Dicken Elementary School

Public K-5

 2135 Runnymede Blvd
       Ann Arbor, MI  48103-5033


 (734) 994-1928

 School Website

District: Ann Arbor Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
251st of 1,448 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.0%
African American:
20.3%
Two or more races:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.1%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Dicken Elementary School ranked better than 82.7% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked 14th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.28. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Dicken Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48%), African American (20.3%), two or more races (13.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 29.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dicken Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 6th best among 20 elementary schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Dicken Elementary School employs 22.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Dicken Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dicken Elementary School 251st of 1448 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Dicken Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Ann Arbor Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Ann Arbor Public Schools 56th of 640 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dicken Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.13 288th 1545 81.4%
2007 78.45 229th 1565 85.4%
2008 76.52 305th 1577 80.7%
2009 73.38 392nd 1589 75.3%
2010 71.72 455th 1552 70.7%
2011 79.04 218th 1552 86.0%
2012 85.23 164th 1566 89.5%
2013 85.08 160th 1563 89.8%
2014 82.33 198th 1533 87.1%
2015 85.65 160th 1580 89.9%
2016 80.71 238th 1548 84.6%
2017 60.84 495th 1466 66.2%
2018 81.28 251st 1448 82.7%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Open Quote Negatives:

- Ongoing rodent problem in building; "lunch room" is makeshift area in the auditorium.
- Very poor student-to-teacher ratio - 1 class had 29 kids!
- Agenda regarding race very non-mainstream & biased toward African-American plight over other minorities (Principal was previously in trouble for this).
- Unlocked doors allow almost complete uninhibited access.
- No gifted / accelerated classes.
- Classes cater to non-local transplants at the expense of time of enhancing local student studies.
- By 3rd or 4th grade students should be getting letter grades - but are still using Kindergarten type performance markers - makes it very hard for parents to assess child(ren)'s progress.

+ Good participation by parents
+ Many extra-curricular activities
+ Nice school garden Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dicken Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 234 40 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1989 238 28 20 3 0 n/a n/a n/a 288
1990 242 24 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 284
1991 244 33 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1992 233 25 15 11 1 n/a n/a 0 285
1993 234 37 14 7 1 n/a n/a 0 293
1994 240 43 15 6 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1995 272 36 21 5 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1996 272 36 21 5 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1997 272 41 24 5 1 n/a n/a 0 343
1998 298 62 20 4 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1999 296 66 21 5 1 n/a n/a 0 389
2000 281 78 30 7 4 n/a n/a 0 400
2001 292 66 35 15 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2002 256 47 39 17 2 n/a n/a 0 361
2003 256 47 39 17 2 n/a n/a 0 361
2004 229 44 41 19 2 n/a n/a 0 335
2005 233 62 38 19 2 n/a n/a 20 374
2006 251 62 43 15 2 n/a n/a 30 403
2007 225 60 39 18 4 n/a n/a 24 370
2008 226 71 33 18 2 n/a n/a 25 375
2009 214 68 33 19 3 n/a n/a 42 379
2010 219 70 33 22 0 n/a n/a 35 379
2011 212 67 35 29 0 0 27 0 370
2012 197 65 39 34 0 0 32 0 367
2013 209 55 39 28 1 0 32 0 364
2014 194 66 37 25 3 1 33 0 359
2015 195 53 35 27 1 0 36 0 347
2016 177 55 35 31 1 0 40 0 339
2017 165 70 36 26 1 0 46 0 344

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 Dicken Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 281 n/a n/a n/a
1989 288 n/a n/a 10.8
1990 284 21.0 13.5 26.8
1991 299 n/a n/a n/a
1992 285 n/a n/a n/a
1993 293 n/a 0.0 14.0
1994 304 15.4 19.7 13.2
1995 334 17.5 19.1 9.0
1996 334 17.5 19.1 9.0
1997 343 18.0 19.1 9.9
1998 384 16.0 24.0 16.1
1999 389 20.0 19.5 12.6
2000 400 21.6 18.5 17.8
2001 408 21.2 19.2 18.1
2002 361 21.9 16.5 16.9
2003 361 21.9 16.5 16.9
2004 335 21.9 15.3 18.2
2005 374 22.4 16.7 21.5
2006 403 22.4 18.0 22.8
2007 370 21.5 17.2 22.3
2008 375 21.5 17.4 29.1
2009 379 20.9 18.1 28.5
2010 379 20.9 18.0 27.6
2011 370 17.7 20.8 25.1
2012 367 20.4 17.9 26.2
2013 364 21.6 16.8 28.0
2014 359 19.8 18.0 30.4
2015 347 20.0 17.3 25.4
2016 339 20.0 16.9 25.4
2017 344 22.3 15.4 29.1

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 Dicken Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 281 n/a n/a n/a
1989 288 n/a n/a 10.8
1990 284 21.0 13.5 26.8
1991 299 n/a n/a n/a
1992 285 n/a n/a n/a
1993 293 n/a 0.0 14.0
1994 304 15.4 19.7 13.2
1995 334 17.5 19.1 9.0
1996 334 17.5 19.1 9.0
1997 343 18.0 19.1 9.9
1998 384 16.0 24.0 16.1
1999 389 20.0 19.5 12.6
2000 400 21.6 18.5 17.8
2001 408 21.2 19.2 18.1
2002 361 21.9 16.5 16.9
2003 361 21.9 16.5 16.9
2004 335 21.9 15.3 18.2
2005 374 22.4 16.7 21.5
2006 403 22.4 18.0 22.8
2007 370 21.5 17.2 22.3
2008 375 21.5 17.4 29.1
2009 379 20.9 18.1 28.5
2010 379 20.9 18.0 27.6
2011 370 17.7 20.8 25.1
2012 367 20.4 17.9 26.2
2013 364 21.6 16.8 28.0
2014 359 19.8 18.0 30.4
2015 347 20.0 17.3 25.4
2016 339 20.0 16.9 25.4
2017 344 22.3 15.4 29.1

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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