Aa Rather School

  • Aa Rather School serves 336 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Aa Rather School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Aa Rather School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Aa Rather School's student population of 336 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students336 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Aa Rather School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Aa Rather School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#431 out of 3119 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
2%
18%
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White
87%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.240.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIonia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ionia Heartlands Institute Of Technology Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.1 miles
    250 E Tuttle Road
    Ionia, MI 48846
    (616) 527-6540
    0.1 9-12 n/a
  • Ionia Ionia High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 828 students
    0.2 miles
    250 East Tuttle Rd
    Ionia, MI 48846
    (616) 527-0600
    0.2 9-12 828
  • Ionia Freedom Acres School Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 118 students
    1.4 miles
    2191 Harwood Rd
    Ionia, MI 48846
    (616) 527-2921
    1.4 PK-12 118
  • Ionia Michigan Reformatory Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2 students
    2.2 miles
    1342 W Main St
    Ionia, MI 48846
    (616) 527-2500
    2.2 9-12 2
  • Ionia Emerson School Special Education School
    Grades: PK-5 | 162 students
    2.3 miles
    645 Hackett St
    Ionia, MI 48846
    (616) 527-8018
    2.3 PK-5 162

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