Caniff Liberty Academy

Summary:

Caniff Liberty Academy is a public charter elementary school serving grades PK-8 in the diverse city of Hamtramck, Michigan, with a student population that has shifted in recent years to be 51.7% White, 13.37% African American, 34.53% Asian, and 0.4% two or more races.

Despite its racial diversity, Caniff Liberty Academy has struggled academically, ranking in the bottom quarter of Michigan elementary schools in recent years with an overall SchoolDigger rating fluctuating between 1-3 stars out of 5. The school faces significant challenges, including high chronic absenteeism rates reaching over 50% in the 2022-2023 school year, and serving a student population that is almost entirely (100%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. In comparison, nearby schools like Hamtramck Academy and Hanley International Academy, which also serve diverse student populations, have higher academic achievement.

The data suggests that while Caniff Liberty Academy's racial diversity is a unique aspect, the school is struggling to effectively serve its students and close achievement gaps. Addressing the school's low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic challenges will be crucial for improving outcomes at Caniff Liberty Academy.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative PK, KG-9

 2650 Caniff St
       Hamtramck, MI  48212-3033


(248) 327-7673

District: Caniff Liberty Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1075th of 1,470 Michigan Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,497 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  501

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.7%
Asian:
34.5%
African American:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Caniff Liberty Academy ranks worse than 73.1% of elementary schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25. (See more...)
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Compare Details Caniff Liberty Academy ranks worse than 71.6% of middle schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.36. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Caniff Liberty Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (51.7%), Asian (34.5%), African American (13.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Caniff Liberty Academy is 22.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Caniff Liberty Academy is $13,497.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Caniff Liberty Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Caniff Liberty Academy 1075th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Caniff Liberty Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Caniff Liberty Academy 632nd of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Caniff Liberty Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Caniff Liberty Academy 473rd of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Caniff Liberty Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 10.99 1427th 1580 9.7%
2016 18.12 1274th 1548 17.7%
2017 17.82 1196th 1466 18.4%
2018 39.76 935th 1448 35.4%
2019 43.16 781st 1408 44.5%
2021 20.96 940th 1153 18.5%
2022 49.37 628th 1344 53.3%
2023 25.00 1075th 1470 26.9%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.59 96th 270 64.4%
2019 48.85 62nd 117 47.0%
2022 66.81 26th 98 73.5%
2023 34.69 116th 180 35.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.09 563rd 1397 59.7%
2019 67.78 258th 1134 77.2%
2021 40.23 460th 749 38.6%
2022 73.94 177th 1099 83.9%
2023 38.76 823rd 1350 39.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.12 875th 1443 39.4%
2019 40.56 706th 1171 39.7%
2022 51.29 506th 1106 54.2%
2023 23.14 1018th 1321 22.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.44 965th 1446 33.3%
2019 36.38 773rd 1196 35.4%
2022 42.28 638th 1139 44.0%
2023 22.40 1035th 1334 22.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.68 89th 101 11.9%
2019 9.07 35th 36 2.8%
2022 11.76 46th 51 9.8%
2023 6.60 81st 84 3.6%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.45 164th 475 65.5%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.50 1040th 1253 17.0%
2019 22.49 933rd 1128 17.3%
2022 55.39 470th 1102 57.4%
2023 20.86 990th 1198 17.4%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Caniff Liberty Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 13.45 788th 919 14.3%
2016 16.84 740th 894 17.2%
2017 30.85 545th 821 33.6%
2018 38.04 554th 838 33.9%
2019 29.65 565th 792 28.7%
2021 22.57 547th 675 19.0%
2022 30.40 538th 776 30.7%
2023 27.36 632nd 883 28.4%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.68 40th 154 74.0%
2019 52.59 20th 46 56.5%
2022 66.35 11th 38 71.1%
2023 32.85 47th 72 34.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.42 368th 815 54.8%
2019 46.72 350th 672 47.9%
2021 41.40 303rd 523 42.1%
2022 46.73 353rd 691 48.9%
2023 40.82 478th 825 42.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.98 561st 794 29.3%
2019 37.40 411th 658 37.5%
2022 32.55 450th 657 31.5%
2023 26.89 568th 770 26.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.78 453rd 797 43.2%
2019 27.86 477th 639 25.4%
2022 43.68 342nd 658 48.0%
2023 30.07 546th 776 29.6%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.52 98th 104 5.8%
2019 4.80 46th 48 4.2%
2022 7.87 54th 57 5.3%
2023 6.12 85th 87 2.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Caniff Liberty Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.61 606th 678 10.6%
2019 27.31 468th 624 25.0%
2022 33.58 422nd 638 33.9%
2023 22.15 568th 688 17.4%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Caniff Liberty Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 53 59 156 0 3 0 2 0 273
2014 92 78 140 3 2 0 0 0 315
2015 108 80 153 2 0 0 1 0 344
2016 133 82 151 2 0 0 1 0 369
2017 162 90 152 1 1 0 1 0 407
2018 205 91 143 0 0 0 0 0 439
2019 216 120 143 1 1 0 0 0 481
2020 207 100 165 1 1 0 0 0 474
2021 217 92 165 0 1 0 0 0 475
2022 227 82 163 0 1 0 0 0 473
2023 259 67 173 0 0 0 2 0 501

