Collins Elementary School

4451 West Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
(989) 366-2023

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 433 students 15 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Houghton Lake Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Collins Elementary School is a public elementary school in Prudenville. The principal of Collins Elementary School is Amy Peterson and can be contacted at 433 children attend Collins Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 78% of the 433 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Collins Elementary School is 15:1. Houghton Lake Middle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 96%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 0.4%
Asian 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.8%
Hawaiian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Teaching staff is good. Principal runs the school with her personal agenda which is not necessarily good for the children. Best thing that happened to the school district was when the superintendent left. (Pete Injusolian)

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal does not care for the well being of children. She runs the place like a boot camp. She even told 2nd and 3rd grade girls she was going to put cameras in the bathroom stalls. She needs to go if they want collins to be a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Collins Elementary because they have proven time and time again that the children come first with a good education they can do anything!

  • (7 years ago)

    I had alot of trouble with this school and that is why my wife and I pulled our daughter out after only one year. Too much internal strife within the school over teachers salary made for a tense school experience for the children. The climax was reached when my wife was told she would no longer be walking our 6 year old to her class in the morning. It was reversed only after a meeting with the school board.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm ready to home school and would love doing it as a group contact me. From my experience with Collins it seems as though they do not care much for the children's well being or for parent involvement unless it's 'their way.' I alerted the school about the horrendous amounts of sugar that was served to the kindergartners on Halloween day and I mean a plate full! Nutrition is a huge factor in our children's heath and well being it's time for people to wake up! I was also reprimanded by the principle for asking the teacher to make parents aware of how and where they write their child's names on clothing. Many children have been taken and harmed by abductors being able to read the name and make the child feel familiar with that person.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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