Dowagiac Union School District

243 S Front St
Dowagiac, MI 49047-1738
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Dowagiac Union School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,000 students in Dowagiac Union School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Dowagiac Union School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Michigan public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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
7 Schools
3,540 Schools
# Students
2,000 Students
1,394,596 Students
# Teachers
105 Teachers
82,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Dowagiac Union 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 70-74% has decreased from 75-79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
#632 out of 855 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dowagiac Union   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
19%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dowagiac Union   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.
31%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dowagiac Union   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.
70-74%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dowagiac Union   School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.61
0.55
# American Indian Students
28 Students
8,802 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
2 Students
49,232 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
369 Students
120,541 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
9%
# Black Students
170 Students
245,941 Students
% Black Students
9%
18%
# White Students
1,167 Students
900,679 Students
% White Students
58%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,210 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
264 Students
68,190 Students
% of Two or more races Students
13%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
171
114,598
# Students in 1st Grade:
162
98,757
# Students in 2nd Grade:
160
100,937
# Students in 3rd Grade:
147
100,648
# Students in 4th Grade:
144
100,558
# Students in 5th Grade:
141
102,085
# Students in 6th Grade:
138
101,953
# Students in 7th Grade:
170
104,180
# Students in 8th Grade:
156
107,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
215
121,519
# Students in 10th Grade:
167
114,888
# Students in 11th Grade:
115
109,042
# Students in 12th Grade:
114
114,025
# Ungraded Students:
-
4,048

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,409 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,267. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,737 is less 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
$29 MM
$25,476 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dowagiac Union   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
$28 MM
$24,351 MM
This chart display total spending of Dowagiac Union   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
$14,409
$18,267
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dowagiac Union   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,737
$17,461
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dowagiac Union   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Dowagiac Union School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pathfinders Alternative Ed
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 North Paul St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4471
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students
Rank: #22.
Kincheloe Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
25121 Gage St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4464
Grades: PK-5
| 236 students
Rank: #33.
Justus Gage Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Oak St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4460
Grades: PK-5
| 262 students
Rank: #44.
Union High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
701 West Prairie Ronde St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4420
Grades: 9-12
| 565 students
Rank: #55.
Sister Lakes Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
68079 M 152
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4468
Grades: PK-5
| 181 students
Rank: #66.
Patrick Hamilton Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
614 Spruce St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4450
Grades: K-5
| 246 students
Rank: #77.
Dowagiac Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
57072 Riverside Dr
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4440
Grades: 6-8
| 464 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Dowagiac Union School District?
Dowagiac Union School District manages 7 public schools serving 2,000 students.
What is the rank of Dowagiac Union School District?
Dowagiac Union School District is ranked #618 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%)
What is the racial composition of students in Dowagiac Union School District?
58% of Dowagiac Union School District students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Dowagiac Union School District?
Dowagiac Union School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What is Dowagiac Union School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,737 is less 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: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,000 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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