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Kinyon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 491 students

 

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School Official Point of View

Posted February 27, 2013

Hello, we take the safety of our students very seriously. All buildings are locked with the exception of the morning entry time and at that point they are manned with staff. We have cameras throughout the building inside and out. These are monitored in the building as well as the board of education and police have secured web access to observe the safety of the building. To even get in the building we have a speaker / video camera that all parents must speak into and get buzzed in. We have a rich curriculum that has science and social studies embedded into the reading program as well as the rest of the day is devoted to math with common assessments to drive teaching practice and identify those that need help and enrichment. Students that need additional help in reading and math spend time with a math interventionist or reading interventionist to get the needed help. Those that do not need the additional help are given enrichment and extension activities and lessons to further their understanding and challenge them. Please, if you have questions or concerns, I want to hear from you! I have an open door policy and I want to make Kinyon the best possible experience for all families!

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Posted August 7, 2013

I have 2 children that currently attend Kinyon. I am extremely happy, comfortable & grateful for the entire staff at school. Principal McGuire is top notch. Teachers there are like second mothers. I am proud to be a Kinyon family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2013

My child has been attending for 2 years. He is now in 1st grade. Safety procedures are not up to par. I walked in the school at 10:50am... The doors were not locked. Way too much homework is sent home. Seems like only thing they teach in kindergarten and 1st grade is reading. My child needs to be challenged more in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2012

I used to go to Kinyon, but then graduated to 6th grade., and moved onto Star International Academy, which is GREAT. But I had a wonderful time, and experience at Kinyon. I'll give a shout out to, Mrs.Brehmer, Mrs. Raymo, Mrs. Mitroka, Mrs.Ronan, and Mrs. Polkowski, all my teachers, I had. I was a kindergarten bus and lunch safety, and aside from the racism, it was a great school. I miss all my friends, Sara Sherazi, David Kral, and Chace I forgot his last name, this means you guys, and I love you all, if you happen to be reading this! Great school! I loved and enjoyed my time there.


Posted July 7, 2011

One of Taylor's best! Strong leadership, Mrs. McGuire makes anyone feel welcome into the Kinyon family! The teachers go above and beyond and really care about the students as a whole child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Kinyon is a GREAT school. Mrs. McGurire is the best thing that has happend to our school and we can go no where but up from here. Looking forward to the next school year and the 4 more years that will come after it. If you are looking for a school to send your child to look no more. One meeting with Mrs. McGuire and you will feel like family and be treated like family. I have 3 children and all of them are above avrage on meep scores. I will not only say our school is the best. I have the scores to prove it! Hope to see you next year at Kinyon. I am a Kinyon Roadrunner and PROUD of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

This school has failed our students. The teachers need to go back to school and re-educate themselves. None of my children or family members will be attending this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My son attends Kinyon, he is a smart child who is being challenged by his teacher. The school is well maintained, loving and caring. The new principal, Mrs. McGuire, had boundless energy and loves the children. She is approachable and really is invested in Kinyon school. I recommend this school to ANYONE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Kinyon has great teachers who go Who put a considerable amount of time into their lesson plans and always make sure, no matter how long it takes, that each student understands the details of the subject that their learning about. They offer their own time to stay after school and help those children who require extra help with their work or subject. My child's school, however, like most schools in the state of Michigan has suffered major setbacks in the form of state budget cuts and are running low on resources such as up to date text books and stationary. And things look to be like their going to get worse on oct. 1 when the new budget will be unfolded. The state congress is talking about cutting more money out of the state budget for schools to plug our 247 million dollar state deficit. They could resolve this issue by issuing a tax on bottled water and sporting events, but, that would be to much of a burden on the citizens of Michigan or so I have read. Thank you for your time and I hope you will take a look at this school or at least pick another Michigan school. Sincerely, David M. Trader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

Way too much homework is given. My son struggles in math and needs to be able to have his teacher around to help explain things he doesn't understand. Instead the lesson is briefly explained and the students are told to put it away and take it home for homework. While I do believe that some homework is ok, there is just way too much being sent home. Whatever happened to completing assignment in school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son started kindergarten three years ago now at Kinyon and we have had a very good experience. He was very lucky with his kindergarten teacher, and I was very happy with his 1st then to 2nd grade teacher. Both his teachers were experienced and cared deeply about each and every child. He has respect for both of them to this day. He now is starting third grade and loves it. I like the discipline the school presents. The faculty, what I have came in contact with, is very good. The principal and secretaries are very helpful. Overall I am very happy my son goes to Kinyon. He feels proud to be a student there. This is a school that is always asking for parent involvement and have many opportunities to be helpful in your childs' school program. Academically it is a very good school.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%
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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55%
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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 63% 69%
African-American 23% 18%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian N/A 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 72%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Reward School (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Elementary Honor Society (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Dannielle McGuire
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (313) 295-8377

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club
  • Lego League
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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10455 Monroe Blvd
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: (313) 295-5802

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