300 High St
Lowell, MI 49331
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Unity Alternative School serves 21 students in grades 9-12.
Unity Alternative School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Unity Alternative School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Unity Alternative School's student population of 21 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
21 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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School Rankings

Unity Alternative School is ranked within the top 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 Unity Alternative School is 0.10, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#1062 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
95%
66%
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Hawaiian
5%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
≤20%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
11%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 21 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤20% (Top 1% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Top 50%)

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