Dowagiac Union School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,209 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 22% (versus the Michigan public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dowagiac Union School District are Justus Gage Elementary School, Sister Lakes Elementary School and Dowagiac Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dowagiac Union School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Dowagiac Union School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
7 Schools
3,752 Schools
# Students
2,209 Students
1,471,315 Students
# Teachers
125 Teachers
82,103 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Dowagiac Union School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 864 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 70-74% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
Overall District Rank
#655 out of 872 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dowagiac Union   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
40%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
49%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
70-74%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dowagiac Union   School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.52
# American Indian Students
23 Students
9,967 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
1 Student
49,753 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
405 Students
114,844 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
8%
# Black Students
169 Students
260,067 Students
% Black Students
8%
18%
# White Students
1,320 Students
977,697 Students
% White Students
60%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,270 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
291 Students
57,332 Students
% of Two or more races Students
13%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
181
116,531
# Students in 1st Grade:
167
105,739
# Students in 2nd Grade:
161
103,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
175
105,347
# Students in 4th Grade:
185
107,935
# Students in 5th Grade:
177
112,233
# Students in 6th Grade:
184
112,252
# Students in 7th Grade:
159
111,715
# Students in 8th Grade:
176
114,372
# Students in 9th Grade:
188
123,329
# Students in 10th Grade:
157
121,114
# Students in 11th Grade:
153
115,638
# Students in 12th Grade:
146
117,203
# Ungraded Students:
-
4,056

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,636 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,210. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,732 is less than the state median of $13,245. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue
$26 MM
$10 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$26 MM
$10 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,636
$13,210
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dowagiac Union   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,732
$13,245
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dowagiac Union   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Dowagiac Union School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Justus Gage Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Oak St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4460
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
Rank: #22.
Sister Lakes Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
68079 M 152
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 424-3101
Grades: K-5
| 203 students
Rank: #33.
Dowagiac Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
57072 Riverside Dr
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4440
Grades: 6-8
| 519 students
Rank: #44.
Union High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
701 West Prairie Ronde St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4428
Grades: 9-12
| 592 students
Rank: #55.
Kincheloe Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
25121 Gage St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4464
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #66.
Patrick Hamilton Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
614 Spruce St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4450
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Pathfinders Alternative Ed
Alternative School
501 North Paul St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(269) 782-4471
Grades: 9-12
| 52 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-74% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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