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Keith Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 659 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 5, 2014

My husband and I both graduated from Walled Lake Schools. It was important to us to keep our children in WLCSD as well. My husband went to Keith and now, our children do! It is a relief knowing they are in amazing hands. Mr. Pittman, the principal is involved, fun and very committed to going over and beyond for students, Keith families and staff. The teachers here are the best! State of Michigan just named a teacher at Keith, teacher of the year (Mrs. Arabo, 3rd grade). They do many fun, community driven and family oriented events. Highly recommend Keith and the entire WLCSD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

Keith has been outstanding since we started in K. Now in 2nd grade, my daughter is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

This school has come a long way since the new principal Mr. Pittman took over a few years ago. It is a wonderful community of teachers, staff, parents and students. I am very happy with our experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

The teachers and Staff work with the children, just as if they were their own. I love everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

My daughters absolutely love Keith. The teachers and support staff are amazing. We love Mr. Pittman, and he knows every student by name. It is an extremely friendly place and they all really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

Outstanding teachers with heavy parental involvement. This school has really taken off with new principal in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

How can a great school become even greater? Add a new, energized principal that truly cares for his school and school community - from students and parents, to support staff and teachers. Our school sets extremely high standards for its students and staff, and it shows. Check us out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2010

Communication with parents is lacking, as well as the actual 'teaching a child to be a student' is not happening. First Grade was the only good year out of three, we are leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

Amazing program and involved caring staff. All you could ever hope for in a school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

This school does not teach a second language. They have no teachers educated in Gifted Education and no Gifted Education program. A shame for citizens paying tax dollars and can't get their child educated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

Ms. Trenchbull from Matilda is the principal here. I have never met such a woman in my life. She is horrible to students, staff, and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

Keith Elementary is truly an excellent school. The staff are knowledgeable in current best practices and seem to truly care about their students. Parent involvement is high. Great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

The Keith community is outstanding. Teachers and Staff are all excellent, caring individuals. The parent involvement is very high. Keith is a GREAT school for K-5 children.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

2013

 
 
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%
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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Math growth at this school

Below 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 93% 69%
African-American 2% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 17%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Phillip Pittman
Fax number
  • (248) 956-3705

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2800 Keith Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48324
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Phone: (248) 956-3700

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