School Details

Crystal Lake Elementary School

7048 Severence St, Benzonia, MI 49616
(231) 882-4641
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 184 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

22%
37%
40%
69%
68%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
99%
95%
88%
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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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
49%
45%
79%
75%
70%
43%
55%
51%

MI00195

None
100%
97%
92%
91%
90%
84%
65%
52%
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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
40%
45%
85%
82%
72%
32%
27%
17%

MI00195

None
89%
81%
80%
89%
90%
85%
100%
86%
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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crystal Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school in Benzonia. The principal of Crystal Lake Elementary School is Ms. Leeann Stephen, who can be contacted at stephenl@benzieschools.net. 184 students go to Crystal Lake Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 64% of the 184 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Crystal Lake Elementary School is 17:1. Platte River Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 92%
Native American or Native Alaskan 6% 4%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 10% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    An excellent school! Crystal Lake has caring effective teachers who impart a love of learning as well as preparing them for the future! Crystal Lake has received the "Beating the Odds" Award from the State of Michigan Two years in a row for excellent achievements of their students. Parents are involved and provide many fun activities for students to participate in through-out the year. My two children love school and love Crystal Lake Elementary.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal and one of the kindergarten teachers that is also a track coach leave much to be desired. They held my child back in Kindergarten. Rather than let him go to first grade where he is eligable for title one help he suffered 2 years of the same teacher and did not learn anything more than he did the first time through kindergarten. I found out the same teacher was going to teach 1st grade and had him transferred. He is now in a new school getting the education he deserves. Children should not be held back in kindergarten. He is now learning to read thanks to a great teacher and title one help. He has a learning disability.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very impressed with both my son's school and I would say that the principal is outstanding. The teachers really care about the education that they provide and my children are in 1st and 3rd grade. Parents are highly active and volunteer for activities and field trips and it is highly promoted from the principal.

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