Sibley School

943 Sibley St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Sibley School serves 303 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sibley 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (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 25-29% (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 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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

School Overview

Sibley School's student population of 303 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
303 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Sibley School 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 Sibley School is 0.63, 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 Data
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State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2404 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
55%
8%
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Black
20%
18%
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White
12%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 303 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 10%)

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