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Fountain Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 393 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2011

There are some serious safety issues at this school. My daughter currently atends but I am trying to get her out as soon as possible. When the children get dropped off by the buses in the morning the are expected to stand in line by their doors but they have absolutely NO adult supervision. Who's going to stop my child from being abducted when they are not being watched outside. I spoke to the principal and they dont really see this as a concern as they stand in the front of the school in the morning, but some students line up in the back of the school, like my daughte in 1st grade, and there is no one from the school staff outside. This negligence resulted in my child being severly injured. It took almost two weeks to hear from the principal regarding my safety concerns and then all he said was that it would be looked into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Fountain is an excellent school they have great teachers, and wonderful school district. always willing to work with individual needs.


Posted January 15, 2012

My children have attended Fountain over the last 6 years.It has been a truly outstanding experience. The staff is hardworking and dedicated. They always put the needs of the children first. The teachers expect all children to be successful. No excuses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2011

My 5 year old son (Kindergarten) has had such wonderful experiences here! He attended Huron Park for Pre-K and I chose to enroll him at Fountain because of the positive reviews as well as my experiences with the Principal and staff during recruitment programs we attended here. I am so impressed with the family-like atmosphere, attentiveness and compassion I've witnessed from the staff here. I'm VERY happy with my choice. His teacher, Mrs. Clulo, is so positive, energetic and uplifting. I recently volunteered in the classroom and her disposition was not only effective, but infective...if you know what I mean. Every one of the children seemed engaged, happy, well-adjusted, and fully focused on everything Mrs. Clulo was doing. The Principal, Ms. Bucci, is very active with the students, reading to them at lunch-time, playing with them during recess, helping out in the classes throughout the day. This is a wonderful, powerful team and I couldn't imagine placing my son anywhere less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

My kids have been at Fountain for 7 years. It is one of the best schools around. We have students from other districts that choose to drive to Fountain for the great education. We have a great group of teachers that work with each other and students for better learning. Dispite all the recent budget cuts our teaches have stepped up and have taken on more work and I have not seen my kids education suffer. I feel Roseville is given an unfair bad rep they are just as good if not better than some of the so called better districts. The oppurtinities offered in the High school and middle schools win hands down. I am sad this will be there last year but am excited at what the middle school offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

I just read the comment below and I couldn't disagree more. The secretary is AMAZING and I think that Mrs. Bucci is doing very well. If you child is continuosly in the office and getting into trouble, it would get very frustrating for staff members to see that and not seeing any improvement in your child's behavior. I hope that you aren't one of those one sided parents who blames everyone but your own self for your child's behavior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Over the past 8 years, I have had 3 children at this school. Never have we had so many problems as we have this year. The Principal and Secretary are completely biased as to the fact that if your child gets in ANY type of trouble whatsoever; (detention for laughing in class, detention for checking something off in a book w/ pencil, etc) that the student is automatically deemed the "problem-liar-child" and beware; any parent willing to stick up for their child is deemed the "problem-parent". The Secretary & Principal and other staff have become increasingly rude, and indifferent to my daughter and I when at one point, I could walk through that school and have everyone say "Hello!". So, beware, if your student even sits in their chair wrong, the school will no longer care...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

My grandaughter attends kindergarten @ fountain and she has excelled so much.And her coming from a montessori school this is a supper plus for me and her i think she has a super super teacher who is very caring, loving and has a great concern for the children my grandaughter is starting to read a book on her own noe and she has only been @ fountain since december!!!!! go ms.Bil...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

The new Principal is doing an OUTSTANDING JOB at Fountain Elementary School! My daughter is in the first grade and so far I am completely pleased with the school! Some of the reviews that I have read are somewhat harsh. I also work for a public school district and am very familiar with all educational aspects and I think Fountain Elementary School is OUTSTANDING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

My son is in 5th grade at fountain and has been attending since 2nd grade. He was in a catholic school prior to enrolling at fountain and i couldn't have made a better move. He gets more discipline and attention at fountain than i ever expected. He has achieved the honor roll and the teachers and office staff (principal included) are very concerned, loyal and dedicated individuals. Thank you very much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2007

This was the worst school ever. There was no supervision and the principal was one of the worst I have ever come across - clue less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

I think this is a Wonderful school. My son thrives daily. My son read his first book the last day of Kindergarten! Fountain has GREAT programs, teachers & students! Our parent participation is awesome. We have school of choice and I wouldn't choose any other school in our district! ~Kimberly Wagner~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I believe that the leadership skills in this school are severely lacking. I believe that a good majority of the authoritative positions are give to people who should not be given a responsibility over and child due to the fact that they use their power in a negative way. The previous principal was the reason I chose this school. He was kind and generous and assumed the best of a student. He was not judgemental and was not a dictator that used his position to make up for his short comings in life. There are some wonderful teacher and staff and this school unfortunately they are over shadowed by the less give and more critical and social inept personnel.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2006

I think the school is great and the staff extra special! Great job staff the kids are always smiling and forever learning.
—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.

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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46%

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27%

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27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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72%

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60%

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60%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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44%

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34%

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42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
20%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
41%

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

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 71% 69%
African-American 22% 18%
American Indian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian 0% 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
  • Mr. Wayne Johnson
Fax number
  • (586) 445-5769

Programs

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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16850 Wellington
Roseville, MI 48066
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