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Wildwood Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 555 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

Wildwod was the best elementary school ever. My kids still want to go back to visit the prinipal Mrs. Blick whom they adore. Their teachers were all the best. Mrs. Devine, Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Myles, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. Martin (3rd grade), Mrs. Martin (4th grade),and Mrs. Busby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

Outstanding teachers & principal! The teachers are very involved with every student. My children love going to school every day especially since they get a warm greeting from the principal Mrs. Blick every morning. There are many opportunities for the students offered during and after school. The PTO is very welcoming to parent volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

I have two children who attend Wildwood Elementary. We have been there for three years. I feel like the attention they are given from the teaching staff and Principal is phenomenal. I feel like as a parent my opinion is important to them and that they value what I have to say. I also enjoy that there is all kinds of opportunities for parent involvement if wanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

Not very much support for children who are borderline in need of extra help. U of M say my son needs speech therapy...Wildwood said he isn't in that bad of need. When told he should speak to a therapist...Wildwood refused to let him speak to the one at the school (they said it their therapist wasn't what he needed). Must be nice to spencer $$$ for a new library and all the cool tech gadgets...maybe they should spend some on giving the staff "people skills"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Wildwood is an outstanding school. I love the principal, she is very energetic and makes the students feel special and important. The teachers give students opportunities to learn, and be prepared with high expectations. They have special rewards and activities for positive behavior. There is always something they are doing to make learning a fun experience. I'm going to be volunteering every chance I can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

Wildwood has been a great school for my daughter. She attends the all day Kindergarten. It's so rewarding as a parent seeing the difference in her learning. She is so eager to learn that even on the weekends she is asking me if she has any homework left to do! The staff there is great, they keep you informed on everything that is going on. Over-all we've had a great experience and plan to send our youngest child there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Wildwood is an excellent school. I have 2 boys that attend this school. One is in Kindergarten, and one is in 1st grade. The teachers are knowledgeable, and work with the parents and students. The principal is firm and I think that is wonderful these days. The environment is great because the children are encouraged to respect themselves and others. This is a great choice for parents who want their children to be smart and great citizens. I am very involved in the PTO and love working with all of the students, parents, and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

I have had two children attending Wildwood and am disappointed with my experience this past year. The staff is awesome and they do what they can being they don't have much support. This school seems to spend more time discipining the misbehaving children than it does awarding the good students for their good behivior..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

Both my girls go to the school one is in the full-day kindergarten and the other in 2nd and as the parent I have enjoyed the experience the staff is great and they try to inform of anything important. I plan on keeping my girls in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

My grandson is enrolled in the full-day Kindergarten program at Wildwood. Through my daughter, (his mom) I have become involved with the PTO organization. I have to say, I am thrilled with the entire staff. The principal, the office staff, and the Kindergarten staff are all simply amazing! My grandson is thriving, and my daughter and her husband look forward to being able to send their three year old to Wildwood as well. This experience has been a very pleasant one for the entire family. Thank you Wildwood staff for getting my grandson's school experience off to such a wonderful, flying start!
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Posted March 23, 2006

My son has been attending Wildwood school for the past 3 years. His progress has been great. He is currently being treated for siezures and suffered two major ones when he was in kindegarten. The doctors told us that he would be behind in his learning but with the great help from the staff he is up to his grade level and is expected to move to the 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I went to this school about 2 and a half years ago all I can tell you is that it is a great school. I never had any prblems there. The teachers take their time with each child. They have some really nice and helpful teachers. This was one of my favorite years here. So its a nice place to send your son(s) or daughter(s). -Kassie-
—Submitted by a former student


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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

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61%
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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

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46%

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41%

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41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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64%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
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

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 77% 69%
African-American 13% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Marcia Brown
Fax number
  • (734) 595-2579

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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500 North Wildwood St
Westland, MI 48185
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