School Details

Abbot School

2670 Sequoia Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 994-1901
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 295 students 16 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

83%
67%
40%
84%
81%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
98%
95%
88%
91%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
72%
45%
71%
84%
70%
49%
68%
51%

MI00195

None
90%
96%
92%
90%
93%
84%
62%
71%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
76%
45%
88%
87%
72%
17%
32%
17%

MI00195

None
94%
93%
80%
96%
94%
85%
84%
89%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 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. 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. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abbot School is a public elementary school in Ann Arbor. The principal of Abbot School is Pamela Sica, whose e-mail is sicap@aaps.k12.mi.us. 295 students go to Abbot School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 37% of the 295 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Abbot School is 16:1. Haisley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 56%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 15%
Multiracial 13% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is very fortunate to have an all around caring and experienced staff. They work together well to keep the school running smoothly. This school has the perfect balance of special subjects low teacher ratios teachers with many years of experience and highly parental involvement. We have been welcomed (from out of state) with open arms. If you have the option you should choose Abbot for your child.

  • (2 years ago)

    Abbot is an extraordinary close-knit community of teachers and parents. Also the adjacent woods and natural habitat maintained by students on the school grounds makes it a wonderful place to grow and learn. My daughter entered Abbot in 2011-12 for Young 5's and had a great experience. She was in a class of nine and the hands on instruction she received from the teacher and small group dynamic really boosted her self confidance. The 1/2 day young 5's program was a good pace and good introduction to the school environement including rotation among speciality classes (art gym music and library) and participation in special school programs. She was well prepared to begin full day Kindergarten this year and was excited to begin the school year. We know many families at Abbot from other activities in which we are involved in the Ann Arbor community and the PTO is really a dedicated group of parents involved throughout the year. Abbot is really an AAPS gem.

  • (3 years ago)

    Abbot has been a great experience for our family so far. The new principal (hired in 2010/2011 year) has implemented positive behavior intervention and support program quite well. She is respected and loved by the students and staff. She is pragmatic and friendly. The front office staff have improved relations with visitors making it a friendlier welcome than when we first started there. All of our teachers have been great and I am looking forward to sending my younger to kindergarten next year. Only wish is for full day Kindergarten. The school is a good mix of families a real cross section of the ann arbor community. Big focus on the fundamentals with the PTO doing a great job of adding meaningful enrichment activities through planning and funding support. Parents who are committed to being involved in PTO leadership are encouraged to join Abbot! The school is a close community.

  • (4 years ago)

    I started off on a bad foot with this school. But now My child is in 5th grade we found a teacher who we respect . This school has positives and negatives . I've experienced both. When we first came to the school Their "receptionist" I swore was going to go rounds til my son was in 4th grade.I called in School Advocacy even to help resolve issues I now had with the school. She has since stopped. 3rd grade was by far one of the roughest .4th grade great improvements great teacher..She was caring patient with both me and my son. Friendly and worked very hard.5th AWESOME teacher and social worker. So while this school is not perfect over all it has many bonuses and pluses ;as well as any other school some bad times in its past. Some days they tried their best with my family other times I wanted to pack it up and be done with them. My over recommendation is positive for the school. New principle Hired new teachers student aides I've dealt with I have liked so far. I think they are doing the best they can with what they have available to them. Some days they do better then others. No ones perfect.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter's kindergarten teacher is great. My daughter loves school and is learning well despite the large classroom size.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has had a great experience at Abbot. He likes going to school and his teacher is very devoted. I am an educator myself and I have high expectations for schools. I have been pleased with our experience at Abbot.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great curriculum teacher go the extra mile. Great communication guidance and structure. You could not ask for any better. The plays parties events..... awesome.

  • (6 years ago)

    Abbot is one of Ann Arbor's finest. The same families stay from K to 5th grade. The teachers are loving parents are great. Over all great atmosphere for successful kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful staff great education teachers that care....could not ask for any better!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Many families have left the school including mine due to lack of leadership and some teachers who have lost their love of teaching. Test scores classroom management and communication with parents are poor. Sad for an Ann Arbor school.

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Overall score

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