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 is 1 public middle school serving 464 students in Dowagiac Union School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Michigan.
Public Middle School in Dowagiac Union School District have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Michigan public middle school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Michigan public middle school average of 41% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
7 Schools
1,362 Schools
# Students
2,000 Students
547,619 Students
# Teachers
105 Teachers
32,257 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
0.59
# American Indian Students
28 Students
5,417 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
2 Students
19,444 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
369 Students
46,296 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
8%
# Black Students
170 Students
124,878 Students
% Black Students
9%
23%
# White Students
1,167 Students
325,443 Students
% White Students
58%
59%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
457 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
264 Students
25,683 Students
% of Two or more races Students
13%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
171
18,549
# Students in 1st Grade:
162
17,085
# Students in 2nd Grade:
160
17,545
# Students in 3rd Grade:
147
18,002
# Students in 4th Grade:
144
19,038
# Students in 5th Grade:
141
27,012
# Students in 6th Grade:
138
86,424
# Students in 7th Grade:
170
104,180
# Students in 8th Grade:
156
107,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
215
36,930
# Students in 10th Grade:
167
31,365
# Students in 11th Grade:
115
30,027
# Students in 12th Grade:
114
31,935
# Ungraded Students:
-
2,169

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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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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