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Monroe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 389 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2013

I have been more than pleased with the changes that have taken place since the new principle has started at Monroe! I've been a parent at Monroe for the last seven years so I have seen a lot of positive changes and speak from experience. Mrs. Wilson is nothing but professional and cares deeply for the well being of every student. More parents need to get involved at the school and they would see this. The teachers have always worked with me to give my kids the attention they need whenever I had a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

Monroe elementary is a wonderful school! the staff is very caring and interested in the children and their success. The transition was difficult for all the staff and the incoming children from McKinley. If you weren't happy with the school year and didn't talk to someone, you must have realized that change takes time. The teachers are excellent and the principal is a strong leader. The academics are strong and taught with each child in mind. The children are treated with respect and still allowed to be children. Change takes time but in the short time the new principal has been there a lot has taken place and the building is exciting again! It is just a building and that isn't what makes a great school, the staff and families do! Lots of families are very involved with activities and the children are happier for that reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Because the teachers care about their students developement. I know this through a very bright young lady who looks forward to school everyday and reads at a more advanced rate than others the same age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

I love this school cause the teacher's r soo good to the students .. And my nicec who goes there is a very smart girl for her age, she loves to read and loves going to school everyday.. she has learned so much from this school ... please keep monroe open.. thanks Lisa
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Because the teachers and principal are outstanding. They above and beyond the school curriculum to educate and nuture students in every possible way and promoting positive behavior on a hourly and daily basis. I am very impressed with the teaching staff and their dedication to the students of Monroe Elementary School. Please consider this school at voting time. Thank you.


Posted March 28, 2010

This has been a great year for my kids. To the previous parent's comment... the Meap scores on this site are from the 2008-09 school year (they have 6th grade listed -- and 6th grade is gone). The teaching strategies that were implemented this year are based on current research. We can't fairly judge the full effect until the 2011-2012 MEAPs, when the programs have been in place a full year. I love the new reading program that assesses the individual students into groups at their reading level. I love the consistency of how the staff teaches positive behavior. I love all the excitement that is stirred up with the various activities. The teachers don't just teach out of a textbook, they teach the same curriculum as the other schools, but find new and exciting ways to deliver it. My kids LOVE this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The Monroe teaching staff is second to none. The new leadership is not very willing to listen to the Monore community. The new staff has a phony attitude in which they care more about appearance rather than substance. Most programs and philosohies here differ from all of the other buildings in the district and they new principal makes it clear that she feels the other schools just are not on the same caliber with her beliefs. However, the other schools do have higher MEAP scores and a higher percentage of college acceptance and attendance. Maybe with a little less emphasis on how 'we are the best' and a bit more community solidarity and encouragement would pay off here. All-in-all nice clean building, nice location, and quality teaching staff. Less look at 'me,' and more look at 'we' would move this rating to 5 stars. Vocal minority wins here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Very disappointed with the experience at Monroe. We are looking elsewhere.
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Posted January 6, 2009

I have never seen such devoted teachers and staff like I have seen here. Parent involvement is greatly encouraged and appreciated. They take great pride in the building appearance and it is just a great learning environment.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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71%

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60%

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60%
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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

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66%

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60%

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60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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20%

2013

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
10%
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

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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 89% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 2% 1%
Asian N/A 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
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 53%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Vicki Wilson
Fax number
  • (734) 759-5809

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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