Pathfinder Educational Center

  • Pathfinder Educational Center serves 86 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (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 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pathfinder Educational 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 8:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.

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School Overview

  • Pathfinder Educational Center's student population of 86 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 120% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students86 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pathfinder Educational 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pathfinder Educational Center is 0.42, 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#1334 out of 3119 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-59%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
8%
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Black
4%
18%
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White
78%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.420.52
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Graduation Rate<50%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Joseph County Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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