Traverse City Area Public Schools School District

412 Webster St
Traverse City, MI 49686-2650
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Traverse City Area Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 8,871 students in Traverse City Area Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Traverse City Area Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Michigan public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
17 Schools
3,540 Schools
# Students
8,871 Students
1,394,596 Students
# Teachers
460 Teachers
82,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Traverse City Area Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% 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 87% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
#118 out of 855 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Traverse City Area Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
45%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Traverse City Area Public Schools  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.
56%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Traverse City Area Public Schools  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.
87%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Traverse City Area Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.23
0.55
# American Indian Students
153 Students
8,802 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
120 Students
49,232 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
390 Students
120,541 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
9%
# Black Students
89 Students
245,941 Students
% Black Students
1%
18%
# White Students
7,795 Students
900,679 Students
% White Students
88%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
16 Students
1,210 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
308 Students
68,190 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
688
114,598
# Students in 1st Grade:
581
98,757
# Students in 2nd Grade:
623
100,937
# Students in 3rd Grade:
624
100,648
# Students in 4th Grade:
576
100,558
# Students in 5th Grade:
683
102,085
# Students in 6th Grade:
618
101,953
# Students in 7th Grade:
631
104,180
# Students in 8th Grade:
698
107,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
699
121,519
# Students in 10th Grade:
825
114,888
# Students in 11th Grade:
743
109,042
# Students in 12th Grade:
882
114,025
# Ungraded Students:
-
4,048

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,515 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,267. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,433 is less than the state median of $17,461. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue
$129 MM
$25,476 MM
This chart display total revenue of Traverse City Area Public Schools  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
$137 MM
$24,351 MM
This chart display total spending of Traverse City Area Public Schools  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
$14,515
$18,267
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Traverse City Area Public Schools  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
$15,433
$17,461
This chart display average spending per public school student in Traverse City Area Public Schools  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 Traverse City Area Public Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Willow Hill Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1250 Hill St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-8540
Grades: PK-5
| 423 students
Rank: #22.
Central High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1150 Milliken Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-6500
Grades: 8-12
| 1,449 students
Rank: #33.
Central Grade School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 West Seventh St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-5910
Grades: PK-6
| 537 students
Rank: #44.
West Senior High School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5376 N Long Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7502
Grades: 9-12
| 1,544 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Courtade Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1111 Rasho Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 244 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Tcaps Montessori School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1009 South Oak St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-6420
Grades: PK-8
| 310 students
Rank: #77.
Eastern Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1600 Eastern Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 450 students
Rank: #88.
Westwoods Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 Fisher Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 387 students
Rank: #99.
East Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1776 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 806 students
Rank: #1010.
West Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3950 Silver Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-8200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,085 students
Rank: #1111.
Cherry Knoll Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 933-8940
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #1212.
Long Lake Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7600 N Long Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7800
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #1313.
Silver Lake Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5858 Culver Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-3580
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #1414.
Blair Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 Sawyer Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #1515.
Traverse City High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3962 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5860
Grades: 9-12
| 156 students
Rank: #1616.
Traverse Heights Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
933 Rose St
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-3500
Grades: PK-5
| 203 students
3113 J Maddy Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-1780
Grades: PK-12
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Traverse City Area Public Schools School District?
Traverse City Area Public Schools School District manages 17 public schools serving 8,871 students.
What is the rank of Traverse City Area Public Schools School District?
Traverse City Area Public Schools School District is ranked #113 out of 850 school districts in Michigan (top 20%) 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: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Traverse City Area Public Schools School District?
88% of Traverse City Area Public Schools School District students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Traverse City Area Public Schools School District?
Traverse City Area Public Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What is Traverse City Area Public Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $15,433 is less than the state median of $17,461. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 17 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,871 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : 87% (Top 30% in MI)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 45% (Top 20%)
  • : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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