Central Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
8422 South Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
Phone
(269) 323-6100
District
PORTAGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
County
KALAMAZOO COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
413
Classroom Teachers
26

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Michigan

7

(10 is best)

Better than 67.3% of MI schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

7

(10 is best)

Central Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 47 46
Proficiency in Reading 45 45
Proficiency in Math 48 47

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 49 44
Proficiency in Reading 45 46
Proficiency in Math 53 43

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 50 42
Proficiency in Reading 52 47
Proficiency in Math 47 37

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 15.80
AVG FOR DISTRICT 18.47
AVG FOR STATE 18.22
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 82 19.9%
Grade 1 70 16.9%
Grade 2 55 13.3%
Grade 3 73 17.7%
Grade 4 65 15.7%
Grade 5 68 16.5%
Total 413 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 88.5% 81.3% 69.3%
Black 2.4% 5.4% 18.4%
Hispanic 7.3% 6.2% 8.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 7.0% 3.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.2% 0.8%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 35.8% 22.7% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 26.2% 18.2% 38.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.7% 4.4% 5.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 53,679 9,962,311
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,259.3 176
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.5% 5.8%
5-19 YEARS OLD 19.7% 19.2%
20-44 YEARS OLD 32.6% 31.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD 25.7% 27.7%
65 OR OLDER 15.4% 15.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 21,107 3,888,646
Single Parent Households With Children 8.1% 10.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 96.9% 90.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 46.9% 28.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 13.6% 9.0%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.6% 12.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.8% 18.5%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.9% 19.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.0% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 6.9% 12.3%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,986 $51,683,124 54.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $641 $5,534,394 5.8%
Staff $484 $4,178,856 4.4%
General Administration $70 $604,380 0.6%
School Administration $583 $5,033,622 5.3%
Operation $829 $7,157,586 7.5%
Transportation $341 $2,944,194 3.1%
Other $428 $3,695,352 3.9%
Total Support $3,378 $29,165,652 30.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,651 $14,254,734 15.0%
Total Expenditures $11,014 $95,094,876 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,210 $9,436,018,885 50.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $832 $1,264,432,378 6.8%
Staff $514 $781,036,331 4.2%
General Administration $240 $364,240,642 2.0%
School Administration $597 $907,444,508 4.9%
Operation $910 $1,382,300,257 7.5%
Transportation $433 $658,720,435 3.6%
Other $510 $774,723,285 4.2%
Total Support $4,036 $6,132,905,971 33.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,959 $2,976,554,816 16.1%
Total Expenditures $12,204 $18,545,361,528 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%