Pepper Elementary School

  • Pepper Elementary School serves 407 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 27% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pepper Elementary School's student population of 407 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students407 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Pepper Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pepper Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pepper Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. 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#2805 out of 3,159 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pepper Elementary School 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)
27%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pepper Elementary School 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 Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pepper Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Black
98%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pepper Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
1%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pepper Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pepper Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.040.28
This chart display the diversity score of Pepper Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pepper Elementary School 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 Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pepper Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOak Park of the City of School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Oak Park Oak Park High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1462 students
    0.5 miles
    13701 Oak Park Blvd
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    (248)336-7740
    0.5 9-12 1462
  • Oak Park Norup International School Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 769 students
    0.8 miles
    14450 Manhattan St
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    (248)837-8300
    0.8 K-12 769
  • Oak Park Great Oaks Day Treatment Program Special Education School
    Grades: 1-6 | 5 students
    0.9 miles
    24301 Church St.
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    (248)336-7676
    0.9 1-6 5
  • Southfield Kennedy Learning Center Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 14 students
    0.9 miles
    16229 Mt. Vernon
    Southfield, MI 48075
    (248)746-7715
    0.9 K-12 14
  • Oak Park Nova Discipline Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 2-12 | 128 students
    0.9 miles
    22180 Parklawn, 13900 Granzon
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    (248)336-7650
    0.9 2-12 128

School Reviews

5  
Pepper Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers really care about their students and the principal is always accessible to meet with parents. What I like about the school is that it is very clean and well kept up. My sons really like participating in the many afterschool programs that they offer.
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