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Dort Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 298 students

 

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Posted February 9, 2014

Dort elementary has been wonderful to my children. The principle Mr. Felker is amazing. My first child began going to this school 11years ago under Dr. Yee as the principle, also a great woman. Mr. Felker was a 4th grade teacher there at the time. I now have 1 child graduated, 1 in the middle school, and 2 in Dort. I would never think to move my children out of this school. In fact my family has moved 3 times in the past 12 years, but have stayed in the same area for nothing more than to keep my children in Dort. The staff is very friendly and they really take the time out to get to know your children. The teachers and principle take thetime out to give your children extra help that they need to be successful. They say it takes a community to raise a child and this school takes that saying to a whole new level. I couldn't ask for more.As hard as I work to provide for my children this school really makes a difference in my children being successful! :-) Thank you Dort for everything you do. Jessica Smith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

Where do i begin with this school?! Everything is amazing from staff to how kids react to staff and no all of them. Most of the staff knows who your child is by face and first name. What other school can you go to that your treated like its a huge family not just for your child but you as parents also. Another thing questions no way no how should you feel stupid or someone's going to judge you for a question you have. The staff principal him self will without a sec thought take yur concern and work to death figuring it out if he doesnt have the answers. He wont stop till he does. And then thr pto is unlike any pto rumor, nightmare, story you ever head this pto wasnt you to have fun feel welcomed share your thoughts, bring up issues, etc. And actually work together to fix them. Great place to go to and see where all the funding is going. Sounds like a perfect schhol for any family come on inside and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

We love Dort Elementary we have been going go this school since 2010 both my girls attend dort now .I have to say to the parent(s) that are have trouble with bullying it does happen some kids have no respect for others feeling but if you sit down with the teacher or Mr felker and talk to them about this they will try to take care of it the best they can .if u find there not helping then go to the superintendent. Its going to happen anywhere .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Amazing staff. Lots of great families, involved and helping when it's needed! A great place to send your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

I Love this school! Every teacher my daughter has plus more is so nice and caring! Also the principal is great he's awesome with the kids and interacts with them. It's school does so many extra things and makes if fun for the kids to Learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

I agree with the one parent because the school has lazy teachers for 6th grade students who actually needs help and the students dont even get the help they need my daughter has been a dort since the 1st grade and has been bullied every year at dort and mr. felker the principal does noting about it and the teacher is worthless if she cant take the time to listen to what my daughter has to say when kids are bullying her and callin her all kinds of names, names that shouldnt even be said in school. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE unless they want their kids bullied then be my guess, send them to a school full of bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I am new to Dort, and love the entire staff. Parents need to take some responsibility for their child's education, it starts in the home, and teachers need the support of parents to help their child succeed. It's unfair to judge a school on test scores alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

The statements made in the previous post are not correct. If you have any questions about Dort Elementary, I suggest you call Mr. Felker (Principal) and take a tour or ask about policies. I have always found this school to be excellent and focused on my child, not just a test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

READ THIS IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING THIS SCHOOL! My daughter has been here since kindergarten (now in 6th grade) I have ALWAYS been an active parent in her school, Helping teachers EVERY year, tried the P.T.O. (very high school) and have coached cheerleading for 3 years now. Her education has ALWAYS been a good one. . He is extremely involved with outside programs and such, just lacks in finding the problem at hand! The grades for the M.E.A.P. are well below states percentage and I blame this on the teachers that have passed these kids who should NOT have been passed just because they didn't want to deal with them or the parents. Recently they have taken the 6th grade desks away because kids weren't bringing their work home. It has been almost 3 months and my daughter has ONLY brought work home 3 times! Her teacher is very lazy!! Which sucks because up til this year I have LOVED every one of her teachers! I know that when I take my daughter out of Roseville District she will be BEHIND a bit! This is lack of teaching! They want OUT OF DISTRICT kids so bad because they bring in a bigger pay check to the school that it has caused ALOT of problems! I DO NOT recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2010

Mr. Felker is an amazing principal, so happy we chose this school for our daughter over another district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I Feel this school is excellent with a great team spirit. The Principal Mr. Felker is super and is one of the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

My son, who is hearing impaired, attends Dort Elementary. Thus far, my experience has been wonderful! The principle, my son's teachers,Speech Pathologist, O.T. as well as the P.T.O all make my son's experience at Dort a memorable one. They treat my son like they would treat their own child. Dort Elementary feels like a second home to my family and I! I have absolutely no complaints, the Hearing Impaired Program is amazing! I would recommend Dort to any family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

My child has attended this school from the time he was in Kindergarten and he is now entering the 5th grade. All of the teachers/administrators/staff he had were great. They cared for the students and seemed to really enjoy their job. The staff here do a wonderful job teaching the children. It is also great that they are learning sign language since the Hearing Impaired program is based in this school. It is amazing to see the children use sign language with their hearing impaired friends and at the music concerts. They have a lot of wonderful parent volunteers who help out all throughout the school. The availability of art and music is standard with the rest of the district although they do have 2 wonderful and caring teachers in these positions. Thankfully this is a school of choice because I did choose it and don't mind driving my son here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Teacher turnover in this school is very high seems teachers are coming and going quite often. Extracurricular activities there are none. safety is minimal and disipline is high. If your childs needs any kind of help in class they will not get it here although they do have a great program for deaf students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

Dort has no sports activities for the children, and parents are required to pay for extracurricular activities.Parents are not allowed past the office at all times,but teachers beg for volunteers, due to the budget.The principal chooses to focus on things he may have heard, not things he may have seen for himself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

The children and parents at Dort are wonderful! I was very sad to leave my teaching position there, however it was impossible to continue working under the incompetent and uncaring leadership of the current administrator. I am sad to see how Dort's MEAP scores have declined.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2006

The biggest problem I have with this school is the academic program and willingness to help students with learning difficulties, if they are not in the hearring impared program. And the fact that they will not provide buses for the students. And the are keeping the 6th grade in ementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

Excellent! A true example of everyone being for the children and working toward a common goal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

i love Dort everyone is so involved and protective of the kids. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school 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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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55%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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29%

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15%

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21%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

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26%

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24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

2013

 
 
62%

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41%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%
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 42% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
26%
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%
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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

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 67% 69%
African-American 21% 18%
American Indian 4% 1%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
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 81%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr. Charles Felker
Fax number
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16225 Dort
Roseville, MI 48066
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