Sterling Elementary School

338 W State St
Sterling, MI 48659
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sterling Elementary School serves 184 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 17:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 184 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sterling Elementary School's student population of 184 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
184 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Sterling Elementary School is 0.13, which is less 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)
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
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
2%
9%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
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 2021-22 school year data.
White
93%
64%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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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
0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
47%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Sterling Elementary School often compared to?
Sterling Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Surline Elementary School, Whittemoreprescott Area Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% MI state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MI state average).
How many students attend Sterling Elementary School?
184 students attend Sterling Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Sterling Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sterling Elementary School?
Sterling Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Sterling Elementary School offer ?
Sterling Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Sterling Elementary School part of?
Sterling Elementary School is part of Standish-Sterling Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 184 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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