3811 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI 49426
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Alward Elementary School serves 475 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Alward Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Alward Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Alward Elementary School's student population of 475 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Alward Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Alward Elementary School is 0.17, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#185 out of 3120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
91%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 475 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17 (Btm 50%)

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