Career Connections Academy

870 East Superior Street
Wayland, MI 49348
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Career Connections Academy serves 64 students in grades 9-12.
Career Connections Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Career Connections Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Career Connections Academy's student population of 64 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students64 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Rankings

Career Connections Academy 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 Career Connections Academy is 0.24, 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
#1062 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
5%
18%
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White
87%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.52
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Graduation Rate
60-79%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
20%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWayland Union Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Career Connections Academy is Wayland High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wayland Union Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rj Steeby School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wayland Wayland High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 837 students
    0.2 miles
    870 East Superior St
    Wayland, MI 49348
    (269) 792-2254
    0.2 9-12 837
  • Wayland Rj Steeby School Math: 61% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 2-4 | 383 students
    0.3 miles
    435 East Superior St
    Wayland, MI 49348
    (269) 792-2281
    0.3 2-4 383
  • Wayland Wayland Union Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 417 students
    0.6 miles
    701 Wildcat Dr
    Wayland, MI 49348
    (269) 792-2306
    0.6 6-8 417
  • Wayland Pine Street Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 5-6 | 428 students
    0.7 miles
    201 Pine St
    Wayland, MI 49348
    (269) 792-1127
    0.7 5-6 428
  • Wayland Bessie B Baker School
    Grades: PK-1 | 342 students
    0.9 miles
    507 West Sycamore St
    Wayland, MI 49348
    (269) 792-9208
    0.9 PK-1 342

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