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Portage, MI
Students enrolled: 551

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6637 Amberly Street
Portage, MI 49024

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(269) 323-5900
(269) 323-5990
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February 25, 2015
Amberly Elementary has been fantastic for my children. We are so glad to be here with the excellent principal, teachers, and support staff. Issues are heard in a timely manner and dealt with appropriately. We couldn't be happier to see such a great mix of kids learning and growing together. Look out, West Michigan - this is how it's done!

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February 12, 2015
Amberly is a GREAT SCHOOL where all children are cared for. Students are expected to be respectful, responsible, safe and caring. The staff always has the students' best interest at heart and work in partnership with parents/guardians to meet student needs. The Here is your code: 9740496 is outstanding as seen by the many comments preceding the one angry parent that posted the January 2014 post. Too bad your site is being used to vent personal issues. My children have been at Amberly for over 18 years (yes I have an A and B team). They are all successful ...older ones were well prepared for secondary school and entered Big Ten Colleges. This is because of the leadership from Mrs. Daoust (principal) and high expectations of the incredible teachers! AMBERLY is the place to send your child if you live in Kalamazoo County.

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January 27, 2014
The majority of the teachers at Amberly are top notch, truly caring about each student's individual needs. The leadership however is a disappointment; children should be treated with respect and kindness and I have witnessed quite the opposite with this principal. I really recommend looking at all of the Portage elementary schools before deciding on Amberly for your child.

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August 12, 2013
Our daughter has completed one full year at Amberly as a first grader. As parents we were impressed with her teacher, Ms. H, now Mrs. G, the principal, Mrs. Daoust, and the many staff members we met on a daily basis. Our daughter was challenged, encouraged, rewarded, and thoroughly enjoyed each day of school (unless there was a sub as then her classmates could get rowdy). I have seen the PTA, principal, and teachers working together to provide warm clothes and school supplies for those children whose parents can not. Parent/teacher meetings are seen as so valuable that gas cards have been given to those parents who otherwise would not have been able to attend. We are happy we made the decision to move into Portage and send our children to Amberly!

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September 12, 2011
I am fortunate and proud to say we have had kids at Amberly for the past 12 years. All of our kids have been lucky to have caring, capable teachers and a great principal who gets to know each of her students. The front office staff have always been professional and go out of their way to make everyone feel they can call with any questions or concerns. Amberly has been a solid foundation for our kids' education...they each have teachers who have been instrumental in shaping them into the confident and strong students they are today. My husband and I highly recommend Amberly to every parent looking for an ideal start to a successful education for their kids!

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July 05, 2008
I cannot say enough good about this school. It was my childs first year of school. Her teacher taught her so much and was so caring. The PTA kept me informed and gave me many chances to get involved. The principal was always around and very friendly. I was so confortable there. I loved it!

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August 18, 2007
Amberly is a school where ALL children are valued and encouraged to do their personal best. The school is full of teachers who stay current on educational practices and hold high expectations for all. The principal knows ALL the students by name and makes connections with each and everyone. She is a true educational leader. Amberly is a school community where parents/guardians are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education and are communicated with regularly. What a great place for children to learn and grow in!

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June 18, 2007
Had two children who attended Amberly--both high-avg academically, one outgoing and the other on the quiet side. Both had great experiences at Amberly. Did have one not-so-good teacher, but none can be perfect for every individual. Parents who want to volunteer can be as involved as much as they choose to be. Office staff and principal do a fine job. Although I was not too active, I never felt like an outsider.

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March 01, 2007
Disappointing quality of teachers. One or two are outstanding. Mrs. Simunovic in 4th grade is awesome. Lunch program and quality of children's safety during recess is very poor. Lunch hour has poor management skills. Strong parent involvement programs. Average students will do great here. Special needs students get adequate attention. Above average students get lost in the system.

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February 09, 2007
We also bought our home in this area because we heard Amberly was so great. Overall our experice was positive. We had a bullying incident but it was resloved with teacher/principle help. I did think the the APT (PTA to most) was one big clique though. Tried to help out and offered as best as I could, but always felt like an outsider.

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July 05, 2006
We bought our house based on the school we wanted to send our 5 year old. It is one of the best schools here and parents/teacher relation is excellent. My son loves his school. Being non-Americans we loved the diversity we found here.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2006
Amberly Elementary is a very good school, with excellent teacher and principal leadership. The interaction between students and teachers is excellent, and the parent involvement is very good as well.

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Amberly Elementary School
6637 Amberly Street, Portage, MI  49024
(269) 323-5900
Last modified Amberly Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amberly Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top