Central Academy

  • Central Academy serves 624 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Central Academy's student population of 624 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students624 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,167 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central Academy is 0.39, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1995 out of 3167 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
14%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Central Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
77%
66%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.390.52
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Graduation Rate≥80%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral Academy School District

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) 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.

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  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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.
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This school is great for immigrants to the US. If your child is an English language learner, this is the place to bring them.
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