About This School
Costello 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 Costello Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Costello Elementary School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Costello Elementary School's students and teachers. more
Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Leonard Elementary School 1 miles|
|Barnard Elementary School 1.2 miles|
|Hill Elementary School 1.3 miles|
|Wattles Elementary School 1.4 miles|
|Wass Elementary School 1.4 miles|
Last year, my son was able (with effort) to get all A's on his fourth grade report card. This year, after the first semester, he fell down into A's and B'. After second semester, he's fallen again into B's and C's.
There seems to be no sense of urgency regarding this slide. The worst grade was in reading. Seems crazy to me - my son loves reading.
I just meet with the teacher last week. Reading is not the problem - the problem is writing answers to the questions regarding the reading. The students must write the answers and turn them in on their own.
My problem is, if a kid is sliding down in marks like this, shouldn't the educators find ways to help the kid learn to complete the assignments successful. It seems the attitude is, "It's the kids responsibility to figure this stuff out."
I would have expected more. It's not OK for any kid's grades to slide so much, so quickly!
Enrollment (2011)Total: 313
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Costello Elementary School had 13% 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)
Troy District Spending
In 2011, Costello Elementary School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Troy 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).