Bear Lake Schools School District
- For the 2021 school year, there are 2 public schools in Bear Lake Schools School District, serving 272 students. Bear Lake Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
- Public schools in Bear Lake Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Michigan public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 39% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
- Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).
- The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is more than the Michigan public school average of 18:1.
|School District Name||Bear Lake Schools School District|
|School District Website||http://bearlake.manistee.org/|
|School District Phone Number||(231) 864-3133|
|School District Grades Offered||PK - 12|
|2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||This State (MI)|
|# of Schools||2 Schools||3,735 Schools|
|# of Students||272 Students||1,472,301 Students|
|# of Teachers||12 Teachers||82,182 Teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||23:1||18:1|
- Bear Lake Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 869 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
- The school district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (MI)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#447 out of 869 school districts|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||5 Students||9,974 Students|
|% American Indian Students|
|# of Asian Students||3 Students||49,834 Students|
|% Asian Students|
|# of Hispanic Students||29 Students||114,872 Students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||1 Student||260,793 Students|
|% Black Students||n/a|
|# of White Students||232 Students||978,273 Students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||n/a||1,272 Students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||2 Students||57,365 Students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||-||-|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||26||116,607|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||15||105,799|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||19||103,933|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||14||105,395|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||18||107,959|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||21||112,259|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||17||112,463|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||22||111,894|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||29||114,566|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||24||123,361|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||24||121,139|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||26||115,656|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||17||117,214|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-||4,056|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $12,228 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,151. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
- The school district's spending/student of $10,853 is less than the state median of $13,281. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017||This School District||This State (MI)|
|Total Revenue||$3 MM||$10 MM|
|Spending||$3 MM||$10 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$12,228||$13,151|
|Revenue / Student||$10,853||$13,281|
Bear Lake Schools School District Public Schools (2021)
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