444 Wilson St
Alpena, MI 49707
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Pied Piper School serves 25 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Pied Piper School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Pied Piper School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Pied Piper School's student population of 25 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
25 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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School Rankings

Pied Piper School is ranked within the top 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 Pied Piper School is 0.15, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#962 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
n/a
18%
White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pied Piper School 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
32%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pied Piper School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
We moved to Alpena with no expectation of having quality special education for my son. Afterall, we were moving from the "big city" to, what I considered to be, the middle of nowhere. I cannot sing the praises of Pied Piper enough! What a fantastic, absolutely fantastic school for our kiddos iwth special needs. An absolute gem..unfortunatly, we had to move away, and I STILL wish we could return. My son arrived in Sue Srebnik's classroom unable to walk, unable to eat on his own and unable (I thought) to be potty trained. Within a YEAR, Sue and the staff had my son walking with a walker, totally potty trained and..eating with a fork and spoon! Your kids have potential that cannot be reached in a "regular ed" setting and Pied Piper and the staff will unlock it. I love that as the kids get older, they help them with living skills, since, afterall, our kids need to be independent at some point. The school has their own prom, great field trips etc. We miss this school and just cannot say enough about it...
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 25 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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