Barber Elementary School

45 East Buena Vista St
Highland Park, MI 48203
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Bottom 50%
Serving 268 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Barber Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 45%).
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in MI
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : <50% (Top 1%)
  • 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:

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Attribute

School Overview

Barber Elementary School's student population of 268 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 86% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
268 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Barber Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,069 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Barber Elementary School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MI)
#3016 out of 3069 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Barber Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Barber Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
<50%
23%
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Barber Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
97%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Barber Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
1%
64%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
0.06
This chart display the diversity score of Barber Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
47%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 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 #3016 out of 3,069 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?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% MI state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MI state average).
How many students attend Barber Elementary School?
268 students attend Barber Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of Barber Elementary School students are Black, 1% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
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 (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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