School Details

Rosy Mound School

14016 Lakeshore Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 850-6700
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 316 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

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61%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
98%
45%
99%
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71%
61%
51%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
89%
45%
96%
96%
72%
93%
92%
17%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rosy Mound School is a public elementary school in Grand Haven Township. The principal of Rosy Mound School is Kevin Blanding, whose e-mail is blandink@ghaps.org. 316 students attend Rosy Mound School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 18% of the 316 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rosy Mound School is 19:1. Griffin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 91%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Rosy Mound is a good school. However I am concerned about the kid and parent cliques. The PTA is also unfriendly and it seems hard to get involved in things cause no one introduces themselves.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attended Rosy Mound and we absolutely loved it! We were very blessed her academic career started out where it did because we have come to find out it is not easy to find such a school just anywhere. The staff was all very caring understanding and learned who both the students and parents where. The teachers are amazing and and make learning fun while still pushing your child to be the best they can be plus some! The school has always got something fun planned for the students and often the families to and we loved that. It's not just somewhere you send your kid to learn it becomes another family! I can't say enough great things about Rosy Mound and the staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this school in the 90s and it's still great to this day. My sister goes there now.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a very popular kid at rosy mound but i had a teacher that didn't know how to help me with my dyslexia. When i would get called out to meet with the reading specialist my teacher would act mad. I always felt frustrated. Even some of the parent volunteers that read backpack books with me made me feel like i wasn't trying hard enough or wasn't good enough. Even though my friends were nice i was very unhappy at rosy mound and i had a hard time learning. I go to a different school now and i'm doing well. I get alot of one on one attention and i never feel like i'm a failure because i have a learning disabilty. Not every kid can be perfect and kids shouldn't have to be overachievers to be accepted by teachers and parents. Believe me competition isn't healthy in elementary school.

  • (11 years ago)

    We are now putting our third child through Rosy Mound School - our eldest is in High School and is doing very well partly from having a good start at elementary level. The teachers are always courteous and eager to help your child succeed. At our previous school district parent involvement was not welcomed so much as it is at Rosy. We always feel welcomed at the school and the Principal is always eager to hear your comments and help with any problems you may have. We will be sorry to leave Rosy Mound when our third child leaves as it really does feel like a family when you are there. Please keep up the good work my children have enjoyed their elementary years.

  • (11 years ago)

    I truly believe that Rosy Mound is a great school. The staff is very friendly and are concerned about the achievements of our children. I have a son going into 1st grade and one starting Young 5's this fall and I am so excited to be part of the Rosy Mound family. There is a lot of parent involvement and I think that is a good thing. It keeps parents involved in what is going on with their children and active in the education of our future leaders. Congrats to the principal and staff at Rosy Mound and keep up the good work!

  • (11 years ago)

    Rosy Mound is a wonderful and supportive school for students. I can truly say that this is the best place for my children to learn and grow. The entire staff goes the extra mile for students. When you walk the halls of Rosy you can see the learning happening. Students are engaged in learning great classroom projects are in the halls along with outstanding art work. The leadership and dedication of this staff proves itself over and over each year with outstanding MEAP scores. The parent involvement is very large which gives Rosy Mound students great opportunities. Congrats to the Rosy Mound staff I am very thankful that my kids attend there!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two children in Rosy Mound School and as a whole I have been quite happy with both the academic program and the staff. When my oldest was struggling with reading difficulties both his teacher and the reading specialist refused to allow him to slip behind. They worked with him diligently until the problem was pin pointed all the while keeping my husband and I well informed. There is a lot of parent involvement and although I may be guilty of grumbling through making one special project or another I am glad to know what is going on in reference to my children s education. Above all I feel that Rosy Mound is a good elementary school and when in the near future my kids transfer into middle school they will find themselves well prepared.

  • (11 years ago)

    Rosy Mound is an exceptional school.The teachers are second to none and provide our children with a first rate education.They care about the success and failures of each and every student.The support staff is always willing to help any child.The principal also cares about each student.He has made changes that have made the educational experience for our children exciting fun challenging and worth while.The paretn volunteers are awesome and willing to do anything.Our children are very fortunate to be able to attend such a school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Rosy Mound is an exceptional school.Our teachers are second to none and provide an outstanding education to our children.They care about every student.Our principal cares about his students.He has new ideas that are making our kids education excting fun and something they will appreciate.Our parent volunteer base is exceptional. Support staff is ready to help any student.We couldn't have a better educational atmosphere for our children to attend school than Rosy Mound. We are fortunate to have this school in our district.

  • (11 years ago)

    Yes this school is competitive but that's part of what makes this a good school. As a parent of children with learning diabilities I am so grateful for the support and the extra miles the principal and teachers have gone to see that my children received the help they needed. It is challenging (what school isn't these days? My children will know more in 4th grade than I learned in all of elementary!) but I know my children will definitely benefit in the long run.I don't necessarily agree with the principal/teachers on everything but that's life. You will never please all the people all the time. I want the best for my children and I believe Rosy Mound provides it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Special needs children are over looked by most of the teachers at Rosy. The teachers are not interested in helping the 'underdog' child. You have to be a bright well behaved over achiever to survive at Rosy.

  • (11 years ago)

    When we moved to the area my son started first grade in the middle of the school year and was welcomed by his teacher and classmates with open arms. With the help of a staff reading specialist his reading/writing skills has improved dramatically and so has his self confidence. The organized school activities are plentiful with many opportunities for parents to be involved. I'm looking forward to my younger son starting Kindergarten this fall.

  • (11 years ago)

    My husband and I purposely chose this school for our children to attend based on not only the strong leadership shown by the principal and staff but also their kindness and dedication to our children's success. My kids love to go to school at Rosy Mound.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school where children are allowed to grow and flourish in a safe supportive and loving environment. Bravo to the principal who supports his students and his teachers. Both principals that I have encountered at this school (we had one retire last year)know and care about all the children there. This school has many highly educated highly capable teachers whom I am glad to hear are supported in the sometimes unappreciated field that they have chosen. I feel privileged to have my child as a student at a school where parent involvement quality of education and student success tops the list of what is important.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children (3) have each had a great quality educational experience at Rosy. The staff is compassionate and goes the extra mile.

  • (11 years ago)

    Rosy Mound is an excelent school. My husband went there 30 years ago and our daughter is going into the 1st gradt this year. I have found that the principal as well as the staff are very involved with the children and interested in their well being. I could not be happier with this school. Keep up the good work Rosy!

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is very structured and staff is very in tune with the children. If a child is falling behind that child will not be left behind. As much one on one as possible is provided and communication from teacher to parent is excellent.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love the parent involvement and the challenge in schoolwork that the children receive. I believe it will help them exceed the norm. However the approach is not always to my liking. Not all children are the same. In regards to Math we find that we taught our daughter more than the teacher did. When she asked the teacher for help she was turned away most of the time because the teacher did not have time (large class size?). I'de rather her skip music or art and have someone help her with the math during this time. In all we know the parents the teachers and the principal are wonderful and we are willing to work with and ask questions as needed.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is great and all the staff and yes we have alot of parent helpers but I have to say alot of the parents need to work on(Do on to others as you would have them do on to you) Alot of the children are starving for love and attention. Unfortunately some parents think more of money and status.

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