Northern Trails 5/6 School

  • Northern Trails 5/6 School serves 554 students in grades 5-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Northern Trails 5/6 School's student population of 554 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students554 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northern Trails 5/6 School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northern Trails 5/6 School is 0.46, which is less 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#443 out of 3,159 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
11%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
5%
18%
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White
72%
66%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForest Hills Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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