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Morris Adler Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 363 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2014

This is a great school with highly educated teachers. My son has performed well and gets great grades. I wish they had more homework but they have lots of activities and projects. He participates in academic games and basketball there. Don't be upset with the school if you child has bad grades, that's your fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Adler Elementary... for children who are not having any issues academically or otherwise the school is ok. But, if your child has ANY problems the leadership here acts like the child is not worthy. I would NOT recommend this school if your child is not like everyone else's child. The school could improve by trying to find ways to help students not hinder them. There is not always enough GOOD supervision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

A very good school our grandsons 3rd grade teacher is the best' since our grandson have have been in attendance he has shoed improvement in his subjects, Thanks staff of Adler fo all your continued support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

Adler is a wonderful and family orientated school. The parent group is very supportive of one another. I am a single mother and feel very supported by the teachers and principal Mr. Tait
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

I have found Adler elementary school staff and teachers to be of great help. My child is doing well. The secretarial staff is very friendly and helpful. The new principal, Mr. Tait is always present and willing to listen to my concerns and ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

Adler is a wonderful school that promotes a very high level learning enviornment! The teachers are very hardworking and absolutely great! Outside of the new very POOR leadership under the new principal, Jerry Tait, I love the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

I love this school! The principal Mrs.Jones is a hard working principal she is always on top of stuff. I am a third grader and sister is a fifth grader and we love our school!


Posted May 7, 2010

My granddauther attends Adler and I love the staff they remind me of how great schools use to be. It is the type of school that you want to get involved with. The principles gets a special thanks for her leadership skills.


Posted September 24, 2009

My child attends Adler and it is a good school, however because of budget cuts we lost a great teacher in the 3rd grade. My only fear is this is just the start of district cuts that will hurt our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Adler is a great school with incredible teachers. My children have been attending Adler since kindergarten and I can say that I picked Adler for them to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

The principal, Ms. Jones and staff at Adler are great. I have heard nothing but good reviews about all the teachers. My daughter has been attending Adler since the first grade and now she's in the third grade. I am looking forward to my daughter's fourth and fifth grade years. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an excellent elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Incredible school! My daughter has attended since kindergarten and she is now in the fourth grade. The principal Mrs. Jones is awesome. The teachers are incredible, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Merchant, Mrs. Gates, Mrs. Zackrie, Mrs. Simoni. The extra-curricular activities are wonderful--Academic Games, Chess Club. I am sure that the staff at the school will produce numerous future leaders. My child is truly blessed to attend this school because she is receiving an exceptional education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

i couldn't ask for a better learning facility for my daughter. well rounded activities to compliment a first rate staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

This is my daughter's first year at Adler. She is in the kindergarten and this is her first year attending school. I am very impressed by the progress she has made. Mrs. Eisenberg is an excellent teacher and wonderful with my daughter. Mrs. Jones is wonderful and we could'nt be happier. It is a great school !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

This is my Daughters first year at Adler. So far I'm very pleased with her first grade teacher Mrs. Merchant, I've seen significant improvement in my Daughters learning curve. The Latch Key program is just as excellent. They are really good at assisting with homework. They also have a good spanish teacher as well. I recommend parents take some spanish classes as well, it helps the children with learning. Although it's only been 3 months into the school year, I'm very pleased with the way things are going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

The environment at Adler is wonderfully nurturing. I appreciate the professionalism that is exhibited from Ms. Jones on down thru her staff. The school is quick to identify areas of concern and chart a course of support for a student if it is warranted. The school gives a good balance of academic, social and extracurricular activites which translate to a well rounded student. That is sooooo important. My children have been enrolled in schools who's major focus was academics creating an imbalance. I have nothing but positive remarks for this school and would like to nominate Ms. Jones and her staff for an 'Outstanding School' Award.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I have two children who attend Adler, and I would like to say I am very very pleased with the school. I am constantly bragging about the teachers and principle there. I appreciate the teachers for letting you know ahead of time when you child is lacking in an academic program so that you can work along side with them to solve the problem. I also give Adler 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

Overall, Adler is a great school. I've compared this school to areas such as West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills and the quality of education is just the same. The principal is a very caring person wants nothing but the best for her students and staff. In areas such additional services, it does need extra, extra support for students in the 3rd through 5th grade with Reading Comprehension during the day. Overall, I've been please with Adler Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2004

I am a parent of a student that belongs to Adler Elementary. I think this is a wonderful school. The staff and students are great. They have a excellent academic program! I'm so proud of my child reading skills. She is only in the 2nd grade and already reading at a 4th grade level. Also, her math skills are great too! I'll give Adler Elementary 4 stars!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%
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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

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44%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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34%

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2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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70%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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13%

2013

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
1%
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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Math growth at this school

Below 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
African-American 96% 18%
White 3% 69%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 62%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jerry Tait
Fax number
  • (248) 746-8946

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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