School Details

Luther C. Klager Elementary School

405 Ann Arbor Street, Manchester, MI 48158
(734) 428-8321
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 423 students 16 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

44%
99%
40%
61%
61%
61%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Manchester Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
96%
45%
77%
93%
70%
59%
59%
51%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Manchester Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Luther C. Klager Elementary School is a public elementary school in Manchester. The principal of Luther C. Klager Elementary School is Jennifer Mayes and can be contacted at jmayes@mcs.k12.mi.us. 423 students attend Luther C. Klager Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 26% of the 423 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Luther C. Klager Elementary School is 16:1. Clinton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Asian 0.7% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have ups and downs with the school. I have been very involved as a parent and would agree with many of the other comments about the school not being up to par for special education or with other special needs. The teachers here are absolutely remarkable. They do the best with what they are given and I could not ask for anything more. The teachers are great and keep you informed of what's going on in their classroom. As far as management with the school you are left to wonder what is going on and why. The communication is lacking in certain areas but there is always room for improvement no matter way you go.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is fine for A-typical students and has many wonderful teachers. However it is horrible for special education. It is riddled with poor communication problems between special education staff and parents has IEP noncompliance issues and is ill equipped to give a majority of their special needs students proper support to access their education.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would agree with the previous poster. This school is ill-prepared for anyone that is not A-typical. If the student is slow or advanced they have no idea or resources on how to handle them. They are pushed aside without any assistance. The management of the school is also very poor in its communication to the parents. If you child is hurt don't bother expecting a phone call.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is fine for your typical student. If you have a special ed student I would suggest looking elsewhere. The teachers did their best but the school is not equipped to handle a moderately cognitively disabled student. And that's all I'm going to say about it as my last two reviews that went into more detail were removed.

  • (4 years ago)

    i have had nothing but good interactions with the school. my son is in kindergarten and has been very happy with the school and loves his teacher who is wonderful with his very active personality.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff has been absolutely wonderful through our transition into a new school. My son loves going to school!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attended Klager Elementary K-3. We are now living overseas and they are attending a private international school. Tuition is over $20 000 apiece. Well money does not buy a good education in this instance. They miss Klager and I miss the teaching style and sense of 'family' at Klager. Can't wait to get them back Carrie

  • (7 years ago)

    I moved here almost 2 years ago and my children when from C's to A's. The staff is wonderful and I wouldn't change them to another school for anything. Thanks!

  • (10 years ago)

    We moved from Manchester because school system is poor and not supported by the community. They always take the cheap way out of a problem and they don't pay their teachers well.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have two of three children at Klager and I love it. Being raised by two elementary public school teachers I have high expectations. My boys love school and have always felt safe and accepted there. For me that is what counts not how organized I feel the school is or isnt. For the cutbacks that most public schools have gone through and for being a smaller community I feel we are above the average. Thanks Amy Doan

  • (10 years ago)

    I have personally attended private schools as well as the public school system in Michigan and in several other states. Additionally I have taught classes to small children and college students in my career. Klager Elementary is one of the best. The teachers are very dedicated to the students welfare. They listen with compassion to every parent's story and go beyond the call of duty. The community is very involved. When a literacy program was in danger of the budget ax the community rallied and raised the funds necessary within days. This despite the fact that the program directly affects only a small percentage of the pupils those who need an extra boost with their reading skills. There is a wonderful afterschool program available to every child including those who opt out of the public school system. I feel very fortunate to have my children benefitting from this school system.

  • (10 years ago)

    The elementary school is the most disorganized that I have seen. I am now sitting here 10 days before school starts (going by a flier from last year) and have no information on what happens the first day or who my daughters teacher is. The taxes are high in this area. There is absolutely no excuse for this type of disorganization. Sure I could call the school but nobody is there.

  • (11 years ago)

    We have lived in the Manchester community for 10 yrs. I have had my children in all 3 school systems high school elem & middle school. I have not been satisfied on any of the levels but I feel I was most disappointed on the Elementary level. I found it to be one of the most disorganized non-thorough school system that I have even encountered. Myself and my eldest attended private schools and maybe my expectations are too high. I finally took my youngest out and am home-schooling her as it is the only Elementary school in the district.

  • (12 years ago)

    As a parent I could not have asked for a better school. The staff really seem to care about all children. They are not just a number. I started my child in early fives kindergaten. Fantastic program. My child has had some special needs. The school staff worked as a great team to over come my childs needs. My child will now be starting his third year. I look forward to another great year. Thanks to all have a safe and happy summer.

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