Great Lakes Academy
Great Lakes Academy serves 184 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower 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 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).
Great Lakes Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Great Lakes Academy's student population of 184 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Great Lakes Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 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 Data
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#3081 out of 3120 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education
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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