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Clarence Randall Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 634 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2014

I agree the class room sizes are fairly large, I was VERY pleased last year when my daughter was in Kindergarten, Ms Milley was GREAT! However this year I'm not at all impressed...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

I have a 4th grader and a kindergartner a Randall the older one has been there since she was in kindergarten and though I have had a few issues in the past with a particular teacher all in all I'm am very happy with the school as a whole. Mrs. Allen the principal is amazing at keeping the school running as smoothly as possible, especially considering that yes we do have quite a large number of students due to other schools shutting down in the district. The majority of the teachers are beyond awesome especially Mrs. Prunty and Mrs. Gartner. Randall really creates a sense of community among the students, parents, and teachers. I love volunteering there and I know they love having me. I really couldn't ask for more for my childrens early education than what I've found at Randall. The only real problem I've found at the school is not enough parents seem to want to be involved, they like to complain about everything but when they are given a chance to be there and be apart of the solution they are no where to be found.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I have sent both of my sons to this school. My oldest is now in 8th grade and carries a 4.0 GPA. My youngest is still in Randall and does well for the most part, but struggles in Math. All of the teachers went above and beyond to challenge my oldest son and have went above and beyond to help my youngest. The principal is absolutely wonderful and truly listens to parents and works hard to improve the school. Principal Allen is amazing and I have no clue how she keeps such a well run, well organized, caring, challenging and helpful environment. Her commitment to excellence overflows to the wonderful teachers she has on staff. A great school indeed. I am not disappointed in the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

the reason I like this school is that the teachers and staff work very hard for the students so they can do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

My child finished Kindergarten this year and I could not be any happier with his teacher and the school! The teacher and class size was a perfect fit and he was able to truly love going to school everyday, full time! And with so many special incentive programs and extracurricular programs to come, there is a lot to look forward too. I don't know many schools that offer gym, art, music, suzuki violin, behavior incentive specials, and 9 field trips a year to their kindergarten classes...but my son sure soaked it up at Randall. He actually looks forward to going back! What more can a mother ask than for her child to be happy and excited about learning? So as a first year parent, I say Randall makes Taylor Schools proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I have a child that attends Randall, I love his teacher Mrs. Gartner she is extremely helpful with daily reviews and weekly updates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I agree the school is crowded, this year seems to be going along way better than the last 2 for my stepdaughter. Mrs. Cahalan is her best teacher thus far. For any parent dealing with custody issues be careful because this school doesn't always communicate with both parents like they should!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

hm but randall does offer the kids alot of activities and programs for the whole family i have had children now grandchildren there,a summer reading program was offerd and used compared to the school they use to attend in riverview my granddaughter has improved so very much and i believe most schools are over crowded hats off to the hard working teachers there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

I was not happy with Randall it is overcrowded to many students for any teacher to deal with and be able to be productive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

My child was in Mrs Lande's kindergarden class, the class room had 28 students to one teacher, with very few parent helpers, it was difficult for my child to pay attention and learn, i feel this is mostly because of classroom size and structure. The current policy allows the suspension of kindergardeners for minor infractions. There was a lack of communication between teacher and parent, and no help for the special need of my child. Please make sure as a parent you know and are aware of everything that is going on with your child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

a full school year has passed and was not that impressed with Randall. I do not like the fact I can not attend a PTO meeting bcuz I work days. I do not like not knowing what is going on. I do not like my kid eating in her room cuz there is not enough room in the lunch room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

The school is way over crowded. There is in some classes 40 students. Where is the teaching when the teacher has to spend more time disciplining than teaching. And 300 kids in the lunchroom at one time. Crazy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

Clarence Randall is a blue ribbon school. Randall is the best elementary school in the city of Taylor. Randall has a wonderful Drama Program third grade and up. Garden Club meets once a month, the group has receives many awards. Randall P.r.i.d.e. is the parent group who meets and works hard on many projects for the children at Randall. The Parent Volunteers are what makes Randall so successful in all areas. Principal Mrs. Allen is in touch with all staff, students, and parents. That is what makes Randall different and unique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

I have two children in this school, one now in sixth grade and the other just starting in Kindergarten. I have been very pleased with the results for my 11 year old. Beta club member, Pier mediator, Spelling bee champ, and honor roll more times than I can count. The teachers seem to care more than I remember. Music is offered and has been a small part of his education but has been some fun. He was a little timid at first in Gym but has grown into quite an athlete and a stunt man. I am looking forward to my 5 year old reap some of the benefits of Randall.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

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31%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

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48%

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48%
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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
31%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
6%
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

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 80% 69%
Hispanic 8% 6%
African-American 6% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
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 75%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Cynthia Meszaros
Fax number
  • (313) 295-8336

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8699 Robert St
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