309 N Birch Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Birch Street Elementary School serves 373 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Birch Street Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Birch Street Elementary School's student population of 373 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students
373 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Birch Street Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Birch Street Elementary School is 0.08, 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
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1034 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
96%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Students: 373 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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