South Arbor Charter Academy

8200 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
South Arbor Charter Academy serves 796 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
South Arbor Charter Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

South Arbor Charter Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

South Arbor Charter Academy's student population of 796 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
796 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

South Arbor Charter Academy is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Arbor Charter Academy is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#132 out of 2925 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
17%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
16%
18%
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White
49%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Arbor Charter Academy's ranking?
South Arbor Charter Academy is ranked #132 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Michigan.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 76% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend South Arbor Charter Academy?
796 students attend South Arbor Charter Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of South Arbor Charter Academy students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 16% of students are Black, 12% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Arbor Charter Academy?
South Arbor Charter Academy has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does South Arbor Charter Academy offer ?
South Arbor Charter Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is South Arbor Charter Academy part of?
South Arbor Charter Academy is part of South Arbor Charter Academy School District.

School Reviews

5   3/22/2022
I love this school so much, they help solve every problem and they make me happy! So thank you to all the teachers trying their best to teach us!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Ally Rader

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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