School Details

Ottawa Elementary School

109 Ottawa St, Buchanan, MI 49107
(269) 695-8409
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-4 266 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

23%
23%
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50%
61%

MI00195

None
89%
92%
95%
72%
80%
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
  • Buchanan Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
39%
45%
60%
60%
70%
42%
42%
51%

MI00195

None
100%
93%
92%
95%
85%
84%
62%
54%
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
  • Buchanan Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
73%
80%
77%
80%
85%
81%
80%
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
  • Buchanan Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ottawa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Buchanan. The principal of Ottawa Elementary School is Mr. Mark Nixon, whose e-mail is mnixon@buchananschools.com. 266 students go to Ottawa Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 266 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ottawa Elementary School is 20:1. Bethel Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 81% 88%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% %
Asian 0.4% %
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 56% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school and the perfect experience for little ones starting their school careers. A strong maternal influence yet two excellent male teachers to serve as role models for the boys. Some of the best teachers have retired in recent years or currently on leave however the principal sets a tone for all in terms of really caring about the kids creativity and encouraging students to do their best.Some teachers are definitely better than others. Take the time to find out which are ythe best request them for your child and you will never be sorry.

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