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Dresden Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 520 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2014

A recent change in Principal has left students and parents uninformed. Support for the child's education has greatly diminished. We used to love Dresden and now we can not wait to move on to Bemis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

My Son has Attended Dresden since kindergarten and is now going into third grade - The Teachers and Staff have been wonderful, At home we help him to do his homework so he is getting an Excellent Education. The schgool motto "Live Above the Line" can only be achieved with Parental involvement in their Childs Education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

This is a Great school!!! The Staff, the Principal, and Teachers show genuine interest in their students, they now have very good security with Police presence continuously in the neighborhood since last years incident at Newtown
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

My Child Loves going to school here!!! I have nothing bad to say how well my child is being educcated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

My grandson attends Dresden Elementary School and loves it there! The teachers and administrator go above and beyond to assist all children. They truly believe that every child achieves! If a child is struggling academically or socially, the staff are right alongside the children to determine what supports need to be in place to assist them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

My niece went to dresdan for kindergarten and first grade, then we took her out of there and put her into another school which we love everything about it but it ended up closing, at dresdan everything was not ran well right down to the way the buses drove and parked, the staff etc the list goes on and on and unfortunatealy my nephew is back at dresdan this year because our school closed too bad it was not dresdan instead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

Absolutely love this school. Our daughter does so well. All of the staff and teachers are great. Would never consider changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

No communication from teachers or the principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My daughter is in her third year at Dresden. We love it! Her teachers have all been great, and Mrs. Vande is a wonderful principle. I always feel welcome when I volunteer in the classroom. I highly recommend the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

I attended UCS from kindergarten through graduation. My daughter attends UCS now and is finishing 1st grade. I am very pleased with the ciriculim she is using.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

I am a product of the UCS system. My chid is now attending my old elementary. I am not happy with the fact that our public school systems in MI have less than half that meet or exceed the national average for test scores. This is abysmal. I will be pulling my child from public school and putting her in the Lutheran School near us. I am very disappointed in our public school system considering what we pay in school property tax. We are getting robbed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

My children went from Van Dyke public schools...Both in kindergarten. I think Dresden Elementary is the best school I've seen. I was raised in East Detroit and my husband in Van Dyke. We are extremely satisfied w/the choice we've made and will strive to keep our children in the Utica School system throughout High School.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
17%
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 42% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%
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?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
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 50%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Jami Wood
Fax number
  • (586) 797-4501

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11400 Delvin Dr
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: (586) 797-4500

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