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Dimondale Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 254 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2014

My daughter attend diamondale elementary and her teacher Ms. Waldron is awesome. Ms. Waldron is very patient, attentive and she challenge the kids to be great, my daughter has learned alot from Ms. Waldron in a positive manner. I like how the school handle issues and report to the parents right away. the staff at the desk are very polite and understanding. Overall I give this school two thumbs up and I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

We have two children at Dimondale and we have loved every minute of their education at this school. The community is very warm and welcoming. The parents are very involved. The teachers are outstanding. This is a great small town feel with all of the benefits of the larger school district, being part of the Holt Public Schools. I have been so impressed with what they have done to help both of our sons achieve and learn. There is plenty of homework and I have always felt supported when I have had to talk to any teacher or principal about any issues, although very few. I highly recommend Dimondale Elementary School! Go Bearcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My son was at this school from kindergarten to 4th grade. I loved every minute of it until 4th grade. He was bullied at school and they did nothing about it. I even have documentation of the school being passive and not protecting my child. This is not somewhere you would want to send your child if they have any special needs!!!
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Posted April 2, 2007

We used schools of choice to get our kids into Dimondale Elementary. For our son it has been a great experience his teacher is phenomenal (Mrs. Curtis). For our daughter however, the year has been a complete disappointment. There is no emphasis on homework. The teacher doesn't seem to care if they turn it in or not. I feel that the academics are lacking a lot and am completely unhappy. We are considering home schooling the kids because this has been such a bad experience.
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Posted August 11, 2006

My son has attended Dimondale Elementary for the past two years and I have nothing but great comments to say about the teachers and the entire staff. He has been welcomed into this school with open arms and I feel that his kindergarten teacher( Mrs. Curtis ) should be teacher of the year! I love the small town feel that I get at Dimondale Elementary. I would recomend this school to everyone!
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Posted January 10, 2006

My daughter is in first grade at Dimondale Elementary School. She has had very good,caring teachers for those two years. Her academics are great and her teacher is working with her on some behavior concerns. My son started preschool this year at Dimondale. He has GREATLY improved his readiness for kindergarten next fall. They have also worked with him to improve the choices he makes when he gets angry. Not to make it sound like my kids are bad. The point is the teachers take time to work with the children not only in their school subjects but also in the area of behavior/social developement.
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Posted October 26, 2005

I have three children at Dimondale Elementary School. I couldn't be happier with the teachers, principal, support staff and paraprofessionals. Kids and parents who are lucky enough to call this school their own are blessed with a happy, disciplined, loving, clean atmosphere in which to learn and make friends (parents and students alike!). I've found that the teachers my kids have had and now have expect a lot out of their individual students and more than anything else, pass on true excitement about science, reading, writing, history and math to the kids. The only negative aspect is that there is not enough free art time, however, teachers do their best to incorporate it with other subjects (i.e., scupt a historic figure). This group of people, including an active, kind, generous principal, are very special.
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Posted September 6, 2004

I feel as though all the teachers work hard to ensure each child is safe and loved. The teachers I have encountered until this year 3rd grade have gone above and beyond what I could have expected. (Curtis, Riley, Haddock, and Brown) I would highly reccomend this school for any child!
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Posted March 18, 2004

Had one child go through 1-5th grade in Dimondale Elementary. Tried to use school of choice for another school, but didn't get in the program. Most of the teachers are very competent and wonderful, however, one of them was not quite so competent and, I feel, hindered my child because of her attitude toward the children and how she spoke to them. Please note - it's not the entire school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

We talk with other parents who have sent their children here and they have been generally happy. Our experience, however, has been less than satisfactory. Given a choice, we would not select this school for our children.
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Posted August 22, 2003

My child attended Dimondale after being home schooled and had a very attentive and dedicated teacher who took time to make sure my child was challenged. This was the 1st time my son had a male teacher and we were more than happy with the outcome. This 2nd grade teacher made sure we were welcomed and involved within the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2003

Two of my children attended Dimondale and I felt very comfortable with the staff and feel they provide a wonderful outlook on learning. We are moving from the area and we'll miss all the friends we have met together.


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Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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58%

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

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50%

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46%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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63%

2013

 
 
58%

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67%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
25%

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

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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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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 70% 69%
Hispanic 13% 6%
Multiracial 8% 2%
African-American 6% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
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 51%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Joshua Cooper
Fax number
  • (517) 694-6472

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330 Walnut Street
Windsor Charter Township, MI 48821
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