Burton Elementary School

  • Burton Elementary School serves 506 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 7% (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 5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Burton Elementary 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 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 32%.

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School Overview

  • Burton Elementary School's student population of 506 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students506 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Burton Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Burton Elementary 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 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Burton Elementary School is 0.25, 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#3112 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
86%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Burton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
11%
18%
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White
3%
68%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Burton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.250.28
This chart display the diversity score of Burton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Burton Elementary 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

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  • Grand Rapids William C. Abney Academy - Middle School Charter School
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  • Grand Rapids Brookside School
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