River City Scholars Charter Academy

Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
River City Scholars Charter Academy serves 447 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
River City Scholars Charter Academy 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

River City Scholars Charter Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

River City Scholars Charter Academy's student population of 447 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Rankings

River City Scholars Charter Academy is ranked within the bottom 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 River City Scholars Charter Academy is 0.39, 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
#2802 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
77%
18%
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White
5%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.390.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRiver City Scholars Charter Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to River City Scholars Charter Academy is Community Transition Campus (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Dickinson School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Dickinson School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 294 students
    0.6 miles
    448 Dickinson St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616) 819-2505
    0.6 PK-8 294
  • Grand Rapids Community Transition Campus Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 112 students
    0.7 miles
    225 Mayfield Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 819-2710
    0.7 6-12 112
  • Grand Rapids Hope Academy Of West Michigan Charter School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 370 students
    0.9 miles
    240 Brown Street Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616) 301-8458
    0.9 PK-12 370
  • Grand Rapids Southeast Career Pathways Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 67 students
    0.9 miles
    1356 Jefferson Ave Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507
    (616) 819-3082
    0.9 8-12 67
  • Grand Rapids Campus Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 346 students
    1.0 miles
    710 Benjamin Ave Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (616) 819-2535
    1 PK-5 346

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