Buchanan School

  • Buchanan School serves 517 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Buchanan 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 32%.

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School Overview

  • Buchanan School's student population of 517 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students517 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Buchanan School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers

School Comparison

  • Buchanan School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,159 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buchanan 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2761 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Buchanan 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Buchanan 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Buchanan School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Buchanan School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2000-01 school year data.
Hispanic
88%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Buchanan School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
10%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Buchanan School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
1%
68%
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Buchanan School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.220.28
This chart display the diversity score of Buchanan School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Buchanan School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Buchanan School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Burton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 506 students
    0.5 miles
    2133 Buchanan Ave Sw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616)819-2262
    0.5 PK-6 506
  • Grand Rapids Burton Middle School
    Grades: 6-9 | 554 students
    0.5 miles
    2133 Buchanan Ave Sw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616)819-2269
    0.5 6-9 554
  • Grand Rapids Hope Academy Of West Michigan Charter School
    Grades: PK-12 | 332 students
    0.5 miles
    240 Brown Street Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616)301-8458
    0.5 PK-12 332
  • Grand Rapids Southeast Career Pathways High School Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 73 students
    0.6 miles
    1356 Jefferson Ave Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616)819-3082
    0.6 8-12 73
  • Grand Rapids Dickinson School
    Grades: PK-8 | 288 students
    0.8 miles
    448 Dickinson St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616)819-2505
    0.8 PK-8 288

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