Besser Elementary School

Public K-5

 375 Wilson St
       Alpena, MI  49707-1423


 (989) 358-5100

 School Website

District: Alpena Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
944th of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.4
Number of students:  435

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.3%
Two or more races:
2.8%
Hispanic:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.8%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Besser Elementary School ranked worse than 67.1% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Alpena Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.94. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.3%), two or more races (2.8%), Hispanic (2.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 50.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Besser Elementary School is 20.4, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Alpena Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare Besser Elementary School employs 21.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Besser Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Besser Elementary School 944th of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Besser Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Alpena Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Alpena Public Schools 332nd of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Besser Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 48.74 1002nd 1545 35.1%
2007 66.81 545th 1565 65.2%
2008 65.95 608th 1577 61.4%
2009 65.98 636th 1589 60.0%
2010 68.42 583rd 1552 62.4%
2011 69.39 488th 1552 68.6%
2012 56.45 700th 1566 55.3%
2013 55.38 740th 1563 52.7%
2014 50.38 831st 1533 45.8%
2015 51.70 792nd 1580 49.9%
2016 33.47 1057th 1548 31.7%
2017 36.52 922nd 1466 37.1%
2018 39.64 941st 1448 35.0%
2019 32.94 944th 1407 32.9%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Besser Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 57.85 427th 806 47.0%
2007 56.67 468th 823 43.1%
2008 88.84 20th 839 97.6%
2009 61.53 418th 847 50.6%
2010 85.71 29th 851 96.6%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Besser Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Besser Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 509 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1989 502 4 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1990 515 5 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1991 409 8 3 2 0 n/a n/a 100 522
1992 477 8 3 4 2 n/a n/a 0 494
1993 478 10 7 5 9 n/a n/a 0 509
1994 480 8 4 4 6 n/a n/a 0 502
1995 485 5 7 4 3 n/a n/a 0 504
1996 485 5 7 4 3 n/a n/a 0 504
1997 453 8 7 3 2 n/a n/a 0 473
1998 470 6 6 4 2 n/a n/a 0 488
1999 446 5 3 4 3 n/a n/a 0 461
2000 459 5 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 453 7 4 3 2 n/a n/a 0 469
2002 444 5 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2003 444 5 3 3 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2004 492 2 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 500
2005 472 0 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 478
2006 440 3 5 1 3 n/a n/a 0 452
2007 425 1 4 2 3 n/a n/a 0 435
2008 449 1 3 4 2 n/a n/a 2 461
2009 423 4 2 1 3 n/a n/a 1 434
2010 426 1 4 0 2 n/a n/a 9 442
2011 338 2 3 0 1 0 4 0 348
2012 333 1 2 0 3 0 4 0 343
2013 294 4 1 0 2 0 5 0 306
2014 329 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 336
2015 339 2 2 4 0 0 5 0 352
2016 397 2 5 9 1 0 11 0 425
2017 406 3 4 10 0 0 12 0 435

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 Besser Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 512 n/a n/a n/a
1989 505 n/a n/a 25.3
1990 516 32.0 16.1 27.7
1991 522 n/a n/a n/a
1992 494 n/a n/a 38.7
1993 509 n/a 0.0 36.7
1994 502 24.9 20.2 32.5
1995 504 25.7 19.6 28.6
1996 504 25.7 19.6 28.6
1997 473 26.0 18.2 26.8
1998 488 26.0 18.8 28.5
1999 461 25.0 18.4 28.4
2000 472 24.3 19.4 35.2
2001 469 24.3 19.3 39.0
2002 457 23.5 19.4 37.4
2003 457 23.5 19.4 37.4
2004 500 26.5 18.9 38.8
2005 478 24.9 19.2 36.6
2006 452 25.0 18.1 42.0
2007 435 23.9 18.2 42.1
2008 461 23.3 19.8 39.2
2009 434 23.0 18.9 43.4
2010 442 22.9 19.2 48.0
2011 348 19.0 18.2 53.2
2012 343 17.7 19.3 51.3
2013 306 17.2 17.7 47.7
2014 336 16.6 20.1 47.9
2015 352 18.0 19.5 50.0
2016 425 21.0 20.2 52.2
2017 435 21.3 20.4 50.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Besser Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 512 n/a n/a n/a
1989 505 n/a n/a 25.3
1990 516 32.0 16.1 27.7
1991 522 n/a n/a n/a
1992 494 n/a n/a 38.7
1993 509 n/a 0.0 36.7
1994 502 24.9 20.2 32.5
1995 504 25.7 19.6 28.6
1996 504 25.7 19.6 28.6
1997 473 26.0 18.2 26.8
1998 488 26.0 18.8 28.5
1999 461 25.0 18.4 28.4
2000 472 24.3 19.4 35.2
2001 469 24.3 19.3 39.0
2002 457 23.5 19.4 37.4
2003 457 23.5 19.4 37.4
2004 500 26.5 18.9 38.8
2005 478 24.9 19.2 36.6
2006 452 25.0 18.1 42.0
2007 435 23.9 18.2 42.1
2008 461 23.3 19.8 39.2
2009 434 23.0 18.9 43.4
2010 442 22.9 19.2 48.0
2011 348 19.0 18.2 53.2
2012 343 17.7 19.3 51.3
2013 306 17.2 17.7 47.7
2014 336 16.6 20.1 47.9
2015 352 18.0 19.5 50.0
2016 425 21.0 20.2 52.2
2017 435 21.3 20.4 50.8

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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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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