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Hale Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 294 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

Not up to par on educating children. Lowest in the city. When u call no one is ever in. Some teachers are very great teachers, but the others are on the other side of spectrum. Its sad because I went there when i was young and it was an awesome school with great leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Please do not send your kids to this school if they have ADD or ADHD. The staff will put your children through hell and it will take years for your children to recover. PLEASE take seriously!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

Teachers are great but hate the fact that when I go to the school I feel like Im in Detroit schools. No diversity at all...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

Halecreek Was The Best Elementary School I Ever Went To Even Though I Only Liked My 5th Grade Teacher Mr.Grange And The Principle Mrs.West


Posted May 2, 2012

I don't like the teacher that my son was moved to in Feburary after being with a teacher that he loved and make him love to learn, to a teacher that is mean. I have left many messages and she never call back, I just gave up. They should get rid of teacher that don't like there job, and stop taking it out on our kids. The principle is great with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

I am not impressed with Halecreek Elem. School, i have 2 children there and if your child is special needs the teachers or the principal will not do anything to help them. My fifth graders teacher is very mean and she grades very hard and she does not let the children go to the bathroom. They dont even take the kids on field trips.....my rating is 1.5 stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

If you have a child with special need i would not have your kid go to this school. My son has aspergers,ADHD,ODD to name a few and this school did nothing to help him. Ms West was the worst principal i have ever meet. I moved out of Romulus so my kid could get a better education and i advise anyone moving to romulus dont do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

i love hale creek elemenary school.. the teacher are great... and ms. west is the best..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers and staff at Halecreek are excellent. The new principle is great and truly cares about the students/teachers/and school. My son attended a charter school last year and is doing better at Halecreek which is a Romulus public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

I myself am a Halecreek Alum... I was thrilled to see Ms. Kelly Knight awarded the Princapal Position, and sad to hear she was leaving... nontheless Halecreek was, and still is one of the best learning facilities in the state. The parent envolvement makes all of the school functions a blast for kids and community members aswell. The partnership between Halecreek and the Romulus Parks and Recreations Department make for some great after school and summer programs.


Posted September 4, 2007

I enjoy sending my kids to Halecreek Ele. I feel that it is a safe place for them, with responsible staff. They are able to teach each child at their own level, and show genuine care for all students, even those in other classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

I find that the teachers are good with my kids. They try very hard to work with each student at their level. They see my children as people, not just students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

I myself went to this school. I am very glad to see some of the same staff, they were great then and are still great. The school also has a lot of parent volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

This school and its staff have been wonderful for my children. The staff does their best to make the school, a safe , happy learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%
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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%
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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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

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
African-American 61% 18%
White 35% 69%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 85%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kristen Fuss
Fax number
  • (734) 532-1351

Programs

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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16200 Harrison Street
Romulus, MI 48174
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