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Musson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 421 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted October 6, 2013

When moving from out of state our Internet searches and school reviews led us to Musson. Located in a affluent area in Rochester Hills, it touted higher scores, in class technology, community support and smaller classroom sizes. Although the parents and teachers have been very welcoming, the class sizes are anywhere from 28-32 with only one teacher and maybe a couple hours from an assistant. Kids do not have iPads, tablets or laptops in classrooms, they still work in a computer lab setting. I really expected more from a school with higher financial resources than most districts. It's a solid performing school but call and get details, the information on Internet is outdated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Very committed teaching staff. Parent participation in the classroom is remarkable. The PTA does a great job of involving the students and parents in contributing to the overall education of the students. The principal is very dedicated to the development and achievements of all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

My oldest daughter attended Musson for 3 years and in those 3 years she's struggled at keeping herself at grade level, the teachers cared more about classroom parties and events that didn't pertain at all to the educational assessments of the students, she was singled out by certain teachers, negatively criticized by them and discriminated against by many parents because of her foreign background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

My girls have been students at Musson for a few years, and I am very pleased with the school. The principal is amazing, and the teachers are devoted and caring. Bravo Musson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

Musson has not been the best experience for my boys. Very early in their academic careers they were labelled by their teachers and the principle as under performers. I spent a lot of money on tutoring over the summer to bring them up to their respective grade level. Why could the tutor do it and the school could not? They cannot seem to handle a child that does not fit into their mold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

Our oldest child just finished Kindergarten and we couldn't be more pleased with how welcoming the entire staff of the school was. The entire process was very smooth, and the Principal is personally involved with the children and the families. The special attention and extra help our son has gotten for reading and writing development has been outstanding supported by not only his kindergarten teacher, but the assistant teacher in the class, and the learning consultants that make him feel like getting extra help every day is a treat. Couldn't ask fo more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

This school has some amazing teachers and a way to get kids excited about going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Musson Elementary provides an excellent rounded educational experience for children. I'm proud to be part of the family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

This is the greatest elementary school I ever had for my children. The school accomodates individual needs of students. Teachers are very flexible and devoted. The current principal is very creative and caring person.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

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86%
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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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100%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

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76%

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65%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
58%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 77% 69%
Asian 10% 3%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian 0% 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 5%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Victoria Righter
Fax number
  • (248) 726-4205

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3500 Dutton Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
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