School Details

Bennett Elementary School

2111 Mullane St, Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-3585
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 453 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

9%
15%
40%
26%
35%
61%

MI00195

None
90%
84%
95%
67%
69%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
17%
45%
53%
43%
70%
27%
27%
51%

MI00195

None
76%
75%
92%
66%
64%
84%
21%
21%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
16%
45%
47%
44%
72%
5%
3%
17%

MI00195

None
78%
54%
80%
72%
65%
85%
47%
48%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bennett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Detroit. The principal of Bennett Elementary School is Ms. Josette Buendia, whose e-mail is josette.buendia@detroitk12.org. 453 students go to Bennett Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 97% of the 453 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bennett Elementary School is 18:1. Cesar Chavez Academy Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 84% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.9%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is a wonderful school in Southwest Detroit. The teachers are all highly qualified in their subject matter. Our staff not just the teachers but the school service assistants custodians engineer office staff etc. go above an beyond what is required of them to ensure that our students have a positive environment conducive to student learning and success. Our principal is also very supportive of the teachers making sure that we have the necessary materials and supplies that we need to teach our students. I highly recommend Bennett Elementary School as a place to bring your child for his/her education.

  • (1 year ago)

    La escuela es muy buena hay excelentes maestros me gustaria que hubiera mas actividades para despues de escuela para todos los grados la escuela esta en muy buenas condiciones es muy segura.lo que me gusta mas de la escuela es que tiene muy buenos maestros siempre estan atentos alos alumnos que esten aprendiendo y subiendo su nivel academico.

  • (1 year ago)

    yo personalmente recomendaria esta escuela Bennett por que hay muy Buenos maestros y sobretodo hay bilingues y mas que nada se han echo muchos cambios con nuestra directora nueva pero me gustaria que pusieran clases de musica y ballet para las ninas y soccer para los ninos y que hay muchos progamas para los padres ok grasias

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is really a diamond in the rough from the staff to the students. As DPS are being looked at as low scoring schools i see a school full of life and love. The way staff treats students

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett has very dedicated teachers. They are truly professionals. The children are a pleasure to teach. It is a joy to come to work each day to work with this group of students. You can tell where the students get their character from because the parents are equally as wonderful. The parents are deeply concerned about their children's education and do what they can to help them. The school is clean safe and very well maintained.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mi opinion es buena la escuela bennett tiene un nivel academico muy bien buenos maestros solo en la comida algunas veces sus desayunos no lesgustan a los ninos se podria mejojar en esas cuestiones.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am real happy with Bennett. I have 2 kids attending this school and i am happy with the results.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is an excellent school for any child to attend. The teachers are caring friendly and dedicated in advancing the achievement of their students. We work with parents to assist with home involvement. We offer and after-school program to help children with their learning a soccer program and Playworks to benefit the health and physical fitness of our students. There is also the Parent Resource Center housed in the building it is there to assist parents with support from learning the English language to having a place to feel relaxed and enjoy. There's also a DHS office in our building along with a Community in Schools office.We are an extended family and you will love it here at Bennett.

  • (1 year ago)

    me gusta la atencion que la maestra le pone a mi hijo y que esta siempre alerta alas necesidades de el en su aprendizaje y autoestima.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is an impressive neighborhood school. Although the students present a lot of needs they come in willing to learn and the staff is willing to help them overcome challenges. If a student is not doing well in school the staff asks the question "Why?" Parents are involved in the school and there are about 25 that come to ESL classes daily and another 40 that come every month to PACSA meetings. That is an impressive showing. The school is full of bilingual staff to assist parents that speak Spanish as well. Bennett has a parent resource center after school programs and activities. They partner with Playworks to provide gym and recess while teaching leadership and teamwork. There is a soccer program karate classes tutoring after school cooking classes and even a school garden. Bennett cares about the students parents and community and works to provide a quality education to our neighborhood's children.

  • (1 year ago)

    bueno a mi esta escuela siempre a sido para mi muy buena la ayuda que hay para los padres cuando lo necesitas tuve la suerte o no suerte que cambie a mis hijos de escuela y pude comparar la diferencia fue como un sueno pero regrese y vi la mucha diferencia que hay cuando regresamos se me hizo tan bella no...siempre lo fue el respeto sobre todo muy bien.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been teaching in Detroit Public Schools for 17 years and I have never been around so many dynamic and dedicated teachers. The children at Bennett Elementary are getting an excellent education with print rich classrooms infused with lots of interactive technology. The teachers work together to help ALL the students succeed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is a "family". Staff members at Bennett work together to provide a stimulating unique learning environment. What I love most about Bennett is its students. The students truly care about each other. They are courteous and helpful to all students and excel at including everyone in daily activities and learning. The "Playworks" program provides students with opportunities to learn lifelong skills while enjoying safe healthy play. I feel fortunate to be a part of the Bennett family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Nuestra escuela ofrece un ambiente agradable y acogedor para los estudiantes que hablan espa ol. Es m s f cil para que los padres entran y piden ayuda si conocen a alguien en la oficina que puede traducir para ellos. Me encanta mi escuela.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is a wonderful school. Our staff is great our teachers are highly qualified and motivated. Our students are well behaved and we have great parent participation in their children's education as well as school activities. Our principal is encouraging and supportive of students staff and parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Bennett families are very involved with their children and are true partners in educating our students. Most of my parents check in with me daily to inquire about the progress of their child. Parents are role models for life-long learning as they attend classes provided at Bennett. The family involvement and concern makes it a pleasure to teach at Bennett.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is an amazing school with so many opportunities for children to feel successful. The staff work together to challenge students and create an environment that is warm and friendly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is an exceptional learning environment. The students are the number one priority within the school. Bennett offers after school and summer school programs which help the students in many ways. The school offers soccer boy scouts karate and cooking matters. The teachers are held to very high standards in all areas. The principal is child-centered and is clearly here for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett is a very family oriented school. The teachers administration parents and students share a special bond and mutual love for one another. We all work together to create and provide a unique learning environment for all students. When you walk through the doors you are greeted by wonderful staff and you feel the love we have for the children and their families. There are many programs for students to be involved in and each of them provide students with lifelong skills in order to be successful. It truly is an amazing school and I am very fortunate to be a part of it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Bennett is an exceptional school the staff is very hardworking and concerned about the children. There are many'many activities for them to choose from after school. The principal is wonderful and concerend about her staff as well as the children.

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