Luther L. Wright High School

Luther L. Wright High School serves 375 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the MI average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Luther L. Wright High School operates within the Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District.
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 375 students has declined by 22% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 375 students
Luther L. Wright High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Luther L. Wright High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Luther L. Wright High School Total Teachers (1994-2014)
Students by Grade Luther L. Wright High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 19:1
Luther L. Wright High School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2014)
White
98%
68%
Luther L. Wright High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.27
Luther L. Wright High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
44%
43%
Luther L. Wright High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Luther L. Wright High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District's student population of 830 students has decreased by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 86% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,500 in this district is less than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,586 is less than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 830 784
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 94% 82%
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $10 MM $11 MM
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $11 MM $11 MM
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,500 $11,681
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,586 $11,849
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Hurley High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wakefield-marenisco School (10 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sleight Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • IronwoodSleight Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 185 students
    0.5 miles
    108 East Arch St
    IronwoodMI 49938
    (906)932-1531
    0.5PK-2185
  • IronwoodNorrie Elementary School
    Grades: 3-6 | 216 students
    0.8 miles
    650 East Ayer St
    IronwoodMI 49938
    (906)932-3110
    0.83-6216
  • HurleyHurley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 351 students
    3.6 miles
    5503 West Range View Dr
    HurleyWI 54534
    (715)561-4900
    3.6PK-6351
  • HurleyHurley High School
    Grades: 7-12 | 289 students
    3.6 miles
    5503 West Range View Dr
    HurleyWI 54534
    (715)561-4900
    3.67-12289
  • BessemerA.d. Johnston Jr/sr High School
    Grades: 7-12 | 219 students
    5.4 miles
    100 West Lead St
    BessemerMI 49911
    (906)667-0413
    5.47-12219

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2.0  5/25/2009
School leadership is TERRIBLE, bordering on abusive! Unwise, intolerant, and incompetent. Please do not consider LL Wright as an academic option for your children if you value their success.
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2.0  4/4/2007
Some good teachers...others are just there to put in their time and collect a paycheck. I am proud to be a Red Devil but I never got the recognition I deserved since I didn't have "the name" and it never helped that my dad was from Bessemer. It's not what you know in this town; but who you blow...starts in Little League, matriculates to high school, and onward in life. Screw L.L. Wright and the quote-unquote high horse that Tim Kolesar rode in on!!!!!
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