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Barnard Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 509 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2012

Barnard elementary was a great school, I am a former student and the time while I was there was amazing. The teachers are so friendly and comfortable to talk to if you have a problem (Schoolwork, Home, etc. Issues). The school had great learning programs also. They had great experiences such as the annual Culture fest, A-Z healthy eating, Cultural food, Big top fair, Book fair, etc. The opportunities the school provided were amazing, all I wish is I could go back and use them. Even If you have a problem there's always a teacher to help you when you need it. *PTO Boards were excellent actually*


Posted September 26, 2011

Barnard is an excellent choice for an elementary school; we have been so pleased with many things about this school. The academic program is great, students are taught to be responsible citizens through their actions, they are given an opportunity to learn about many cultures and traditions, the parents have turned into great friends and the partnership you develop with the staff for the educational goals of the kids is wonderful. The principal is committed to students learning in a healthy environment and having the staff contribute to a first class experience for the students - couldn't be happier with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Barnard because it is a family and everyone takes care of each other!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

As a Barnard parent, I have found that the inconsistant leadership has caused an overall decline in the dedication and involvement of the teachers. The new principal seems to be trying to correct that. PTO contributions and leadership have also been lacking in recent years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

Most teachers are excellent, others seem to stress conformity. Kindergarten focuses on socialization and busywork at the expense of learning. Mrs. Scopel was an excellent principal, but has been out due to illness. Her replacements have been uneven in quality. Discipline is not administered evenly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Barnard elementary has a diversity of teaching styles--some are up to date and based in best teaching practices. Other styles are out-dated and ditto heavy. The quality of education your child get when they attend this school really varies from teacher to teacher.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2005

The quality of academic programs are fine and varies based on teachers, but overall, I think they are doing a good job. I have two kids with one year apart and we are able to tell teh difference between the teachers my son got vs. the teachers my daughter got. There is a good aount of music,arts and sports involved in thier activities. Parents can be involved if they have enough free time, the school supports that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but my first grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

90 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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82%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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84%

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85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

2013

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
38%
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%
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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 61% 69%
Asian 30% 3%
African-American 4% 18%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
American Indian 0% 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 14%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Mary Haezebrouck
Fax number
  • (248) 823-4313

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3601 Forge Dr
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