School Details

Arbor Academy

55 Arbor St, Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 963-5851
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 222 students 9 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

6%
6%
40%
22%
22%
61%

MI00195

None
98%
98%
95%
78%
78%
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 2011
  • Arbor Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
45%
50%
50%
70%
32%
32%
51%

MI00195

None
91%
91%
92%
79%
79%
84%
53%
53%
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 2011
  • Arbor Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
42%
45%
58%
58%
72%
16%
16%
17%

MI00195

None
65%
65%
80%
83%
83%
85%
73%
73%
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 2011
  • Arbor Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
85%
82%
82%
84%
73%
73%
75%

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 2011
  • Arbor Academy average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arbor Academy is a charter elementary school in Battle Creek. The principal of Arbor Academy is Mr. Henry Winter, who can be contacted at mmartin@arbor-academy.org. 222 students attend Arbor Academy and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 222 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Arbor Academy is 9:1. St. Joseph Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 55% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 22%
Hispanic 10% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters academic performance and standardized test scores made a huge jump after switching to arbor academy for two years. Two teachers to a classroom and a rigorous focus on core academics has made a big difference for our daughter. Most notable is the behavioral diffence in kids attending arbor academy they are polite and focusiong on work whenever I or my wife come to pick up our daughter. Teachers focus on student personal responsibility and have a clear plan for classroom and individual child disciplinary matters. Yes. they could do more extracurriculars but that is not the central purpose of a good school. They have commited and effective teachers staff and principal. The acedemic results for our daughter have been fantastic. Our daughter gets up early and wants that's right wants to go to school now. This is not like public school at all. Thank you Arbor Academy of BC.

  • (7 years ago)

    I switched from Lakeview to Arbor for the better teacher to student ratio. It made a huge difference in my son's education. In response to the push to medicate his teachers never suggested it. We started out the year with yellow cards 2-3 times a week all for pretty much the same thing - talking out of turn bothering other students etc. His teachers were willing to work with us emailing us with additional progress notes. They worked with us on his behavioral issues and he moved up to 1st grade reading. The level of parental involvement is amazing. My only complaint is that they don't have a good music art or PE program in place. I think this school should push for a gym to be built.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school seems to focus more on academics than the arts. I chose it partially for that reason. There seems to be a high level of parent involvement at least they strongly encourage it. I feel that the 1st graders are not active enough though and are forced to sit still for too long for their age. They are strongly trying to push me to medicate my child because of a few behavioral problems that have progressively (slowly) been improved upon even though my child shows an academic achievement level above the classmates (which contradicts ADHD). They are willing to let me take my child to the doctors to make the decision myself though. Overall they are a good school but there are a few things that can be improved upon.

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