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Whittemore-Prescott Elementary School

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Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers are great, they try their best to keep things organized, and keep the children interested in activities, but I have a problem with the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

I would like to say that we have had good luck with our child at Whittemore. We have an ADHD child who is a little hard to handle at times, but we have had nothing but great help from the teachers that have had our child in their classroom. They have been more than willing to work with us and keep us informed on progress. Although I was feeling as if my child was being singled out on the playground, which could be partially my fault for being 'Too Involved' But I am glad that they were watching and taking care of my child. I do want to also say that we are very fortunate to have a great bus driver. He worked with us and helped us out with our concerns. Thank you so much for your support.
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Posted August 21, 2007

They have some of the best teachers! They took the extra time needed to ensure my daughter prospered and it showed in more ways than I can express my gratitude for.
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Posted May 11, 2006

My 2 children attend Whittemore-Prescott Elementary School. My children are 7 and 10. There has been an on going problem with the bus ride my children have to take. The school district carries k-12 on the busses. There has been violence going on, while on the bus. The elementary school principal has tried to take care of what has happen to my children. But they can't do anything to stop it. According to him, it is not in the budget to put helpers on the busses. I feel that the school district is responsible for the safty of our children and if that dose not fit into the budget, that is a real problem for me as a mother.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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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45%
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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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25%

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10%

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10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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54%

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44%

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44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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22%

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13%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 95% 69%
American Indian 2% 1%
African-American 1% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian N/A 3%
Hispanic 0% 6%
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 89%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Marilyn Herriman
Fax number
  • (989) 756-3097

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8878 Prescott Rd
Whittemore, MI 48770
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Phone: (989) 756-2400

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