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Childs Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 588 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 1, 2013

Child's Elementary is an exemplary elementary school with incredible teachers. My daughter completed the fifth grade there in June and my son will enter Kindergarten there in September. I am confident that my son will get the same outstanding education that my daughter did. My daughter excelled with the attention given to her by her teachers and by the social connections that were encouraged. She was involved in the school play as well as Girls on the Run, both programs that brought out social learning. My only concern going forward is the States administering of testing...they are shackling our teachers with this hindrance to educational growth. I know the teachers and administration at Child's Elementary will endure and excel in tough situations just as they teach our children to. Go Childs Cheetahs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

The educators in this public school provide great challenges for the students and really strive to have parents assist in there child's education as well. Very satisfied!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

I can't say enough good things about this school. My 13 year old daughter and my 12 year old son received an excellent education here. My third grade daughter (current student) has a severe learning disorder, and is excelling beyond our wildest expectations. We love the racial diversity and community spirit. The Childs community is warm, engaged, responsive, and fun. The teachers are very competent and so creative. What an amazing blessing to have a public school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

We LOVE this school! My kids are so happy there and they have many options for extracurricular and enrichment activities. Having this school so close to my home is such a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

This has been such a wonderful school. My Son not only has grown academically but also emotionally. I look foward to sending my daughter there and watching her get all the support and education that her brother has received and continues to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I have been looking forward to sending my son to Childs for years. Next year he will attend Kindergarten there. I have been able to attend the Family Fun Night and school plays to see neighbors children. I love the "feeling " of the school. It is very welcoming and there is such a sense of belonging. This school is the primary reason my child will go to Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

My kids tell me everyday how they love to go to school! They entire staff is awesome! Words cannot express my appreciation and dedication the special education has. We actually moved into this area because of what other parents had told us about Childs. We can even walk to school on a nice day and my kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

We have our third child starting K at Childs this coming fall. She is so excited because she has heard her two older brothers talk about how much they love Child's elementary and their teachers. We have been blessed by having such a wonder enviroment for our childrens educational growth, to have such exceptional teachers and administrators to work with, and to have built an amazing community of parents and children. My wife and I can not think of a better choice we could have made for our children, than moving into the district 9 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

The school is great. From the principal to the teachers to the staff and all of the parents who are so involved. I couldn't ask for a better school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

My family has been a part of Childs for 8 years and I could not have asked for anything better for my children. The school has a very diverse student population and EVERY child is valued as respected by the teachers, administrators, and parent community. My children have been challenged academically by the excellent, creative teachers. But they have also been nurtured socially through the numerous community events and volunteer-led extracurricular activities. Childs provides a superb education for the whole child and I'm so grateful to be a part of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

We have been at Childs for 3 years and the teachers are fantastic. The principle is very envolved and makes the school a fun place to learn for the children. I am so pleased with the public school here in Lincoln Consolidated district. The PTO is very active and the music program and school plays bring extra appreciation and joy to both the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

My children attend this school and the quality of the education and the sense of community is exceptional. The teachers are extraordinary and go far above and beyond to help my children excel. My children feel a sense of pride attending this school and this pride is working to lay the groundwork for thier desire to do well. The curriculum and the extracurricular activities that are available to the students are diverse and constructed in a manner to develop mindful and community oriented children. Childs Elementary is a true Shining Star in the Lincoln Consolidated School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I have 2 kids at Childs, and have been so impressed with all of their teachers. I was initially concerned that my kids would be bored in school, but the teachers have all been very willing and capable of creating challenging assignments (sometimes just for my kid!). The teachers' commitment is incredibly high compared with other schools. I also love the way the parent group is able to partner with the teachers to provide additional activities like an annual musical theater performance, spring family fun night, various dances and other fun/enriching experiences. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Our family has been involved in the school for four years now and we are still very thrilled to be a part of the Childs community. The teachers have been excellent as well as the parent/teacher interactions that we have experienced. The teachers have always went above and beyond to discuss my child's academics, which helped us focus on certain aspects at home. I have been impressed with the quality of the Specials that are offered as well as the building and grounds areas. Our family is active in school events and we have met many wonderful families. We look forward to our youngest attending kindergarten at Childs next year as we know her experience will be wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I have been very impressed with my child's teachers so far, and the parents that are so very involved within the school. I am a public school advocate, and this elementary school is exactly why. I am proud that my son is a Child's Elementary Cheetah!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

We have been extremely pleased with the education our son has received while at Childs. The teachers are excellent and have kept him challenged every year. More importantly, they have nourished his love of learning. I love the sense of community we've found at Childs. The PTO is very active and there are many activities for the children and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I adore Child's Elementary! The teachers at Child's have created a school climate that is inviting and nurturing! The school building itself lends to a collaborative learning environment. It is evidient a lot of thought went into the construction of this builidng and how students learn best. There are numerous after school activities for my 3 children to particpate in. My children love this school and so do I! My children have been extrememly successful in their education, and I give this success to the teachers, the close knit neighborhood, the PTO, and the value my husband and I put on education as well. I am a teacher in a neighboring district, and I would not send my kids anywhere else! I am a proud mom of Child's Elementary and of my children!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I have two children at Childs with completely different personalities and both have been treated as individuals. We have had only one overlap in teachers and are very happy with the quality of all the instruction our kids have received. In addition, the parent involvement is one of the real strengths of this school and any parent considering sending a student here should be prepared to get involved with their Childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I have been very impressed with the staff at Childs. My kids love going to school because the teachers love what they are doing. The children are more than prepared when they move on to the Middle School. We are more than a school or community, we are a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

I have two children attending Childs Elementary. The teachers are wonderful and have done a great job challenging my kids. There are a lot of extra activities that the kids can participate in, and lots of all school events that are well attended by families and staff. Childs truly feels like a community. We would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking at schools in this area.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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66%

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2011

 
 
62%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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26%

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26%

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30%

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30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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71%

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70%

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73%

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73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 55% 69%
African-American 31% 18%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 2% 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 46%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeffery Petzak
Fax number
  • (734) 484-1212

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7300 Bemis Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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