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West Godwin Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 456 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2011

They do not know how to deal with children with ADHD. Instead they prefer to pull them out of class and send them home for everything. Therefor they are not getting the education they need and deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

This i a really great school. And i believe that this a very good school for any type of child
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Posted March 10, 2009

West is best thats a fact i love the school teachers and our secratary is awseome if your looking for a good school you found it for any type of child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

My son has autism and is in the autism I feal that his teacher did a great job with him and has tried to get him all the help that he needs. Also she tries to teach each child the way that they learn best. I wish that there where more teachers like Mrs Bone.
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Posted May 9, 2006

I believe that this school is not prepared for children with any type of special needs. I do have to add that the new principal is doing a much better job than the recently retired principal. There have been many positives with the school in the past with my other children that didn't have special needs. Zero tolerance in this school is case by case. So is it really zero tolerance? If your child has special needs don't send them to the Godwin school district they can't get the help they need.If your child has no special needs this is the best school in the area for them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I have 2 students currently in this school. Both have been involved with special education and are currently doing a wonderful job thanks to the great teachers! This staff really cares and it shows!
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Posted April 21, 2004

My son(2nd grade) and daughter(early education) attend this school. I am very satisfied this year and have a great deal of confidence with the education this school provides. Last year I couldn't say the same thing. The difference? The exceptional teacher my son has this year. This teacher took so much time to get to know him and found out the best way for him to learn. She treated him as an individual regardless of his difficulties. His reading level greatly improved as well as his comprehension in math and science. She has confidence in him and passed him into Third grade. West Godwin is a great school and I hope my son gets a teacher for third grade just like 'Mrs. C.', because I feel a good teacher, not just any teacher, makes all the difference in the world.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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42%

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57%

2011

 
 
57%
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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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39%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
38%

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

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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

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
Hispanic 48% 6%
White 23% 69%
African-American 17% 18%
Multiracial 9% 2%
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 91%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steve Minard
Fax number
  • (616) 252-2031

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Wyoming, MI 49509
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