Tinkham Alternative Education High School

450 South Venoy Rd

Westland, MI 48186

Tel: (734)419-2436
  • Tinkham Alternative Education High School serves 67 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the MI average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Tinkham Alternative Education High School operates within the Wayne-westland Community School District.
  • Wayne-westland Community School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 67 students has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 67 students
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Total Students (1996-2015)
Gender % Tinkham Alternative Education High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Total Teachers (2000-2015)
Students by Grade Tinkham Alternative Education High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 5:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 19:1
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School American Indian Students (1997-2013)
Asian
n/a
3%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Asian Students (1998-2012)
Hispanic
4%
7%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
54%
18%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Black Students (1996-2015)
White
42%
68%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School White Students (1996-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Tinkham Alternative Education High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.27
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Diversity Score (1996-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
41%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Tinkham Alternative Education High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2015)

District Comparison

  • Wayne-westland Community School District's student population of 11,578 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,333 in this district is less than the state average of $12,839. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,125 is less than the state average of $12,841. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Wayne-westland Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
2
Number of Students Managed 11,578 760
Wayne-westland Community School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 68% 82%
Wayne-westland Community School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $141 MM $10 MM
Wayne-westland Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $138 MM $10 MM
Wayne-westland Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,333 $12,839
Wayne-westland Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,125 $12,841
Wayne-westland Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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