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Marjorie Carlson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 313 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2013

I have 6 children that either have or do attend Carlson. The principal sets an example of respect and discipline while maintaining a hands on approach to every students success. The staff and teachers are truly gifted and interested in your childs growth. Collectively they maintain the kind of family atmosphere where children will become productive and prepared leaders. Best school I've seen since I graduated through the Catholic school system. If you get the chance become a Carlson Knight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

Carlson Elementary is a fantastic place to learn with excellent, passionate teachers!! This is the best school I have come across in a long time and my children actually love going to school! The teachers really care about the students and want them to succeed. Highly recommend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

ok dear...but hopefully you didn't go to this school since you don't know how to spell?? Unfortunately, when I was trying to review the school, they had not yet updated their website. In fact, the woman in the office was very apologetic and said that many were confused about it?? Weird that "you're"(observe the proper spelling of the word) so upset?? ANYway! My opinion of the school has since changed considerably. I can confidently give it an above average rating at this time. I'm hopeful that as the year progresses, it will earn the extra star. Hopefully your children will get a better education than you did.


Posted January 30, 2011

A great place to learn.The teachers go the extra mile. They involve the parents every chance they get. The school has learning nights like science night and math labs. My child and I are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

i have 3 kids going to carlson. it has been a wonderful experiance. they show respect for all religions and ethnicities and do not tolerate bullying 100%. that alone gave me peace of mind.......keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

i really dont like this school at all the teachers are disrespectful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

The staff truly cares about students. They work hard to ensure that all children succeed. It is a very nice environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I think this school is the best out of all the elementaries in Van Dyke Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I was dispatched out of town after I had made my parent teacher conference appointment. I am a non-custodial parent. My son's teachers bent their own schedules a little to work in a conference with my son's step-mother and me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I am so glad my kids are at this school itis nice and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

The staff at Carlson are very dedicated and do all they can to help each child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

The admin., staff and teachers really care about these kids. They teach academics, responsibility, physical education, art, computer, music, etc. I'm glad my child is part of this curriculum. He's happy going here and the PTA keeps so many different activities going on for school and family. A great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

This was a wonderful atmosphere to attend ES. A very close knit community, and wonderful teachers, administrators, and staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
3%

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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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 54% 69%
African-American 34% 18%
Asian 5% 3%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian N/A 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Trish Huey-Rocheleau
Fax number
  • (586) 758-7397

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12355 Mruk Ave
Warren, MI 48089
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