Mary Helen Guest Elementary School

1655 Decker Rd
Walled Lake, MI 48390
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 341 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Mary Helen Guest Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 341 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : Top 50% in MI
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mary Helen Guest Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Mary Helen Guest Elementary School's student population of 341 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
341 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Mary Helen Guest Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,069 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School is 0.55, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MI)
#1144 out of 3069 schools
(Top 50%)
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45-49%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School 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 2021-22 school year data.
45-49%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School 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 2021-22 school year data.
50-59%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
6%
18%
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White
65%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.55
This chart display the diversity score of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mary Helen Guest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mary Helen Guest Elementary School's ranking?
Mary Helen Guest Elementary School is ranked #1144 out of 3,069 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Mary Helen Guest Elementary School often compared to?
Mary Helen Guest Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hickory Woods Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% MI state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MI state average).
How many students attend Mary Helen Guest Elementary School?
341 students attend Mary Helen Guest Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School students are White, 15% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School?
Mary Helen Guest Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Mary Helen Guest Elementary School offer ?
Mary Helen Guest Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Mary Helen Guest Elementary School part of?
Mary Helen Guest Elementary School is part of Walled Lake Consolidated Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 341 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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