School Details

Platte River Elementary School

11434 Main St, Honor, MI 49640
(231) 325-3063
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 287 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

54%
37%
40%
77%
68%
61%

MI00195

None
96%
99%
95%
89%
88%
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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
49%
45%
77%
75%
70%
63%
55%
51%

MI00195

None
97%
97%
92%
79%
90%
84%
52%
52%
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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
40%
45%
81%
82%
72%
33%
27%
17%

MI00195

None
86%
81%
80%
90%
90%
85%
72%
86%
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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
42%
42%
82%
82%
72%
26%
26%
27%

MI00195

None
95%
95%
85%
90%
90%
84%
84%
84%
75%

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
  • Benzie County Central Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Platte River Elementary School is a public elementary school in Honor. The principal of Platte River Elementary School is Mrs. Patti Yauck, whose e-mail is yauckp@benzieschools.net. 287 children attend Platte River Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 68% of the 287 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Platte River Elementary School is 18:1. Crystal Lake Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I had transferred my first grade son because he was struggling at another nearby elementary school. The teachers and principal are so friendly and listen to your concerns as a parent and actually work with you in addressing your concerns. He is now getting the education he deserves.

  • (7 years ago)

    My 6th grade son transferred to Platte River from Lake Ann Elementary this year and has grown steadily under their instruction. They put a lot of emphasis on preparing students for Middle School which can be a little too much pressure for some students. In those cases they are flexible in working with parents to accommodate unique needs. Teacher skills vary but one of my son's teachers has really impressed us--she's exceptional at recognizing each students needs and relating to them on a personal level to motivate them. The band teacher is also exceptional.

  • (9 years ago)

    My two children attend Platte River just as I did. The school has really been through a lot of changes in recent years including becoming the central location for all Benzie Central 6th graders. As a parent I am confident my kids are getting a decent education. Their test scores are above average and they enjoy school. As a member of a minority group I feel that there needs to be more diversity and cultural understandng within the district. Some staff are in a rut; they have been teaching for many years to the same grade but their subject matter is outdated.

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  • Principal leadership
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