School Details

Switzer Elementary School

53200 Shelby Road, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
(586) 797-6400
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 638 students 21 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

52%
47%
40%
73%
67%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
98%
95%
99%
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
  • Utica Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
58%
45%
83%
76%
70%
70%
64%
51%

MI00195

None
97%
96%
92%
97%
89%
84%
74%
57%
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
  • Utica Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
59%
45%
80%
75%
72%
22%
18%
17%

MI00195

None
94%
88%
80%
94%
90%
85%
87%
83%
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
  • Utica Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
59%
42%
78%
81%
72%
25%
34%
27%

MI00195

None
99%
93%
85%
97%
92%
84%
91%
86%
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 2011
  • Utica Community Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Switzer Elementary School is a public middle school. The principal of Switzer Elementary School is Jake Palmer, who can be contacted at jacob.palmer@uticak12.org. 638 children attend Switzer Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 18% of the 638 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Switzer Elementary School is 21:1. Malow Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 91%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Hawaiian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Switzer elementary is one of the best schools in the district from helpful staff to bright students this school couldn't get better.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing! I have four kids attending Switzer ranging from K through 6 and I couldn't be happier with each of their situations. Our kids are diverse--from getting all As to the athlete to one with Asperger's and each of them is well taken care of. The teachers and especially the principal Mr Palmer couldn't be nicer or more helpful. If you're looking for an elementary to place your child and know they'll be well taken care of buy a house that's in this district. You won't regret it!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are amazing at Switzer. The teachers make sure that the kids are learning what is needed no matter how hard the teachers have to try. I have been so happy to have both my children in Switzer. The whole staff is helpful and friendly. The teaching is at a higher level and the children are very bright because of their hard work and dedication to our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Three children have gone through (or are still going) through Super-Switzer. My kids are bright outgoing and curious - and the faculty at Switzer has supported their development all the way!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a well-rounded public school. There are a variety of teaching styles all with very competent teachers. Many parents of students are involved in various educational events teams fundraisers classroom help and more. The student population is motivated by the Accelerated Reader program the student council the recycling team the mini fundraisers for specific groups and more. Switzer has much to offer any student. The office staff is caring and courteous and sincerely interested in each student and their needs. The active PTO is very interested in the community spirit of Switzer and strives to offer fun events. The addition of the art music and science rooms are a great need for room however the exterior look of the school deserves attention. Because of district wide budget cuts Switzer must endure an outdated appearance. Kudos to scout groups parents and beautification committees over the past years to brightening our school.

  • (8 years ago)

    SWITZER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL starts with an EXCELLENT MUST ATTEND Preschool Program with several memorable field trips and keepsake art projects! Mrs. Claudia and Mrs. Kirsten make all the difference THE BEST in Utica Schools. Everyone is polite intelligent and professional. Switzer s teachers reach beyond my creative academic expectations in bringing out the best in every child with the encouragement and confidence to succeed. Principle Slancik is attentive organized and highly visible making sure all the children are safe and secure seen socially circulating the building regularly. Pleasant professional office staff are polite attentive and always eager to help. Excellent custodial staff are always visible making sure the entire building is immaculately clean. Switzer s open line of communication with INFORMATIVE weekly teacher and monthly administrative newsletters answer most of my critical questions prior to asking. Switzer is always a bright pleasant cheerful place to visit. Rest assure you will feel the same.

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