Washington Writers Academy

1919 Portage St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Washington Writers Academy serves 363 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Washington Writers Academy 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (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 10-14% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Washington Writers Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Washington Writers Academy's student population of 363 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students363 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Washington Writers Academy 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 diversity score of Washington Writers Academy is 0.55, which is more 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
#2373 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
64%
18%
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White
12%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
15%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.550.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKalamazoo School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Washington Writers Academy is Kalamazoo Covenant Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kalamazoo Adult Education (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edison Environmental Science Academy (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kalamazoo Kresa Head Start Sjc
    Grades: PK
    0.6 miles
    936 Lake St
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    (269) 250-9852
    0.6 PK n/a
  • Kalamazoo Edison Environmental Science Academy Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 301 students
    0.7 miles
    924 Russell St
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001
    (269) 337-0550
    0.7 PK-5 301
  • Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Covenant Academy Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 127 students
    0.8 miles
    400 W Crosstown Parkway
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001
    (269) 910-9211
    0.8 9-12 127
  • Kalamazoo Parkwoodupjohn Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 538 students
    0.8 miles
    2321 South Park St
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001
    (269) 337-0720
    0.8 PK-5 538
  • Kalamazoo Milwood Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 369 students
    1.1 miles
    3400 Lovers Ln
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001
    (269) 337-0660
    1.1 PK-5 369

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