Walker Charter Academy

Walker Charter Academy serves 744 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Walker Charter Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Walker Charter Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Walker Charter Academy's student population of 744 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students744 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Walker Charter Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Walker Charter Academy is 0.47, 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
#429 out of 3119 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
8%
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Black
5%
18%
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White
71%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.470.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWalker Charter Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Walker Charter Academy is Success Kenowa Hills (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ca Frost Environmental Science Academy (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blandford Nature Center (2.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Success Kenowa Hills Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 188 students
    1.3 miles
    3233 Alpine Avenue Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    (616) 232-3322
    1.3 9-12 188
  • Grand Rapids Blandford Nature Center Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6 | 61 students
    2.2 miles
    3143 Milo St Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534
    (616) 819-2555
    2.2 6 61
  • Grand Rapids Ca Frost Environmental Science Academy Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 770 students
    2.2 miles
    1460 Laughlin Dr Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-2550
    2.2 K-12 770
  • Grand Rapids Harrison Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 740 students
    2.2 miles
    1440 Davis Ave Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 819-2565
    2.2 PK-8 740
  • Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills High School Math: 3% | Reading: 4%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 925 students
    2.3 miles
    3825 Hendershot Ave Nw
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    (616) 784-2400
    2.3 9-12 925

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