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Huntington Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 314 students

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4 stars

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Posted June 24, 2011

My daughter went to this school Kdg. - 5th grade and they helped build a strong foundation for her academics. She is still in the Riverview district and still speaks fondly of her time at Huntington. She comes back to volunteer even. The principal, teachers, staff are awesome! They truly care about the students and never give up. Parent Club is exceptional and are constantly looking for new ways to entertain the kids through educational activities. I myself am still actively involved with the school because they make me feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

I am a former student of Huntington....(30 long years ago!). I have many fond memories of this place: playing kickball behind the school, studying math under the trees, making "pinch pots" in the art room, and eating green spaghetti in the lunchroom (the principal was proud to be Irish and loved to host an annual "green lunch" for all of the students on St. Patrick's day). If you are considering Huntington as a place to send your child, I HIGHLY recommend it. I feel that Huntington gave me a wonderful foundation to "make it" in the world. I am currently working in the medical profession.


Posted January 29, 2010

I am a new parent to this school and I like the experience so far. As with any new school/location, there are a few things I would like to see change, but my daughter has three more years here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

I am very satisfied with the quality of education provided in this school. Mrs. Mauradian (kindergarten teacher) is a great addition to the faculty. The school comes up with good programs and the children learn something new each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Huntington elementary is an absolute nightmare. Class size is around 30 students on average - too big. Mrs. King is extremely ineffective, will not address issues that continue to be problematic for many kids and parents. Bullying is terrible. There are many kids in class that do not belong in mainstream classrooms but are left there and are a constant disruption for other kids trying to learn. The lunchroom is so overcrowded that kids are packed in to tightly they cannot move...Truthfully I don't know how they even breathe. It is that crowded. All that seems to matter is that they pack in as many out of district kids as they can to get more $$$ from the state. Every child is a mere dollar sign to them. Sad but true. Most of the teachers are great but there is little they can do when they have 30 kids in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

The average class size for the 2004-2005 school year is about 30. (The last 2 years has been 27 or higher per class at all levels). The level of parent involvement is great due to the large class size parents making sure their child is getting the best education out of the class. The quality of service is very poor (due to class size). As far as Latch Keys services way below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Several years ago I made the best decision of my life. I entered my children (all 3) into the school of choice program offered by Riverview school district. My children were placed in Huntington and I am so pleased with the school. Mrs. King is an outstanding Principal that takes the time to know her students names. I can't say enough good about Huntington, but I can say that it is a wonderful place for a child to attend school. We are now residents of Riverview and even though we live in a different school area my children will always continue to attend Huntington. Everything that is done at Huntington is done with the children in mind. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2003

There has been some controversary about the elementary schools in the city. Some negative comments being made about Huntington from parents who do not attend Huntington nor have ever stepped inside the building. I am so glad I did not let these completely wrong statements sway my school of choice! Huntington school has the most caring, thoughtful, and considerate parents I have ever seen. Also, the staff and principle are very highly qualified to deliver the base that our children will carry on through their school years (see the meap scores to prove it). My daughter has excelled through all the many different programs offered and is excited every day to meet her next challenge. Thank you Huntington for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

As our children enter into another year at Huntington, I can honestly say that this is the finest school around! From Mrs. King's efficiency and dedication to her position as principal to Mrs. Player and her outstanding performance as the school secretary, there isn't one issue that is overlooked at school. It's comforting as parents to know, that our children are not only receiving a high quality education, but also the emotional happiness that comes with a wonderful teaching staff. One of the most noticeable points about Huntington's effect on our children, is their eagerness to learn. As parents, isn't this the difference between a 'good education' and a great one? We think so! Looking forward to another wonderful year!
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
12%

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

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

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
White 89% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian N/A 1%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 44%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Albanian
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden Apple Award (in 2002)
  • "A" grade from State report card (several years) (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Albanian
  • German

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Tim Barlage
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Albanian
  • German
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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  • Our small school gives us the opportunity to be more like "family". All staff takes part in school activities and our Parents Club does many fun and educational things for the students.
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17752 Kennebec St
Riverview, MI 48193
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Phone: (734) 283-4820

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