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Oakland Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 303 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

I transferred from a absolutely horrible school located in my home city. I needed something new; environment, culture and curriculum. I am so excited that I applied for my children to attend Royal Public Schools. Oakland Elem is just the right pace given everything we've been through at the previous school. I cant really speak a lot on the third grade teacher that my son has because we only communicate electronically, but I absolutely adore the first grade teacher my other son has as well as the support teams. My children have come a long way. The teachers are strict and are about teaching and watching their students bloom. This is great. The only bad thing is thr after school program is too expensive. I am going to hang in there until my Children graduate. I would highly recommend this school.
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Posted August 29, 2013

I have three children that have attended or currently attend Oakland in Royal Oak, I have only good things to say. The school has a am amazing group of teachers that care for and teach the kids who attend. I have amazing experiences with all the teaching staff. Many upgrades have been made recently such as air conditioning, new paint, fencing, gardens, etc. I have experienced first hand wonderful PTA members as well as parent volunteers. My kids have great friends and we feel blessed to be at Oakland.
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Posted March 5, 2012

My child is currently a 2nd grade student at Oakland. Although the school definitely needs some remodeling, the teachers are excellent so far. I absolutely loved his 1st grade teacher. She taught him so much more than academics. Every time I ask a child who goes to Oakland if they like it there I get a yes. If you are looking for a place where your child will learn and grow send them to Oakland. If your looking for a state of the art facility don't. Oakland does deserve a revamping and hopefully that will be happening in the near future.
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Posted May 23, 2011

My daughter is in 1st grade so this is second year here & we are defnitely not going back next year. I cannot say one good thing about this school. I don't like the lunch program or how rude the lunch monitors are, the latchkey program, really don't care for the principal, the classes are small & the teachers are nothing special, the kids need better discipline. They have been spoken to about bullying & picking on others kids for being different several times throughout the school year yet they still do it. The school is run down & the hallways are always messy/dirty. I enrolled her here because I thought it would be better since I live in the Madison Heights disctrict. We are going to a Lamphere school next year. R.O. middle school & the HIgh school maybe good but, besides Addams all the elementary need work!
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Posted November 19, 2007

when i compare where this scholl was last year (2006) to this year (2007-08). it has gone down hill. it seems as if all the other royal oak schools are getting what they need and we are not. we get a new princapal every couple years. the kids are out of control i think do to the fact that we have a new pricapal and for some reason they think they can get away with anything. i think there is a better royal oak school out there for my kids then at oakland. dont get me wrong i think the teacher are amazing, but when ever thing else is a mess....does that really matter?? even the some of the parents don't follow the school rules, so if the parents dont set the right example why should the kids do the right thing and follow the rule.
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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

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59%

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28%

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28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

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78%

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65%

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65%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

2013

 
 
79%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%
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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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

Below 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 81% 69%
Multiracial 7% 2%
African-American 6% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Sam Lynch
Fax number
  • (248) 542-9289

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2415 Brockton Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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