John R Rodger Elementary School

Summary:

John R Rodger Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bellaire, Michigan, serving 113 students in grades K-5 and part of the Bellaire Public Schools district, which is ranked 159 out of 606 districts in the state.

While John R Rodger Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (94.69%) compared to nearby schools, it faces several challenges. The school has experienced high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 16.5% to 39.8% over the past few years, notably higher than Boyne City Elementary (15.3%) and Mill Creek Elementary (9.8%). Additionally, the school's test scores, while generally on par with or slightly above state averages in some subjects, lag behind higher-performing nearby schools like Old Mission Peninsula School and Mill Creek Elementary. For example, in 3rd grade ELA, John R Rodger scored 47.4% proficient compared to 72% at Old Mission Peninsula and 66.7% at Mill Creek.

Despite having the highest per-student spending ($24,034) among the nearby schools, John R Rodger Elementary's performance, as measured by its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger star rating, has declined over the past several years, dropping from a rank of 809 out of 1,580 schools in 2014-2015 to a rank of 681 out of 1,470 schools in 2022-2023, with a corresponding drop in its star rating from 2 to 3. This raises questions about the efficient use of resources and the factors contributing to the school's underperformance relative to its peers, which may be related to the high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (48.67%) and the school's racial homogeneity.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6535 John R Rodgers Rd
       Bellaire, MI  49615-8818


(231) 533-8916

District: Bellaire Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
681st of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,034 Help


Students who attend John R Rodger Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  113

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.7%
Hispanic:
3.5%
Two or more races:
1.8%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.7% Help


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Compare Details John R Rodger Elementary School ranks better than 53.7% of elementary schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.79. (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: White (94.7%), Hispanic (3.5%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John R Rodger Elementary School is 14.4. (See more...)
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Compare John R Rodger Elementary School employs 7.8 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John R Rodger Elementary School is $24,034.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John R Rodger Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John R Rodger Elementary School 681st of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See John R Rodger Elementary 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 John R Rodger Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at John R Rodger Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 36.56 1223rd 1545 20.8%
2007 45.57 1089th 1565 30.4%
2008 32.45 1304th 1577 17.3%
2009 75.56 330th 1589 79.2%
2010 72.21 438th 1552 71.8%
2011 75.86 322nd 1552 79.3%
2012 53.68 766th 1566 51.1%
2013 51.16 815th 1563 47.9%
2014 42.07 977th 1533 36.3%
2015 50.97 809th 1580 48.8%
2016 29.17 1121st 1548 27.6%
2017 35.01 952nd 1466 35.1%
2018 31.43 1060th 1448 26.8%
2019 39.72 841st 1408 40.3%
2021 21.11 938th 1153 18.6%
2022 30.48 923rd 1344 31.3%
2023 50.79 681st 1470 53.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John R Rodger Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.65 1152nd 1397 17.5%
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Rank History for Female students at John R Rodger Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.29 1071st 1443 25.8%
2023 62.75 419th 1321 68.3%
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Rank History for Male students at John R Rodger Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.05 949th 1446 34.4%
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Rank History for White students at John R Rodger Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.20 1100th 1253 12.2%
2019 26.93 862nd 1128 23.6%
2022 16.59 963rd 1102 12.6%
2023 41.28 718th 1198 40.1%
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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 John R Rodger Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 265 1 1 0 4 n/a n/a -11 260
1989 235 2 2 0 6 n/a n/a 0 245
1990 267 0 2 0 6 n/a n/a 0 275
1991 288 0 3 0 9 n/a n/a 0 300
1992 253 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 256
1993 259 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 262
1994 254 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 256
1995 258 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 259
1996 258 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 259
1997 243 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1998 223 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 227
1999 270 2 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2000 274 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 277
2001 255 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2002 251 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2003 251 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2004 227 2 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 235
2005 218 2 7 0 1 n/a n/a 0 228
2006 230 4 5 2 1 n/a n/a 0 242
2007 231 9 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 248
2008 223 5 6 4 1 n/a n/a 0 239
2009 226 8 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 244
2010 218 4 6 2 3 n/a n/a 0 233
2011 179 1 4 8 0 0 14 0 206
2012 167 2 6 4 2 0 13 0 194
2013 165 0 5 3 2 0 13 0 188
2014 145 0 2 3 2 0 11 0 163
2015 128 0 0 4 1 0 11 0 144
2016 137 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 148
2017 152 0 0 3 0 0 10 0 165
2018 144 0 0 5 2 0 8 0 159
2019 138 0 0 7 0 0 8 0 153
2020 133 0 0 5 0 0 6 0 144
2021 110 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 119
2022 118 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 127
2023 107 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 113

