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Herrington School

Public | K-6 | 446 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 28, 2012

Despite best efforts by the teachers, this school's lack of leadership and inability to inspire teaching through application by the previous principal and now the current principal leaves everyone frustrated which ultimately result in poor academic scores. Come on administration...dare to achieve, communicate with each other! Become a team...it can be done & amazing things will happen for the educators & those in your care to be educated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

I have three sons who attend this school very nice teachers who work with your children instead of just sending them home. The social workers are nice and the principal is very understanding. So far this is there first year there and I think the school is better than majority of Pontiac schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

Our kid spent the first two weeks of school sitting around doing nothing while the teacher tried to get control of the class. We got her transferred to another teacher. Both teachers still struggle with discipline (6 months into the school year). Do not send your kids here if they are white. Charter school, home school, private school, move, whatever you have to do. Bullying is rampant. The principal will not address the issue and discipline the bullies. They just get a counselor for the kids getting bullied and leave it at that. They claimed to be an IB schools but they don't follow the IB curriculum or standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

I would like to say that I have a son who is currently in the kindergarten. We have a new principal, Ms. Hogan who is doing a great job. She is visible and friendly. She has a lot of new ideas for the school. My son and I say that Herrington is the best school in Pontiac.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2004

My son and daughter attended Herrington and its a wonderful school. The staff is one on one with the students and they just loved to go to school everyday
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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4%

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2%

2012

 
 
5%

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5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
1%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
8%
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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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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
African-American 78% 18%
Hispanic 15% 6%
White 4% 69%
Asian 1% 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 75%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Jaronique Benjamin
Fax number
  • (248) 451-7805

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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541 Bay St
Pontiac, MI 48342
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