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Rodgers Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 521 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2014

My children have been in Rodgers for three years. I find the office to be very condesending at times, yet the teachers are awesome. If you call to speak to the Principal about the office staff, she will take their side. It's okay in her eyes for office staff to hang up on parents. IMO, the office staff is usually the first person a parent sees. It seems to me that the office staff could use a crash course in customer service skills; i.e-"May I help you?"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

My child has attended Rodgers for nearly 2 years now. The kindergarten and now first grade teacher are both amazing. They truly care about the students. They both have always made sure that the students are bundled up properly when their own parents don't do it for their own children. I've chaperoned field trips and have seen the lack of care a parent displays only for the teacher to pick up where the parent neglected. The staff is not rude. The principal as well as the teachers are all professional, motherly and nurturing, they care....it's not just a job to them. The school is like a family, they actually call it a school family. Their spirit day assembly on Fridays is very uplifting and concentrates on core values. The school does NOT try to get money by having us sell things consistently and when they do it's simply an option. The school does have wonderful after school family functions such as, movie night, bingo night, daddy daughter dance, skating parties...etc. My child is always challenged in all studies. The children are assessed formally by the NWEA assessment to see where they place in reading and math, so each child can have their own learning path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

I find the school very good. My youngest is the 3rd and last of our children to attend Rodgers. Never had a problem with the staff, administration, etc. In my opinion, it's the parents that cause the problems. They can't follow the simplest of rules. If you won't follow them, why would your child? Rodgers is a great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

I am new to this school but after 2 weeks I feel that I have seen enough. My child's teacher seems clueless and the office staff is rude. I went in today with a question and she didn't care about my question and was too lazy to get up and help me. I am beginning to think they just don't care at all. Why did I transfer here? Worst decision ever! I wish I could go back in time and leave my child in their old district. Hindsight is 20/20.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

My children attended Rodgers for three years, unfortunately we had to move out of the district this year and they are attending another school. I loved all 6 of the teachers I interacted with. Each of my daughter's three teachers worked hard to help her with her educational needs and create a learning plan that kept her moving forward. The amount of teacher/parent/child accountabilty was perfect. I never had to guess at their homework assignments, they were clearly marked on their agendas. The teachers walked the children out every afternoon and were available if you needed to discuss an issue. The teachers were prompt at returning parent concers through both email and telephone. I just feel as a whole that Rodgers Elementary is right on mark and if for some reason life brings us back to the eastside of town, I will be Elated to return my children where I know their education and safety are taken seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2010

Our child is currently in first grade. Its our second year in; I m going to say that: parking is very limited, there is no air conditioning, and private school may be cheaper. Every month something is requested from the parents, this school is struggling for status, but it s clear that its facility is too small to accommodate. I think this school lacks student discipline, and coherent staff. If you would like a part time teaching job, have a pocket deep enough to continuously meet the schools demand, and love to retrain your child when they come home. Then this is the school for you. Request: Make a parking lot behind the building, find funding for more qualified assistance, enforce conduct, and maintain schedules. These are the flaws; the good is never given as much credit. Go Rockets!!! .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

very disappointed with administration and lack of consistency. office staff is also rude like other parents have said. it is very sad knowing how hard the teachers work, for the front office and administration to scare parents away. very unwelcoming environment and we moved into the area so that our children could attend this school. the more the above group of staff know you, the ruder they feel they can be to you...BEWARE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I've been a member of the Rodger's Family for many years now and will be for many more years to come. I love this school and its staff. From the administration to the teachers and to the support staff. To me, it is truly a family atmosphere. In my many years, I have never witnessed the office staff to be rude to a parent, unless that parent gave reason. I myself have had to set parents straight while witnessing their abuse towards the office staff. There is reasons we have rules and regulations. The staff is there to enforce these rules for the safety of all of our children. My four included!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I too had 4 children that attended Rodgers Elementary and am very pleased at the education they received. Because that is what it is about, your child's education, not whether you like/dislike the staff. I have witnessed some behavior that might be construed as rude, but it was the parent that pushed until the staff had no choice. Some people don't know their limits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

Rodgers school is a wonderful school with some cool events. The teachers are so sweet and wonderful but the office staff are very rude to parents and students and even to teachers! The principal is kind of out of her mind, to think such things. But the school is safe and clean. (my four children agree)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

I have to agree with the parent that stated 'you will never find someone more condescending and downright rude to parents'. But, thankfully, the teachers make up for it.
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Posted December 3, 2008

We moved this year and unfortunately had to change schools for our kids. I think Rodgers is a GREAT school! Not only do the teachers care and work hard, I think the Administration is wonderful (believe me, I've had to work closely with them) - they have always treated me with honesty and respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I am a parent who has been at this school over three years. It is a good school. It is a safe place and is clean. Your children will learn a great deal. The teachers are good and the groups of kids are very good. However, problems can be found with the administrations side of things. Especially with the front office- you will never find someone more condescending and downright rude to parents, and often teachers and students. Unfortunately no one will put her in her place and therefore there are many many parents who have problems before they even get past her desk. Even to volunteer! The principal is currently in her 2nd year and is good, but discipline policies are not consistent. Also, a new superintendent just started- so he does not yet have a track record.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

I am a substitute teacher and have had the pleasure of teaching at this school. It is a clean, safe, supportive environment with an incredibly dedicated staff. The kids are always extremely respectful and enthusiastic when I am there I visit many different schools in over six districts and this is by far my favorite elementary school.


Posted April 15, 2008

The school is so clean, safe and child friendly. I have had a wonderful experiences with both my children there
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

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68%
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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
6%

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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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

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 86% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 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 45%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Cindy Sam
Fax number
  • (586) 285-8604

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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