School Details

Glerum Elementary School

342 West Lakewood Boulevard, Holland, MI 49424
(616) 395-2200
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 197 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

33%
43%
40%
56%
63%
61%

MI00195

None
98%
97%
95%
83%
89%
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
  • West Ottawa Public School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
49%
45%
69%
77%
70%
46%
69%
51%

MI00195

None
98%
94%
92%
85%
87%
84%
66%
63%
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
  • West Ottawa Public School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
54%
45%
82%
77%
72%
14%
22%
17%

MI00195

None
73%
83%
80%
77%
90%
85%
75%
82%
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
  • West Ottawa Public School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Glerum Elementary School is a public elementary school in Holland Township. The principal of Glerum Elementary School is Shalonda Owens, whose e-mail is owenss@westottawa.net. 197 children attend Glerum Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 74% of the 197 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Glerum Elementary School is 19:1. Rose Park Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Hispanic 55% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The school has been teaching my kid that to be ready for collage. COLLAGE READY!!! My kid has been there for her whole life k-5 and she loves the school. The teachers are very nice to you if you do your work. She's 5 right now and she is almost done heading to middle school she is super excited for middle school because the teachers have prepared her for middle school. The school has been her second family she says. She just loves the school and will miss it a lot when it closes.

  • (6 years ago)

    As the parent of 2 children whom have attended schools now in 3 different school districts I have to say we've found our home!! This school is amazing from the principal to the teachers to the parents they all just seem to be so supportive and involved every step of the way with these children. I seriously doubt that I could find a better school for my son to attend and plan on continuing for the next 3 years!!! Go Glerum!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been grateful for the nine years I have had children at Glerum. The caring talented and exceptionally experienced staff have prepared our two sons for the future in ways my husband and I did not think possible. From the enthusiatic classroom teachers to the support staff who make all the difference I could not be happier with Glerum.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children that attend Glerum. They both love it and so do I. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable and I've come to know them all over the years. There are also many afterschool programs catering to a wide range of student interests. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a close-knit supportive place for their children to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 3 boys that attend Glerum and I think Glerum is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are great.! I have come to know most of them and they are all very committed to the students and their futures. I have nothing but good to say about Glerum. I love this school and I am very happy this is the school my boys attend. I have and would recommend it to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    West Ottawa is a wonderful district and I've been very impressed with Glerum Elementary. The staff is very caring and wants to be sure the students needs are met academically socially and emotionally. I'm always greeted with a smile and a helping hand.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been teaching for 13 years. This is my first year at Glerum. I am so very impressed with the commitment of the staff. Each staff member goes above and beyond to make sure the students' academic and emotional needs are met. The teamwork between staff and students really makes Glerum a fun safe school to be at. If you choose to send your child to Glerum you are setting them up for a successful future! As we say here...Life Is Good At Glerum!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Glerum if for any reason we ever have to leave the district we will be doing school of choice!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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