About This School
Pine Creek Elementary School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Michigan in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Pine Creek Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Pine Creek Elementary School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Pine Creek Elementary School's students and teachers. more
Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Macatawa Bay Middle School 0.6 miles|
|Rose Park Christian School 1.1 miles||n/a|
|Woodside Elementary School 1.4 miles|
|Glerum Elementary School 1.8 miles|
|Corpus Christi Catholic School 1.9 miles||n/a|
As with any elementary school and kids of that age, nothing is ever perfect. Kids tease, get into disagreements, etc - it's all a part of kids growing up and learning. It's not how they behave because you can't always control that, it is how the teachers and the staff handle things when they don't. This school does a wonderful job.
Our first years there were slow to start. The school did not receive a passing grade under the cryptic "No Child Left Behind" requirements. Apparently they didn't consider schools with great diversity that were taking in children who did not speak English as a first language. I still see parents in the halls who do not speak or understand English clearly, something most of us will never have to deal with. Thankfully most of the staff are bilingual and always willing to help.
Several years ago, when Mr. Gingerich joined the staff as their principal, he helped to breath life into the school. Despite the fact that he left after 2008, that enthusiasm lives on.
The staff is wonderful and we have had some fantastic teachers. It amazes me to this day that they have assembled such a fantastic group of educators who care about the students and their families. It makes me a bit sad to know that at the end of this year, our experience with PC will be over. While it may be over, it will never be forgotten.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 335
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Pine Creek Elementary School had 84% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Michigan had 45% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
West Ottawa District Spending
In 2011, Pine Creek Elementary School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in West Ottawa School District
About the MEAP
What is it?
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) is an annual test administered in the fall of the school year and used to assess a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed 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.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of four levels:exceeded standards (level 1), met standards (level 2), basic (level 3) and apprentice (level 4). The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard (levels 1 and 2).