Ottawa Area Center

  • Ottawa Area Center serves 239 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ottawa Area Center placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Ottawa Area Center's student population of 239 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students239 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ottawa Area Center is ranked within the top 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 Ottawa Area Center is 0.39, 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#1353 out of 3119 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
5%
18%
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White
77%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ottawa Area Center. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.390.52
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Graduation Rate≤20%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ottawa Area Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOttawa Area Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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