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St. John Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 213 students

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Posted January 14, 2013

God fearing Christian school, We are a family here! Where education through the word of God is first. Exceptional teachers staff and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

My daughter is currently at Saint John Lutheran, the school offers, sports, music, science and math, she loves it and the teachers are caring and although be go to another church on sundays,they have always make us feel welcome, there is a also a new principal, great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

I have heard many good things about St. Johns; the school came highly recommended by friends and neighbors. My third grade, 9 year old daughter was attending a public school at the time of my application. She did very well academically, but lacked maturity when called upon to work independently while her teacher taught the majority of lower reading level students. The teacher would pull her hair to get her attention. Thus, one of the motivating factors in applying to St. Johns;. Long story short, she was not accepted to St. John's; I was told by the principal that he did not think their teachers would be able to handle my child. I was astonished and in tears as I tried to explain what had happened and that my daughter was not a behavior problem. It fell on deaf ears. My daughter and I were devastated. Today, my daughter is a successful graphic designer for a major dot com company. She completed her education in the public school system and went on to college. In spite of her success, it is still painful when I think back on that rejection experience and the lack of faith in "saving" a nine year old child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

Our daughter entered St John in the 8th grade. She was warmly welcomed by not only the staff, but by all her classmates as well. She was challenged academically and allowed to progress as quickly as she needed to. Her teachers were terrific! My husband and I felt this was the best school experience she has ever had and we wish we had known about St John sooner. Thank you St John Rochester!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Saint John Lutheran school is the best school in Michigan. A great team of teachers, the nicest students and parents anywhere. Worth looking into for anyone of any faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

Our children have been attending St. John since our oldest was in the four year old preschool program. Because of the high academic standards we have found at St. John, we have every intention of sending all of our children through St. John. The teachers know each child by name, and they unabashedly care about the academic and spiritual well-being of each child. It is with great pleasure that children at St. John CAN celebrate CHRISTMAS... not 'Winter Break.' Teachers CAN begin the day with a prayer, or the Pledge of Allegiance. The entire school celebrates chapel once a week as well. With the addition of our new principal, St. John is blessed w/ a new enthusiasm. Come in for a tour!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

We chose to send our children to st. John lutheran school because we wanted our children to receive a strong education centered around christ in order to not only grow in there academic abilities but also grow in their faith in jesus christ. This year, st. John brought in a new principal, mychal thom. He is young, enthusiastic, and on fire for christ. St. John students have scored at or above their rochester public school counterparts in standardized testing, however, mychal is seeking to strengthen the science lab and foreign language programs at st. John. We look forward to seeing a lot of great things do to the new energy that mychal brings. Praise god for mychal thom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Elementary school is ok - middle school is sub par in math and science. No foreign language - weak principal. Very small school - not great if you are looking for a diverse environment. Students who are members of church seem to be given preferential treatment
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Todd Pehlke
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Fax number
  • (248) 402-8001

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1011 West University
Rochester, MI 48307
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Phone: (248) 402-8050

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