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Joseph G. Steenland Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 509 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted September 6, 2014

Thank you for another great start to the first few days of school; I'm glad we got to walk them to class. I get that we can't just walk in next week and I'm glad the students will be kept safe. Thank you to the staff that was at the front door. Someone on the staff helped my oldest so I could take my kindergartener to class. I didn't get to say hi to the principal, but I did see her trying to help a crying kindergarten student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2014

I wouldn't send my children anywhere else, all around great school. I do schools of choice to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2014

I have to say that my kids are the happiest they have ever been going here. Reading all the other reviews is somewhat disheartening. And really not true for everyone. My kids are in the multi age classrooms. AS FAR AS BEING RUDE TO PARENTS I have never been mistreated there. As for the LACK of celebrations it does rob the kids. But there are reasons parents are locked out of the school given recent past events. They do it to protect our kids and themselves. I would recommend this school to anyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2014

My grandchild goes to this school and I have to say I am not at all happy with it Parents are not allowed to enter for any reason There are no "fun" activities for the children They have removed all celebrations so they "do not offend others" I say if you are offended by celebrating Christmas and Easter then don't enroll your child here.! Why should OUR children suffer because of this nonsense? None of the staff is friendly and to smile is unheard of If you can avoid your child from going to this school please do so ALL parents need to get together and stand up for our children to be actual children and enjoy our beliefs and celebrations And should allow parents into the classrooms to get to know the teachers and staff that have our children locked in with them for the full day Also my grandchild has gone to the office complaining of being sick and actually vomiting right there and was told to go back to class This is NOT a good school!!!


Posted May 9, 2014

This school is NOT parent friendly.. They have no programs for children. They work them hard with no recognition. I hate I enrolled my son in the school. They do nothing for the kids. But want parents to participate in different activities. No one smiles not even the principal. This is my child first and last year there!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2014

My school is overcrowded and understaffed. other than that pretty good school very clean my kids like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

I just took a tour because we are currently in the process of moving to that area so my child does not currently go here and thank goodness because the principal ( I guess that was her because she did not introduce herself) was significantly RUDE and unproffessional to my husband and I. The lady however was awesome and gave us a great tour. It's really sad when parents who are trying to do the best for their child and find the best school within their district are treated so poorly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

Steenland Elementary is a great school for your K through 6 grader! The staff is fantastic, the teachers are among the best, and the principal is always involved in the buildings activities! The staff is always bettering themselves for the sake of our kids future, and its a great thing to see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

Steenland Elementary is a wonderful school! This is the third year for my daughter. I wouldn't have her go anywhere else. They have different programs to offer parents alternatives. My daughter attends a mulit-age program for 1st thru 3rd grade. She absolutely loves it! I'm planning on enrolling her in the upper multi-age classroom (grages 4 thru 6) next year. I am truly amazed at the things she is learning! The facility is beautiful and new; the staff is terrific, warm, welcoming, great principal. The curriculum is rich and challenging. Great support opportunities for advanced students and for those that may need extra support. What more could anyone ask? And her middle school is directly adjacent to this elementary school. Big plus In addition Roseville still has elementary gym, music, art for Kdg thru 6th grade, free all day every day kindergarten, and latchkey .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

I was new to this school last year. My kids LOVE it here. The building is brand new, has leading technology, the staff is friendly. There are a lot of extra activities kids can take part in ... latchkey is provided. Students are encouraged to do their best. There is a great support system for the kids that aren't doing well in math. I would highly recommend this school - or any other Roseville school, if you are looking for a great place for your kid to learn. If more parents would get involved with their child's education, schools would be even greater!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

This school like all Roseville schools is lousy. I'm pulling all my kids out of here! If you're looking for a "Great School," this is not it. Kids are not a priority, not sure what is. The first principal, can't remember her name, was less than adequate to lead the school and was out of there within one year. The new one, I couldn't tell you anything about her because I never see her, hear from her, she doesn't show up for IEP's. The school counselor spends all of the time at parent meetings talking about how overworked and understaffed they are, didn't even know who my kid was( even though he supposedly sees my kid 3 times a week.)
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

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48%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

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22%

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46%
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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25%

2013

 
 
22%

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2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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64%

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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
7%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
14%
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

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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 72% 69%
African-American 18% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
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 72%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Andrea Glynn
Fax number
  • (586) 445-5809

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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16335 Chestnut St
Roseville, MI 48066
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