601 School Dr
Plainwell, MI 49080
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Starr Elementary School serves 452 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Starr Elementary 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 452 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Starr Elementary School's student population of 452 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
452 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Starr Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Starr Elementary School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1975 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
86%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.25
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).

How many students attend Starr Elementary School?

452 students attend Starr Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

86% of Starr Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Starr Elementary School?

Starr Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.

What grades does Starr Elementary School offer ?

Starr Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Starr Elementary School part of?

Starr Elementary School is part of Plainwell Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 452 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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