School Details

Beechnau Elementary School

12322 Stafford Street, Ravenna, MI 49451
(231) 853-2258
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 378 students 18 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

21%
20%
40%
64%
63%
61%

MI00195

None
95%
95%
95%
93%
91%
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
  • Ravenna Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
24%
45%
67%
63%
70%
50%
48%
51%

MI00195

None
94%
94%
92%
90%
90%
84%
45%
44%
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
  • Ravenna Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beechnau Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ravenna. The principal of Beechnau Elementary School is Jennifer Kleiner, who can be contacted at rakleinerjm@ravennaschools.org. 378 children attend Beechnau Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 378 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Beechnau Elementary School is 18:1. St Catherine School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 92%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.5%
Multiracial 1% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to agree with the previous review in respect of the principal. She is very unprofesional and not helpful at all. My daughter was a transfer student in March after a divorce. The principal was very distant and often unavailable and NEVER returned phone calls or emails. My daughter's teacher has been wonderful however. She is very helpful and willing to keep all communication open to help my daughter adjust. It is much to my dissmay to find out she is retiring at the end of this year. Parent envolvement is poor at best although I do understand this is a poor community and many of the parents work during the day or do not have transportation. I am very concerned about the over all support the teachers receive from parents and the principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    Quality programs and staff. I can't say enough about the level of professionalism and caring the teachers and support staff exude. My children are challenged to think and learn on their own as well as part of a team and they genuinely love their instructors and peers. There are many opportunities for parents/guardians to become involved and those that do are tirelessly dedicated to providing enriching activities for their kids whether it be in the classroom or at an after-school event. Staff and parents work hard to maximize every opportunity for our kids! Academically our MEAP test scores have continued to rise and are more impressive than most of our neighboring district's. Everyone should be proud of this! Our reading/literacy programs are second-to-none in my opinion. Our school/district isn't so large that kids fall through the cracks; they thrive in this environment of opportunity for everyone. It's all about community here!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Ravenna Elementary is a great school! I am active in it and believe that the teachers care and it reflects in their teaching. The curriculum is excellent and challenges the kids. It has been my experience that the kids are well behaved (as far as kids go) and the principal addresses matters very well and does great with the kids!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is absoulutely horrible. I am a parent at this school and I do not support it!

  • (9 years ago)

    Worst principal around. She makes excuses and very defensive when you try and talk with her. She interrupts you and cuts you off while talking. Very unprofessional and the children she supervisors shows in this because they are just as disrespectful. I hope they replace her soon. They built a new school and what a waste of tax payers dollars that was! If we take our childrent to another school our tax dollars should go towards the school of our choice. I think if the principals teachers and superintendents should reside in the same community they work for.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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