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Schroeder Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 536 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

In reality, this school is "above average" academically, as most of the students have parents who are education-focused and have reasonably high expectations of their children academically. Clearly (and thankfully), the staff doesn't have as hard of a job maintaining high test scores as, say, a principal in Detroit. Therefore, the administration really should have the luxury of focusing on the "extras" that make a suburban school great: character-building, community, citizenship, etc. All of these are lacking, in my opinion. The kids are generally rude and pushy, shoving in the hallways and rarely getting disciplined for disrespecting teachers. This is something the administration could get a hold on, but I find leadership lacking & complacent. By comparison, other neighboring schools really do have better-behaved kids, in my experience. Their principals maintain good citizenship programs and emphasize no-bullying as a school value. Also, there are few "extras" like an annual family dance, spring musical, or talent show. Yes, it's extra work to produce these events, but they generate school spirit and could add a sense of community to Schroeder that I find sorely lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I am very impressed with Schroede. My daughter is in 3rd grade.This is her 4th year in Scroeder,We are very happy about environment of school.All teachers are very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

few Teachers able to cope up with him, few teachers were not able to cope up with him and pass everything including homework and what was done at the school to home so that parents can get the work done. he goes to ESL where teacher can pay attention and teach him. So does social consellor but when it comes to remaining subjects in regular classroom, teacher struggles due to number of students to teacher ratio. teacher can pass on the info how (which method) they taught the students and guide parents accordingly instead of just passing on homeworks to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

I have rewritten my review of this school bc the longer we attend it, the more impressed (and less critical) I become. We recently moved to MI & were told how great the B ham/Bloomfield schools were. We rented for a school year until we found the right house. I'm so glad we didn't buy a house right away, bc we bought in Troy once we found Schroeder. The test scores exceed those at even the STEM school in B'ham. Every day my child comes home from school challenged. Also, the Troy schools are homier & less uppity than in B'ham. The principal does a solid job & runs a great school, but he can seem rather reserved. (E.G., he doesn't seem like the kind to get hit in the face w/a pie at a pep rally.) The PTO board is pretty strong, but it can seem exclusive of newcomers bc most leaders socialize via a neighborhood athletic club to which 50% of the school does not belong. So the sense of community feels somewhat fractured compared w/other schools we have attended. Still, it's a safe, nurturing environment & academics are fabulous. And that really is the point of school, right? There s no doubt your child will be prepared for middle school when leaving Schroeder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

My son just finished the full day kindergarten at Schroeder and we love it. Mrs. Kress was attentive to my son educational needs and I could tell that she cared about my son and his education. The principal Mr. Canfield is great he knows all of his students and parents. I was shocked the first month of school he saw me in the hallway and knew my name and my son's name too. The little things are so important to me. Schroeder is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

I am very happy with Schroeder. My daughter is in second grade and loves her teacher. The office staff is wonderful and there is a lot of parent involvement. I would highly recommend Schroeder to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers at Schroeder Elementary are absolutely wonderful and caring. The teaching at this school is at par with private schools. They provide a safe environment for the children to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

My son attended kindergarten at Schroeder this past year (08-09). It was a wonderful experience. Despite some personal challenges, he was able to thrive in the classroom with the dedicated support of his teacher. The school is committed to a solid curriculum while challenging students at an appropriate comfort level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Both our girls have attended Schroeder. Mrs. Kress in Kindergarten and Mrs. Moutrie in 1st grade were exceptional. Mrs. Kress provided extra work when our daughter was getting bored (she wanted to be like her sister in 1st grade with homework). Great learning environment, clean school with many other parents that care and are involved. Eric Beeman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2004

Exceptional good for learning that the world isn't all white and that the world doesn't only speak English. Outstanding teaching and leadership with more parent envolvement than I've ever seen.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

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84%
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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
72%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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95%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%
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?

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
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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

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 55% 69%
Asian 38% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
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 4%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Brian Canfield
Fax number
  • (248) 823-3613

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