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Jane Addams Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 297 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2014

I have 4 children and 3 have went to Addams, the 4th will be going in the fall. The teaching staff here is amazing. They really love what they do and whom they do it for. My children have excelled so much mentally and socially. They teach the whole child and I love that. Keep up the good work Addams family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

My children have both had wonderful experiences at Addams, the teachers all work so hard for the benefit of the students. They have high expectations but are also very gracious and loving to the kids. I'm very thankful for the supportive parents who are involved there also. It's a great school and my children have been blessed in being there.
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Posted September 6, 2013

I have one child in 10th who went to Addams and one in 1st this year and one who will be there in 5 years... Absolutely love this school and its staff! Everyone has been great!!
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Posted March 7, 2012

My daughter has gone to Jane Addams since kindergarten, she is now in 5th grade. I have had nothing but a positive experince from the staff at Addams. They are engaged in a uphill battle but the principal and teachers are top notch. Although there is not a lot of parent participation at Addams, they have a great PTO and a handful of very devoted parents who really strive to make Addams a great school.
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Posted March 8, 2011

My sons attended this school for k-1st grade, absolutely wonderful school.Principal was amazing and wonderful, and knows everyone by name. And they have very caring and wonderful staff, especially the kindergarten teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

this school is great. my son has improved so much. I am greatful to have wonderful teachers.
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Posted October 4, 2007

I really like Jane Addams. The teachers do a great job with the children. My daughter loves the school. The principal speaks to the children by their first names. She is always visible and greeting people when they enter the school. The teachers are highly skilled and are very professional. This is a school where the children come first. I love Jane Addams!
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Posted August 12, 2007

As a first time parent with this school last year, I was very impressed with the academics that were covered and how much knowledge my child acquired in a year's time. I really felt as though all of the students there are taking pride in their school as well. The teacher my son had in grade K was excellent. She knew how to keep her class under control and tried to be fair to all. My child really enjoyed his experience as well and is looking forward to returning to school in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

The school has a great leader. Teachers however,are not top of the line. I personally have had two out of five good ones for my son. There are several issues with childrens behaviors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

This is a great school. Addams has a concerned staff and leader. They are very concerned with learning and ensuring that all kids have an opportunity to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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22%

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17%

2012

 
 
24%

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24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

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28%

2013

 
 
37%

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22%

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22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
7%

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

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

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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
African-American 52% 18%
White 42% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 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 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Michelle Hubbard
Fax number
  • (313) 532-2585

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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