Avoca Elementary School

8751 Willow St,

Kenockee, MI, 48006-7702

Tel: (810)324-2660
Grades: PK-5

256 students

Avoca Elementary School serves 256 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Avoca Elementary School operates within the Yale Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 256 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 256 students
Avoca Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 58% Male / 42%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Avoca Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Avoca Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less 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 16:1 18:1
Avoca Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Avoca Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2011)
Black
2%
22%
Avoca Elementary School Black (1998-2012)
White
95%
67%
Avoca Elementary School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.10 0.48
Avoca Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
33%
44%
Avoca Elementary 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.
4%
6%
Avoca Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,074 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
School District Name Yale Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,074 806
Yale Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $21 MM $11 MM
Yale Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $21 MM $11 MM
Yale Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,473 $11,537
Yale Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,105 $11,612
Yale Public 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 Yale Senior High School (7.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Yale Junior High School (7.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John F. Farrell-emmett Elementary School (5.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Emmett John F. Farrell-emmett Elementary School
    3300 Kinney Rd
    Emmett , MI , 48022
    (810)384-1300
    5.9  mi  |  248  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Yale Yale Junior High School
    198 School Dr
    Yale , MI , 48097
    (810)387-3231
    7.5  mi  |  528  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Yale Yale Elementary School
    200 School Dr
    Yale , MI , 48097
    (810)387-3231
    7.5  mi  |  356  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Yale Phoenix Alternative School
    Alternative School
    247 School Dr
    Yale , MI , 48097
    (810)387-3231
    Alternative School
    7.5  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Yale Yale Senior High School
    247 School Dr
    Yale , MI , 48097
    (810)387-3231
    7.5  mi  |  666  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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