Tinkham Alternative Education High School

450 South Venoy Rd,

Westland, MI, 48186-7805

Tel: (734)419-2436
Grades: 9-12

82 students

Tinkham Alternative Education High School serves 82 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
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 82 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 82 students
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Total Students (1996-2012)
Gender % 63% Male / 37%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Tinkham Alternative Education High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 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 5:1 18:1
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School American Indian (1997-2012)
Asian
1%
3%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
4%
6%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
47%
22%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Black (1996-2012)
White
45%
67%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School White (1996-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Tinkham Alternative Education High School Sch Ethnicity Tinkham Alternative Education 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.
0.58 0.48
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,229 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 63% over five years.
School District Name Wayne-westland Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
3
Number of Students Managed 12,229 806
Wayne-westland Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 82%
Wayne-westland Community   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $154 MM $11 MM
Wayne-westland Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $152 MM $11 MM
Wayne-westland Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,827 $11,537
Wayne-westland Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,626 $11,612
Wayne-westland Community   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 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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