Pembroke Academy

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Pembroke Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 348 students in grades K-8 in Detroit, Michigan. The school is part of the Detroit Public Schools Community District, which is ranked 32 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pembroke Academy consistently outperforms the state and nearby district averages in academic performance, particularly in mathematics. In 2022-2023, 76.5% of 5th graders were proficient in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 43.9%, and 80% of 3rd graders and 78.1% of 4th graders were proficient in mathematics, significantly higher than the state averages. The school also ranks highly within the state for specific student subgroups, such as ranking 5th out of 321 Michigan elementary schools for African American students and 14th out of 1,350 for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Pembroke Academy's student population is predominantly African American, ranging from 88.79% to 91.54% over the past three school years, which is notably different from the even higher percentages at nearby schools like Emerson ElementaryMiddle School (97.85% to 99.7%).

While Pembroke Academy's academic performance is impressive, the school has experienced an increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 28.2% in 2019-2020 to 42.6% in 2022-2023. This rate is still lower than some nearby schools, such as Bow ElementaryMiddle School (77.8%) and Emerson ElementaryMiddle School (78.2%), but it is an area of concern that the school should address. Pembroke Academy's relatively high per-student spending of $16,894 in 2022-2023 may contribute to its academic success, and the school's effective use of these resources to support student learning could be an area of further exploration.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 19940 Mansfield St
       Detroit, MI  48235-2332


(313) 243-0092

District: Pembroke Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
127th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,894 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  348

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.8%
Two or more races:
9.8%
Hispanic:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.3% Help


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Compare Details Pembroke Academy ranks better than 91.4% of elementary schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.84. (See more...)
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Compare Details Pembroke Academy ranks better than 90.8% of middle schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.09. (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 Racial makeup is: African American (88.8%), two or more races (9.8%), Hispanic (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 94.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pembroke Academy is 12.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pembroke Academy is $16,894.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pembroke Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Pembroke Academy 127th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Pembroke Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Pembroke Academy 81st of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Pembroke Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Pembroke Academy 32nd of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pembroke Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.09 1022nd 1408 27.4%
2021 40.98 656th 1153 43.1%
2022 53.23 582nd 1344 56.7%
2023 88.84 127th 1470 91.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.19 640th 1134 43.6%
2021 57.85 259th 749 65.4%
2022 66.21 284th 1099 74.2%
2023 97.46 14th 1350 99.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 89.58 83rd 1321 93.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.24 153rd 1334 88.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.13 65th 212 69.3%
2021 67.85 14th 51 72.5%
2022 83.44 16th 158 89.9%
2023 97.61 5th 321 98.4%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Pembroke Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.11 122nd 675 81.9%
2023 89.09 81st 883 90.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.74 5th 825 99.4%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Pembroke Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.41 3rd 310 99.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Pembroke Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 0 230 0 6 0 0 8 0 244
2020 1 260 0 5 0 0 14 0 280
2021 0 281 0 9 0 1 19 0 310
2022 0 303 1 6 0 0 21 0 331
2023 1 309 0 4 0 0 34 0 348

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 Pembroke Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 244 19.0 12.8 93
2020 280 21.0 13.3 92.1
2021 310 22.0 14.0 92.9
2022 331 24.0 13.7 91.5
2023 348 27.0 12.8 94.3

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 Pembroke Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 244 19.0 12.8 93
2020 280 21.0 13.3 92.1
2021 310 22.0 14.0 92.9
2022 331 24.0 13.7 91.5
2023 348 27.0 12.8 94.3

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 Pembroke Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $970 (5.1%) $17,916 (94.9%) $18,886
2020 $1,016 (6.3%) $15,050 (93.7%) $16,066
2021 $1,377 (10.0%) $12,374 (90.0%) $13,751
2022 $1,951 (12.7%) $13,404 (87.3%) $15,355
2023 $1,776 (10.5%) $15,118 (89.5%) $16,894

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pembroke Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1022nd of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 127th of 1470 Elementary schools
 63.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Academy)3166.7
 35.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Academy)3166.7
 35.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Academy)3671.9
 35.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Academy)3671.9
 35.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Pembroke Academy)2478.1
 54.1%
   4th Grade Math (Pembroke Academy)2478.1
 54.1%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Academy)45.876.5
 30.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Academy)45.876.5
 30.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Pembroke Academy)2547.1
 22.1%
   5th Grade Math (Pembroke Academy)2547.1
 22.1%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students244348
 42.6%
African American230309
 34.3%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic64
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White01
Two or More Races834
 325%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93%94.3%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pembroke Academy

Yes. Pembroke Academy ranks in the top 8.6% of Michigan elementary schools.

Students at Pembroke Academy are 89% African American, 10% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 348 students attended Pembroke Academy.


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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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