Battle Creek Public Schools School District

3 Van Buren St W
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3009
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Battle Creek Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 3,828 students in Battle Creek Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Battle Creek Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 9% (versus the Michigan public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 20% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
13 Schools
3,540 Schools
# Students
3,828 Students
1,394,596 Students
# Teachers
251 Teachers
82,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Battle Creek Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 850 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 51% has decreased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
Overall District Rank
#759 out of 855 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Battle Creek Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
51%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.72
0.55
# American Indian Students
12 Students
8,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
79 Students
49,232 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
502 Students
120,541 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
9%
# Black Students
1,501 Students
245,941 Students
% Black Students
39%
18%
# White Students
1,173 Students
900,679 Students
% White Students
31%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
1,210 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
557 Students
68,190 Students
% of Two or more races Students
15%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
306
114,598
# Students in 1st Grade:
311
98,757
# Students in 2nd Grade:
335
100,937
# Students in 3rd Grade:
276
100,648
# Students in 4th Grade:
294
100,558
# Students in 5th Grade:
233
102,085
# Students in 6th Grade:
243
101,953
# Students in 7th Grade:
261
104,180
# Students in 8th Grade:
281
107,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
351
121,519
# Students in 10th Grade:
337
114,888
# Students in 11th Grade:
312
109,042
# Students in 12th Grade:
288
114,025
# Ungraded Students:
-
4,048

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,173 is higher than the state median of $18,267. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,687 is higher than the state median of $17,461. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue
$77 MM
$25,476 MM
This chart display total revenue of Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$68 MM
$24,351 MM
This chart display total spending of Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,173
$18,267
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,687
$17,461
This chart display average spending per public school student in Battle Creek Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Battle Creek Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Valley View Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
960 Avenue A
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 441-9150
Grades: PK-5
| 438 students
Rank: #22.
Fremont International Academy
Magnet School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Emmett St E
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 849-9119
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
Rank: #33.
Battle Creek Stem Innovation Center
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Van Buren St W
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 213-3513
Grades: 6-8
| 156 students
Rank: #44.
Ann J Kellogg School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
306 Champion St
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-9773
Grades: 3-6
| 249 students
Rank: #55.
Springfield Middle School
Math: 8% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1023 Avenue A
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-9640
Grades: 6-8
| 403 students
Rank: #66.
Battle Creek Central High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Van Buren St W
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 213-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,126 students
Rank: #77.
Northwestern Middle School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
176 Limit St
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-9607
Grades: 6-8
| 226 students
Rank: #88.
Verona Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
825 Capital Ave Ne
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-9710
Grades: 3-5
| 234 students
Rank: n/an/a
Battle Creek Mathsci Center
Magnet School
171 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-9440
Grades: 8-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dudley School
308 Roosevelt Ave W
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-9720
Grades: PK-2
| 116 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lamora Park School
65 Woodlawn Ave N
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-9725
Grades: PK-2
| 178 students
Rank: n/an/a
Post Franklin School
20 Newark Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49014
(269) 965-9693
Grades: K-2
| 240 students
Rank: n/an/a
Wk Kellogg Preparatory High School
Alternative School
100 Van Buren St W
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-9672
Grades: 8-12
| 162 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Battle Creek Public Schools School District?
Battle Creek Public Schools School District manages 13 public schools serving 3,828 students.
What is the rank of Battle Creek Public Schools School District?
Battle Creek Public Schools School District is ranked #757 out of 850 school districts in Michigan (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Michigan school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Battle Creek Public Schools School District?
39% of Battle Creek Public Schools School District students are Black, 31% of students are White, 15% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Battle Creek Public Schools School District?
Battle Creek Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What is Battle Creek Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,687 is higher than the state median of $17,461. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,828 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 51% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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