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Willow Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 473 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted October 15, 2010

The staff is very moody the parents are not friendly and have cliques like high school students.The school is small,old and very unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

This school brings me back to when I was a kid. The staff is amazing and it has such a sense of family. There is so much you can get involved in! My kids, 1st and 3rd grade LOVE it there. So proud to say we are at Willow Hill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Willow Hill Rocks! It's not just a school it's a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

This is a great school with Great teacher's who really care about the success of eachone of their student's. They encourage Parent's to be involved in all activities and most parent's do. This is the reason this school is run so great because of Great Teacher's, Great Principal and Great studen't and their parent's...Attttttt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

My daughter has loved this school and Love's her teacher who has encouraged her to follow her dream of being a teacher herself. Her teacher has given her teaching books and even has talked about what she needs to do to obtain her dream of becoming a teacher. The teaching staff at Willow Hill is up and above anyother school my daughter has attended and as a father this is important to me that my daughter has encouragement and support. Thanks Willow Hill Staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

This school is a great school. The teacher really care about their students and do all that they can to help them achieve their potential.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
62%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%
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

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 93% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 6%
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 25%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Colleen Smith
Fax number
  • (231) 933-8572

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Traverse City, MI 49684
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