Thirkell Elementary School

  • Thirkell Elementary School serves 558 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 8% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.

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School Overview

  • 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.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students558 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Thirkell Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Thirkell Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Thirkell Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thirkell Elementary School is 0.02, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#2647 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Thirkell Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Thirkell 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thirkell 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Thirkell Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
100%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Thirkell Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
n/a
66%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
Diversity Score0.020.52
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thirkell 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDetroit Public Schools Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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