Kent Vocational Options

  • Kent Vocational Options serves 199 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-79% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-79% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Kent Vocational Options's student population of 199 students has grown by 109% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 53% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students199 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kent Vocational Options's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kent Vocational Options is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. 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)60-79%
39%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-79%
49%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
8%
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Black
38%
18%
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White
37%
66%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.28
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Graduation Rate≤10%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • Grand Rapids Lincoln Campus Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 305 students
    0.0 miles
    860 Crahen Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616)819-2762
    0.0 K-12 305
  • Grand Rapids Northern High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1117 students
    0.9 miles
    3801 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616)493-8600
    0.9 9-12 1117
  • Grand Rapids Northern Hills Middle School
    Grades: 7-12 | 591 students
    0.9 miles
    3775 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616)493-8650
    0.9 7-12 591
  • Grand Rapids Northern Trails 5/6 School
    Grades: 5-6 | 554 students
    0.9 miles
    3777 Leonard St Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616)493-8990
    0.9 5-6 554
  • Grand Rapids Collins Elementary School
    Grades: K-4 | 382 students
    1.2 miles
    4368 Heather Ln Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    (616)493-8900
    1.2 K-4 382

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