Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary School

  • Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary School serves 474 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) 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 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary School's student population of 474 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students474 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Ruahmah J Hutchings Elementary 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#414 out of 3119 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.150.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHowell School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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