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Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 481 students

 
 

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Posted April 23, 2010

Smith School Faculty and Administration take great interest in their students and are highly involved with them. They have earned high achievement rates because of this. There is a lot of parental commitment at Smith as well. Lots of activities for fun and learning. It is a great place to send your child to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

This is our child's first year at Smith Elementary and so far we have been nothing but impressed by the staff, facility, and curriculum there. It is an excellent start to our child's academic career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

My son began smith elementary last year in kindergarten and I cannot think of a better school to have enrolled him in. The communication between myself and the teacher was wonderful she was always there to answer any questions that I had. She also addressed problems in an effient and professional manor. I am looking forward to my sons second year at smith. We just went to the open house and met his first grade teacher whom I am very excited about. My son is looking forward to starting school as well as I am. I am also looking forward to the enjoyment of enrolling my daughter in the 2005 school year. I can not have asked for a better school for my children to attend. Great job smith elementary keep up the good work. Marybeth Horeczy mother of Joshua King
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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

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

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Dana Jones
Fax number
  • (734) 455-9522

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1298 Mckinley St
Plymouth, MI 48170
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Phone: (734) 416-4860

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