205 North Beck Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Dodson Elementary School serves 491 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dodson Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 491 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Dodson Elementary School's student population of 491 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Dodson Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dodson Elementary School is 0.54, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#200 out of 2925 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
17%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
10%
18%
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White
65%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dodson Elementary School's ranking?

Dodson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).

How many students attend Dodson Elementary School?

491 students attend Dodson Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

65% of Dodson Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Dodson Elementary School?

Dodson Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.

What grades does Dodson Elementary School offer ?

Dodson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Dodson Elementary School part of?

Dodson Elementary School is part of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 491 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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