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Barth Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 313 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2010

This School is Absolutely amazing... The teachers are always willing to go above and beyond helping children who may need that extra guidance. They genuinely want your child to succeed.. Mrs.Golka is an angel in disguise she keeps the school safe and treats the children as they were her own. I would not want my childen anywhere else...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

This is a wonderful school, my siblings and I all went there as children and loved it and now both of my kids attend as well and it's even better than it was all those years ago. I wouldn't have it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My children love Mrs. Golka! My children really are great fans of their teachers as well, especially Mr. J!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

The teachers and the principal are always putting the kids the first. I feel very comfortable here, the teachers are dedicated and support the needs of my child. The school offers great security and I feel my children are always safe here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I think Barth Elementary is a wonderful school. Both my children attend Barth. I also attended Barth as a child. Teacher involvement, parent support and predictable and consistant adminstration is a big factor.
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Posted February 9, 2007

Barth School is probably the most supportive school no matter what the student needs are. The staff is great! The school is very family oriented in their activities and encourage parent/family involvement. They were well deserving in receiving the Michigan Blue Ribbon Award. I would recommend Barth School to any parent looking for a good education and environment for their child's learning experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

The staff at this award winning, blue ribbon school is phenominal.
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Posted September 28, 2004

This school is the best elementary school in Romulus. The principal is very good she keeps the students under control. The teachers seem to be pretty good, my daughter has only been there for two years. I would recommend this school to anyone. To bad the kids have to go to the Middle School from here.
—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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42%

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42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
8%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 55% 69%
African-American 41% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 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 65%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Diane Golka
Fax number
  • (734) 532-1251

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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38207 Barth St
Romulus, MI 48174
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Phone: (734) 532-1250

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