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Hevel Elementary

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 461 students

 
 

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Posted August 19, 2013

To say that Hevel is excellent would be an understatement. I just had my 5th grader finish up there with Mr. Jenema (who was a wonderful teacher) another great teacher is Mrs. Stein(4th grade). By far a favorite is Who my daughter had for kindergarten 2012-13 Ms. Trush! She was everything a kindergarten teacher should be and then some! Mr. Phillips does an excellent job of heading a school that has a perfect balance of fun and structure. There is always such a welcome and community type feeling when you walk through the door all while having high standards of safety! LOVE this school! A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

excellent school with great teachers and principal is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The Principal, Mr.Phillips is very professional and very compassionate and also the two teachers my kids have Mrs. Trush kindergarten and Mr. Jenema are so loved by my children and they make them feel very comfortable and they make learning fun. I am a licensed social worker with the state of michigan and I have to say I am extremely impressed with this school. It is always so clean and I feel my kids are in learning in a clean and safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son just started Kindergarten and so far I am really impressed with the way the have things set up. His teacher, Mrs. Trush is great and the principle is very visable and seems connected to the children. I also like how organized they are and feel my child is safe. They do a great job of moving the kids from bus to playground to classroom.
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Posted August 5, 2004

The teachers at Hevel are wonderful! I have experienced Mrs. Mayle (Kindergarten)Great for child confidence. Mrs. Eupizi (1st grade)cares deeply for her students, is great with them and teaches them the way you would want the ideal teacher to. Mrs. Kinsvater (3rd grade) what a joy to have her as my childs teacher.she was always there for support with her and encouraged her greatly. Mr. Jenema (4th grade teacher) If your child is a hands on learner this is the 4th grade teacher for you. He is caring and very kind to the children and parents. He let the kids take home a live school project. My daughter loves that she got to take the project home with her. Mrs. Wilson(5th grade teacher)Mrs. Wilson is so sweet and kind hearted. She was exactly what my daughter needed. The confidence she gave her was priceless. These are all great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

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51%

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31%

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31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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76%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
12%
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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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 91% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 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 27%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mike Phillips
Fax number
  • (586) 752-6008

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12700 29 Mile Rd
Washington, MI 48094
Phone: (586) 752-5951

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