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Crothers Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 362 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2009

I only have good things to say about Crother's. They listen to parent's concerns and try to work with them the best they can to help the children succeed in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Not only have I been a parent of a student, I am part of the 'new' PTC here and let me just comment about the previous posts: Contrary to popular belief, PTC welcomes new ideas & parent involvement, but w/o the support & dedication of more parents, it is hard to please everyone! The New Board '09 and the ne parents that have joined & attended meetings have found our meetings informative, interractive & purposeful. We have plans for many great things, but have had the same 6-7 parents working on everything all year, and spread very thin... I encourag eall the nay-sayers to attend the Tuesday night meetings & show your support & offer to lend a hand in any way you can! with more action and less talk think of how many more great things that can be achieved with our little pandas! Have a great year 09-10!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I think Crothers is a great school! My third child is now in 3rd grade at Crothers! Her teacher, Ms. Gourney, is the best! Ms. French, the principal, is doing a great job! The PTC works hard but need more parents to help. They try to do a lot but have very few parents who are willing to get involved and help. The new craft day this year instead of the Santa shop was great idea! Most of the children loved it! It eliminated the problem of children not having any money to shop at the Santa shop. All the children got to make Christmas gifts for their family members for free!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Crother's school has much potential to be a really excellent school. They have some very devoted and wonderful teachers - Mrs. Gorny has been a wonderful asset to the school. However when I say 'potential' it is because there is not alot of extra-curricular acitivities going on. The school does not put on plays like many of the Warren con schools. They did not have any sort of Holiday program for the kids. They got rid of the Santa Shop and opted for a craft event(that was a bust) - my child was very disapointed. I think they need some new inovative ideas to help revitalize the school! I also still feel that the PTC is not willing to want to accept new ideas and changes that would be positive for the school and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Crother's is a great school that keeps getting better! Mrs. French the principal is dedicated to the children. She wants every child to succeed and enjoy their time at Crother's. I've heard many bad stories about the PTO and even if those stories were true, they are no longer true. They welcome new members and are open to new ideas. Mrs. French is at each meeting and she wouldn't allow anyone to be treated rudely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2004

This is a wonderful school! The only caveat is that the parent association is very cliquish and NOT open to new ideas, or progressive ideas... Parental involvement, apart from this, is welcome and encouraged by the individual teachers.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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14%

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15%

2012

 
 
23%

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23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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32%

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41%

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53%

2011

 
 
53%
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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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33%

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32%

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32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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57%

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67%

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67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
16%
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%
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

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 60% 69%
African-American 22% 18%
Asian 8% 3%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 5% 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 71%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Janis Byrn
Fax number
  • (586) 510-2409

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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27401 Campbell Rd
Warren, MI 48093
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