School Details

Robert Trombly Elementary School

820 Beaconsfield Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
(313) 432-5000
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 272 students 14 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

64%
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61%

MI00195

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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
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
75%
45%
90%
88%
70%
65%
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MI00195

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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
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
45%
91%
88%
72%
43%
36%
17%

MI00195

None
90%
92%
80%
90%
92%
85%
79%
89%
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
  • Grosse Pointe Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert Trombly Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grosse Pointe Park. The principal of Robert Trombly Elementary School is Walter Fitzpatrick, whose e-mail is walter.fitzpatrick@gpschools.org. 272 children attend Robert Trombly Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 15% of the 272 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Robert Trombly Elementary School is 14:1. Detroit Merit Charter Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 82%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 13%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Good school in a good school system. Teachers & principal very nice. Great curriculum. Parent involvement isn't so much encouraged as it is mandatory though. Every week there is a different function going on that your time is requested donations are asked for etc. As a single parent my time is stretched as it is. It's hard to explain to a child that you can't be at every event like the other stay at home moms (and many of them are SAHM). The kids club (latchkey) prices are ridiculous and only really accommodate people who work a typical 9-5 job. Good school overall but nothing to be praised and amazed over.

  • (1 year ago)

    Strong leadership strong community strong parent involvement and fantastic students. The greatest principal. It transcends norms for elementary schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been at this school since 1st grade our son will be going there too. Mr. Fitz and the entire teaching staff are top notch. Wonderful parent and community involvement. Challenging academics and extra care given when students need it. Would recommend this school to everyone!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's as close as you can get to a private school without the tuition. Great community and parent involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been very pleased at the quality of education our children have received at Trombley. With good leadership come good teachers. The multi-grade class was a savior for my son who needed the flexibility and challenges that class provide. My children have benefited from the reading program and speach therapy. Thank you for all you do!

  • (5 years ago)

    All three of my children have gone to Trombly and we are extremely pleased. Walt Fitzpatrick is very good with the kids and the staff are very creative especially Ms. Howey in 4th grade. I'm not sure how the last poster came up with their opinion. They have many acc courses.

  • (6 years ago)

    terrible school all hype because of being in Grosse Pointe Park children spend more time at recess in fact can have up to 3 periods of recess in one day. No foreign language till 4th grade no full time K unless you pay 4 000 dollars. Terrible no acc. reading program. Just foolish...Grosse Pointers are in dream land.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was shocked to see that Trombly only received an 8 rating! Walt Fitzpatrick along with some AMAZING teachers (Weaver Howey etc..) and very involved parents make this school more like a 10. With such small class sizes and shared values among the staff and parents I have a hard time firguring out why any parent would choose a private school in this area. Very strong academics and specialists to accomadate every child made my choice easy. My husband and I have considered moving but we are not sure we could find a better place for our children to attend school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Trobmly is a wonderful school. Small class size the teachers work hard to accommodate speical needs such as ADHD. Great Principal and tremendous parent involvement

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the perfect community-involved elementary school. The children feel safe in a positive learning environment that feels like an extension of home. Parents are welcome to get as involved as they want. Teachers are very accessible in a variety of ways that are accomodating to stay-home and working parents.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have a child in second grade at Trombly. We couldn't be happier with the school. There is great participation from the parents the PTO is excellent and class sizes top out at 23 per class. The Principal is very in touch with the students while still commanding the respect of each and every one. The staff is wonderful we could not be happier than we are at Trombly.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have a 3rd grader who has attended Trombly since Kindergarten. It has been a wonderful experience. What stands out for us is the dedicated staff and the involved PTO. We think Trombly has been doing a great job in the ultimate goal of preparing young kids for middle school.

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