School Details

Bursley School

1195 Port Sheldon Street, Georgetown Township, MI 49428
(616) 457-2200
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 434 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

100%
61%
40%
98%
95%
61%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Jenison Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
98%
45%
96%
93%
70%
72%
59%
51%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Jenison Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
91%
45%
92%
94%
72%
86%
91%
17%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Jenison Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
92%
42%
93%
92%
72%
85%
88%
27%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2013-2014 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. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. 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. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Jenison Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bursley School is a public middle school in Grandville. The principal of Bursley School is Ran? Garcia, who can be contacted at rgarcia@jpsonline.org. 434 children attend Bursley School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 39% of the 434 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bursley School is 15:1. Jenison Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 88%
Hispanic 8% 2%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
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 39% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the togetherness of everyone at our school. It is like we are one family.

  • (5 years ago)

    The dedicated staff works very well together to provide a great learning experience for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are fantastic!

  • (11 years ago)

    We are so very proud to have a child in this wonderful school. Jenison's educational standards are high and Bursley is the best in the district. The staff is caring and works hard to provide the best for all of their students. The art and music programs offered are excellent. Homework depending on your child's teacher can be a bit overwhelming but in the end your child will be the winner and it will reflect in their grades on standardized testing. Our child is very challenged academically and we know that Bursley offers the best public education possible. Visit a school in Grand Rapids or another school in a smaller comparable district and then visit Bursley School in Jenison. The difference in standards is obvious. We are proud to say that we have the largest parent club in the district among elementary schools and all of our parents work together.

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