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Erickson Elementary

Public | 2-6 & ungraded | 395 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2012

Erickson is a good environment BUT the academics is lacking. My son gets Straight A's and he never brings homework home and I never see him reading any books. My son is bright but it seems he hardly tries and get A's. i will probably move him to Lincoln middle because Ypsi middle is worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

A great school. I really like the principal. He seems to really care. Knows me by sight, and knows who my child was after only 1 week in school. My child really likes the new school. Any discipline problem is addressed immediately with a fair resolution. Some of the kids are a little cliquey and exclusive but that happens in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

I have three children at Erickson and they love it! The principal and teachers really do care about the children!
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Posted October 11, 2008

My kids love erickson! the teachers are excellent! the principal is a great principal!
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Posted March 28, 2008

I have two children at Erickson now. The envirornment is warm and nurturing, and the teachers are amazing! The whole staff is caring, confident, and willing to go that extra mile! We look forward to sending all of our children to Erickson school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

This is the first year my children have gone to Erickson. I am so greatful they have had this opportunity. The teachers treat my children like people with feelings which was not the case in their past schools.
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Posted January 26, 2005

Erickson is a phenomenal school. The motto 'Excellence at Erickson' is not just something that looks good on a t-shirt. It is a standard that all students and staff strive towards. The staff goes above and beyond expectations by providing opportunities during and after school to met the needs of all learners! My children love Erickson School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

Erickson is a terrific school! The teachers and staff are all child oriented and have the student's best interest in mind all the time. The principal is always looking for ways to improve the school and the students. Parent involvement is ALWAYS encouraged. I am always welcome in the building, even when I bring my 4 year old with me! The atmosphere in the building is one of peace,fun and learning. The staff get along great! If you are looking for an elementary school in Ypsilanti, this is the one you want!
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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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18%

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19%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

2013

 
 
46%

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2011

 
 
47%
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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

2013

 
 
13%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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59%

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44%

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2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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0%

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
5%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%
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

Below 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
African-American 65% 18%
White 27% 69%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
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 81%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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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:34
School end time
  • 3:36
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Aaron Rose
Fax number
  • (734) 221-1603

Programs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1427 Levona St
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
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