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Gilkey Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 408 students

 
 

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Posted November 16, 2011

gilkey is a great learning envirment the not only academics they teach kids how to behave. Gilkey is a great school my oldest daughter loves the middle school but not as much as gilkey.I have been a parent of gilkey children for at least 6 years and more to come.I love gilkey elementary! =]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

children learn about environment with hands-on activities from the Environmental Center, the butterfly garden and planning and growing their own class gardens
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

This school does not 'promote' bullies, however they often find themselves up against parents of students who pull the 'not my child' card. This is a lose-lose situation, and unfortunately we all suffer because of it. Some students today seem to feel more entitled by parents and have expectations that they can behave and do as the choose with little to no consequences at home. Schools and teachers cannot be expected to raise our children- they only have them for 7 out of the 24 hours in a day. Gilkey tries to foster a sense of respect and responsibility, but that will only go so far if those same expectations are not upheld at home. I believe Gilkey has a wealth of positive attributes that go far beyond the few problems they occasionally experience, and I'm sure the teachers there, as well as most other parents and students would agree!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

This school promotes bullies and does nothing to protect the children from them.the school offers to after school help for kids with learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

We have only been part of the Gilkey family for two years. In that short amount of time, we have put down deep roots thanks to the caring teachers and friendly office support. The Parent's Club is very dedicated and works closely with the staff to ensure they meet the needs of the students and staff. The building has a new media center as well as an updated interior. The school is blessed to have close proximity and use of a multi-acre nature trail and environmental lab. The school has a student lead 'Green Council' that actively implements green options such as composting lunch waste. Due to a job change, our family must move and I am heartbroken to leave this school behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

This is a great school due to the help from the teachers and the staff. They provide great values for the kids to follow.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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52%

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35%

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35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

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74%
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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

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60%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

2013

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
13%

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

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How schools in the state rate:

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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 98% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 6%
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 38%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Plainwell, MI 49080
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