Northern Trails 56 School

  • Northern Trails 56 School serves 536 students in grades 5-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northern Trails 56 School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Northern Trails 56 School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Northern Trails 56 School's student population of 536 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-6
Total Students536 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northern Trails 56 School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Northern Trails 56 School is 0.48, which is less than 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#311 out of 3119 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
6%
18%
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White
71%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.480.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForest Hills School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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