Way Vernor Site

8701 West Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 115 students in grades 6-12, Way Vernor Site ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 115 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • : ≤20% (Top 1%)
  • : 21-39% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Way Vernor Site ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Way Vernor Site's student population of 115 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 2 teachers has declined by 60% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
115 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Way Vernor Site is 0.38, 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)
(18-19)
≤20%
40%
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(18-19)
21-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
77%
9%
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Black
11%
18%
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White
12%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
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≤20%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
3%
5%
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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 percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% MI state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Way Vernor Site?
The graduation rate of Way Vernor Site is 20%, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend Way Vernor Site?
115 students attend Way Vernor Site.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Way Vernor Site students are Hispanic, 12% of students are White, and 11% of students are Black.
What grades does Way Vernor Site offer ?
Way Vernor Site offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Way Vernor Site part of?
Way Vernor Site is part of W-A-Y Academy School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 115 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Top 1%)
  • : 21-39% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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