Donald J Yacks Elementary School

34700 Union Lake Rd
Harrison Township, MI 48045
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
3.33 5 1 (3 reviews)
Donald J Yacks Elementary School serves 323 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Donald J Yacks Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Donald J Yacks Elementary School's student population of 323 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students323 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

Donald J Yacks Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Donald J Yacks Elementary School is 0.47, 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 Testing Rank
#1019 out of 3119 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
17%
18%
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White
71%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.470.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameL'anse Creuse School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Donald J Yacks Elementary School is North Lake High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Lanse Creuse Middle School South (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrison Township Lanse Creuse Middle School South Magnet School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 493 students
    0.3 miles
    34641 Jefferson Ave
    Harrison Township, MI 48045
    (586) 493-5620
    0.3 6-8 493
  • Saint Clair Shores North Lake High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 116 students
    0.9 miles
    23340 Elmira St
    Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082
    (586) 285-8780
    0.9 9-12 116
  • Clinton Township Tenniswood Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 384 students
    1.0 miles
    23450 Glenwood St
    Clinton Township, MI 48035
    (586) 493-5640
    1 K-5 384
  • Clinton Township Robbie Hall Parker School Math: 8% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 436 students
    1.5 miles
    22055 Quinn Rd
    Clinton Township, MI 48035
    (586) 791-6900
    1.5 PK-6 436
  • Saint Clair Shores Kennedy Middle School Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 764 students
    1.6 miles
    23101 Masonic Blvd
    Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082
    (586) 285-8800
    1.6 6-8 764

School Reviews

  3.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
MY granddaughter is so excited about school I pray her first year here at Yacks- kindergarten is wonderful for her young beginning i will be watching in a loving way thank you my children also went to Yacks and graduated!
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3  
My son has been attending Tacks since Kindergarten . I have say I haven't had any issues up to this point he will be going into the fourth grade this year last school year his teacher was absent a lot like every week his class had a substitute and I can tell it affected my some performance also the work he was given in class were just a bunch of work sheets, im not sure how his teacher was interacting with class through worksheet. Diversity among the students has increase in the time he has attended but not the staff Yacks will also have a new principle this year . I have and still are considering transferring him to another school either Atwood or Tenniswood
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2  
My feelings about Yacks are mixed. I have two children: one in K. The other in third grade. My son is the oldest. He was attending a DPS where he was constantly teased and bullied due to his Autism. He has had very little problems at Yacks regarding that issue. I commend the school for teaching Respect among other noble traits. He likes the school pretty well. So that means a lot! My daughter likes the school too and is learning how to read, count to 100. They do multiplication: 2's, 5's, and 10's! So, I'm really impressed. What I don't like about the staff is it's lack of diversity. There isn't ANY other races there who teach but White. The office staff as well and administrators are too. And while I don't mind White staff, I wouldn't mind seeing some others in there too. Now, there is one Black man there, the janitor! Firthermore,the office staff is less than friendly. And a lot of the staff are unfriendly too. Although my son is happy. And my daughter seems to like it okay, they won't be attending next year. The world is a rainbow. I want them to see all its beautiful colors :-)
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