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Merrill Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 222 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2011

I went to Merrill Park for all of my elementary school years and I remember it well. There were good teachers and fun times but there was also times when teachers were lacking. It has been three years since I was in Merrill Park Elementary and my best memories were in the fifth grade when we really started to learn. It was a good school with some problems and I look forward to visiting it to see if it has improved.


Posted May 31, 2006

This school is Saginaw School's best kept secret. It went through a really tough adjustment period when the principal left a few years ago, but now that the new principal has had the chance to take control in her own way, Merrill Park is over the top. Discipline and safety are firmly in place, something that was lacking for a long time. Kids know to come to school to learn now or they quickly find out that shananigans won't be tolerated. Trounble-makers-stay away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2004

My son, Bramwell Miller is a student at Merrill Park Elementary, in Ms. Horb's a.m. preschool class, with Ms. Sherry as an aide. I think that the teachers, staff, and curriculum is excellent; although I hope the community will step up and vote some tax dollars through to aid our City's schools!
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Posted September 9, 2003

I used to think that this school was tops. However as my child has progressed in the school you can see which teachers really care about their students. Quite a few of the teachers don't talk with the students, they yell at them. It's quite disheartening to see the school going downhill.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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33%

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47%

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34%

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34%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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10%

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11%

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8%

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8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

2013

 
 
46%

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38%

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38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
29%

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 45% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%
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:

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55%
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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

Below 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 45% 18%
Hispanic 29% 6%
White 23% 69%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian N/A 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 93%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Lisa Tran
Fax number
  • (989) 399-4805

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1800 Grout St
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