Byron Area High School

  • Byron Area High School serves 384 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Byron Area 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 24:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Byron Area High School's student population of 384 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students384 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Byron Area 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 Byron Area High School is 0.15, 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#2668 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:118:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.150.52
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Graduation Rate≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameByron Area Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The school is small so you know most of the students in your class . Teachers are very friendly. School is starting to get more clubs and is starting to upgrade out dated policies and equipment. Great school.
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Byron High School doesn't adequately prepare students for college with the courses they offer. The teachers do not put the effort in and the discipline is either none or too harsh. The only sport they focus on is football, though they offer other activities the funding goes to football. While I know it is a small school (400 or less) there is only 1 bathroom for each sex. It is in need of upgrading as well. The class sizes at 35 students is too large for the teachers to effectively teach and/or control. I would seek other education if possible.
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