Pathfinder Educational Center

  • Pathfinder Educational Center serves 81 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-59% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥80% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pathfinder Educational Center's student population of 81 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 60% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students81 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pathfinder Educational Center's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pathfinder Educational Center is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#1850 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-59%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥80%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Pathfinder Educational Center and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
4%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
78%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pathfinder Educational Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.380.53
This chart display the diversity score of Pathfinder Educational Center and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of Pathfinder Educational Center and public school graduation rate of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pathfinder Educational Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Joseph County ISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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