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John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Posted January 10, 2010

This definitely cares about students and their learning. The teachers go out of their way to help kids and parents. The social worker does a lot to help many families. The principal runs a tight ship but is very friendly, approachable and the kids love her. I would tell any parent to send their child here. It is a fantastic place for kids to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

The staff at Kennedy are dedicated the Principal as well as the teachers are all very approachable. If you have a question they are always willing to listen and work with you. They love parent involvement, and welcome it. The staff works together as a whole instead of individuals; this makes the school feel more like home. From the principal to the noon aides everyone works together for the kids. The motto at Kennedy and is recited after the pledge every morning is: 'Patriots are Respectful, Responsible and Safe I am a patriot!' The Staff instills all 3 of these into the students. They have many programs at the school that are geared towards helping the students. Mentoring, Linx, homework clubs, student council, safeties they also have a wonderful PBS program the children are rewarded for following the Motto respectful, responsible, and safe. I have and would always recommend Kennedy to any parent. I think children get a top notch education at Kennedy. Go Patriots!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

This is THE BEST elementary school in the Van Dyke District. There isn't enough space to tell you all the wonderful things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

The principal is very visible and does a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

I am very pleased with Kennedy. My daughter was sent here after the district change it's boundaries. At first I was nervous about the affect this would have on my daughter because she had to leave her school and friends of 4years. I was pleased to learn how involved the principal and her staff are with the children and activities. My daughter joined Science Olympics and won second place in district. She also had the pleasure of the principal being one of her coaches. She had a great time. She also joined Band, Mathletes, Student Council and Future Problem Solvers and had a blast all year. She meet great new friends and has really felt welcomed here. The teachers are great helper and keep you updated on your child progress. My daughter has adjusted fine. She couldn't wait for this year. I would recommend Kennedy to any Parent. Love Miya's Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I have been very please so far with our experience at Kennedy. I moved my daughter after first grade from a 'Blue Ribbon' school in another district because she was not challenged. After discussing with the principal at Kennedy, they had me bring her in and ran a reading level test on her, had her spend some time in a classroom and then decided worked with me to accomodate her -- which meant moving her up a grade. Her teacher has been great about keeping me informed and responding to my questions. The principal, Mrs. Wright, is great to work with. Discipline is very good at this school. The one thing we do miss is some of the extracurricular opportunities at the larger elementary we were at. My daughter is dissapointed that younger students here do not participate in Science Fair. But, overall, we've been pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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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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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% 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.

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29%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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36%

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36%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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9%
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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55%
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26%
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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 49% 69%
African-American 35% 18%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 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 72%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs. Angela Wright
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  • (586) 758-7394

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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11333 Kaltz Ave
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