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Mcgregor Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 462 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2014

My child transferred here from a terrible school in Texas and had severe behavior problems. This school has an excellent program set up to teach the right way for solving problems both with school work and people. In just two years, my child went from one of the worst behaved, unpredictable students to a capable and motivated student. Everyone from the PTA to the teacher to the Principle go above and beyond to ensure that every child has a proper education, Now that we are moving I fear I will never find another school as amazing as this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

My daughter has Been through 5 years at McG and is on her last year there my son also spent six years there my oldest son spent one year there and all three kids loved it all of the kids are great teachers are awesome and so are the parents this school (McG) is amazing. One thing I love about McGregor is there awesome sucsess center it provides a place for kids to go and take breaks my over all thought of this school is that it's OUTSTANDING
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Posted April 27, 2013

McGregor has a loving, caring staff of teachers, administrators and paras. This school is truly a gem in the heart of Rochester. Education is a priority for all children at McGregor. In addition, the school deals successfully handles children experiencing difficulties in a way I haven't seen at any other district elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

My son has had an amazing year at McGregor. The teachers are amazing and truly care about their students. My son could barely read when he started here and now, not even half-way through the year, my son is a fluent reader and his spelling and writing has greatly improved. He loves school now and he loves his teachers and classmates. I couldn't be any happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

I have 3 children who have or are currently attending McGregor. My eldest made an incredible transition both socially and academically into Middle School. I could not have asked for better prep. I volunteer and intentionally make contact with their teachers multiple times a week. I know first had that the staff truly cares about their students and their success. Additionally, the "Success Center" brings social and emotional awareness that no other elementary school has in Rochester. All schools have challenges. It is up to the teachers, support staff AND parents to "make it work". McGregor makes it work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2011

This school has been a let down as far as the staffs attitude. My son is learning but the attitude of some employees has made us anxious to end the year.
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Posted November 1, 2007

Our daughter has been attending McGregor from 3rd-5th Grade. She absolutely loves her school. The principal, teachers and staff are wonderful. The school started a terrific new program about 2 years ago that has fostered a very positive learning environment for all students. And, those with 'issues' are helped by two great teachers in our 'Success Center', that helps students to develop positive and more productive way to handle behavioral problems. This program has absolutely turned our school around. Our MEAP scores have improved tremendously over the last few years and continue to do so every year. Much of this is due to the terrific teachers. The PTA is strong and very well run. Terrific volunteers means terrific students. This year we have exceeded our goal of PTA members. And we have 100% of our teachers and staff at PTA members! We couldn't have picked a better school for our daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

McGregor has the most fabulous staff possible, they are caring, competent, and friendly. Unfortunately, they are also overburdened by children who have strong behavioral problem and the school's discipline system is currently being re-vamped. The school has tons of potential but right now needs a lot of additional resources to take care of the discipline issues so they can then work on bringing up their Meap scores to their previous levels (same teachers, different zoning has resulted in a decrease in scores this time around). This school has a phenomenal special education department as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

For being the smallest school in the district, my child receives extra attention from the staff. The academic programs will give my son a competitive advantage.
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Posted January 31, 2005

'Excellent school, Staff is very friendly, special activities , really great educational programs, thoughtful planned. Our girl loves it. McGregor is a gem in the heart of Rochester. In the past several years, the schools has received a new and respected principal, a state-of-the-art building and new playgrounds while keeping first-rate teachers and wonderful families. The school strives for excellence, and just received an 'A' rating. We're thrilled with McGregor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2004

McGregor is a gem in the heart of Rochester. In the past two years, the schools has received a new and respected principal, a state-of-the-art building and new playgrounds while keeping first-rate teachers and wonderful families. The school strives for excellence, and just received an 'A' rating. We're thrilled with McGregor!
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Posted May 27, 2003

Excellent school, Staff is very friendly, special activities , really good educational programs, thoughtful planned. Our girl loves it.


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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67%

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76%
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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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78%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

2013

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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 78% 69%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 6% 3%
African-American 5% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
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 44%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Sharen Howard
Fax number
  • (248) 726-4005

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1101 1St St
Rochester, MI 48307
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