Buchanan High School

  • Buchanan High School serves 569 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Buchanan High 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Buchanan High School's student population of 569 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students569 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buchanan High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Buchanan High School is 0.27, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#1830 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
4%
18%
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White
85%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.270.52
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Graduation Rate≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBuchanan Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Buchanan High School is Buchanan Step Up (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buchanan Buchanan Step Up Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: K-12 | 23 students
    0.1 miles
    401 West Chicago Street
    Buchanan, MI 49107
    (269) 695-8401
    0.1 K-12 23
  • Buchanan Buchanan Virtual Academy
    Grades: 5-12 | 63 students
    0.1 miles
    401 W Chicago St
    Buchanan, MI 49107
    (269) 695-8400
    0.1 5-12 63
  • Buchanan Ottawa Elementary School
    Grades: PK-1 | 225 students
    0.4 miles
    109 Ottawa St
    Buchanan, MI 49107
    (269) 695-8409
    0.4 PK-1 225
  • Buchanan Moccasin Elementary School
    Grades: 2-4 | 339 students
    0.5 miles
    410 Moccasin St
    Buchanan, MI 49107
    (269) 695-8408
    0.5 2-4 339
  • Buchanan Buchanan Middle School
    Grades: 5-7 | 355 students
    0.6 miles
    610 West 4th St
    Buchanan, MI 49107
    (269) 695-8406
    0.6 5-7 355

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