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Caniff Liberty Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 273 13.0 21.0 97.4
2014 315 16.0 19.6 87.9
2015 344 20.0 17.2 87.2
2016 369 23.0 16.0 92.7
2017 407 24.0 16.9 90.7
2018 439 22.0 19.9 95.4
2019 481 22.0 21.8 99
2020 474 22.0 21.5 99.6
2021 475 24.0 19.7 99.8
2022 473 23.5 20.1 98.7
2023 501 22.5 22.2 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Caniff Liberty Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 273 13.0 21.0 97.4
2014 315 16.0 19.6 87.9
2015 344 20.0 17.2 87.2
2016 369 23.0 16.0 92.7
2017 407 24.0 16.9 90.7
2018 439 22.0 19.9 95.4
2019 481 22.0 21.8 99
2020 474 22.0 21.5 99.6
2021 475 24.0 19.7 99.8
2022 473 23.5 20.1 98.7
2023 501 22.5 22.2 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Caniff Liberty Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,527 (15.4%) $8,404 (84.6%) $9,931
2020 $1,860 (17.8%) $8,594 (82.2%) $10,454
2021 $2,777 (23.1%) $9,220 (76.9%) $11,996
2022 $4,074 (29.2%) $9,860 (70.8%) $13,934
2023 $3,685 (27.3%) $9,812 (72.7%) $13,497

Data source: Michigan Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Caniff Liberty Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 781st of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 1075th of 1470 Elementary schools
 17.7%
Ranks 565th of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 632nd of 883 Middle schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)34.522.9
 11.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)34.522.9
 11.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)36.218.5
 17.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)36.218.5
 17.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)4641.2
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)4641.2
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)47.239.3
 7.9%
   4th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)47.239.3
 7.9%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)32.419.6
 12.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)32.419.6
 12.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)43.920.3
 23.6%
   5th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)43.920.3
 23.6%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)45.221.7
 23.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)45.221.7
 23.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)30.625.8
 4.8%
   6th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)30.625.8
 4.8%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.129.6
 5.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)2429.4
 5.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)2429.4
 5.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)27.817.3
 10.5%
   7th Grade Math (Caniff Liberty Academy)27.817.3
 10.5%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)16.345.3
 29%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Caniff Liberty Academy)16.345.3
 29%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students481501
 4.2%
African American12067
 44.2%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian143173
 21%
Hispanic10
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White216259
 19.9%
Two or More Races02
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99%100%
 1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 501 students attended Caniff Liberty Academy.

Students at Caniff Liberty Academy are 52% White, 35% Asian, 13% African American.

Caniff Liberty Academy ranks 1075th of 1470 Michigan alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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