15425 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
George Defer Elementary School serves 427 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
George Defer Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

George Defer Elementary School's student population of 427 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

George Defer Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of George Defer Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than 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
#259 out of 3120 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
9%
18%
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White
78%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38

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