Gardner Middle School (Closed 2013)

333 Dahlia Dr
Lansing, MI 48911
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Gardner Middle School served 810 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 5% (which was lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 30% (which was lower than the Michigan state average of 64%) for the 2011-12 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 was higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment was 77% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
810 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(11-12)
5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(11-12)
30%
64%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
8%
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Black
49%
18%
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White
23%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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