John Ball Park Zoo School

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1300 Fulton St W

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 819-3344

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Grades: 6

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 59

Students Per Teacher: 30

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for John Ball Park Zoo School

i am a student from this past year and coming here was the best thing ever mr.k and mr.f are the best teachers ever!!! trips into the zoo are awesome hiking in the woods are cool 2. one sad thing is leaving camp was sad at the end of the year. saying our last good byes but if u have trouble picking a ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/10/11

I am currently a student here (2009-2010) and I have learned so much and the school year isn't even over yet. Also,Mr.H and Mr.K are the greatest teachers ever. I love it here and I am so happy that i left former school to come here. Even though I left my friends I made new ones and it was worth it to ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/28/10

As far as I'm concerned there is not a better school in the state of Michigan!!! The things they're learning will help them throughout their lives and they have just a ton of fun learning. They develop leadership skills, learn to work in groups and more. I can't believe the difference in the attitude ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/19/10

I went to Zoo School just last year and I loved It. They work you hard but it is very rewarding!

Posted by a student on 11/15/09

Going to Zoo was the best thing I ever did. It was really hard though, and if you didn't buckle down and work, you got your butt kicked. However, I met a lot of great people and I doubt I'll ever forget what I learned there, especially the non-academic stuff, like how to understand the woods the way ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/25/09

im a went to zoo school and it was awesome you had to waork really hard but it prepared you for the futture, and it was the funniest school ever hikes 4/5 time s a week going to camping 2 times and much much more.

Posted by a student on 09/15/09

Horrible School, boring classes, terrible mean students, bad teachers, pointless assignments, I wish I had sent my child to Blandford like my other son.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/09

Zoo School was by far the best experience of my life so far! I loved every minute of it! I will never have another teacher like Mr. H or Mr. K again! They are truly one of a kind. Zoo School is fun, but you have to earn it. A lot of people think that Zoo School is all fun and games and that there is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/18/09

i am a zoo school student and it is fun but you have to buckle down and get to work if you want to do a good job, and it'will' be rewarding in the end (and because i go to school school i got first dibs to go to city middle/high) so i think if you want to go to go... GO!

Posted by a student on 05/18/09

As a parent of a zooey, I am proud of how my daughter has grown throughout the year academically. She has become confident student that puts her heart into all she does. The qualities that Mr. K & Mr. H teach the children not only last during the school year, but make an impact on the children (and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/20/09

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Test scores for John Ball Park Zoo School

MEAP* Test Scores

Grade Level: 6

Test Year: 2013
John Ball Park Zoo School
Grand Rapids Public Schools
* 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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Grand Rapids schools — John Ball Park Zoo School is located at 1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids MI 49504. 1300 Fulton St W is in the 49504 ZIP code in Grand Rapids, MI The school district for John Ball Park Zoo School is the Grand Rapids Public Schools. John Ball Park Zoo School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6.
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