New Branches Charter Academy

3662 Poinsettia Avenue Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
New Branches Charter Academy serves 369 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
New Branches Charter Academy 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 369 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

New Branches Charter Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

New Branches Charter Academy's student population of 369 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
369 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

New Branches Charter Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of New Branches Charter Academy is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2296 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
9%
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Black
53%
18%
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White
11%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education
Profile last updated: 09/06/2023

Frequently Asked Questions

What is New Branches Charter Academy's ranking?
New Branches Charter Academy is ranked #2296 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend New Branches Charter Academy?
369 students attend New Branches Charter Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of New Branches Charter Academy students are Black, 22% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of New Branches Charter Academy?
New Branches Charter Academy has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does New Branches Charter Academy offer ?
New Branches Charter Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is New Branches Charter Academy part of?
New Branches Charter Academy is part of New Branches Charter Academy School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 369 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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