Caniff Liberty Academy


Caniff Liberty Academy is the sole public charter school serving grades PK-8 in Hamtramck, Michigan. While the school aims to provide a quality education, the data reveals significant challenges that impact student learning and achievement.

With a student body that is predominantly low-income, as evidenced by the 100% free/reduced lunch rate, Caniff Liberty Academy faces the added hurdle of supporting students with substantial socioeconomic needs. Compounding this issue is the school's alarmingly high chronic absenteeism rate of 54.9%, which likely contributes to the students' underperformance on standardized tests across all grade levels and subject areas. Compared to state averages, Caniff Liberty Academy students trail significantly in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies proficiency.

The school's struggles are further reflected in its declining statewide ranking, dropping from 628 out of 1,344 elementary schools in 2021-2022 to 1,075 out of 1,470 in 2022-2023. To improve outcomes for its students, Caniff Liberty Academy will need to address the root causes of its high absenteeism and low academic performance, while also leveraging its resources to better support the unique needs of its economically disadvantaged student population.

District Detail

 2650 Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212-3033

 (313) 872-2000

SchoolDigger Rank:
473rd of 606 Michigan districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-9
Students: 501

Primary Schools: 0
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 1

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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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