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Cannonsburg Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 213 students

 
 

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Posted March 4, 2009

I am a parent of a soon to be 'graduate' of Cannonsburg as well as an educator at Kent ISD. I can say that without a doubt that my student has benefitted tremendously from attending Cannonsburg. The staff are beyond wonderful and engaging. They appropriately challenge each and every student to coax their personal bests constantly. The Principal - Mrs. Thelen is exactly how an elementary administrator should be. She is also the District's Gifted & Talented Coordinator - great plus! Instructionally, I can't say enough about all the staff, but especially Mrs. Beach, Mr. Papas, Ms. Devereaux, Mrs. TenBrink, Mrs. Patten, Mrs. DeKuiper....well they are all great! The school has no doubt outgrown it's current facility, and is going to undergo and expansion soon - eliminating the portables. The enrollment is small - smallest in the district - and as such, the school feels more like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I have a 'k' and a 4th grader . school over all pretty good. could use more help on the play ground and hall ways .school bulding does need help, with 3 portables out side and class sizes growing they need more room . teachers are great (office help could be more helpfull and friendly)bus rides are awfull. no control with kids , my kids don't ride the bus any more .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

As a parent of two children at Cannonsburg Elementary, I am very impressed with many opportunities for learning and enrichment offered. The teachers and staff are wonderful and I never miss an opportunity to praise them. The Cannonsburg parents are quick to volunteer their time to help in the classrooms or with fundraising projects. Our experience with Cannonsburg Elementary and the Rockford Public Schools in general has been great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

My daughter is in the second grade and has had a wonderful experience at this school. Everyone at the school knows my child (the staff as well as other teachers). It is a warm and caring environment with firm but reasonable expectations. The faculty and staff are able to assist in any issues you have with your child.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
30%
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?

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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 87% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
African-American 0% 18%
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 15%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cindy Kitzrow
Fax number
  • (616) 863-6357

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Rockford, MI 49341
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