School Details

Interlochen Elementary School

3113 Highway 137, Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 933-5920
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 231 students 14 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

21%
39%
40%
53%
68%
61%

MI00195

None
98%
98%
95%
95%
92%
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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
50%
45%
50%
78%
70%
21%
53%
51%

MI00195

None
92%
90%
92%
81%
88%
84%
27%
48%
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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
41%
45%
70%
80%
72%
23%
19%
17%

MI00195

None
64%
78%
80%
81%
90%
85%
72%
85%
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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Interlochen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grawn. The principal of Interlochen Elementary School is Angela Camp, whose e-mail is Campan@tcaps.net. 231 children attend Interlochen Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 61% of the 231 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Interlochen Elementary School is 14:1. Westwoods Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 93%
Hispanic 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Hawaiian 0.4% %
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    Our school is one of the best in the area! If you want a warm inviting school atmosphere come to Interlochen! The teaching staff is excellent and is very experienced and the Principal Angela Camp is amazing and goes above and beyond to make sure that all of the students are receiving the best education. Our school is also piloting the IB (International Baccalaureate) program and I am so impressed by the dedication of the staff and Mrs. Camp to this program! This is a phenomenal school!

  • (9 months ago)

    I want to love this school but find it difficult at times. There were a few incidents that I should have been made aware of by someone other than my child who was too scared to tell me what happened. When I tried to contact someone about the problem I got a basic "we've already taken care of it" and it was left at that no follow up given. Needless to say I am less than impressed after all of it. The school is in major need of repair and updating they need to do a much better job at communicating with the parents. The teachers are trying their best but they seem run ragged and sometimes confused.

  • (9 months ago)

    Interlochen Elementary School is absolutely horrible. We are a military family so my children have been to many different schools. This is by far the worst. I have a lower elementary student as well as an upper elementary student. I was pleased with the teachers but that is it. Angela Camp is a terrible principal as she did not handle any issues until I got someone from the school board involved. There was never sufficient supervision bullying is an un-addressed problem and I could just go on and on. My son struggled with reading and did not get assistance until towards the end of the year. I have never seen a school that is so unorganized and has such poor parent/staff communication (not necessarily teachers as they are prompt to relay messages and information when they receive it but no information on events or anything else is given in a timely manner.). I am so displeased with this school that my children are now enrolled in a school in the neighboring county to which I will drive them for next school year.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has progressed so much in the short time she has been attending this school. She is always bringing home school projects and crafts. They defiinitely keep the kids busy. Went to a couple PTO meetings and am very impressed with how motivated the principal is. Sounds like there is going to be a lot of interesting changes and improvements and I am happy that my daughter will get to be a part of this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Interlochen Elementary is a very good school. I have a 12 year old and 3 10 year old boys and this school has done a great job in making sure my children and others don't fall through the cracks. While Mr. Scott was not a very good principal he is no longer there. They have Read 180 that helps children excell at reading while keeping it entertaining with computers! They have a great program in the morning called Mileage Club which promotes physical fitness. They attend to the needs of children at all learning levels.

  • (6 years ago)

    Interlochen Elementary School is a great school. I have a child that has gone to the school since he was in the Ready fours class with Mrs. Hilden. All the teachers there are wonderful and caring. I now get to experience more of Interlochen School because I have a child who just started Kindergarten this year. Looking forward to another 5 years or so at the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was not impressed with this school at all. My children attended for a couple of years and within that time their grades/scores dropped they were bored and they no longer cared about studying. The teachers held my children back were critical and insulting. In my children s new school they recognized their potential and placed them in excelled classes. The principal at Interlochen Mr. Scott cared more about being in the paper or on TV then being there for the children and parents. I would never recommend this school to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    it is a great school with great staff

  • (8 years ago)

    I think two teachers at Interlochen School are wonderful.. My son had Mrs. McGee-Cullen last year in fifth grade and she was wonderful.He had some issues going on and she did an excellent job of helping him through it..Also both my kids had Ms. Sanor..She's so sweet and caring...A mother at Interlochen Schools

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that Interlochen Elementary School is AWESOME! Especially Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Gatzke. She did such a great job with both of her classes. My oldest daughter went to a parochial school in Kentwood and didn't learn how to read until 1st grade. My youngest daughter learned how to read in Kindergarten with Mrs. Gatzke. The teachers are very friendly and go out of their way to make parents feel comfortable.

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