Riddle Elementary School

Riddle Elementary School serves 319 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Riddle Elementary School operates within the Lansing Public School District.

Overview

The student population of 319 students has grown by 131% over five years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 319 students
Riddle Elementary School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Riddle Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade Riddle Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 18:1
Riddle Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
34%
3%
Riddle Elementary School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
9%
6%
Riddle Elementary School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
40%
22%
Riddle Elementary School Black (2006-2012)
White
14%
67%
Riddle Elementary School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.70 0.48
Riddle Elementary School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
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.
73%
44%
Riddle Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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.
n/a
6%
Riddle Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 16,391 students has grown by 5882% over five years.
School District Name Lansing Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
3
Number of Students Managed 16,391 806
Lansing Public   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $173 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $180 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $631,033 $11,537
Lansing Public   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $657,215 $11,612
Lansing Public   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 J.w. Sexton High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is East Intermediate School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Willow School (1.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lansing J.w. Sexton High School
    Magnet School
    102 Mcpherson Ave
    Lansing , MI , 48915
    (517)755-1070
    Magnet School
    0.2  mi  |  793  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Lansing The Early College @ Lansing Community College High School
    430 North Capitol Ave
    Lansing , MI , 48933
    (517)244-1254
    1  mi  |  89  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Lansing East Intermediate School
    3131 West Michigan Ave
    Lansing , MI , 48917
    (517)484-8830
    1  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Lansing Mid-michigan Leadership Academy
    Charter School
    730 West Maple St
    Lansing , MI , 48906
    (517)485-5379
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  216  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Lansing Willow School
    1012 West Willow St
    Lansing , MI , 48915
    (517)755-1680
    1.1  mi  |  252  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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