Justus Gage Elementary School

301 Oak St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Justus Gage Elementary School serves 279 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Justus Gage Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (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 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Justus Gage Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Justus Gage Elementary School's student population of 279 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students279 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Rankings

Justus Gage Elementary School 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 Justus Gage Elementary School is 0.55, which is more 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
#1875 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
7%
18%
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White
64%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
15%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.550.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDowagiac Union School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Justus Gage Elementary School is North Pointe Center (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dowagiac North Pointe Center Special Education School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 62 students
    0.3 miles
    704 Orchard St
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (269) 782-7727
    0.3 K-12 62
  • Dowagiac Patrick Hamilton Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 268 students
    0.7 miles
    614 Spruce St
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (269) 782-4450
    0.7 PK-5 268
  • Dowagiac Union High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 592 students
    0.7 miles
    701 West Prairie Ronde St
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (269) 782-4428
    0.7 9-12 592
  • Dowagiac Pathfinders Alternative Ed Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 52 students
    0.9 miles
    501 North Paul St
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (269) 782-4471
    0.9 9-12 52
  • Dowagiac Dowagiac Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 519 students
    1.2 miles
    57072 Riverside Dr
    Dowagiac, MI 49047
    (269) 782-4440
    1.2 6-8 519

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