School Details

Moorsbridge Elementary School

7361 Moors Bridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024
(269) 323-6400
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 549 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

48%
53%
40%
85%
81%
61%

MI00195

None
99%
99%
95%
98%
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
  • Portage Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
59%
45%
93%
85%
70%
69%
66%
51%

MI00195

None
92%
94%
92%
92%
93%
84%
58%
60%
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
  • Portage Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
61%
45%
94%
87%
72%
33%
31%
17%

MI00195

None
91%
89%
80%
96%
92%
85%
94%
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
  • Portage Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Moorsbridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Portage. The principal of Moorsbridge Elementary School is Mrs. Lori Kirshman and can be contacted at lkirshman@portageps.org. 549 children attend Moorsbridge Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 10% of the 549 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Moorsbridge Elementary School is 18:1. Amberly Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 81% 84%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I have 2 kids in this school and have heard great things under the old principal Mrs Haas; I would like to see more math and analytical programs and they need to be more proactive and teach kids to get along with everyone. I have seen kids form clicks and groups and they start as early as kindergarten

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter is in kindergarten and attends moorsbridge elementary. This is an excellent school. The teachers are caring and the principal is amazing as well. She is very hands on and interacts with students on a daily basis. Any behavioral issues are dealt with immediately. Also the students learn math and reading at high levels. They offer accelerated reader program along with "book buddies" and "Baggie books" just to name a few of the techniques used in learning. Also parental involvement is encouraged and appreciated. I love this because I like to come to my daughter's recess and/or lunchtime to volunteer and see her. I would highly recommend this school!

  • (11 months ago)

    Ms. Haas recently moved to Curriculum Development and it was a significant loss to the school. She was always very patient and her leadership was second to none. The school is still full of very helpful and supportive students parents and staff but there will never be another Mrs. Haas.

  • (4 years ago)

    Moorsbridge is a wonderful school with an excellent staff of teachers. There's not a bad one in the bunch. The office staff is super helpful and always greets me with a smile. The principal gets an A+ for keeping a tight ship.

  • (4 years ago)

    Love this school! The principal is dedicated organized and quick to resolve issues. I disagree with the previous review because my experience with the office staff has been nothing but warm and friendly and they are always happy to answer questions. I have had 2 children attend this school and both have had great teachers. This is also the perfect school for children wth special needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Fantastic Principal - very involved and present throughout school and at functions. Friendly and helpful office staff. Wonderful teachers. (Only one a disappointment and this teacher has since moved on.) Highly recommended.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very surprised to see the latest post. This school is top notch in every way. I have found the office staff friendly and have helped me out many times. Mrs. Haas is very dedicated and knows the children by name.. The teachers are dedicated and have taught my children what they need to succeed in school. You want your child to attend this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel that the pricipal is a real leader and great to deal with. She gets the job done and fast when I had a couple of issues with a teacher. The office staff however is unfriendly and not easy to talk to or deal with. Have only been at this school for one year. The teacher is just ok nothing special unfortunately. I am most impressed with the wonderful librarian principal and janitor.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very dedicated staff! Very child focused and very willing to make needed accomodations for students with special needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    teaching staff above average. very dedicated. The teaching staff is very positive and student centered

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school...teachers go the extra mile. The atmosphere in the building is so positive. I'm very impressed with the dedication and experience of the staff

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school! Moorsbridge has an excellent principal and staff. Expect a high quality education from this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school especially to anyone who has a child with any type of special need. Admistration and most staff are very rigid and non-tolerant towards differences of any kind.

  • (10 years ago)

    When we moved from the east coast we were disappointed in the level of effort put into out Kindergardner & 2nd grader. But now their in 2nd & 4th grades and the school seems to be reponding better. There is a tallented and gifted program called PEP for advanced students. This program begins in th 4th grade. I would highly recomend this elementary for late elementary aged kids. Also the school takes the security of the kids seriously. Beware there are plans to re-district...

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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