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Deerfield Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 396 students

 
 

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Posted November 22, 2013

I have two boys, one in kindergarten and the other in 2nd grade this year. We just transferred from Rochester School District (Long Meadow) this year. What a great school! The principle is very involved with the students and the teachers my children got this year are wonderful. They really seem to have good control of their classrooms and my boys truly enjoy going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

Not sure what it means to be "rich" as a reviewer has stated, from our experience this is not a school mired in class warfare. It's quite the contrary. I see and experience GREAT parental and teacher participation from all facets, and that to me is the #1 reason this is a great school. We're all in to make this place the best it can be. Couldn't pay me to take the kids to the elementary schools a couple miles north or south of here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

My family and I are grateful for such a wonderful public school. We could have enrolled in a private school but why do that when we have Deerfield Elementary? All staff members (principal, teachers, support, custodial,...) seem to work as a team to make sure my student has a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My daughter teaches there and it is one of the nicest schools I have taught in. The Principal is exceptional as is the quality of teaching and parent involvement.


Posted August 17, 2009

MY children attend deerfield elementary school and learning so much thanks to the teachers and kids club after school programs. Keep up the excellant work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

My child attended from Pre-K to 4th grade (6 years). Most of the teachers were very good however, there seems to be favoritism toward families that have alot of money and/or are on the PTO. The PTO is very 'clicky'. I felt like I was in high school again. Not very friendly people if you are not rich. Also, the work load was way too heavy. They would not spend very much time on each subject before they moved on to the next thing, which results in WAY too much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

This is our family's 12th year with children attending Deerfield. The staff is phenomenal. They are truly united and the principal provides strong (male) leadership. Teachers consistently respect and praise each other, the support staff (lunch, custodial, PTO) and each other. It truly is as good as a private school (behavior, academics, care.) My current 4th grader is a quiet, sensitive homebody - but still tells me that she feels her classmates love her like siblings, and she is very comfortable in school and can talk about anything there. One thing I personally really appreciate is that Deerfield maintains a social based Kindergarten. Children truly 'get prepared' for academics with this full year of focus on working in a group, behavior, treating others with respect. If you visit Deerfield - which I highly recommend - you will see happy, smiling, friendly children and adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

I have been satisfied with the Deerfield school overall. However, children who attend preschools prior to the kindergarten class are ahead and there is little attention to have them challenged, especially in reading or math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

Deerfield Elementary is an excellent school. I have had three children attend this school and all have had wonderful experiences. One of the things I like best about Deerfield is the staff. The teachers are knowledgable and caring. They genuinely seem excited to be part of the Deerfield community. The facilities are also very well kept which makes for a comfortable learning environment for the students. Deerfield provides many opportunites for families to gather and get involved at the school. The community is truly like a big family. I know that when I send my child off to school each day that they will be safe and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

My child attended this school in 1st and 2nd grade. It was a great school and I would encourage any parent to send their children there. The staff enourages the children to be independent and their over all learning experience is great. My son througoughly enjoyed it.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

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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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66%

2013

 
 
88%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
47%
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
White 76% 69%
Asian 13% 3%
African-American 6% 18%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • John Pagel
Fax number
  • (248) 537-6705

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3600 Crooks Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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