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Blair Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 301 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2011

Great staff and great kids :) I've had the pleasure of coaching "Girls on The Run" at Blair! There sure are some sweet kids out there!!


Posted January 19, 2011

My son is an Honor student at TC West senior high and I firmly believe it was because of the incredible staff and teachers at Blair Elementary, the resources and computers they have are more than most k through 5 schools. Thank You Blair for getting my son on the right path to succed in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

A school with lots of areas of needs. Computers if kids are lucky are used one day a week only for each child. There is no second language courses. Musical instruments are not offered until it is too late for budding muscians. Teachers do not seem to see areas of concerns in students, or do not have aids available to help. It feels like it is solely up to the parent to make sure the child is educated. Disabled students may not be welcomed. Teachers and parents may not have the same agenda and because of overall policies it is my opinion parents and students lose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

My child has been to two other schools in the Traverse City area and I almost gave up and thought seriously in sending my child to a charter school. But Blair totally changed my mind. They are very caring and motivated to get the children to succeed! I am very impressed. My child is finally happy and wants to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

This is the best kept secret in Traverse City. They are quite the hardworking, creative, amazing bunch! This staff works together as a team; they really cares so much about the children and will do whatever it takes so that a child succeeds. If you want caring people who will do their best for your child, enroll them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

I think that the teachers are great teachers. They are very caring and understanding to all the children.I haven't found much good in the principal yet though. He isn't out going and doesn't seem to know how to treat some students with respect. He has been with the school for two years now and still does'nt co-inside with the parents or children like I think he should.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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21%

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25%

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18%

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18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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23%

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15%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
60%

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64%

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64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
35%

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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
11%
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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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 87% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
American Indian 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
African-American 0% 18%
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 81%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sharon Dionne
Fax number
  • (231) 933-5703

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1625 Sawyer Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
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