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Oriole Park Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 328 students

 

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Posted March 2, 2014

I am a student at oriole park elementary, it's a great experience for me to make friends and to make a good education. I think this school should rate 10 because the teachers are friendly and helps you learn great. The specials teacher means gym, computer lab, art, music and library, they are very friendly and they help you with stuff that you need to learn. The principal is very nice to kids and there's a big front office. They have parent involvement for parents stay in touch to know how their kid is doing. They also have a MEAP test, that means that students have to take a reading, math or writing quiz [writing quiz is in 4th grade]. They also have break times or should I call it recess at 10;45 am, lunch break is at 12;05 I think that's a decent time for students to have lunch and the other recess is at 2;00. I think that's a very good education for students to learn.


Posted October 13, 2010

This school is a blue ribbon school of Kindergarten through fourth grade. Students keep their teacher for two years in a row to develop more of a rapport. Curriculum is also based on a two year cycle that allows the student to concentrate on the subject with greater results. All of the grades work together in many of the areas of school work in order to accelerate the younger children's learning and give the older children a nurturing experience and to develop social skills. This school's MEAP scores were excellent and the teacher to child ratio is great! My first grader's class has a total of twenty-one children including herself. The teachers are very communicative with parents and use logical standards of discipline. I recommend this school to anyone moving to the area and to those who are looking for a school of choice. This school is comparable, if not better, than the charter school my children previously attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

I have had 1 child already pass through and another in 4th grade, I am school of choice and love my choice ! my kids have learned so much more then surpasses academics , leadership , friendship and the ability to make mistakes and learn from them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

After researching many private and public schools, I chose our neighborhood school, Oriole Park Elementary for my three children. The multi-age grade structure at Oriole Park fosters empathy and teamwork, as well as some customized learning opportunities for students excelling or struggling in certain academic areas. I feel comfortable taking any concern to teachers or the principal at Oriole Park. While my opinion is just one vote so to speak, Oriole Park's educators listen and are open to my suggestions for improvements. Their recent Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Award from the Michigan Department of Education is an honor the staff and students well deserve for their creativity, intelligence, and sense of community.
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Posted May 20, 2007

I had three children attend Oriole Park and each have had a great education. The teachers are fantastic. They are a 'Blue Ribbon' school in 2007 and have taught the kids much more than academics. We would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

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35%

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49%

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49%
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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65%

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78%

2011

 
 
78%
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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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48%

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26%

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25%

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25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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79%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
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%
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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

Below 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
White 54% 69%
Hispanic 26% 6%
African-American 10% 18%
Asian 5% 3%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian 0% 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 60%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jennifer Slanger
Fax number
  • (616) 249-7624

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  • Special education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1420 40Th St Sw
Wyoming, MI 49509
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