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Hemmeter Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 335 students

 
 

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Posted January 18, 2014

What an amazing place. This is my sons first year and I am so thankful that we moved him to hemmeter. What a great culture! Every single person that I have spoken with is completely dedicated to the advancement of the students. A highly motivated principal and staff have created an environment that is fun and educational. Beware if your child does not want to work hard at learning then I would not recommend this school. The does have a large amount of homework every night, which is fine with me, but it will take up an hour or so every night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

Hemmeter offers traditional and accelerated learning programs. Hemmeter has a great staff. The students are well-disciplined and there are a few if any bullies in the entire school. The environment is wonderful and inspires a great learning experience for all. Students have so many opportunities when they attend Hemmeter. There are many afterschool activities for the children to participate. Chess, sports, destination imagination, lego club are just a few. Wow!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

Hemmeter Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers use various learning methods. The arts and sciences are taught using many enrichment activities. Violin lessons are taught at school! Parent involvement is fantastic. Children are taught respect toward others and are held accountable for practicing it every day. Extracurricular activities abound, from sports to talent development activities like Destination Imagination. Every child gets individual attention in this community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

Hemmeter is a relatively small school - with only two classrooms for each grade - a talent development class (acceptance into this class is dependent upon testing and recommendations) and a 'regular' class. We have children in both. Regardless of the class, the teachers are excellent! They go above and beyond to individualize their curriculum to motivate, challenge and foster each child's gifts. The Principal, Mr. Ron Helmer, maintains an appropriate perspective of the antics of the elementary school crowd. He is calm and takes advantage of those 'teaching moments'. My husband and I have consistently found that the staff and teachers enthusiastically pursue a partnership with parents to ensure that our children's educational and social needs are met. Significantly, parent involvement in activities, fund-raising and enrichment opportunities is very strong - more the norm, than the exception. If you come, expect to get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

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94%
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

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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 80% 69%
Asian 12% 3%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 3% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 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 12%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1890 Hemmeter Rd
Saginaw, MI 48638
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Phone: (989) 797-1832

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