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Twin Beach Elementary

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Posted June 17, 2013

Twin Beach Elementary school is CLOSED PERMANENTLY. The building has been razed and the land cleared as of June 2013. (The "one star" rating I gave is only because a rating is required by the form on the web site.)


Posted September 6, 2007

Last night was the parent/ teacher meeting after the 1st day of school. My son has returned to mainstream and is in 5th grade. Coming from West Bloomfield school district to Walled Lake I found that not only was my peace of mind calmed (I have another son who is Autistic), but they were helpful trying their best to give a WIN/WIN back to everyone involved. The principal is kind and approachable. Mrs Straight & Mrs Coppersmith I couldn't praise more after meeting them before school started. Everyone strives to keep the family involved with even an ONLINE Access to follow your child's progress. I only wish they had the SNAP program that Walnut Creek uses implemented here as well. The kids would benefit from it. Otherwise, as a parent, I say thumbs up for anyone looking for a new school for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

I believe that this is one of the most intimate (small) elementary schools you will find in the public school system in Michigan. This lends itself to small class sizes, which means that students have more time with the teacher. There is a family atmosphere in this school that is created by the principal and teachers and carried over to the parents. Therefore, the children are taught, encouraged, disciplined in a family like atmosphere. The staff utilizes the DuFour 'Professional Learning Communities' process for the framework for academics, learning, and improvement. This is also utilized throughout the entire Walled Lake District. I would suggest this elementary school to anyone that was searching for a very inclusive, progressive and family type environment for their child(ren).
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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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.

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86%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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87%

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87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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83%
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.

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n/a

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2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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92%

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92%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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27%
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
White 86% 69%
African-American 7% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeffrey Drewno
Fax number
  • (248) 956-4205

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7149 Oakley Park
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
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