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North Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 602 students

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Posted March 20, 2011

North Hill is a wonderful school. The principal has a heart of gold and seems to treat every child as if they were his own. The PTA is wonderful. I would love to see even more parents involved, but the ones that are are remarkable. Gym teacher is a national treasure, Arts are highly valued and the enrichment programs/assemblies exceed what I hear from other schools in area....and those can be the moments that can really change a child's journey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

My children go to North Hill in Rochester and they love it there. Wonderful teachers, outstanding Principal. Excellent staff in all areas. Custodial , cafeteria and all the staff in the office all make having our children be at the school a very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it.
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Posted February 3, 2009

Exsellent school and exsellent teachers and staff.My girl loved North Hill.
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Posted November 8, 2007

Excellent school. Wonderful leadership. Great teachers. Nurturing environment.
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Posted January 25, 2007

North Hill is an excellent, student centered school. The staff truly does whatever it takes to make all children feel successful. The teachers work hard as do all of the staff. There are many innovative programs in place to help build a positive learning environment.
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Posted November 16, 2003

North Hill is a model school. The top quality teaching staff and administrative leadership is second to none. Your child would be very fortunate to attend this wonderful learning environment. The community service projects through a program named North Hill Helpers is such a wonderful opportunity for the fourth and fifth gradres to be involved with also. The only concern we ever had was that the building was so old, but now it is a brand new state of the art building and is such a bright and happy looking place. The parent involvement is outstanding also. I would rate this school a cut above the rest. As I said, second to none.
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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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94%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
84%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

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75%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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93%

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87%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
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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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

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
White 83% 69%
Asian 10% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 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 11%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Received "A" grade on Michigan School Report Card (2009)
  • Received "A" grade on Michigan School Report Card (2008)
  • Received "A" grade on Michigan School Report Card (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:55 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:56 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dave Murphy
Fax number
  • (248) 726-4305

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1385 Mahaffy Avenue
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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