2001 West Hallett Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Will Carleton Charter School Academy serves 259 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Will Carleton Charter School Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Will Carleton Charter School Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Will Carleton Charter School Academy's student population of 259 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
259 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Will Carleton Charter School Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Will Carleton Charter School Academy is 0.04, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#981 out of 3120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
n/a
18%
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White
98%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Will Carleton Charter School Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Will Carleton Charter School Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Hi i am currently a seventh grade student at WCA .I have attended this school since first grade and since then I have had a lot of REALLY good experiences but also a few bad ones.Will Carleton has great education, staff ,and discipline.That being said I know someone who has been bullied outside the school in which they said that there was nothing they could do.After this I was a little upset for the lack of attempt to stop the cyber bullying.There are also a lot of inside groups from churches,other schools,ect. in which it makes it a bit hard to fit in and make friends.I have a love for this school and its teachers who always make you feel welcome but i am currently contemplating leaving the school.The reason is because although great education and teacher's the school does not have certain curriculars that i strongly want(health class,choir,spanish,ect.)and the ones we do have are not very good.We only get art one time a week and we don't have the best sport programs either.I am unsure whether or not to recommend this or not.
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5  
Hi this is Cassie Rigney and i am i former student of WCA/Will Carleton Academy i loved this shool beacuse of the education and academic programs that they have. I would recomend Will Carleton Academy for anyone who wants a great education!!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 259 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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