Owen Elementary School

1700 Baldwin Ave
Pontiac, MI 48340
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Owen Elementary School serves 443 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Owen Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

Owen Elementary School's student population of 443 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students443 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

Owen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Owen Elementary School is 0.62, which is more 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
#2357 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
8%
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Black
50%
18%
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White
9%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.620.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontiac City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Owen Elementary School is Kennedy Center (0.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pontiac Kennedy Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 84 students
    0.0 miles
    1700 Baldwin Ave
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    (248) 451-8040
    0.0 PK-12 84
  • Pontiac Walton Charter Academy Charter School
    Grades: PK-8 | 805 students
    1.4 miles
    744 East Walton Blvd
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    (248) 371-9300
    1.4 PK-8 805
  • Pontiac Alcott School
    Grades: K-6 | 479 students
    1.5 miles
    460 West Kennett Rd
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    (248) 451-7910
    1.5 K-6 479
  • Pontiac Pontiac High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,041 student
    1.8 miles
    1051 Arlene Ave
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    (248) 451-7315
    1.8 9-12 1,041
  • Pontiac Tier Iii Intervention Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
    1.9 miles
    1051 Arlene
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    (248) 451-7315
    1.9 6-12 23

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