Whittemore-prescott Area High School

Whittemore-prescott Area High School serves 349 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Whittemore-prescott Area High School operates within the Whittemore-prescott Area s School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 349 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 349 students
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Whittemore-prescott Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 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 22:1 18:1
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Whittemore-prescott Area High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
2%
3%
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
4%
6%
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
22%
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Black (1992-2012)
White
91%
67%
Whittemore-prescott Area High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Whittemore-prescott Area High School Sch Ethnicity Whittemore-prescott Area 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.
0.17 0.87
Whittemore-prescott Area 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.
71%
44%
Whittemore-prescott Area 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.
8%
6%
Whittemore-prescott Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,006 students has decreased by 18% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Whittemore-prescott Area s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,006 930
Whittemore-prescott Area s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 82%
Whittemore-prescott Area s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $12 MM $11 MM
Whittemore-prescott Area s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $11 MM $11 MM
Whittemore-prescott Area s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,603 $11,537
Whittemore-prescott Area s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,047 $11,612
Whittemore-prescott Area s 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 Arenac Eastern Middle/high School (8.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Whittemore-prescott Area Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Early Childhood Center (0.2 miles away)
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