Barber Elementary School

45 East Buena Vista St
Highland Park, MI 48203
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Barber Elementary School serves 273 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Barber 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 273 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 30:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Barber Elementary School's student population of 273 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 52% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
273 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Barber Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Barber Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2376 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
99%
18%
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White
n/a
65%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Barber Elementary School's ranking?
Barber Elementary School is ranked #2376 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend Barber Elementary School?
273 students attend Barber Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
99% of Barber Elementary School students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Barber Elementary School?
Barber Elementary School has a student ration of 30:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Barber Elementary School offer ?
Barber Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Barber Elementary School part of?

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 273 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 30:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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