338 W State St
Sterling, MI 48659
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sterling Elementary School serves 140 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 50-54% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Sterling Elementary School's student population of 140 students has declined by 51% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 43% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
140 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Sterling 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
50-54%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
50-54%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Michigan by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sterling Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
4%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
92%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.15
This chart display the diversity score of Sterling Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sterling Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 140 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50% in MI)

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