Kalkaska Alternative Program

  • Kalkaska Alternative Program serves 35 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Kalkaska Alternative Program placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Kalkaska Alternative Program's student population of 35 students has declined by 59% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 40% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students35 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kalkaska Alternative Program is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,132 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kalkaska Alternative Program is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Black
2%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
95%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kalkaska Alternative Program.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.100.53
This chart display the diversity score of Kalkaska Alternative Program and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of Kalkaska Alternative Program and public school graduation rate of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kalkaska Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKalkaska Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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