William C Abney Academy Elementary School

William C Abney Academy Elementary School serves 338 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
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 6-9% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
William C Abney Academy Elementary School 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 student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

William C Abney Academy Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

William C Abney Academy Elementary School's student population of 338 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 47% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

William C Abney Academy Elementary School 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 William C Abney Academy Elementary School is 0.21, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2540 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)
6-9%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
89%
18%
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White
1%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.210.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliam C. Abney Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to William C Abney Academy Elementary School is Grand Rapids Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lighthouse Academy The Pier (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Congress Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Went There In 4th , 5th , & Half Of 6th '? . Coming Back For 7th . I Wouldn't Say Its A Good School , Because The Right Way To Say It Is " WONDERFUL !! " Teachers Care About Our Education && Our Future . A Lot Of Kids Get On The Honer Roll . It's A Elementary && A Middle School . . . Grades K - 8th . Love The School , Wish There Was A High School '? . I Recommend This School For Your Kid(s) . " Where Learning Takes Place . "
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Yesterday I watched my daughter visit and play basketball against WC Abney at the 7th grade level. We lost the game, but I was very impressed by the character and sportsmanship displayed their by the teachers and basketball staff leading the girls at WC Abney. They played with great passion and vigor and in a spirit of fairplay. WOW! I am very impressed! Way to go!
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