School Details

Hugger Elementary School

5050 Sheldon Road, Rochester, MI 48306
(248) 726-3800
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 509 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

61%
70%
40%
86%
80%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
99%
95%
92%
93%
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 2014
  • Rochester Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
76%
45%
93%
88%
70%
68%
75%
51%

MI00195

None
92%
97%
92%
91%
94%
84%
78%
76%
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 2014
  • Rochester Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
79%
45%
91%
88%
72%
42%
40%
17%

MI00195

None
98%
94%
80%
98%
96%
85%
95%
94%
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 2014
  • Rochester Community School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hugger Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Hugger Elementary School is Marnie Barker, who can be contacted at mbarker@rochester.k12.mi.us. 509 children attend Hugger Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 6% of the 509 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hugger Elementary School is 18:1. Oak Arbor Church School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rock climbing
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 80%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 11%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had an excellent experience at Hugger. I only had one issue come up during our 6 years at Hugger and the principal handled it with professionalism and was completely supportive of my concern. We have loved every teacher we have had at Hugger and I couldn't imagine my children going to any other elementary. Both my kids love school and I attribute that to the warm and nurturing environment. My children will leave Hugger with a strong academic background a love for learning and fond memories of their time at Hugger. What more could you ask for? Also there are quite of few school of choice children that attend Hugger as well and families that have moved into the area just so their children could attend Hugger. Keep in mind you'll always find a few parents that aren't happy with their situation but the majority of the students and parents are extermely happy at Hugger.

  • (3 years ago)

    Beware of the Principal. Had to transfer out of school district last year due to her and the former superintendent incompetance one my childrens safety!! Superintendent left so returned thankfully due to school of choice! While taking children to local sports and activites several families have transfered to other elementaries and private schools due to the principals incompetance. Ask to see the incident reports before sending children to this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    We considered private schools for our children to ensure the best education possible. We have no doubts in our decision on sending our children to Hugger Elementary. We love the principal and have had terrific teachers. The MDE just have Hugger 99.1% out of 100% on thier ranking system of academic achievement. It is true the Rochester schools due not offer foreign languages at the elementary level during the school day but they do offer after school programs.

  • (5 years ago)

    I must agree with the other evaluator that said she is not fond of the principal. She is pro teacher but not necessarily pro parent. If there is an issue with a teacher she will always support the teacher. As a parent I feel my voice is not heard. Academically the school is good. My child is happy attending Hugger.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have 3 children and each have attended Hugger since Kindergarten. Our oldest is now at Hart Middle School with excellent grades. I could not imagine a better learning environment and am grateful for the Hugger community. This is a 'bucket filling' school which means in addition to academics the children are encouraged to see the positive qualities in each other. I believe that in addition to the parent support and teachers make this an awesome school. We will not move by choice until our kids have completed elementary school simply because of the school and community.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two kids who enjoy every bit of Hugger school time. Hugger staff children and parents are very friendly. Couple of kids who moved from North Hill to Hugger are ahead in their lessons. When compared to Troy schools Hugger does not teach other languages like Spanish. Troy schools are academically high in rank. Even though Hugger can't make to Troy elementary schools Rochester kids who graduated from Hart and Stoney creek high school are no less when compared to kids graduated from Troy high schools. Best thing is enjoy the neighbour hood and living atmosphere in Rochester. Enjoy Hugger environment. Go for it!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have children in Hugger now also had 2 others already graduate that went to Hugger Enjoyed it more when we first moved here.The Principal then was a man and the school ran smoothly. I am not fond of the current Principle and would prefer to go to a different school district we live in Washington and have to attend Rochester Schools. Not everyone is nice there are alot of very rude people in this district from Parnets to kids to Staff. If your moving to Rochester pick a different Elem. School I do love the Middle School & High School though Parent of Rochester School students

  • (7 years ago)

    I am the proud parent of 2 brilliant children one currently attending Hugger and one who graduated 2 years ago. The Hugger staff seems to have found the perfect balance providing a comfortable nurturing atmosphere and a challenging curriculum. Opportunities for parent envolvement are abundant but at the same time working parents who may not always be able to make every field trip or conference are not made to feel like you don't care about your childs future. The teachers are top notch and we couldn't be happier with the Principal. My kids love Hugger and If you are new the the area in my opinion it's your best choice.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that Hugger is great. I used to go there and I loved it. I think that people should send their child there because I learn a lot that I didn't know. Also they make it fun to learn. I never miss a day of school because I didn't want to miss anything important. Hope you see Hugger the way I do.

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