 state standard.

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 MME 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%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

92%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 69%
Hispanic 9% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
African-American N/A 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 2:50
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Mary Marshall
Fax number
  • (231) 869-4535

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • bowling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • bowling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
  • We have an active band parents group as well as a parent-teacher-community organization(ptco)
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600 Park St
Pentwater, MI 49449
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Phone: (231) 869-4100

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