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Heritage School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 737 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted December 31, 2012

4th grade was GREAT for my son at Heritage. His teacher was fantastic, and the student teacher was great, they made a great team, and my son completely enjoyed going to school everyday. 5th grade has proven to be a bit different. The team teaching class he has, with 64 children in it, seems to be proving to be too hard for one of the teachers. Assignments are misplaced (by the teacher), wrong grades given to the wrong children, repeatedly. He spends most of his time trying to find the assignment he turned in, that she misplaced. The other teacher seems to be ok. This year has my son quite frustrated. The principle seems like a very good guy. I have only ran into him a few times, and each time, very pleasant, down to earth. My biggest issue is having a teacher that clearly can't get a grasp with so many kids and team teaching. I am glad to see parents more involved this year, I was room mom last year, and was a bit shocked at the lack of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

This is my child's first year at this school and we love it! The teacher has truly challenged him in many ways. I know that she differentiates instruction - which for me, was a must. He has 7 teachers and they all know him by first and last name. Every time I have seen the principal he has greeted my son by his first name, as well. This has truly been an awesome experience so far for him. I can't think of anything that I would change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

My daughter went here last year and I was very disappointed with how the staff treat the students and even the parents. The principal thinks he owns the school and noticed that he's very loud and bossy towards everybody. Would never recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

We have only been in this school for 1 1/2 months but have found that all the staff take a real interest in all of the students. The principal always has a smile, and my child's teacher really has shown me that she is wants my child to have great success in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

375 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

2013

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
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

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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 90% 69%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
African-American 2% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 11%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Lester Sharon
Fax number
  • (734) 944-8983

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290 Woodland Dr
Saline, MI 48176
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Phone: (734) 944-8970

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