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Yake Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 353 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 14, 2014

I go to Yake and it is amazing, I have so friends. The staffs are so friendly and helpful. If you are in trouble they are always there for you. The students are really happy ( in my opinion) . Everybody is amazing I just hate leaving that school. If anybody want to find a new school, I would pick Yake.


Posted March 23, 2014

My school yake elementarty is a bad place to be there are bullies and the school didn't tend to them i have gotten beaten and cries in the middle of class because of them and they talk about gross inappropriate things like making babies and about private parts and i'm making sure my child is out of this school fast because all of these kids are bad and there parents are terrible people who need to stop acting like children and grow up and punish there kids for cyber bullying physical bullying and Verbal Bullying so if i were you i would get my kid out of this awful school and I pray for the children who get bulled there at this awful awful school


Posted July 3, 2012

Great staff and personable. Upon registration everyone was friendly and I just happen to be there as parents arrived for pickup to get feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I would have to agree with everyone that has posted a review. My son was new to the school coming from another state into 4th grade. I have noticed him more sociable, more friends, happier, and he is still doing good in school, straight A's and was asked to be a security guard going into 5th grade. You wouldn't of known he was going through his parents being divorced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I loved Yake too, but my children are at Riverview Schools now (school of choice) this year. Brownstown Middle School is scary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My boys absolutely love this school! They wake up every morning ready to go ... which says a lot to me as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

We love Yake Elementary - the staff and parents are the best. Our second child attends now and we love it as much now as we did when our first child attended. We wouldn't choose any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My two kids went to Yake and all I can say is this school is excellent. But change school district before middle school and up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My daughter is in the 3rd grade and we have been very happy with Yake. They have high expectations for the students and great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

This school is absolutely great. If you are looking to send your child to public schools make a note of this elementary school. It is situated in the best possible location downriver between woodhaven and trenton. This school will prepare your child for a successful career as a student. Do what ever you can to get your child into this elementary school it stands out as the best in the area. The students that attend a great and the teachers are also outstanding. Like I said do whatever you can to make it possible for your child to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

Yake is a great school, the teachers and staff work with you to help your child learn and have the best experience they can. I have had 2 daughters go threw Yake, 3 daughters are there now and one more daughter to go threw when she is of school age. I can not say enough good things about the staff at Yake, it is not just the classroom teachers, but the specials (music, art, gym, etc) staff, librarian, secretary, principal, and even the lunch ladies always have a smile on there face and our ready to help your children learn. The 'expect the best program' they have going on is a positive program for the kids. We even do it at our house. It works. I would recommend Yake to anyone looking for an elementary school to be involved in and that is for helping your children achieve success.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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41%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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61%

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68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
9%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 78% 69%
African-American 9% 18%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Tim Podlewski
Fax number
  • (734) 692-2234

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16400 Carter Rd
Woodhaven, MI 48183
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