Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy

  • Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy serves 2,771 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Michigan state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy's student population of 2,771 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 108% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students2,771 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy
Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy is 0.52, which is equal to 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 School Rank#2268 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
18%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
66%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.520.52
This chart display the diversity score of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
43%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and public school graduation rate of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMichigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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