Gerald R. Ford Academic Center

  • Gerald R. Ford Academic Center serves 250 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Gerald R. Ford Academic Center's student population of 250 students has grown by 42% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 38% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students250 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gerald R. Ford Academic Center's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gerald R. Ford Academic Center is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2890 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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Hispanic
31%
8%
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Black
65%
18%
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White
2%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gerald R. Ford Academic Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.490.28
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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