Washington School

301 East Sellar St
Bessemer, MI 49911
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Washington School serves 194 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Washington School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 194 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Washington School's student population of 194 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
194 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Washington School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Washington School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1686 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
87%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Washington School's ranking?
Washington School is ranked #1686 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend Washington School?
194 students attend Washington School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Washington School students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Washington School?
Washington School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Washington School offer ?
Washington School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Washington School part of?
Washington School is part of Bessemer Area School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 194 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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