Luther L. Wright High School

Luther L. Wright High School serves 417 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Luther L. Wright High School operates within the Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 417 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 417 students
Luther L. Wright High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Luther L. Wright High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Luther L. Wright High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.87. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
Luther L. Wright High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Luther L. Wright High School Asian (1990-2008)
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Luther L. Wright High School Hispanic (1992-2011)
Black
n/a
22%
White
98%
67%
Luther L. Wright High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Luther L. Wright High School Sch Ethnicity Luther L. Wright High School 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.
0.04 0.87
Luther L. Wright High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
42%
44%
Luther L. Wright High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
9%
6%
Luther L. Wright High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 911 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 911 823
Graduation Rate 92% 82%
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $10 MM n/a
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $10 MM n/a
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,609 $0
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,239 $0
Ironwood Area s Of Gogebic County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Ironwood Sleight Elementary School
    108 East Arch St
    Ironwood , MI , 49938
    (906)932-1531
    0.5  mi  |  182  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Ironwood Norrie Elementary School
    650 East Ayer St
    Ironwood , MI , 49938
    (906)932-3110
    0.8  mi  |  247  students  |  Gr.  3-6
  • Hurley Hurley High School
    5503 West Range View Dr
    Hurley , WI , 54534
    (715)561-4900
    3.6  mi  |  317  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Hurley Hurley Elementary School
    5503 West Range View Dr
    Hurley , WI , 54534
    (715)561-4900
    3.6  mi  |  323  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Bessemer A.d. Johnston Jr/sr High School
    100 West Lead St
    Bessemer , MI , 49911
    (906)667-0413
    5.4  mi  |  211  students  |  Gr.  7-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 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. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 04, 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!!!!! - Posted by Student/Alumni

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