1245 Hammond Rd E
Traverse City, MI 49686
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Grand Traverse Academy serves 1,100 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Grand Traverse Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (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 61% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Grand Traverse Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Grand Traverse Academy's student population of 1,100 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,100 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Grand Traverse Academy is ranked within the top 30% 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 Grand Traverse Academy is 0.19, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#678 out of 3120 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
2%
18%
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White
90%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,100 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19 (Btm 50%)

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