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Bemis Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 536 students

 
 

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Posted August 18, 2013

Both of my children have attended Bemis School since Kindergarten . They love the school and staff. Their teachers were Mrs. Summers , Mrs. Galante, Mrs. Spiteri, Mrs. Smiley ,Mrs. Gorosh and Mrs. Miarka and the Principal Mr. Whan and Mrs. Russ are wonderful. They so are looking forward to the New School Year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

My son just completed his Kindergarten at Bemis Elementary and we LOVE this school! The principal is a young male, very energetic and nice! I think he creates a great atmosphere at the school! All the teachers my son interacted with are great (sport, art, music), but especially, we loved his Kindergarten teacher Mrs LaTart!! She's amazing, very warm and great with kids, at the same time great at having the class behave and keep there interest on the subject. She's very energetic, experienced and very good at what she's doing!! My son also attended the after school care and all the stuff there and their manager Mrs Sue are all great! The bottom line, we are very happy with this school and I personally, can't imagine how it can get any better!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

Overall the school is great except for one of the first grade teachers. Didn't feel the warmth that one would expect to feel coming from a teacher of 5 and 6 yr olds. She seems to be very disconnected and very unprofessional. The principal is new this year so it's really to soon to tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

We moved to Troy just for the schools. We have 2 children at Bemis. The teachers and staff are great (except one in particular, used to teach 2nd gr is now teaching a different gr. Didn't feel the connection or warmth from her.) Lisa and Terry in the office are wonderful. We have a new principal this year, which we've heard is Great. Looking forward for the 1st day,,, tomorrow. Submitted by Bemis parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

I loved this school when my daughter was in 1st grade however 2nd grade was more difficult I didnt really feel the warmth from her teacher and it turns out most of the parents in the class felt the same way. I still love Bemis but I would make sure the teacher is also a good fit to avoid any conflicts during the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

This school is wonderfull. Teachers and staff are very very good. I was planning to put my daughter in private school but I am glad that I tried Bemis first. I know for sure I daughter is learning something new everyday thats gonna last her for life time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I love this school. Teachers are very professional and warm. They have open mind. PTO is really active. music, art, sports programs are offered. From 5th G, every student can choose orchestra or band. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

Bemis has been educating my children for the last ten years. My son is now 21, my daughter, 11 and in a few years my youngest may be going there to-she's 3. The teachers have always been supportive and warmly encouraging. I would say that there is a clique of parents who can intimidate other parents, but other than that, it was a good experience overall for my children. Many of the teachers are retiring and the new ones are very young and enthusiastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

Excellent school. Caring,mostly supportive teachers and administrators. Lots of extra programs. Everything 1st class. Clean. Lots of parent participation. Safe, child friendly environment. Only negative is many parents are snooty and/or unfriendly. My child loves it.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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91%

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95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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96%

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99%

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98%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
52%
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:

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55%
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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
Asian 59% 3%
White 31% 69%
African-American 4% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Jeremy Whan
Fax number
  • (248) 823-4113

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