3624 South Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Paramount Charter Academy serves 364 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Paramount Charter Academy 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Paramount Charter Academy's student population of 364 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
364 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Paramount Charter Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Paramount Charter Academy is 0.68, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2529 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
39%
18%
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White
38%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Paramount Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Cross Country Running, Dance, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boys/Girls Basketball, cheerleading, cross country
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Paramount Charter Academy is a school like no other one that can lead to a lifetime of success. We provide a safe learning environment and our exceptional teachers individualize instruction based on your child`s needs. In addition, we focus on real-world skills and how to be a good person. Our students also draft a social contract that reinforces their commitment to their school, their teacher, and each other.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 364 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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