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Grades

KF, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Governance

Charter

Operator

National Heritage Academies

Authorizer

Grand Valley State University

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Our Scorecard measures schools across three categories. Schools receive a final grade based on the three categories, plus any extra credit. Excellent Schools Detroit recommends schools with a C+ grade or better. We also recommend "Fresh Start" schools or new schools that we consider promising. If we do not feel comfortable with the amount of data collected for a school, we label it "No Grade" until we can gather more information.

The following information is entered by a staff member from this school.


Detroit Merit is a great school because we impact student lives Our students leave our school prepared to do really well at top high schools of their choosing. Our dedicated teachers and staff work hard to ensure each student has not just options, but high quality options once they leave us. -Principal Sandy Terry-Martin


Enrollment

Application Process:

Yes

Application Fee:

No

Classes

Instructional Model:

Standards-based

Arts - Music:

Band, Orchestra

Foreign Language:

Spanish

Culture

Dress Code:

Uniforms

Bullying Policy:

Yes

Parent Involvement:

Attend parent nights, Chaperone school trips, Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities, Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.), Serve on school improvement team or governance council, Tutor, Volunteer in the classroom, Volunteer time after school

Support

Special Education Level:

Basic - we offer or partner to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Facilities:

Library, Computer lab, Garden/Greenhouse, Playground, Internet access

Before/After Care:

After school care, Before school care

Staff Resources:

Assistant principal, Art teacher, Tutor, Music teacher, PE instructor, Teacher aid/assistant teacher, Instructional aide/coach, School psychologist, School social worker/counselor, Special education coordinator, Speech and language therapist

Extracurricular

Boys Sports:

Basketball, Cross Country

Girls Sports:

Cheerleading, Basketball, Cross Country

Student Clubs:

Art club, Book/reading club, Game club, Gardening, Yearbook, Arts and crafts, Homework help/study buddy club, Community service, Cooking club, Foreign language and culture club, Sewing/knitting club, National Honor Society, Recycling club, Technology club

Demographics

Total: 734 students
Female: 379 students
Male: 355 students
African American: 719 students


Enrollment By Grade

We measure school performance using state-mandated tests and high school graduation rates. This is excluded from the "Fresh Start" schools.

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SCORE

POINTS

MAX

Percent of Students Proficient in Math (2-Year Average)

43% 5.0
10.0

Percent of Students Proficient in Reading & Writing (2-Year Average)

65% 8.0
10.0

Percent of Students Proficient in Science & Social Studies (2-Year Average)

9% 1.0
10.0


Percentage of students in each grade who are proficient in Math and Reading:

We measure how much students are learning during a school year on computer-based growth assessments, and how much students improved year-over-year on state tests.

Details

SCORE

POINTS

MAX

Percent of Students Making Progress on MEAP

61% 14.0
20.0

Percent of Students Reaching their 1-Year Growth Target (Math & Reading)

66% 18.0
20.0


History

These charts show the percentage of students proficient in reading and math over the last four years.

We measure what students, teachers, and community volunteers think and feel about the school. We do this through community site visits and surveys.

Details

SCORE

POINTS

MAX

Community-Led Site Visit Score

3.51 13.0
15.0

Net 5Essentials Score (2013-14)

5 10.0
10.0

5Essentials Trend

3.0 5.0
5.0



5Essentials Student and Teacher Survey

For this survey, the student response rate was 78% and the teacher response rate was 73%.

The following charts show what the school scored in each category.

Dark Green = Well Organized, Red = Not Yet Organized

Effective Leaders
68
68%
Collaborative Teachers
81
81%
Involved Families
79
79%
Supportive Environment
63
63%
Ambitious Instruction
77
77%
View this school's full 5Essentials report here