Tinkham Alternative Education High School

450 South Venoy Rd

Westland, MI 48186-7805

Grades: 9-12

87 students

Tinkham Alternative Education High School serves 87 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Tinkham Alternative Education High School operates within the Wayne-westland Community School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 87 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 87 students
Gender % 63% Male / 37%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more 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 10:1 18:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Black
51%
22%
White
48%
66%
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.
0.51 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.
78%
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.
3%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,855 students has decreased by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Wayne-westland Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
3
Number of Students Managed 11,855 822
Graduation Rate 69% 82%
District Total Revenue $154 MM $11 MM
District Spending $152 MM $11 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,300 $11,537
District Spending / Student $11,108 $11,612
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 Wayne-westland Adult And Community Education High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Farmington 5-6 Campus Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alexander Hamilton Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WestlandWayne-westland Adult And Community Education High School
    450 South Venoy Rd
    WestlandMI 48186
    (734)419-2427
    0.1 mi | 119 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WestlandAlexander Hamilton Elementary School
    1031 South Schuman St
    WestlandMI 48186
    (734)419-2650
    0.5 mi | 438 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • Garden CityFarmington 5-6 Campus Middle School
    1 Negative Reviews
    33411 Marquette Ave
    Garden CityMI 48135
    (734)762-8460
    0.8 mi | 616 students | Gr. 5-6                      
  • WestlandWildwood Elementary School
    500 North Wildwood St
    WestlandMI 48185
    (734)419-2790
    0.8 mi | 542 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • WestlandAdams Upper Elementary School
    33475 Palmer Rd
    WestlandMI 48186
    (734)419-2380
    0.9 mi | 917 students | Gr. 3-6                      

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