Will Carleton Charter School Academy

2001 West Hallett Rd
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Will Carleton Charter School Academy serves 272 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 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher 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 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-12
  • Enrollment: 272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1% in MI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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 272 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
272 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Will Carleton Charter School Academy is ranked within the top 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 Will Carleton Charter School 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
#1072 out of 2925 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
1%
18%
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White
94%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
(19-20)
≥50%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 Will Carleton Charter School Academy's ranking?
Will Carleton Charter School Academy is ranked #1072 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Will Carleton Charter School Academy often compared to?
Will Carleton Charter School Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Davis Middle School, Williams Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Will Carleton Charter School Academy?
The graduation rate of Will Carleton Charter School Academy is 50%, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 86%.
How many students attend Will Carleton Charter School Academy?
272 students attend Will Carleton Charter School Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Will Carleton Charter School Academy students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Will Carleton Charter School Academy?
Will Carleton Charter School Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Will Carleton Charter School Academy offer ?
Will Carleton Charter School Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Will Carleton Charter School Academy part of?
Will Carleton Charter School Academy is part of Will Carleton Charter School Academy School District.

School Reviews

5   12/7/2015
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lizzy
5   7/1/2007
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!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - blueg

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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