Pontiac Middle School

  • Pontiac Middle School serves 541 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pontiac Middle School 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Pontiac Middle School's student population of 541 students has declined by 43% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students541 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pontiac Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 diversity score of Pontiac Middle School is 0.60, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#2389 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
41%
8%
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Black
48%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pontiac Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
6%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pontiac Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.600.52
This chart display the diversity score of Pontiac Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pontiac Middle 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontiac City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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