Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Summary:

Bellaire MiddleHigh School is a public school serving grades 6-12 in the small town of Bellaire, Michigan, with a student population of around 150. The school has consistently performed well academically, ranking in the top 25% of Michigan high schools and outperforming the state averages on standardized tests.

Bellaire MiddleHigh School's academic excellence is evident in its 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and its ranking of 85th out of 735 Michigan high schools in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the nearby Mancelona High School (ranked 340th) and on par with the highly-ranked Elk Rapids High School (ranked 14th). The school also maintains strong graduation rates, with a 4-year graduation rate of 88.4% in 2022-2023, higher than the nearby Boyne City High School (90.8%) but lower than Elk Rapids High School (90.1%).

While Bellaire MiddleHigh School's academic performance is impressive, the school faces some challenges, such as a less diverse student population compared to nearby schools and a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 21.5% in 2019-2020 to 29.7% in 2022-2023. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at 44.67% in 2022-2023, higher than the nearby Elk Rapids High School (27.63%) but lower than MorganShaw School (76.74%) and Mancelona High School (73.43%).


Detail:

Public 6-12

 204 W Forrest Home Ave
       Bellaire, MI  49615-9565


(231) 533-8015

District: Bellaire Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
85th of 735 Michigan High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,659 Help


Feeder schools for Bellaire MiddleHigh School:

Elementary:    John R Rodger Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  150

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.3%
Hispanic:
4.0%
Two or more races:
2.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bellaire MiddleHigh School ranks better than 60.1% of middle schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53. (See more...)
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Compare Details Bellaire MiddleHigh School ranks better than 88.4% of high schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.15. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Bellaire MiddleHigh School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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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: White (93.3%), Hispanic (4%), two or more races (2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bellaire MiddleHigh School is 11.8. (See more...)
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Compare Bellaire MiddleHigh School employs 12.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bellaire MiddleHigh School is $21,659.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bellaire MiddleHigh School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bellaire MiddleHigh School 352nd of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Bellaire MiddleHigh School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Bellaire MiddleHigh School 85th of 735 Michigan public high schools. (See Bellaire MiddleHigh School in the ranking list.)

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Bellaire Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Bellaire Public Schools 159th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 47.18 556th 806 31.0%
2007 66.87 307th 823 62.7%
2008 72.52 228th 839 72.8%
2009 64.72 374th 847 55.8%
2010 77.64 153rd 851 82.0%
2011 79.27 128th 858 85.1%
2012 79.58 146th 900 83.8%
2013 77.75 152nd 919 83.5%
2014 86.00 85th 921 90.8%
2015 71.65 208th 919 77.4%
2016 62.21 302nd 894 66.2%
2017 63.93 237th 821 71.1%
2018 80.91 139th 838 83.4%
2019 83.34 103rd 792 87.0%
2021 62.84 193rd 675 71.4%
2022 72.64 149th 776 80.8%
2023 53.00 352nd 883 60.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.85 76th 815 90.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.86 79th 794 90.1%
2023 60.37 238th 770 69.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.00 208th 797 73.9%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.56 137th 678 79.8%
2019 76.47 114th 624 81.7%
2021 59.96 191st 577 66.9%
2022 57.63 223rd 638 65.0%
2023 39.16 395th 688 42.6%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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Rank History for all high school students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 57.90 356th 705 49.5%
2007 82.30 107th 767 86.0%
2008 69.92 280th 750 62.7%
2009 69.93 270th 754 64.2%
2010 62.92 373rd 765 51.2%
2011 69.57 290th 784 63.0%
2012 53.79 402nd 773 48.0%
2013 67.74 256th 805 68.2%
2014 54.20 399th 799 50.1%
2015 64.27 302nd 832 63.7%
2016 89.77 58th 852 93.2%
2017 73.64 174th 835 79.2%
2018 72.73 200th 824 75.7%
2019 63.79 223rd 666 66.5%
2021 57.77 198th 561 64.7%
2022 72.05 149th 531 71.9%
2023 85.15 85th 735 88.4%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.44 159th 755 78.9%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.67 167th 710 76.5%
2019 61.38 203rd 554 63.4%
2023 64.12 187th 611 69.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.00 274th 707 61.2%
2021 47.24 232nd 472 50.8%
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Rank History for high school White students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.76 273rd 708 61.4%
2019 54.93 256th 582 56.0%
2021 58.00 169th 516 67.2%
2022 71.29 133rd 492 73.0%
2023 83.47 82nd 647 87.3%
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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 Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 251 0 3 0 1 n/a n/a -2 253
1989 286 0 3 0 2 n/a n/a 0 291
1990 304 0 2 0 4 n/a n/a -1 309
1991 173 0 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 176
1992 342 0 1 0 8 n/a n/a 0 351
1993 356 0 3 0 8 n/a n/a 0 367
1994 350 0 3 0 7 n/a n/a 0 360
1995 382 2 5 0 7 n/a n/a 0 396
1996 382 2 5 0 7 n/a n/a 0 396
1997 395 2 5 0 5 n/a n/a 0 407
1998 409 1 6 2 5 n/a n/a 0 423
1999 364 1 12 1 2 n/a n/a 0 380
2000 361 1 10 0 2 n/a n/a 0 374
2001 377 0 9 0 4 n/a n/a 0 390
2002 372 1 3 2 6 n/a n/a 0 384
2003 372 1 3 2 6 n/a n/a 0 384
2004 371 1 3 2 6 n/a n/a 0 383
2005 350 5 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 357
2006 307 8 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2007 292 6 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 304
2008 299 1 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 306
2009 280 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 284
2010 286 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2011 259 2 4 1 0 0 6 0 272
2012 239 2 4 2 0 0 12 0 259
2013 231 1 7 3 0 0 10 0 252
2014 239 3 5 3 0 0 14 0 264
2015 209 3 5 3 1 0 14 0 235
2016 204 3 5 5 2 0 14 0 233
2017 203 1 3 8 2 0 16 0 233
2018 190 1 3 7 3 0 18 0 222
2019 178 0 3 7 2 0 13 0 203
2020 170 0 2 6 4 0 14 0 196
2021 149 0 2 6 3 0 12 0 172
2022 153 0 0 8 3 0 8 0 172
2023 140 0 0 6 1 0 3 0 150

