School Details

Tcaps Montessori School

1009 South Oak Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-5608
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 344 students 19 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

32%
39%
40%
70%
68%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
98%
95%
100%
92%
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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
50%
45%
79%
78%
70%
55%
53%
51%

MI00195

None
94%
90%
92%
91%
88%
84%
33%
48%
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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
41%
45%
82%
80%
72%
9%
19%
17%

MI00195

None
71%
78%
80%
100%
90%
85%
88%
85%
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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
38%
42%
85%
79%
72%
44%
36%
27%

MI00195

None
75%
85%
85%
82%
93%
84%
82%
89%
75%

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
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tcaps Montessori School is a public middle school in Traverse City. The principal of Tcaps Montessori School is Lisa VanLoo, who can be contacted at vanlooli@tcaps.net. 344 children attend Tcaps Montessori School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 344 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Tcaps Montessori School is 19:1. West Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 93%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My children attend TCAPS Montessori and I am blown away by the amount of respect empathy and responsibility the children there show. The academics are amazing hands on challenging and focused on our environment and being good citizens. I am so so happy with our decision. I am also a teacher and have taught in several districts and this is one great school!!! I would highly recommend it!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of two TCAPS Montesorri students. My kids LOVE school and we couldn't be happier. The staff get to know each child and family and they clearly care about our kids. We feel so luck to have a public program like this available to us!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very happy and impressed with the staff and program curriculum that TCAPS Montessori offers for my children. The staff to student ratios are smaller than traditional public school settings. The parents are VERY involved and the PTO is very very active in raising funds for special programs and offerrings for the kids/families. I love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent as well as an employee of the TCAPS Montessori program. My children attended even before I worked here and whene the opportunity arose to work in my kids' school building I hopped at the chance. The staff is the best I've ever worked with. They are connected to one another professionally and in many cases socially. It is a big family atmosphere which is hard to accomplish with a large staff. I know that each teacher is extremely committed to their kids and because of the three year cycle the children have with a single teacher the kids all become 'family' to the staff very quickly. I will never work anywhere else. I love the kids and staff- together it's a creative loving learning environment- comprised of adults and children who think globally. Fantastic!! )

  • (5 years ago)

    I pull my kids out of westwoods school because of an inept principal. TCAPS montessori has brought me kids back to there grade standards after losing a year of time at Westwoods.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of two children coming from a privately-run Montessori school I had very high expectations. TCAPS' Montessori has surpassed those expectations on all accounts. The staff is incredible and the parent community is active and supports the needs of both the children and the staff. My children are receiving a fantastic education and we're not paying thousands of dollars a year.

  • (7 years ago)

    The quality of this Montessori progrram is out of this world! Our family has been a part of the program since it began 6 yrs ago. We couldn't be more happy. The teachers are great they work individually and get to know each child. That mean so much to us. My children have thrived and they are very different with different needs. With this program being in the public schools we have access to what the public school children usually do like extracurriculars music sports art. For the most part parents are very involved in this program as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love this program. It is a public run Montessori program in the Traverse City Public School district. It is an excellent program.

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Overall score

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