School Details

North Oakview Elementary School

4300 Costa Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 361-3450
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 403 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

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75%
61%

MI00195

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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
  • Northview Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
50%
45%
81%
79%
70%
55%
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51%

MI00195

None
100%
97%
92%
91%
91%
84%
68%
62%
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
  • Northview Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Oakview Elementary School is a public elementary school in Northview. The principal of North Oakview Elementary School is Mrs. Teya Cotter, who can be contacted at tcotter@nvps.net. 403 children attend North Oakview Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 403 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North Oakview Elementary School is 18:1. East Oakview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 84%
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love North Oakview and I would encourage any parent looking to check this We have 3 kids at North and I feel like they are getting an excellent education. Kids are academically challenged and their full potential is brought out. The teachers truly care about the students and it's obvious in their teaching. Communication is great Parental involvement is huge (there is a program geared just for Dads to come in and volunteer) and all in all it is just a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    North Oakview is a fabulous school! Great teachers nice kids parent involvement. I tried 2 other schools (one a charter) before we came to Northview and we've been here now for 4 years. I have two very different students and both have been taught to their own styles and individual learning. My oldest is now at Highlands (for 5th grade) and loves it!

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school and the district. The kids (and parents) get a well-rounded quality education that is superior to many other schools we had looked at. The kids have music art and gym although not as much as I would like to see. They have all the traditional sports programs that are mostly parent volunteers. Parents are encouraged to be involved as much as they want or are able to. From what I have experienced parents are around a lot which provides support not only to the students but to the teachers as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended North Oakview in K-2. My daughter just started kindergarten there. Both attended Northview's pre-k at West Oakview. Northview school district is a great community! As for N. Oakview we have had a super positive experience. Reading and Math are strengths for my children yet they have been able to advance individually.This school uses the 'reading counts' program to help students advance individually in reading. The teachers have been amazing and caring. This school loves music and has an excellent music program. Extracurricular sports are well organized and the kids are on teams with students from the other 2 elementary schools strengthening the feeling of community. Parents are strongly encouraged to help in the school and there are many opportunities. The 'Character Counts' program teaches respect and the children really do respect each other here. I could go on..we love N. Oakview and the Northview District!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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