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 5 public elementary schools serving 1,389 students in Dowagiac Union School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Michigan.
Public Elementary Schools in Dowagiac Union School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Michigan public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public elementary school average of 37% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
7 Schools
2,570 Schools
# Students
2,000 Students
954,503 Students
# Teachers
105 Teachers
59,027 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.
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
0.56
# American Indian Students
28 Students
6,614 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
2 Students
33,476 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
369 Students
83,085 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
9%
# Black Students
170 Students
177,223 Students
% Black Students
9%
19%
# White Students
1,167 Students
603,099 Students
% White Students
58%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
822 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
264 Students
50,183 Students
% of Two or more races Students
13%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
171
110,710
# 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
90,100
# Students in 8th Grade:
156
90,487
# Students in 9th Grade:
215
14,650
# Students in 10th Grade:
167
13,367
# Students in 11th Grade:
115
13,309
# Students in 12th Grade:
114
14,911
# Ungraded Students:
-
2,031

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 Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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

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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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