Ridge Park Charter Academy

Claimed
4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
21
Grades
K-8
Students
651
Type
Public charter
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Math
33%
State avg: 37%
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English
43%
State avg: 48%
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Social Studies
21%
State avg: 26%
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

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

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

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

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


Parent tip

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

Equity
Environment
Students
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African-American
57%
White
24%
Hispanic
14%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
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
19 :1
State avg: 19 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
8%
State avg: 9%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 100%
21 Reviews
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Neighborhood
4120 Camelot Ridge Drive Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Last modified: June 28, 2017
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