School Details

Ken-O-Sha Park School

1353 Van Auken Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 819-2696
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 196 students 13 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

27%
19%
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60%
38%
61%

MI00195

None
85%
88%
95%
72%
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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
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
80%
92%
69%
66%
84%
38%
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 2011
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
60%
80%
70%
67%
85%
43%
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 2011
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ken-O-Sha Park School is a public elementary school in Grand Rapids. The principal of Ken-O-Sha Park School is Stephanie Villalta and can be contacted at ZoellnerA@grps.org. 196 students go to Ken-O-Sha Park School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 91% of the 196 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ken-O-Sha Park School is 13:1. Millbrook Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 39%
Multiracial 6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 17% 20%
Hispanic 14% 28%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is probably one of the better ones in Grand Rapids for one reason alone the principal Mr. Polaski. He is very concerned about whether these kids learn not only in the classroom but also in life. He is strict and not afraid to dish out discipline for kids who cannot get their act together. He will even visit the homes of parents whose children do not behave. He understands that these children get no discipline at home but does not use that as an excuse to just sit by passively and let the kids run the school. True there are educational problems but again what can a teacher do if students are not encouraged to succeed at home and the parents do not care what their children do? Yes Ken-o-Sha has issues but not nearly as many as most schools in the Grand Rapids Public School district and it all starts with the leadership Mr. Polaski impements. Great principal who is trying to turn around a rather shady school.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is not a very good school. my child is 4th grade and he doesn't know his multiplication yet. they were supposed to be teaching multiplication in 2nd grade but he doesn't know it yet. this school is a fairly bad school as education goes and they're also too many fights and this school doesn't teach morals or anything needed for middle school or life. they just started teaching fractions when 4th graders are supposed to learn division right now. the education there is no good as they teach 4th graders 2nd grade stuff. education there is horrible.

  • (10 years ago)

    Nice and a good place to learn.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a child entering the sixth grade as a special education student at Ken-O-Sha. I have been very impressed with the quality of services and the dedication of the entire staff at this school.

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