Central Academy

2459 South Industrial Hwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Academy serves 538 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Central Academy 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 538 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Central Academy's student population of 538 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
538 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Central Academy is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1791 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
10%
18%
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White
79%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Basketball, Soccer
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Central Academy is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The school has been in existence since 1996 and serves students pre-k through 12th grade. Central Academy is a public school academy that adheres to all state and federal regulations passed down from the Michigan Department of Education. Central Academy offers Arabic as a second language program in all grades, a full-day kindergarten, advanced or dual-enrollment classes in high school, and has a required dress code.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Academy's ranking?
Central Academy is ranked #1791 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Central Academy often compared to?
Central Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Washtenaw Technical Middle College by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Central Academy?
The graduation rate of Central Academy is 90%, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend Central Academy?
538 students attend Central Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Central Academy students are White, 10% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Academy?
Central Academy has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Central Academy offer ?
Central Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is Central Academy part of?
Central Academy is part of Central Academy School District.

School Reviews

1   2/10/2020
I have been going here for years yes sometimes they do good things but I never see respect they only treat their family members good and no one else and they are very cheap when it comes to field trips they get $600 every Friday and can't spend it on the students instead they keep it for their selves I do appreciate staff there but not all staff thank you for respecting my review.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Ayah Awad
5   7/7/2009
This school is great for immigrants to the US. If your child is an English language learner, this is the place to bring them.
- Posted by Administrator - aamcc

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 538 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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