Great Lakes Academy

  • Great Lakes Academy serves 184 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Great Lakes Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Great Lakes Academy's student population of 184 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students184 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Great Lakes Academy
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Great Lakes Academy is ranked within the bottom 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 Great Lakes Academy is 0.29, 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#2604 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Great Lakes Academy and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
14%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Great Lakes Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
83%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Great Lakes Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
3%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Great Lakes Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Great Lakes Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.290.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Great Lakes Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Great Lakes Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGreat Lakes Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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My children transferred to Great Lakes Academy from Southfield Public Schools. After leaving Great Lakes Academy my children attended public school in the Waterford School District. I am very pleased with the education my children received while at Great Lakes Academy. The teachers at Great Lakes Academy care about the children.
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