School Details

Mattawan Later Elementary School

56720 Murray St, Mattawan, MI 49071
(269) 668-3361
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 849 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

59%
59%
40%
78%
78%
61%

MI00195

None
99%
99%
95%
94%
94%
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
  • Mattawan Consolidated School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
45%
87%
87%
70%
58%
58%
51%

MI00195

None
98%
98%
92%
96%
96%
84%
58%
58%
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
  • Mattawan Consolidated School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
75%
45%
89%
89%
72%
35%
35%
17%

MI00195

None
89%
89%
80%
93%
93%
85%
89%
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
  • Mattawan Consolidated School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mattawan Later Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oshtemo. The principal of Mattawan Later Elementary School is Mrs. Christie Enstrom-West, whose e-mail is cwest@mattawanschools.org. 849 children attend Mattawan Later Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 18% of the 849 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mattawan Later Elementary School is 20:1. Mattawan Early Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 93%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Overcrowding is a huge problem in both the Elementary and later elementary schools. Mattawan continues to have open enrollment for out of district students which takes away from OUR students. Make Mattawan accoiuntable for their lack of judgement in continuing to have open enrollement. We are moving in the spring and going back to Portage Public schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you have a smart kid this school is for you. If you have a special needs child...forget it they have NO INTEREST in educating our special needs children to properly teach our children. Very poor in the Special Ed. Area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Mattawan and all of my children attend Mattawan. We have one in each building this year and the teachers and staff are wonderful. The classes are the right size and there are always a parent or two roaming around the room somewhere. My son whom is in Middle School has ADHD and the school has be phenominal in helping him in every way possible we have a meet and greet with the teachers every year before school starts and we always have a game plan. My son in Later Elementary has had troubles with his reading and since kindergarden he has been in a group called 'Read Naturally' and a few days a week he 'travels' to an intense reading program. His reading and comprehention skills soared these last few years. Continued on next post

  • (7 years ago)

    We recently relocated to the area from overseas. We have two daughters at this school (4th and 5th grades). We couldn't be happier with our decision to attend this district after interviewing others in the area. We love the one campus approach as all of our children are together. This school does a phenomenal job of matching childrens' learning styles and personalities with teachers. Parents have involvement and are even able to give input for class selction for following years. This school has helped our daughters to adjust to school in the U.S. As a public school we feel we are getting a private school atmosphere in respect to individual attention academics special classes and parental involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am the parents of two children who attend Mattawan. My oldest is in middle school and has had a wonderful experience. Great teachers - good environment. My younger son who is in 3rd grade is special needs. I would agree with the poster under early el regarding the treatment and services for special needs. For an average child this school works but I would not recommend enrolling special needs as services lack and funding comes before the 'best interest of the child.'

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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