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William A. Brummer Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 439 students

 
 

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Posted May 31, 2012

Hello, I just want to say if you choose this school you are going to love it. I have never met a principle like Dr.Brun and she leads her team of teachers to be just like her. She exspects the same treatment and will do ANYTHING for a child. Even after moving to a different school district I went back to talk to Dr.Brun and she took the time to listen to all my concerns about my kids new school. She and the teachers are like a big family. As far as work the parents off to the bone not true parent involvment is VOULENEER not forced even if you want to just be a lazy parent and not be involved Dr.Brunn and all the teachers make sure your child gets everything he or she needs. About the special Ed in this school Mrs.Z and the others are so caring they even took time out not getting paid to go sit with the kids at lunch or play with them. My son's gained everything from this school. I trulely believe you don't get a school like this over night and a school like this is one heck of a diamond in the rough! GO Brummer, we miss you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2011

This school is phenomenal. The principal - Dr. Brun is an amazing person who has truly found her calling. She really knows all of the students and clearly respects her teachers. She is involved, she cares and it shows. The teachers are also wonderful. I am especially impressed with Mrs. Whaley. Your child will get the best at Brummer which is what all children and parents are looking for in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

Brummmer is a wonderful, excellent school. I strongly disagree with other parents that dis like Brummer. The staff is kind, but firm when nessesary, they know what they are doing, and they take a LOT of pride in their work. The principal, teachers, secretary (s), everyone that makes it work. The principal, Dr. Brun, is the most amazing, kind, excellent, down to earth person there is.She cares about every one at that school. Brummer is one of the best schools in the country. I strongly recomend it.


Posted March 17, 2010

Brummer is not what it's cracked up to be or even what it used to be. The teachers only care about bringing home a paycheck. They are so caught up in their union rights and complain about the superintendent and principal daily. The teachers run out the door as soon as the kids have left and are not there for any extra help unless you want to pay for it. The principal does know every child by name and is a wonderful woman. However, the school has gone down hill in the past two years. God love her, but Dr. Brun is losing her hearing so only gets snippets of conversations. She also tells the teachers what they want to hear as well as the parents, so not much gets resolved. Talk about parent involvement. They work the parents like dogs doing things the staff and teachers should be doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

Brummer is a wonderful school with an outstanding principal. She knows each and every student and is the most involved and caring principal I have ever heard of. The kids love her. She goes above and beyond to make sure both kids and parents are happy. She greets everyone at the door everyday and even eats lunch with the kids. Tons of involved parents and lots of fun extra events that are only found at Brummer because of Dr. Brun. What other principal visits every new kindergartener's home to read a story and introduce herself ? She makes the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I can relate to this review. My child is now a 5th grader at Brummer and has had 2 teachers in the past that were just awful teachers and made it a very difficult years for us. I have had a few issues with Dr. Brunn but overall she is a good principal. I would recommend this school but also strongly encourage parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2007

Brummer has been a fantastic experience for us. I have a 3rd and 1st grader and have been very happy with the quality of teaching, the extra activities and how students are put first. I am always impressed by the principal who is very hands on, knows most if not all the children, and encourages the children to know her. She creates a wonderful atmosphere for parents and students that would never have existed 30 years ago when I was school age. It is a safe environment with many opportunities for a student to develop. Brummer is well respected in the community as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

We had a wonderful experience with our son's 1st grade teacher. In the 2nd grade the teacher's poor teaching style caused him to lose the drive to learn. His grades went down between the 1st & 2nd grading period. The school's principal was asked to move our son to a different class, but she stated that there were no other options available as the student to teacher ratio was already at 24 to 26 students per teacher. It was so bad that we finally decided to move our son to a private school, which is a financial burden. The school has many excellent teachers, but there are some that should not be teaching at all. If you have children who will be attending this school, be sure to research the teacher's background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

We have 2 children at Brummer and they LOVE it! I have been extremely happy with the staff and teachers and especially Dr. Brun the principal! She sets the tone for the school, which is an environment that is safe and fun to learn. She encourages parent involvement in all areas. Because of the volunteers we can offer the students an abundance of extra activities! Brummer is a GREAT place to be because of the parents, students, principal, staff and teachers!
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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67%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%
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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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77%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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88%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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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

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 95% 69%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
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 23%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Stacy Cooper
Fax number
  • (248) 573-8521

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9919 Rushton Road
South Lyon, MI 48178
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