Fortis Academy


Fortis Academy is the sole public charter school serving grades K-8 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with a diverse student population and significant academic challenges. The school's performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally below state averages across all subject areas, and its ranking has declined in recent years, indicating a need for targeted interventions to improve student outcomes.

Fortis Academy has a student enrollment of 638, with a majority of students coming from low-income families, as evidenced by the high percentage (88.71%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The school's student body is racially diverse, with 43.57% African American, 27.43% Hispanic, and 13.32% White students. However, this diversity is not reflected in the school's academic performance, which is significantly below the state averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies proficiency.

Despite spending $13,012 per student, which is relatively high, and maintaining a student-teacher ratio of 16.2, Fortis Academy is ranked 893 out of 1,470 Michigan elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's chronic absenteeism rate of 30.5% further compounds the academic challenges, suggesting the need for a comprehensive approach to address both educational and social-emotional factors impacting student success.

District Detail

 3875 Golfside Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-3726

 (734) 572-3623

SchoolDigger Rank:
325th of 606 Michigan districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 638

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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