David Ellis Academy

  • David Ellis Academy serves 340 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (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 10% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • David Ellis 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.

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School Overview

  • David Ellis Academy's student population of 340 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • David Ellis 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 decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of David Ellis Academy is 0.00, 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)#3109 out of 3167 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of David Ellis Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of David Ellis Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Black
100%
18%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in David Ellis Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.000.52
This chart display the diversity score of David Ellis Academy and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in David Ellis Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in David Ellis 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 NameDavid Ellis Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  1.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
Great Staff, Awesome Teachers very hands approach and parent involve orientated. Principal intentions are in the right place but not empathetic, but resources very disorganized, which can create hectic outcomes with parents. Contributing to the destruction of foundation needed to raise school overall ranking to top 10% in the state. Also informed of Lack of summer academics programs to actually help a student that struggles in all grades. Several locations of school but no funding of summer academics, along with no efficient parking to accommodate parents with dropping off, and picking up children from school.
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The school is old and run down. The administration seems to be disorganized because meetings and activities get cancelled at the last minute. The test scores are low and there is no teacher accountability. I definately would NOT recommend this substandard school.
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Poor academic programs, no specials available, VERY DISORGANIZED, field trips cancelled at the last second, lazy teachers, Detroit school is falling apart, I am pulling my kids out as fast as I can.
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