School Details

Orchard View Elementary School

2770 Leffingwell Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 493-8930
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 590 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

55%
99%
40%
77%
96%
61%

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 2011
  • Forest Hills Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
99%
45%
91%
97%
70%
80%
72%
51%

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 2011
  • Forest Hills Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
72%
45%
86%
87%
72%
24%
96%
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 2011
  • Forest Hills Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
97%
42%
91%
97%
72%
55%
95%
27%

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 2011
  • Forest Hills Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orchard View Elementary School is a public middle school in Grand Rapids Township. The principal of Orchard View Elementary School is Amy Burton-Major and can be contacted at amajor@fhps.net. 590 students attend Orchard View Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 15% of the 590 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Orchard View Elementary School is 15:1. North Hills Classical Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 88%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Asian 11% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Hawaiian 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my children went from kindergarten through 6th grade at Orchard View. In 13 years I always had teachers who were wonderful caring professionals and who always went above and beyond what was expected. The principal is a warm caring leader who sets a tone of acceptance and high expectations. I can't say enough good things about this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had three children attend Orchard View Elementary School over the last ten years. The dedication to excellence in education is apparent at every level. The teachers are excellent and attentive the principal is responsive and obviously cares very much about the children and the curriculum is appropriate and competitive on every level. I highly recommend Orchard View Elementary as an example of education at its best.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have three children at Orchard View Elementary and we are incredibly impressed with the parental involvement and the skills of all the teachers. We will be moving soon and we are having a hard time finding a school system that can compare.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child LOVES school and I thank all of the dedicated teachers and staff at Orchard View for her wonderful experience.

  • (11 years ago)

    'I have two children that currently attend Orchard View Elementary (2nd grader - Mrs. Westgate's & 4th grader - Mrs. Catlett's class). to ANLC since they were 5 years old. Even though the phrase - The kids always come first has become cliche I believe that it really here at Orchard View. We (my wife and I) have been extremely impressed with the teachers who are very good at what they do and seem to work hard to bring out the best in our kids. Joe Thienes (affectionately referred to as Mr. T) is the principal. He is very kind and knows each child by name. I don't think that I've ever seen him in a bad mood - he's always smiling and has encouraging words to say to the kids and the parents. As my kids grow and move on they will surely remember their experiences at Orchard View for the rest of their lives and so will we!'

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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