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Grandville Grand View Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 575 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 16, 2014

Transferred my child to this school from another school in same district with an extremely unsupportive and negative principal. The staff at Grand View is incredible. My child needs special supports and has made positive gains at Grand View that weren't possible at the previous school. The teachers at Grand View are allowed to state their opinions and be an offbeat or difficult child's champion instead of insisting the child with learning disabilities is unteachable and needs to be sent out of the district. Teacher difference between last year and this year is like night and day. My child's prior teacher was negative and irritated with him; the new teacher is positive giving regular communication and loving words. The principal and assistant principal at Grand View are phenomenal. Only con is it is a very large school and for the older children, there are "clicks" of kids. It was hard for my older child to find a comfortable fit. This wasn't an issue at the prior school but no doubt prepares my older child for middle school. GV is amazing and the staff truly cares about your child. Everything they have done for us, they have done with love and concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

I removed my child from Grand View due to excessive favoritism. The teachers are actually very good, but the administration is unaware of who the troublemakers really are. A child of a different color or background will certainly be a scapegoat. My advice is to do some research if your child is new or unique in any way. .My child had leadership skills that were being extinguished at Grand View - I chose a local charter school and my child is truly flourishing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

Grand View is such a great school. wonderful, warm, professional and friendly staffs. they make my children feel safe, happy, very excited to go to school each morning and they always come home telling me about the "cool", new things they have learned. They truly work towards the children's best interest. I love how the teachers work with parents and the open communication couldn't be better! I could not ask for more, my children and I are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

Grand View is an excellent school! It has strong, fair yet nurturing leadership. The principal and asst principal both live in the community and have kids in the school. I have 2 kids in the district. One still at Grand View and the other has moved on to higher levels. I love the open communication with all teachers and staff. And our family really benefited from the extra academic help from the paraprofessionals. In my experience most of the teachers are truly enthusiastic about helping the children learn and grow as individuals. There are many opportunities for parent involvement. It's a good community to be involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I give the school a five star. The staff is really the difference to me for this school. The front office staff are very helpful and informative when you need them. The teachers are very accessible to answer questions you may have or to give advice when you need it for your child. The projects that are done by the students surpass any other schools that I know of. I have 4 kids in the school right now and we have never had a teacher that wasn't very helpful and kept me updated at all times. I am very happy with the school and the communication it has with the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I feel this a very good school. The teachers are personable. The school not only makes parent very involved but has open communication at all times. I have 4 children and I think this was the best choice by far we made for our kids. Would strongly recommend this school to anyone and actually do all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

This school gets A+. My child feels safe and very happy to attend this school. The teacher to above and beyond in making sure each student feels that they are an individual who counts. The parents have a high level of volunteering in all aspects and take care of copying, hanging art, fundraising ($20,000 budget) and assisting the teachers so the teachers can concentrate on teaching. The parent/teacher conference attendance is 99%. The Principle and Vice Principle are above average and make the children and the parents feel that they are truly working for the best interest of the kids. The students enjoy 'specials' outside of the classroom with different teachers Art, Gym, Science, Music & Computer Lab. The students enjoy field trips, assemblies and classroom parties funded by the PTC. We love this school!
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
78%

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87%

2011

 
 
87%
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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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57%

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60%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

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88%

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85%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%
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 42% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 77% 69%
Hispanic 11% 6%
Asian 7% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian N/A 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 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Jean Carroll-Hamilton
Fax number
  • (616) 254-6123

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3701 52nd Street Southwest
Wyoming, MI 49418
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