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Zilwaukee K-8 School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 387 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2004

I have two children at Zilwaukee. I am very pleased with the education they are receiving. The teachers go out of their way to help the students. My son has diabetes and the teachers make sure I am aware of how he is doing. I can honestly say that I can leave him and not have to worry. I like the idea that it is a K-8 grade school the kids feel comfortable and can establish long friendships. I only wish there was a high school in Zilwaukee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

My child has went to Zilwaukee since Kindergarten and has had a great experience. The teachers are wonderful and since it is a Pre-K thru 8th grade school, the kids stay together for a long time. (The downfall is where they go after 8th grade, most of the kids split to various different High Schools by parent/student choice.) There is a lot of parent involvement and the staff are very welcoming of parental involvement and concerns. All of my child's teachers have been extremely helpful when any situation has come up (academic or social). They have a great before & after school program that is essential for us working parents. It is a small town school & atmosphere with the benefits of being part of a large district.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

32 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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
16%
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 39% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
39%
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 35% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
7%
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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Math growth at this school

Above 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
White 52% 69%
African-American 27% 18%
Hispanic 20% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 79%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Tina Munoz
Fax number
  • (989) 399-5205

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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