Newcomers Community School

  • Newcomers Community School serves 84 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 41%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 65%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • Newcomers Community 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 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Newcomers Community School's student population of 84 students has grown by 300% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has grown by 200% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students84 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newcomers Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,985 schools in Michigan (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Newcomers Community School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
65%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newcomers Community School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio28:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
43%
8%
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Black
47%
18%
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White
6%
66%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Newcomers Community School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.590.53
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Graduation Rate<50%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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