507 West Sycamore St
Wayland, MI 49348
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bessie B Baker School serves 342 students in grades Prekindergarten-1.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Bessie B Baker School's student population of 342 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-1
Total Students
342 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Bessie B Baker School is 0.22, 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
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State Level (MI)
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
2%
18%
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White
88%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
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: Prekindergarten-1
  • Students: 342 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50% in MI)

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