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12th Street Elementary

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 593 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

12th Street Elementary is a fantastic school! We've had nothing but fantastic teachers and the administrator is very available and willing to explore multiple answers to behavior issues. Our school has a great feeling of family and communication is regular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

This is the fifth year for my daughter at 12th Street. Principal, teachers and staff are amazing. The school is diverse. The PTO is strong and active
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

The education system here in Portage has a high standard. Teachers communicate on regular basis with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

Our family LOVES this school! We feel very lucky our children have the opportunity to attend 12th Street Elementary. The principal is a strong, positive leader. Every one of the teachers we have encountered are friendly, welcoming, highly skilled, have high expectations, and are committed to helping all students succeed. The staff are implementing positive behavior supports, they differentiate instruction so that students are challenged appropriately, they collect and share student achievement data freely, the teachers communicate, communicate, communicate and the school staff work hard to involve families in decision-making. A top-notch school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

I have been at this school for 1 year and am so impressed with the dedication of the staff at the school. They definitely go above and beyond for the success of the their students. The office staff is friendly and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

Great school with a top notch principal! Super friendly office staff that greets everyone with a smile. The teachers at this school really go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%
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:

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 68% 69%
Asian 10% 3%
African-American 9% 18%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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6501 South 12Th St
Portage, MI 49024
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