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Susick Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 368 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

I am unhappy to say that I am very disappointed with Susick Elementary. We are a new family to the district this year. My child has been bullied since day 1. I have brought this to the attention of both the teacher and principal. It subsided for a short period of time, then picked right back up again. Also, I am extremely disappointed with the teachers as well. I have been told numerous times that the kids are being yelled at constantly and called names, ie. "cry baby" etc. from the STAFF! My child has so much anxiety going to school every day. We moved to this area from a very highly rated school in Troy. There, we felt valued and were an integral part of the community. Here, even though we are an outgoing and involved family, we have yet to make any connections with any other families or staff. In fact, I have been outright ignored when trying to get to know others. Needless to say...we are not happy and will definitely NOT be staying in the Warren Consolidated school district. I cannot put my children through this any longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

We sent our son to susick because we were not thrilled with the ratings of his home school. We heard and eead great things about Susick and we couldn't be happier. The principal, Pat Cavanaugh is fantastic. The teachers and students love him, which makes the teachers great at what they do and ultimately our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

I really like Susick. My son has had really great teachers. He is doing really well there. I love the principle he is extra friendly and knows all of his students name and many of the families. My son loves his teachers and I do to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

My son currently attends Susick. I think it is a great school. He enjoys getting up and going into school every morning. The principle is very hands on with the children. In the morning while I am walking him up to school he is outside by the buses greeting each and every student. I believe he knows all of their names. And not to bad to look at i'd have to say ;) Thumbs up principle hotty! tfair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

My son attended Nursery and Pre-School in Susick and we were quite happy with the school, especially Ms.Morrison and Ms.Winiarsky has been exceptionally good. My son moved to Troy school district for KG but still talks about going back to Ms. Morrison class. Thanks to Ms. Morrison and Mrs. W.
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Posted May 17, 2010

I am very disappointed with this school. I have to argue with my son every morning about going to school, some mornings he is in tears not wanting to go. The reason for this? He is being bullied, by multiple students. My son is a very non aggressive child, very sweet and good natured. He is big for his age, and slightly chubby, but such an amazing little boy. He continually gets called fat, and has been physically attacked on numerous occasions. When I call, I am told maybe he is provoking it. A few incidents have been investigated by the principal, and no fault has been found with my son, yet today when it happened again, I get told the same thing, maybe he is provoking it. Another boy attacked him in the bus line, kicked him, punched him in the stomach. Where is supervision? very disappointed here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Susick is okay. Now that they got a new caring principal i see the school moving forward. Homework is the biggest issue i have with all the 3,4 and 5 grade teachers..All kids need homework. i wanted to pull my son out because of this rule of no homework for these students. Stil thinking about pulling him after this year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

I think susick is a good school. i think some of the classes should have a student assistant because of class size. I will give 4 stars
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Posted July 23, 2009

My son has attended Susick for the last 2 years. He doesn't catch on as quick as in some subjects and the teachers really do everything to help him. They keep the parents abreast of everything that is going on. Everyone here really has your childs best interest at heart. Even the office staff is always pleasant. This is a great school if you are a parent who wants your child to be challenged academically.
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Posted June 8, 2007

Susick is an exemplary elementary school. The teachers at Susick have been there for years and that creates a 'neighborhood' feel. Ms. Kozich does a fine job of providing our children with a fantastic base education. Susick is the best kept secret in Troy!
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

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42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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39%

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61%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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31%

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39%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

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61%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
15%
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

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 79% 69%
Asian 7% 3%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Pat Cavanaugh
Fax number
  • (586) 698-4376

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2200 Castleton Dr
Troy, MI 48083
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