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Whitmer Resource Center

Public | K-6 | 856 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2009

There is not that much learning actually going on in this school. This school is more worried about gangs (which is nothing new to anyone, .) when they should be teaching how to behave with civialized people, how to speak proper english as well as how not to wear your pants down to your knees..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I am impressed with the progress this school has made over the past two years. i would certainly enroll my child if i had school age children.


Posted April 24, 2008

As a parent of two children in this school; I am very please with the leadership and academics. The teachers are more than willing to help, if the children are willing to learn. And, I believe that learn starts at home. I am a very involved parent; the teachers and the principals are there to help. My children have both scored in the advanced level on the MEAP and IOWA test; this stems from the excellent teaching qualities and the leadership portraited by the personnel at this school.
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Posted August 28, 2007

I have two children that attend this school. I am very unhappy with the special-ed department. They do not meet my childs need but they refuse to see that they don't so they can keep him there for some reason. I only send them there for the special-ed if they were regular students i would not send them there it is a rundown school with lack of direction. I would not recommend this school to anywon who wants there child to be more than a child who does well on the state test. that is trully all somem of the staff care about what they score at teating for the test not the students betterment.
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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

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 45% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
11%
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

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
5%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
3%
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?

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 69% 18%
Hispanic 21% 6%
White 7% 69%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 78%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Wendy Fitzpatrick
Fax number
  • (248) 451-6889

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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