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Dowagiac Union School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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243 South Front Street
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Cass County
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PH: (269) 782-4402
FAX: (269) 782-4418

  • Grades K-12
  • 2301 students
  • 7 schools

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 MEAP Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 86% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

Math
 93% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Math was 95% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 4

Reading
 83% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2011.

Writing
 46% (2011)
The state average for Writing was 47% in 2011.

Math
 92% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Math was 92% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 5

Reading
 86% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 80% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

Science
 80% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Science was 78% in 2011.

Math
 79% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 67% (2008)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 6

Reading
 79% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2011.

Social Studies
 71% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 72% (2008)
The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2011.

Math
 88% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 67% (2008)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 7

Reading
 82% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 65% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

Writing
 42% (2011)
The state average for Writing was 48% in 2011.

Math
 86% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 64% (2008)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 8

Reading
 80% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 81% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

Science
 74% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Science was 78% in 2011.

Math
 74% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 73% (2008)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Grade 9

Social Studies
 69% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 57% (2008)
The state average for Social Studies was 73% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and reading.
  • The MEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 MME Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 11

Reading
 59% (2011)
 1% (2010)
 55% (2009)
 57% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 63% in 2011.

Social Studies
 83% (2011)
 1% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 83% (2008)
The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2011.

Science
 53% (2011)
 1% (2010)
 58% (2009)
 50% (2008)
The state average for Science was 61% in 2011.

Writing
 44% (2011)
 0% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 40% (2008)
The state average for Writing was 47% in 2011.

Math
 43% (2011)
 0% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 40% (2008)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2011.

Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
  • The MME is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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