Big Rapids Middle School

  • Big Rapids Middle School serves 533 students in grades 5-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (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 40% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Big Rapids Middle School's student population of 533 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students533 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Big Rapids Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Big Rapids Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2147 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Big Rapids Middle 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
6%
18%
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White
88%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Big Rapids Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Big Rapids Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.220.28
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Big Rapids Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBig Rapids Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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