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 Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 253 n/a n/a n/a
1989 291 n/a n/a 22
1990 309 23.0 13.4 12
1991 176 n/a n/a n/a
1992 351 n/a n/a 23.1
1993 367 n/a 0.0 20.2
1994 360 21.7 16.6 12.8
1995 396 36.1 11.0 11.1
1996 396 36.1 11.0 11.1
1997 407 22.0 18.5 11.5
1998 423 23.0 18.4 11.6
1999 380 22.0 17.3 10.3
2000 374 21.6 17.3 20.1
2001 390 21.3 18.3 17.4
2002 384 22.0 17.5 13.8
2003 384 22.0 17.5 13.8
2004 383 21.0 18.2 17.8
2005 357 19.4 18.4 17.9
2006 319 18.5 17.2 19.1
2007 304 17.3 17.6 22
2008 306 17.4 17.6 24.2
2009 284 17.4 16.3 28.2
2010 291 17.6 16.4 38.5
2011 272 15.4 17.6 41.2
2012 259 14.8 17.5 39
2013 252 14.2 17.7 34.9
2014 264 10.4 25.3 37.5
2015 235 13.0 18.0 31.5
2016 233 13.0 17.9 29.2
2017 233 12.8 18.1 44.6
2018 222 12.9 17.1 45
2019 203 12.9 15.6 40.4
2020 196 13.1 14.8 42.3
2021 172 12.5 13.6 40.1
2022 172 12.8 13.3 40.7
2023 150 12.6 11.8 44.7

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 Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 253 n/a n/a n/a
1989 291 n/a n/a 22
1990 309 23.0 13.4 12
1991 176 n/a n/a n/a
1992 351 n/a n/a 23.1
1993 367 n/a 0.0 20.2
1994 360 21.7 16.6 12.8
1995 396 36.1 11.0 11.1
1996 396 36.1 11.0 11.1
1997 407 22.0 18.5 11.5
1998 423 23.0 18.4 11.6
1999 380 22.0 17.3 10.3
2000 374 21.6 17.3 20.1
2001 390 21.3 18.3 17.4
2002 384 22.0 17.5 13.8
2003 384 22.0 17.5 13.8
2004 383 21.0 18.2 17.8
2005 357 19.4 18.4 17.9
2006 319 18.5 17.2 19.1
2007 304 17.3 17.6 22
2008 306 17.4 17.6 24.2
2009 284 17.4 16.3 28.2
2010 291 17.6 16.4 38.5
2011 272 15.4 17.6 41.2
2012 259 14.8 17.5 39
2013 252 14.2 17.7 34.9
2014 264 10.4 25.3 37.5
2015 235 13.0 18.0 31.5
2016 233 13.0 17.9 29.2
2017 233 12.8 18.1 44.6
2018 222 12.9 17.1 45
2019 203 12.9 15.6 40.4
2020 196 13.1 14.8 42.3
2021 172 12.5 13.6 40.1
2022 172 12.8 13.3 40.7
2023 150 12.6 11.8 44.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $39 (0.3%) $11,186 (99.7%) $11,225
2020 $41 (0.3%) $12,377 (99.7%) $12,418
2021 $1,532 (9.1%) $15,330 (90.9%) $16,862
2022 $1,458 (8.0%) $16,738 (92.0%) $18,195
2023 $2,822 (13.0%) $18,837 (87.0%) $21,659

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bellaire MiddleHigh School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 103rd of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 352nd of 883 Middle schools
 26.9%
Ranks 223rd of 666 High schoolsRanks 85th of 735 High schools
 21.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)45.530.4
 15.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire Public Schools)45.530.4
 15.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)36.422.2
 14.2%
   6th Grade Math (Bellaire Public Schools)36.422.2
 14.2%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.128.4
 6.7%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)59.327.8
 31.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire Public Schools)59.327.8
 31.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)55.622.2
 33.4%
   7th Grade Math (Bellaire Public Schools)55.622.2
 33.4%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)51.543.8
 7.7%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Bellaire Public Schools)51.543.8
 7.7%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)2826.3
 1.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)84.884.2
 0.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire Public Schools)84.884.2
 0.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)63.621.1
 42.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Bellaire Public Schools)63.621.1
 42.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)41.436.3
 5.1%
11th Grade Social Studies (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)44.460
 15.6%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Bellaire Public Schools)44.460
 15.6%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)46.636.1
 10.5%
11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)71.472
 0.6%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Bellaire Public Schools)71.472
 0.6%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Michigan)55.351.6
 3.7%
11th Grade Mathematics (Bellaire MiddleHigh School)37.145
 7.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Bellaire Public Schools)37.145
 7.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)36.329.9
 6.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students203150
 26.1%
African American00
American Indian21
 50%
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic76
 14.3%
Pacific Islander00
White178140
 21.3%
Two or More Races133
 76.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.4%44.7%
 4.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Students at Bellaire MiddleHigh School are 93% White, 4% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Bellaire MiddleHigh School ranks 85th of 735 Michigan high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Bellaire MiddleHigh School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : John R Rodger Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 150 students attended Bellaire MiddleHigh School.


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