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Pewamo Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 231 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2005

Our children have been in the Pewamo Elementary school for 2 years now, and we cannot say enough good things about the education they have received. The staff really cares about the students, and parents are encouraged to participate. Keep up the great work Pewamo Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2004

I love the Pewamo School district! I have had three children there and they did very well. At third grade they start switching classes for math, social studies, and science. The transition is hard but there is good support. Their accelerated reading program is wonderful! And the peak of all is the staff...this is a small school and every staff member knows the name of every child and is involved on a caring personal level. Fantastic. I would highly recommend Pewamo Elementary as well as Pewamo-Westphalia Jr/Sr high. My children attended from 1999-2004.
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%
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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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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 92% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 22%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. George Heckman
Fax number
  • (989) 593-4118

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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430 West Jefferson St
Pewamo, MI 48873
Phone: (989) 593-3488

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