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Ardmore Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 381 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted June 12, 2014

Ardmore is such a caring, close-knit community of families & teachers. We could not be happier. Ardmore is a wonderful school. Thanks for another great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

This school is awesome. My son just finished first grade today and we could not be happier with his teacher and the staff. The parent community is wonderful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

The strawberries were put in the fridge because handing 12 strawberries out to our "closest friends" hurts feelings. Thus, placing them in the fridge and asking the student to hand them out after the luncheon encourages us to think of others. There were many volunteers and the berries were most likely, accidentally put out at the luncheon. The principal interrupted the luncheon, twice, announcing the 'missing berries' and quite a deal was made of it by staff and parents. No lack of effort went into finding the 'missing berries'. We are sorry they weren't found, however, the faculty and parents at Ardmore are wonderful people and tried hard to rectify the situation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2014

This school is nothing but drama. I can't blame the children because its learned behavior. My niece was called many racial slurs by the students at this school. On 5th grade graduation day I took a platter of chocolate covered strawberries and cupcakes for my niece class. Well one of the volunteer parents took it and said "I will put it in the refrigerator and give it to your niece to take back to her class". Well it never happened it was stole by one of the parents and the principal didn't really care, she brushed it off as if it wasn't her problem. Who steals from children?......Oh the parents at Ardmore.


Posted August 5, 2013

I love the way the teachers work as a team. I always feel welcome in the school and classroom and the scores the school achieves never ceases to amaze me. And the PTO is the best I've ever seen. The amount of activities they offer at fantastic and ways a hit. This school is well sought out and rightfully so!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

My daughter is a kindergartener this year at Ardmore. She loves school and is doing very well so far. I'm extremely impressed by all the caring parents, and teachers, involved with the PTO -- they are a group of hard working, enthusiastic, & creative individuals who do so much for the school in terms of socials events for the kids and their families, fundraising to support special programs, fund field trips, purchase playground equipment and supplies, and so much more. I had no idea the PTO in my local school was so active. I've already gotten involved with the PTO and have seen how much these parents do behind the scenes. I'm very happy with this school and my community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

I am a new parent at ardmore this year and i am very pleased with the organization of this school compared to the other lakeview school we were coming from and i want to thank everyone for making this a great start to a new situation for us. Thanks ardmore staff and other parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I am a parent of two elementary students at Ardmore. I grew up in this school district and moved back to the neighborhood when I married. Ardmore is a wonderful elementary school. The teachers are phenominal with the children. They are stern when required to be but you can tell that all of them are there because they are dedicated to their job and they truly want to teach children. Their dedication starts with the principal right to the latchkey staff. It is a very personalized environment. Everyone interacts with the parents and it seems that everyone knows each other and their children. I would not send my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

My mother attended Ardmore the year it opened. My sister and I attended Ardmore. My children now attend Ardmore. Need I say more? My mother, sister and I value the education we received. It's nice to talk about the past, but I will give you my current opinion. I have 2 children who attend the school. I am very satisfied with the education my children are receiving. They have had spanish since Kindergarten, they have art, gym, health, music and a wonderful media center. These extra classes are taught by different teachers for a well rounded educational experience. When I had a problem with a Teacher it was handled quickly and efficiently. The school has technology available to the students and we have had field trips each year. The PTO is active and creates a wonderful social atmosphere both during the school day and after school. Thankyou Ardmore!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I went to this school from K-5. The school alone was great. The teachers I believe could have been better. I did not agree with their teaching tactics. Dicipline, in my eyes and my parents, was not enforced highly enough. I liked the ice cream socials, field day and latchkey programs that were performed.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

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67%

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79%
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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

2013

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
19%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 91% 69%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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27001 Greater Mack Ave
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
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