Traverse City College Preparatory Academy

Tel: (231)929-4539
Grades: 9-12

61 students

Traverse City College Preparatory Academy serves 61 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy operates within the Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District.

Overview

The student population of 61 students has grown by 27% over five years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 61 students
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy Total Students (2008-2013)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Students by Grade Traverse City College Preparatory Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 18:1
American Indian
3%
1%
Hispanic
3%
6%
Black
3%
22%
White
90%
67%
All Ethnic Groups Traverse City College Preparatory Academy Sch Ethnicity Traverse City College Preparatory Academy Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.19 0.26
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.
34%
44%
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.
6%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 61 students has decreased by 32% over five years.
School District Name Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 61 930
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District Number of Students Managed (2008-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a% 82%
District Total Revenue $973,000 $11 MM
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District Total Revenue (2008-2009)
District Spending $975,000 $11 MM
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District Spending (2008-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,811 $11,537
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District Revenue / Student (2008-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,833 $11,612
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy School District Spending / Student (2008-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Grand Traverse Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Grand Traverse Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grand Traverse Academy (0.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Traverse CityGrand Traverse Academy
    Charter School
    1245 Hammond Rd East
    Traverse CityMI 49686
    (231)995-0665
    Charter School

    0.7 mi | 1192 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • Traverse CityEast Middle School
    1776 3 Mile Rd North
    Traverse CityMI 49686
    (231)933-7300
    1 mi | 946 students | Gr. 5-11                      
  • Traverse CityCherry Knoll Elementary School
    1800 3 Mile Rd North
    Traverse CityMI 49686
    (231)933-8940
    1 mi | 357 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Traverse CityCourtade Elementary School
    1111 Rasho Rd
    Traverse CityMI 49686
    (231)933-5800
    2 mi | 337 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Traverse CityTraverse City High School
    3962 3 Mile Rd North
    Traverse CityMI 49686
    (231)933-5860
    2.7 mi | 190 students | Gr. 8-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 08, 2010 - This is a great concept, however the school falls short in many ways. Poor communication with parents. Schedule changes were not told to anyone but students and has resulted in 50% of school absent, etc on days school calender reflected closed yet admin opened to make up for flu days. This was never updated on website nor communicated to parents. Students are used to transport other students to off-campus trips w/o parents consent (permission slip indicated transportation provided). Conferences with some teachers can be ridiculous - no times are provided, it is just first come first serve. Waited 45 mins for one teacher (school is small, only 50 kids and hardly any parents showed for conference). Math teacher sat and chatted socially with parent while others waited to talk academics - this continued over and over. Teacher never returned our calls post conference as we were tired of waiting and had to leave. By mid year, 20 students transferred. We are one of them and are THRILLED with GTA so far. Was advised by other schools as well as other parents that this school may close altogether due to significant drops in enrollment. I completely understand why. Beware. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Traverse City, MI public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.17, which is lower than the Michigan average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Traverse City is Traverse Heights Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Michigan or national school diversity statistics.