School Details

Traverse Heights Elementary School

933 Rose Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-6500
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 240 students 13 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

42%
39%
40%
68%
68%
61%

MI00195

None
97%
98%
95%
94%
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 2011
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
50%
45%
78%
78%
70%
40%
53%
51%

MI00195

None
81%
90%
92%
81%
88%
84%
36%
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 2011
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
41%
45%
85%
80%
72%
15%
19%
17%

MI00195

None
59%
78%
80%
88%
90%
85%
84%
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 2011
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Traverse Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Traverse City. The principal of Traverse Heights Elementary School is Amy Six-King, who can be contacted at sixkingam@tcaps.net. 240 children attend Traverse Heights Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 86% of the 240 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Traverse Heights Elementary School is 13:1. Tba ISD Traverse Heights is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 6% 2%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% %
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Traverse Heights is by far not the best school to send your kids to. My son started in the ECP preschool and I had high hopes as his teacher was AMAZING! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher to start him off in school... but then he went to kindergarten and the teacher was still great but lacked communication skills. My son started having anger issues and lashing out. Now he is in first grade and his teacher is awful. She doesn't seem to understand he has apraxia adhd and spd or how to deal with it. I can only do so much from home. I feel like I'm teaching him everything he needs to know myself. They never give homework and I feel like this school is well behind the other schools in what they teach and how they teach. I am looking into transferring him even though it's mid year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Traverse Heights is not the best school. The teachers are great as is the principle however it is a "low income" type of school. You get what you pay for. It is a somewhat "rough" neighborhood so you can guess the types of kids that go to this school. I switched my son to a different school mid-year and he is actually behind now while at Traverse Heights he was ahead. They are learning things at this new school that hadn't even been brought up at TH. Also there is NO parental involvement at TH!! NONE!! It was very sad. I am so glad that I switched my son into a better school!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Traverse Hieghts teachers and staff are amazing. They are so willing to go the extra mile for all their students. I highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Traverse Heights Elementary has been trouble since my son started Kindergarten. He started half the school year ok but things escalated to violence yelling and parent phone calls. He has been suspended so many times. Third grade has been a blessing. His teacher is understanding and he is finally getting along with other students and staff. Now his sister is going down the same path as he did!! There is no clear communication on what actually went on or what the consequence will be. They gave my daughter a lunch buddy after she threw a fit that she wanted one. Her behaviour at that school still hasn't changed; she is still being disrespecful. I know of several people (a couple of whom are very close family friends) who have attended this school and they have experienced the same thing as we have. After they left for different schools their children have soared. There seems to be no education towards technology. My children is in the first and third grades and their math is horrible. When asked how much time do they spend a day on math they told me not a whole lot. It is mostly reading reading reading. Both my children are above average in reading below average in math.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love Traverse Heights because it is a very loving and caring atmosphere. The preschool teacher that my twins have is a cool guy buy makes the children listen when needed. He is the unusual standard of what teachers were when I was a kid.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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