Cascades School

  • Cascades School serves 275 students in grades Kindergarten-2.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Cascades School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cascades School's student population of 275 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Total Students275 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cascades School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,132 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cascades School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
46%
18%
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White
35%
66%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cascades School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.650.53
This chart display the diversity score of Cascades School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cascades 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 NameJackson Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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