Dodson Elementary School

  • Dodson Elementary School serves 495 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Dodson Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Dodson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Dodson Elementary School's student population of 495 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dodson Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,159 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dodson Elementary School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#280 out of 3,159 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dodson Elementary School 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dodson Elementary School 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
14%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dodson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
12%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dodson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
66%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dodson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dodson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.530.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dodson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dodson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlymouth-canton Community s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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