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 262 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Justus Gage Elementary School's student population of 262 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Justus Gage Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Justus Gage Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1945 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
11%
9%
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Black
9%
18%
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White
66%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Justus Gage Elementary School's ranking?
Justus Gage Elementary School is ranked #1945 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Justus Gage Elementary School often compared to?
Justus Gage Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kincheloe Elementary School, Patrick Hamilton Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend Justus Gage Elementary School?
262 students attend Justus Gage Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Justus Gage Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 11% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Justus Gage Elementary School?
Justus Gage Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Justus Gage Elementary School offer ?
Justus Gage Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Justus Gage Elementary School part of?
Justus Gage Elementary School is part of Dowagiac Union School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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