Thirkell Elementary School
Thirkell Elementary School serves 558 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Thirkell 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (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 10% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).
Thirkell Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Thirkell Elementary School's student population of 558 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Thirkell Elementary 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 Thirkell Elementary School is 0.04, 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
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#3059 out of 3120 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education
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