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Rockford Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 37 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2013

Rockford Christian School has been a fabulous school for our family. Teachers work hard to meet students' needs and truly want to support children in developing their God-given gifts. Each class makes regular visits to Camp Roger (located nearby) for outdoor learning experiences that tie with the curriculum and to help them see God at work in His creation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

The school itself isn't bad but the academics are below standard. They don't have gifted and talented programming and struggle to know how to work with kids who are anything above average. Teachers are not very communicative. I think the new principal is trying to turn things around but admittedly it will take years. I would particulary avoid 4th and 5th grades - these teachers in particular have for a long time been known to parents as teaching below the standard. Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers are really great. 2nd and 3rd grade teachers are poor. Again, we love the school but moved our kids because the academics were so sub-par. The teachers may be "warm and nurturing" - the facilities may be great - the other opinions aren't totally wrong. But when you compare Rockford Christian to other schools, there is no comparison academically and really no idea by the teachers re how to truly challenge kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Rockford Christian is an excellent school and has a loving, Christian "family" environment. The staff and teachers are warm and nurturing and we have appreciated its small size because each student is given individual attention. It has beautiful facilities and provides many of the offerings of a larger school, including sports and other extracurriculars in which all students can be involved. This is Christ-centered education at its best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Our three girls have attended Rockford Christian Schools (one graduated now) since 2001. We have never been disappointed, and it has been a great place for them to grow. The teachers are amazingly committed, and all value and nurture their individual talents. Great academic support/special service, athletics, and arts programs, and a strong dedicated principal. The kids grow to know each other in great community, and the families have as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I am disappointed to see the earlier review of RCS. I am a former parent from RCS, the only reason my children no longer attend is that we moved. Being a parent of a child that was at times difficult, I respected the way that the staff at RCS would always address the situation with love in their hearts, caring in their words & with the attitude of forgiveness that is exemplified best by our savior, Jesus. NEVER once would I have ever suggested or even threatened that a teacher must "cater to my whims and directives about how my child should be taught". I worked along side of both the staff & other parents to make sure that Christ was a central focus in anything pertaining to our children. I am very disappointed that a person would write such spite & then profess to know what "Christian values" even mean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

Rockford Christian School is an AMAZING school. They nurture children and meet all students where they are. Every class is taught from a Christian perspective and all students are treated with respect and love. The school offers many extras and includes students in organized sports beginning in 5th grade. The teachers attention to each student is highly admirable, I am so glad that Rockford Christian School is an option in the Rockford community.


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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.
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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.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% 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

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 17% 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

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The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Social Studies was 27% 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

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The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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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 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
African-American 3% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Burgess
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (616) 874-9932

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  • Supports home-based learning
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6060 Belding Road Northeast
Rockford, MI 49341
Phone: (616) 574-6400

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