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Lean Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 540 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted June 14, 2014

Our daughter attended Kindergarten through Second grade so far at Pearl Lean. Now that school dismissed for the summer I was disappointed to learn our district decided to send the children in our neighborhood to another school. The teachers in each year were excellent, especially the attention to each child's needs. They were caring in each year and truly excellent teachers. Unfortunately, in this district you have a lot of parents who are not as involved with their students scholastic development as you find in some of the wealthier districts. This detracts and hurts the whole. We met with the principle to discuss items twice, obtaining RAZ kids for our class and the following years class and both times he was extremely professional, accommodating and balanced and went out of his way to assist. There is a problem with overcrowding and thus the need to move our neighborhood's kids to a new school. We are willing to drive our daughter to Lean (no bus offered in this situation) just to keep her in a superior school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

The principal of this school is extremely dismissive and unhelpful if there is a problem with the staff. The staff divulges private information about students to other parents. The principal does not take concerns seriously and does not do his best to protect the best interests of the students. Classes are too large. When there is a problem in class, routine response from teachers is that they can't possibly watch all of the kids all of the time. Constantly watching videos in art, in class, in music, etc. Office staff is rude to children and adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

This school is good, however the class sizes are too big. The student/ teacher ratio is on average 26 students per class. It seems like the teachers are never in their classrooms teaching. They are always getting subs to go to meetings and/or being taught by student teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I would have given this school at higher rating but we have run into a few problems this past year with the principal that I just can't bring myself to a higher rating. He stands behind the teachers, which is a good thing...but when they're wrong, should make his own decisions. The teachers have always been friendly as well as office staff. They have a lot of students who need additional help and because of that, feel like they don't spend time challenging the brighter children. Lots of parent involvement and contests/asseblies which we liked. Too much fundraising... A nice little school if you want a safe environment with just OK academic options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

It's a Great School, with a strong principal and council, and good academics, it should have a better rating.


Posted January 27, 2010

This is an awesome school very good teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My daughter goes to lean , she likes it , i believe she is learning good at lean elementary , the principle is nice , teachers are great ,my daughter is learning good things and we can see that , she reads and writes good , in math is is learning fast ,,, we never complained about the school so it is good , hope they keep up the good work .
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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37%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
48%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
24%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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 61% 69%
Asian 20% 3%
African-American 15% 18%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 55%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mark Corless
Fax number
  • (586) 698-4366

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2825 Girard Dr
Warren, MI 48092
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