Alward Elementary School

7/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
7
Grades
K-5
Students
467
Type
Public
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Academics
10/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Math
60%
State avg: 41%
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English
70%
State avg: 48%
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Social Studies
36%
State avg: 22%
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4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
91%
Hispanic
4%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
African-American
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
17 :1
State avg: 19 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
2%
State avg: 9%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 100%
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7 Reviews
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Neighborhood
3811 Port Sheldon Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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