School Details

Grand Rapids Montessori Public School

159 College Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 819-2405
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 416 students 14 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

53%
19%
40%
71%
38%
61%

MI00195

None
87%
88%
95%
84%
71%
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
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
21%
45%
58%
47%
70%
55%
31%
51%

MI00195

None
71%
80%
92%
59%
66%
84%
41%
31%
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
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
25%
45%
68%
50%
72%
8%
4%
17%

MI00195

None
67%
60%
80%
86%
67%
85%
78%
47%
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
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
27%
42%
58%
51%
72%
13%
11%
27%

MI00195

None
75%
65%
85%
71%
65%
84%
71%
49%
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 2014
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
22%
39%
64%
40%
61%
45%
35%
53%

MI00195

None
71%
62%
85%
64%
60%
79%
33%
30%
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 2014
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
15%
35%
80%
48%
73%
16%
6%
20%

MI00195

None
50%
55%
78%
75%
63%
82%
38%
51%
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
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
7%
26%

MI00195

None
59%
42%
73%

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
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
30%
52%
50%
43%
63%
46%
36%
61%
79%
59%
78%
29%
29%
47%

Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2011-2012 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it 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 state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grand Rapids Montessori Public School is a public high school in Grand Rapids. The principal of Grand Rapids Montessori Public School is Ms. Nikki Jones, whose e-mail is gilld@grps.k12.mi.us. 416 children attend Grand Rapids Montessori Public School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 64% of the 416 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grand Rapids Montessori Public School is 14:1. Southeast Career Pathways is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 47% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 1%
Hispanic 13% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I must say that having relocated from another state to GR we made a purposeful choice to enroll our child in GR Montessori. While the building is old and is in need some improvements it does NOT reflect upon the school. It is very well run. The principal and vice principal are very approachable and professional. The teachers go above and beyond for every student and parent. Our child is LD and the IEP process is stress free! The teachers listen to our concerns and create realistic goals for our child. We couldn't be happier. Also the parent organization is a great group of people who have made our transition to the Midwest wonderful. They are very active in supporting the school with meetings and fundraisers and are just a fun group. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is that the office secretary is not as professional as the administration and faculty. She is very rude and highly unorganized. But don't let that stop you from looking into this school. You won't regret it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent teachers and well behaved kids who get along with each other across wide age groups. This school is nicely diverse and has a creative community. Self directed learners. my son and daughter love to go to school. I recommend taking a tour to see the classrooms in action.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teacher quality is excellent. They don't just "teach" they involve the students minds and they care a LOT! It isn't just math that is taught it is math concepts. Students are eager to learn in such a wonderful peaceful environment. My first grader was welcomed with open arms. In her prior school students had been too agressive and now she is more peaceful than she has ever been. Also more successful than she has ever been. She has gained many friendships at North Park Montisori and I hope she will continue to grow at this great school. When adults talk to my first grader they are amazed how smart she is and how well she can read. Communication is open honest and frequent as needed with teachers receptionist and Mrs. Sorge. Parents care and they are very involved with their children and the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Principal (Queen Jones) is awful she is mean and rude and not friendly. The sec retary (ms harris) has an amazing personality and really fits in well. Just wish the principal would support the staff and teachers. Children do better with rules and structure. Jones has none. She brushes off parent concerns and student issues. I wish they would get a new principal. The assistant principal is no help either. No dicipline!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My child use to go here until the Superintendant fired all of the Montessori Certified teachers Jr High and up. Now the Montessori children had non-certified teachers. I would have loved to keep my child there for HS but if you cannot keep the system running as it was meant to be then so be it. The elementary school is still an AA+++ Teacher cert system.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had four children in this program one has graduated and one is currently a junior. Two transfered to another specialty school. This is an amazing program that has been offered to public school children. Hands on learning that has equipped my children for a real future. It has sensitized them to a global community and enabled them to be a functioning part of it. Even a catalyst for change!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two students in the GR Montessori program and a 3rd who graduated. All three thrived with the multi-level classes a 3 year cycle which allows them to learn by observation and being mentored (1st yr) develop their own learning and guiding styles(2nd yr) and becoming mentors and leaders (3rd yr). Montessori 7th-12 grades are very collaborative and students develop the ability to work together and independently in a collegiate or professional manner that translates well into college and the work world. We have experienced strong fostering of inner self-motivation into lifelong skills. This academic experience focuses on process oriented learning rather than the test result oriented norm which does a disservice to parents seeking the best for their child through test results per school or district. Test scores are only a small part of assessing the best educational experience and opportunity for individual success.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've been in the Montessori program for 6 years now and I cannot imagine being in any other school. We have the best teachers and the classes allow us to learn at our own pace rather than at the teachers speed. I love Montessori and I will miss it when I graduate. I really wish that people could see Montessori for what it really is rather than just making on-the-spot judgments. These past 6 years have been the best of my life and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would like to hear more about your schools.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children love to learn and they learned to learn at this school. The test scores do not show the number of children who excel above average.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have three children that have attended this school. It is a great learning environment and if your child is a fast learner they can excel even quicker in this classroom. Having older students in the class is a positive learning experience for everyone. The children are excited to go!

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Overall score

(based on 19 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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