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 John R Rodger Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 260 n/a n/a n/a
1989 245 n/a n/a 14.3
1990 275 15.0 18.3 20
1991 300 n/a n/a n/a
1992 256 n/a n/a 31.6
1993 262 n/a 0.0 31.7
1994 256 13.6 18.8 20.3
1995 259 13.6 19.0 21.6
1996 259 13.6 19.0 21.6
1997 247 14.0 17.6 17.4
1998 227 12.0 18.9 14.1
1999 276 15.0 18.4 13.8
2000 277 15.7 17.6 26.7
2001 255 14.9 17.1 23.1
2002 255 15.2 16.8 34.9
2003 255 15.2 16.8 34.9
2004 235 15.1 15.6 23.4
2005 228 14.7 15.5 25.4
2006 242 12.5 19.4 32.6
2007 248 14.7 16.9 37.1
2008 239 15.2 15.7 40.2
2009 244 15.8 15.4 42.2
2010 233 15.1 15.4 53.6
2011 206 13.0 15.8 54.9
2012 194 11.6 16.7 55.7
2013 188 10.0 18.8 52.7
2014 163 9.8 16.6 49.7
2015 144 10.0 14.4 37.5
2016 148 10.0 14.8 45.9
2017 165 9.6 17.1 50.3
2018 159 8.8 18.0 45.9
2019 153 9.3 16.4 50.3
2020 144 9.3 15.4 48.6
2021 119 8.3 14.2 51.3
2022 127 8.6 14.6 53.5
2023 113 7.8 14.4 48.7

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 John R Rodger Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 260 n/a n/a n/a
1989 245 n/a n/a 14.3
1990 275 15.0 18.3 20
1991 300 n/a n/a n/a
1992 256 n/a n/a 31.6
1993 262 n/a 0.0 31.7
1994 256 13.6 18.8 20.3
1995 259 13.6 19.0 21.6
1996 259 13.6 19.0 21.6
1997 247 14.0 17.6 17.4
1998 227 12.0 18.9 14.1
1999 276 15.0 18.4 13.8
2000 277 15.7 17.6 26.7
2001 255 14.9 17.1 23.1
2002 255 15.2 16.8 34.9
2003 255 15.2 16.8 34.9
2004 235 15.1 15.6 23.4
2005 228 14.7 15.5 25.4
2006 242 12.5 19.4 32.6
2007 248 14.7 16.9 37.1
2008 239 15.2 15.7 40.2
2009 244 15.8 15.4 42.2
2010 233 15.1 15.4 53.6
2011 206 13.0 15.8 54.9
2012 194 11.6 16.7 55.7
2013 188 10.0 18.8 52.7
2014 163 9.8 16.6 49.7
2015 144 10.0 14.4 37.5
2016 148 10.0 14.8 45.9
2017 165 9.6 17.1 50.3
2018 159 8.8 18.0 45.9
2019 153 9.3 16.4 50.3
2020 144 9.3 15.4 48.6
2021 119 8.3 14.2 51.3
2022 127 8.6 14.6 53.5
2023 113 7.8 14.4 48.7

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 John R Rodger Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $867 (7.3%) $11,056 (92.7%) $11,924
2020 $944 (7.4%) $11,805 (92.6%) $12,749
2021 $1,910 (11.8%) $14,228 (88.2%) $16,138
2022 $2,789 (16.1%) $14,523 (83.9%) $17,312
2023 $3,737 (15.5%) $20,297 (84.5%) $24,034

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John R Rodger Elementary School

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 841st of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 681st of 1470 Elementary schools
 13.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John R Rodger Elementary School)4047.4
 7.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire Public Schools)4047.4
 7.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (John R Rodger Elementary School)4573.7
 28.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Bellaire Public Schools)4573.7
 28.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John R Rodger Elementary School)34.526.7
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire Public Schools)34.526.7
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (John R Rodger Elementary School)57.938.9
 19%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bellaire Public Schools)57.938.9
 19%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (John R Rodger Elementary School)36.816.7
 20.1%
   5th Grade Math (Bellaire Public Schools)36.816.7
 20.1%
   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 Students153113
 26.1%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic74
 42.9%
Pacific Islander00
White138107
 22.5%
Two or More Races82
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.3%48.7%
 1.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 113 students attended John R Rodger Elementary School.

John R Rodger Elementary School ranks 681st of 1470 Michigan elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend John R Rodger Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Bellaire MiddleHigh School

Students at John R Rodger Elementary School are 95% White, 4% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.


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