Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School

  • Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School serves 467 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (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 65% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School's student population of 467 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students467 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School is 0.10, 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#420 out of 3,159 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
39%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
95%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.100.28
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary School 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 NameHowell Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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I love Hutchings Elementary and am very pleased with my daughters teachers this year. I feel they are very progressive in their teachings and it is a clean and beautiful environment. The principal, John Clay is very active with the children and they all adore him.. My only complaint, and I feel it is a big concern and issue with most parents I talk to at this school is the number of students per teacher. I see on most school websites and school information sites that it shows that it is a 20-22 to 1 teacher ratio but that is incorrect. All the classes I am familiar with including my daughters, has 26 - 30 children to 1 teacher. In some districts this would call for a full time aid, but not here. I feel it is unfortunate for a lot of students who may need more attention than this allows for. How is a teacher able to do a good job and give the attention needed when there are that many students. And also when a class has more than a few children with attention disorders or other special needs in a class like my daughters, even less attention is given to the average and above average students. A few hours of an aid help a week does not help much with this many students. Parents try and help out as much as possible here and it is very accepted and appreciated by most teachers and staff. I am concerned about having my children continue on here if the student/teacher ratio does not change though.
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