Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development

4701 Mckinley
Detroit, MI 48208
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development serves 486 students in grades 9-12.
Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower 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 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development's student population of 486 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development is ranked within the bottom 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 Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development is 0.04, 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 Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2607 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
98%
18%
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White
1%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
30-34%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 30-34% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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