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Academy Of Waterford

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 228 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $98,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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Posted June 13, 2011

We tried it this year (2010-2011) we will NEVER return to this joke of a facility. Poor communication, Hostile environment, and Poor Performance all around. I would not recommend this school to anyone. We pre-paid for many events, equipment, and activities and when they were not able to go through, they kept our money with a simple, No money back policy...???? What school does this??? My Son Was Miserable almost from day one. I learned they reward for not fighting, not talking back, and not being hostile...What is that? Reward children for just using common sense...I am appalled at the low expectations of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

This is our 3rd year here. The first year was not quite as good as these last two have been. The Principal and Dean of Students have brought in soccer and cross country to add to our extra curricular sports. Our Principal is also responsible for getting our children Study Island, Brain Pop, Brain Pop Jr. (Spanish versions also) to help in their educational process. All classrooms have Smart Boards in their classrooms which provides interactive use. Homework is sent home daily to help hone their skills. So far, we are very happy with everything that is happening here. We plan on staying till our children are promoted to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

We have going to this school for 6 yrs now it has had its ups and downs but my son spent 4 yrs in pontiac schools and it was horrible. Every school has problems but they have to be delt with. Are school the past year and ahalf has great improvement and as long as we all work together instead of against eachother we can all make a big difference for our children to learn and grow. This is the only school my daughter has ever been to she is very bright. This school year we have new staff and they are doing great.As a parent the problem I see is that parents sign agreements to help sometimes,and that they know we are uniform based school and some dont want to follow the rules. But as parents we should start making a point to have our children start following the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

This is a terrible school to send your children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My daughter went and there was no home work given, the teacher stated she rather do hands on in class and that the home work method doesn't work. The communication is Terrible!! The orginal Kindergarten teacher quit before school started her teachers aid then took her place who also quit 5 weeks later, the parents were never notified I found out through needing to speak with the teacher but she wasn't avaliable, so I had to ask more questions which led to she quit. There curriculm isn't listed online, nor documented for your review the secretary said the principal would be happy to explain it to you if you come up to the school. I can go on and on but I think you get what I'm saying Please don't send your child here go to Public!!! My child is gone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

My child went to this school. The adminastration was great. My problem is with CSAS. My child was on the stage for 8 months even while gym was going on. It was noisy and they could not concentrate on there studies. The board members always told us from Sept thru Feb. that portables was coming every month but they never came. In Feb they were delivered but it took another 2 months before the kids were in them. CSAS only cares about the money part. They will tell you what you want to hear. The straw broke when they replaced the principal for no reason. I believe if it isn't broken don't fix it. I believe all they want is our money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

Those of you that have left are really missing out. The school building has had a lot of work done this year. You can walk through and see the floors shining like a new penny. The maintenance that started at the beginning is continuing to improve. You have to remember that the building is an old building and that the only way to get one that looks like Walton Academy is to tear down the old and build a new one. Don't think that will happen! The teachers and staff have continued to improve in so many ways! The Principal and the Dean of Students have been able to minimize the disruptions that have occurred in past years with behavior. There is always room for improvement but everyone is always looking for ways to make learning fun and creative for the kids at all levels of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

I don't want to sound like I'm piling on but the problems with this school are more than just one thing. The school management company is more interested in their fat wallet than in the kids. Profit, profit, profit. That's money that should be going to the classes. Many of the best teachers didn't even come back this year. I guess they gave up too. This year's administration isn't even trying or doesn't care. I'm gone and better off. Enrollment is way down and will probably continue to fall until they have to close and lock the doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I agree with the other parent posting July 7th, 2007. The school is very much out dated the staff is either unexperience or needs to retire. There is a new principal that seems to be rude, she does not introduce her self; I had to asume that she was the principal, you do not feel welcomed in the program. Yes it is all about $$$$ and no quality, I have withdrawl my kids from the school and place them in the Walton Academy and you really can see the difference, if they were to ask for money I am comfortable with giving because the quality of the school, materials, resources and a welcome attitude always make a difference. Good luck if you are enrolling your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I worked at the Academy of Waterford. This school should be demolished. Structure wise the building is a health and fire hazard. Low test scores and awful principals. CSAS is for-profit school, so success to them means they take as much money out as possible to pay themselves. Walk around inside of this school yourself, it's a joke. Your kids are being put at a disadvange. If you truly love your children, never send them here. You are better off sending them to pontiac. Trust the public school system. God bless.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2007

Hello I am currently a parent of two honors, excellent behaved children. Unfortunately we just recently moved to this area, my children came from well recognized school known for there curriculum NHA academies. Now at this school my children are not challenged, there is chaos all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

It is not the parents responsbility to provide a library, computer lab, experiencne gym teacher, spanish teacher, peer mediator/couselor, adequate space to work in. This was my first and last year, my child is not excelling at all, never has homework, the teach said they do it in class, the teach never uses the board or illustrate anything to display procedures,techniques or just hands on. The teacher teaches from her desk. I am one of those active parent that is not satified with the school at all. The Basketball games are a hour away every game, not convinent at all. You have to be part of the teacher/parent click to get any cooperation. National and regional test scores are low at this school, no reading program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

This school over-enrolled this year with no apparent thought to the problems it would create. There are not enough books to go around for the 7th graders and one of the 7th grade classes has been held on the stage since school started. It's hard to get definitive answers about these issues, even after contacting the board president and the management company. Look carefully before enrolling your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

I like the school. My boys have attended this school since it opened, in fact, one of them graduated from this chief executive school. Now!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%
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 42% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%
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 39% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%
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 35% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
African-American 46% 18%
Hispanic 35% 6%
White 13% 69%
Multiracial 6% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian N/A 3%
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 194%N/A48%
Female 250%N/A48%
Male 250%N/A52%
Source: 1 MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Robert Hooper
Fax number
  • (248) 674-3173

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3000 Sashabaw Rd
Waterford, MI 48329
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