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Lincoln Brick Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 531 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

I attended Brick elementary school for 3rd through 5th grade and graduated from the high school in 2005. I am now a special education teacher at Brick. I wouldn't be teaching here if I didn't think this school was great! STEM is now a part of Brick and the students love it! I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great activities happening before, during, and after school to help students become successful learners! GO BRICK!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2013

Brick Elementary is a wonderful school. My daughter enjoys school and has made great progress. The office staff is wonderful and always willing to help when needed. The teachers have always been more then willing to answer any questions I may have or offer additional support if needed. They are wonderful about keeping families up to date on current events happening at the school and encourage parent involvement. This is a wonderful school. We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

Love this school!! Brick has a lot of great teachers and wonderful staff! Wouldn't want my kids anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

Brick Elementary School teachers are some of the best people I could have chosen to teach my children! They have given individual attention to students requiring special accommodations as well as independent learners. I have had 4 children attend the school; 2 with IEPs,one average learner and one an accelerated reader. I have been treated with respect although my children have had behavior problems. I have met with many teachers over the years and several principals. We worked as a team, recognizing that home-school communication is necessary for creating consistency in children's lives. The staff has my highest praise for a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

I have a child in 3rd grade, and his teacher has helped him so much in the transition to the new school. His old school pushed him to the side when the were told he had ADD. Not here. His teacher made a folder for positive reinforcement purposes. Which really helped him focus. She also helped me understand ADD and what I could do at home to keep him focused. This is a wonderful school so far. The office staff is amazing as well as all the school staff that I have had a chance to meet. In the fall they offered after school track, and many other family night activites in the gym.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

I have been very happy with the education my son is receiving at Brick. I have found the teachers to be very communicative, especially when I've had specific concerns. My son has participated in after school programs and has enjoyed the Valentines dance. I have not found safety to be an issue. Is my son particularly challenged by the curriculum? Maybe not, but I also don't know how much control Brick has over that, and you have to teach to the group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

Wejust moved to another school, which we are very pleased with. I nev er realized what a bad school Brick was until I experienced another school. My child's teacher was rarely there. There were no extra curricular activities, no special in school programs to involve parents. The communication between teachers and parents was very poor. The safety very poor. I would not chose this school if I had to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have 2 children currently attending Brick. Both have excelled academically. The teachers have been very attentive and have offered greater challenges as desired. They have also been participants in the free school choir. Free after school Spanish lessons. Science fairs, School plays and Art shows. My son was able to participate in a free Future Engineers of America Program in the fourth Grade. I have found the environment at Brick elementary to be extremely beneficial and having had experience with other neighboring school districts. The free elective and enriching activities are a huge benefit over the same programs at other school districts that can cost hundreds of dollars. I believe Brick to be comparable if not above the average. I would encourage any parent before considering the ratings on these websites to visit the schools. I feel the rating that has been giving to Brick on this site is a terrible view of what a wonderful school Brick elementary actually is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

I've had two of my children attend Brick, both have had great experiences. Mr. Holderith, fifth grade teacher, spent extra time making more challenging math assignments for my son. His 4th grade teacher, Ms. Kurmi had a great behavior reward system and was always full of enthusiasm getting the kids more engaged in learning. The music teacher, Ms. Robbins puts on a 4th and 5th grade choir performance, plus a fantastic talent show. Ms. Stephens, a first grade teacher, loves the kids and always welcomes parent volunteers. We are frequent attenders of 'Literacy Nights' where families can go to the media center after school, take AR tests, participate in fun activities and listen to books being read. My oldest son participated in Academic Games. There is also an after school Spanish program, a Valentines Dance, plus an end of year carnival after school homework help, too many great thing to list!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

We had a 2nd and 4th grader at Brick. We were most pleased with the teachers, who seemed to care about the kids quite a bit. The building is secure during the day. Long bus rides bringing in kids from outer subdivisions. Overall, we thought it was an adequate educational experience but not outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

I have 2 sons at Brick (2nd & 5th) and I really love the school. There are several FANTASTIC teachers and Mr. Hood is a wonderful Principle. There are quite a few after-school programs available especially for students in the upper grades, and the staff has always been very welcoming and accomodating.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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28%

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22%

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19%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%
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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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35%

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37%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
6%
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

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 68% 69%
African-American 24% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 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 66%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • David Northrop
Fax number
  • (734) 484-7049

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8970 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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