Nelson Elementary School

  • Nelson Elementary School serves 258 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Nelson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Nelson Elementary School's student population of 258 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students258 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nelson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Nelson Elementary School is 0.52, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#2652 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
66%
18%
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White
21%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.520.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMuskegon Public Schools Of The City Of School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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    0.2 miles
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  • Muskegon Muskegon High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 980 students
    0.6 miles
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    Muskegon, MI 49441
    (231) 720-2800
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  • Muskegon Moon Elementary School
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    1.0 miles
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    Muskegon, MI 49442
    (231) 720-2700
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  • Muskegon Glenside
    Grades: PK
    1.3 miles
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    Muskegon, MI 49441
    (231) 720-2500
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  • Muskegon Muskegon Heights Academy Magnet School
    Charter School
    Grades: 7-12 | 290 students
    1.3 miles
    2441 Sanford St
    Muskegon, MI 49444
    (231) 830-3700
    1.3 7-12 290

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