Old Redford Academy - Elementary

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17195 Redford St

Detroit, MI 48219

(248) 799-2780

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Charter, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 745

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for Old Redford Academy - Elementary

My son has been going to ORA since 3rd grade, I've been impressed since day one of the small class rooms, challenging homework, and the support of all the teachers going over and beyond. My son is now in the 5th grade and I'm definitely going to enroll him in the middle school.

Posted by a parent on 01/28/13

I have 4 children at ORA. My oldest is in 2nd grade and has been their for 3 years. My family and I love this school and the environment. They force the children to dress for success on a daily basis and to take responsiblilty for their actions. I am a very involved parent and the staff works with my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/10/13

For the teacher who stated that all Mr. Smith cares about is money, all I have read about is what she is so unhappy about which just happens to be money. This teacher needs to re-evaluate what exactly she is at the school, and is her ultimate goal money or making sure our children learn.

Posted by a parent on 06/11/12

This school needs to be closed down, ORA makes Detroit public schools look like Harvard. The entire school year, my son has not had field trips, they are unorganized. I do not suggest this school to ANYONE. This year is my childrens LAST year at ORA

Posted by a parent on 06/10/12

Melvin Smith the CEO for Old Redford Academy cares about one thing, MONEY. This guy took his whole administartion staff to Aruba for a "Professional Development" while my students went the entire year without enough outdated books for everyone. The turnover rate for teachers is so high because, once ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 06/10/12

My grandson failed kindergarten at the school last year. This year he is on the honor roll. His current teacher could not understand why he was held back along with some other children in her class this year. Something is wrong with this picture.

Posted by a other on 04/24/12

If your the type of parent who complains about rules and regulations then this school isn't for you. No fights and there pently of after school programs like environment science club,art club,french club,etc...

Posted by a other on 12/06/11

I have one child attending ORAE and one at ORAM, My son is in 6th grade and I love how his teachers keep me involved with his learning and with whats is going on in school seeing that I can not be there due to work. They keep me informed via email so what ever take place in school that day i am aware ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/11/11

Old Redford Academy is a very good school for parents who are active in helping their child(ren) to obtain the best academic achievement possible. I like the zero tolerate disciple school environment. My child has learned a lot.

Posted by a parent on 03/28/11

As a involved parent Old Redford was not a good experience. The teacher's are not dedicated in teaching the children. They teach independed learning. They are quick to label your child instead of working with the chlid and the parent. The children have no voice. This will be my child last year. A school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/10

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Test scores for Old Redford Academy - Elementary

MEAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2013
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* 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.

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Detroit schools — Old Redford Academy - Elementary is located at 17195 Redford St, Detroit MI 48219. 17195 Redford St is in the 48219 ZIP code in Detroit, MI The school district for Old Redford Academy - Elementary is the Old Redford Academy. Old Redford Academy - Elementary is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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