Avalon Elementary School

  • Avalon Elementary School serves 264 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Avalon Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Avalon Elementary School's student population of 264 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students264 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Avalon Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,167 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Avalon Elementary School is 0.62, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#2161 out of 3167 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
52%
18%
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White
32%
66%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Avalon Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.620.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Lake Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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South Lake Schools and Avalon Elementary work hard for their students! There have been slow, positive changes made to the curriculum over that last few years. Science, math and writing have made vast improvements. My fellow teachers are hard workers and make every effort to differentiate to meet the needs of their students. The facilities are slowly improving, with bonds allowing us to update computer labs and security measures. Music, art, foreign language, technology and P.E. are all still part of the elementary schools! Many of the schools have a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. This year Avalon had Girls on the Run, martial arts, ecology club, a basketball program, walking club and more!
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