White Pine Academy

510 Russell St
Leslie, MI 49251
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
White Pine Academy serves 50 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
White Pine 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (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 20-29% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 50 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

White Pine Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

White Pine Academy's student population of 50 students has declined by 32% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 42% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
50 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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School Rankings

White Pine Academy 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 White Pine Academy is 0.12, 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
#2181 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
94%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is White Pine Academy's ranking?
White Pine Academy is ranked #2181 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?
20-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 20-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
How many students attend White Pine Academy?
50 students attend White Pine Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of White Pine Academy students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of White Pine Academy?
White Pine Academy has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does White Pine Academy offer ?
White Pine Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is White Pine Academy part of?
White Pine Academy is part of White Pine Academy School District.

School Reviews

1   3/17/2020
I went there for 6 years and I did not like it there because we have to where you in forms and I Am going to Leslie middle school and I like it here because we can wear whatever we won't and we have more stuff to do here and it is fun.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - landon
2   9/20/2010
All though the school has small class sizes, there are a lot of politics going on in the school that trickle down to hurt the students. Several teachers have been let go due to declining enrollment and the choices of which teachers to release have not been to the schools advantage. There is no library, full music program, and limited lunch selections. The teachers do care and work with their students, but much of the academics are below what they should be.
- Posted by Parent - lotsa
2   8/16/2010
The administration at this school is horrible. The secretary, principal, and teachers all gossip about every family. Not recommended at all.
- Posted by Parent - lsps2
2   3/9/2007
We went to White Pine for 3 months before we decided to remove our son. Because he had difficulty adapting to the very structured environment (of Young 5s -- not even Kindergarten), there was a continuous suggestion that there was something wrong with him. In retrospect, I believe that in part, we as parents were not expecting enough from him, but I also believe that the school failed him. Now that he is attending a new school (with better MEAP scores, by the way), he is doing much better. In fact, his new teacher says he is a stellar student.
- Posted by Parent - dimoo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 50 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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