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Weiss Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 335 students

 

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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%
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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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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4-7 Average

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

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 70% 69%
African-American 15% 18%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 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 41%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 5th grade teacher George Thompson as No Child Left Behind American Star of Teaching

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Mina Burns
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (989) 797-1857

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • We have an active parent teacher organization that meets monthly, and who provides both financial support and parent service to our school. we are an &#34adopted school&#34 by a community agency in support of the saginaw spirit hockey team, and through this program, our weiss families have the opportunity to receive free spirit tickets. our parents also head such projects and activities as: stars day (science through art reaching students) where community members provide enrichment in science and the arts, an annual fun fair which is our school carnival, two book fairs per year, a family pancake supper and ice cream social night every year, our weiss school store, the christmas store where students can purchase gifts for family members, all field trip transportation, our student school directory, &#34weiss wear&#34 (shirts with our school insignia), 5th grade recognition night, safety patrol breakfast, kindergarten special guest luncheon, teacher appreciation breakfast, and various fund raisers.
More from this school
  • The motto of Weiss School is, &#34Someplace Special!&#34
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
White Pine Middle School
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4645 Weiss St
Saginaw, MI 48603
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Phone: (989) 793-5226

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