School Details

Macdowell Elementary School

4201 Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 494-8141
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 520 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

9%
15%
40%
25%
35%
61%

MI00195

None
86%
84%
95%
87%
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

9%
17%
45%
32%
43%
70%
18%
27%
51%

MI00195

None
69%
75%
92%
62%
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

9%
16%
45%
43%
44%
72%
0%
3%
17%

MI00195

None
42%
54%
80%
70%
65%
85%
41%
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

4%
15%
42%
42%
45%
72%
0%
8%
27%

MI00195

None
65%
62%
85%
61%
59%
84%
41%
45%
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
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

3%
12%
39%
23%
29%
61%
23%
24%
53%

MI00195

None
72%
63%
85%
81%
52%
79%
19%
20%
48%

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

2%
12%
35%
52%
47%
73%
0%
4%
20%

MI00195

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Detroit Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Macdowell Elementary School is a charter middle school in Detroit. The principal of Macdowell Elementary School is Christopher Lindsay and can be contacted at tcormier@sabis.net. 520 children attend Macdowell Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 83% of the 520 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Macdowell Elementary School is 15:1. Michigan Technical Academy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 88%
Hispanic 0.4% 8%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Mac dowell is likea family name..... we are the Mac Dowell's you will be welcome and cared for with love..

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended MacDowell from kindegarten through the 6th grade. She graduated in June with a 3.0 GPA. The school does a great job in preparing the children for the future. The teachers are wonderful as well as the principal. They were trying to close this school and I was lucky they didn't. Good job MacDowell.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended MacDowell when I was in elementary school and now all my nieces nephews and cousins attend the school and they love the school. They talk about MacDowell all the time and the teachers are really great. The principal is excellent and is really concerned about the welfare of the children. I would reccomend this school to anyone who is looking for a school. This is one of the best schools in Michigan. They reasly care about the children and it should be made known that this school is exactly what a school should be made up of.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an awesome school much better than the suburban schools that my child attended in the past. I am extremely pleased with the instruction that my daughter is receiving. I am looking forward to my son enrolling in the fall.

  • (7 years ago)

    As good as any school in any suburb.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! The teachers and administration have really been doing a wonderful job with the kids. Keep up the good work.

  • (8 years ago)

    Macdowell is an excellent school

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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