Dexter Alternative School

  • Dexter Alternative School serves 17 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dexter Alternative School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Dexter Alternative School's student population of 17 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students17 students
Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers

School Comparison

  • Dexter Alternative School is ranked within the top 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 9:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dexter Alternative School is 0.38, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#1076 out of 3167 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
39%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
49%
Student : Teacher Ratio9:118:1
American Indian
11%
1%
White
77%
66%
Two or more races
12%
4%
Diversity Score0.380.52
Graduation Rate≥50%
85%
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
40%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
6%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDexter Community School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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