New Branches School

256 Alger St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | (616) 243-4763
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 245
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  • Mailing Address: 256 Alger Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
  • Magnet School
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 245
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 14.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 115 (46.9%)
  • Females: 117 (47.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 20 (8.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 144 (58.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 164 (66.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
New Branches School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.8%
Black10442.4%
Asian52.0%
Hispanic5221.2%
White6928.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For New Branches School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten4317.6%
1st Grade4719.2%
2nd Grade4719.2%
3rd Grade4418.0%
4th Grade187.3%
5th Grade239.4%
6th Grade239.4%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that New Branches School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on MEAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201093.8%93.8%95.3%
200992.7%92.7%94.8%
2008100.0%100.0%91.3%
 
Reading Test
201089.6%89.6%86.8%
200995.1%95.1%89.8%
200895.5%95.5%86.4%
 
English Language Arts Test
200890.9%90.9%83.2%
 
Writing Test
200863.6%63.6%61.1%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201090.2%90.2%91.5%
200989.5%89.5%92.3%
200870.6%70.6%87.9%
 
Reading Test
201087.5%87.5%84.1%
200989.5%89.5%84.1%
200870.6%70.6%82.8%
 
Writing Test
201045.0%45.0%47.2%
2009---
200817.6%17.6%44.4%
 
English Language Arts Test
200870.6%70.6%76.6%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201077.8%77.8%79.9%
200955.0%55.0%79.5%
200869.6%69.6%76.8%
 
Reading Test
201083.3%83.3%85.1%
200985.0%85.0%85.2%
200878.3%78.3%81.5%
 
Science Test
201066.7%66.7%78.1%
200973.7%73.7%81.0%
200873.9%73.9%83.1%
 
English Language Arts Test
200856.5%56.5%78.2%
 
Writing Test
200847.8%47.8%63.4%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201078.3%78.3%84.5%
200973.9%73.9%82.0%
200894.7%94.7%79.9%
 
Reading Test
201069.6%69.6%84.0%
200978.3%78.3%87.7%
200889.5%89.5%80.5%
 
Social Studies Test
201056.5%56.5%75.3%
200965.2%65.2%73.4%
200878.9%78.9%73.6%
 
English Language Arts Test
200889.5%89.5%79.5%
 
Writing Test
200873.7%73.7%75.7%
 
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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