Harlan Elementary School

Summary:

Harlan Elementary School is a high-performing public elementary school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, serving 374 students in grades K-5 and part of the Bloomfield Hills Schools district, which is ranked 11th out of 606 districts in the state.

Harlan Elementary consistently excels academically, with a high percentage of students proficient or better in core subjects compared to state and district averages. In 2022-2023, 70.8% of 3rd graders, 62.5% of 4th graders, and 70.8% of 5th graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, outperforming the state and district. The school has also been ranked among the top 100 elementary schools in Michigan for several years, placing it in the top 6% statewide. Harlan's low chronic absenteeism rate and low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch suggest a relatively affluent and engaged student population.

While Harlan Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, its student population is notably less diverse than nearby schools like Beverly Elementary and Eastover Elementary in the Birmingham Public Schools district. This may be an area for the school to explore in terms of promoting diversity and inclusion. Overall, Harlan Elementary is a standout school within its district and the state, offering a high-quality education to its students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3595 N Adams Rd
       Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304-3708


(248) 203-3268

District: Birmingham Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
90th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,463 Help


Students who attend Harlan Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Derby Middle School
High:    Ernest W Seaholm High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  374

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.3%
Two or more races:
7.5%
African American:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harlan Elementary School ranks better than 93.9% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 6th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Birmingham Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.61. (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 (81.3%), two or more races (7.5%), African American (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harlan Elementary School is 14.7. 6 elementary schools in the Birmingham Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harlan Elementary School is $19,463. 5 elementary schools in the Birmingham Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Harlan Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harlan Elementary School 90th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Harlan Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Birmingham Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Birmingham Public Schools 11th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harlan Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Harlan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 89.36 16th 1545 99.0%
2007 86.99 37th 1565 97.6%
2008 89.73 6th 1577 99.6%
2009 84.53 85th 1589 94.7%
2010 83.20 49th 1552 96.8%
2011 85.41 38th 1552 97.6%
2012 90.87 71st 1566 95.5%
2013 84.14 178th 1563 88.6%
2014 82.55 191st 1533 87.5%
2015 90.00 96th 1580 93.9%
2016 94.19 49th 1548 96.8%
2017 89.56 80th 1466 94.5%
2018 92.61 69th 1448 95.2%
2019 93.97 48th 1408 96.6%
2021 87.96 92nd 1153 92.0%
2022 87.13 131st 1344 90.3%
2023 91.61 90th 1470 93.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Harlan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.97 19th 1397 98.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Harlan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.42 52nd 1443 96.4%
2019 91.19 49th 1171 95.8%
2021 85.12 72nd 902 92.0%
2022 88.16 85th 1106 92.3%
2023 93.50 41st 1321 96.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Harlan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.71 91st 1446 93.7%
2019 92.59 47th 1196 96.1%
2021 74.19 186th 915 79.7%
2022 77.22 211th 1139 81.5%
2023 82.22 183rd 1334 86.3%
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Rank History for White students at Harlan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.33 104th 1253 91.7%
2019 90.81 59th 1128 94.8%
2021 84.35 101st 1005 90.0%
2022 83.05 141st 1102 87.2%
2023 87.79 100th 1198 91.7%
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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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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Open Quote What can I say except WOW! We are thrilled with our move to Troy with the Birmingham School District. Not only did we get a beautiful home on a huge lot, but we got the finest elementary school for our kids to attend in the entire district. Our realtor told us since he lived in the same district and he was right on target.The teachers are fun, outgoing and our kids love going to school. We have seen our son open up and become more friendly and alert since changing districts. He was so withdrawn before, now we see that sending our kids to Birmingham Schools is like sending them to private schools, we love love love this district! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Open Quote One of the finest elementary schools we have ever experienced. The teacher/parent communication is awesome. The school is beautiful and updated. The classrooms are clean, neat, and well organized. We have lived in a few states now and nothing compares to superior education our child gets from Harlan Elementary, thumbs up....10+++! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Harlan Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 368 2 13 0 0 n/a n/a -1 382
1989 409 5 19 0 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1990 409 4 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1991 413 11 11 1 1 n/a n/a 0 437
1992 384 12 18 2 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1993 398 12 14 1 1 n/a n/a 0 426
1994 399 10 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1995 385 15 15 4 1 n/a n/a 0 420
1996 385 15 15 4 1 n/a n/a 0 420
1997 374 12 20 5 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1998 373 19 16 1 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1999 368 14 15 1 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2000 363 15 12 3 0 n/a n/a 0 393
2001 329 10 13 4 1 n/a n/a 0 357
2002 381 9 5 4 3 n/a n/a 0 402
2003 381 9 5 4 3 n/a n/a 0 402
2004 355 5 2 4 2 n/a n/a 0 368
2005 379 3 2 4 3 n/a n/a 0 391
2006 358 3 5 5 1 n/a n/a 4 376
2007 330 5 8 3 0 n/a n/a 1 347
2008 341 12 9 4 1 n/a n/a 1 368
2009 329 10 8 3 0 n/a n/a 1 351
2010 322 10 14 5 1 n/a n/a 4 356
2011 316 6 10 6 1 2 5 0 346
2012 325 12 12 2 0 0 5 0 356
2013 325 11 12 3 0 0 1 0 352
2014 339 11 14 10 0 0 5 0 379
2015 346 12 17 10 0 0 6 0 391
2016 339 16 17 14 0 0 10 0 396
2017 342 16 14 12 0 0 18 0 402
2018 344 15 14 14 0 0 26 0 413
2019 349 12 14 0 0 1 30 0 406
2020 365 16 16 0 0 1 33 0 431
2021 319 18 13 1 0 1 31 0 383
2022 312 16 15 8 0 0 29 0 380
2023 304 17 15 10 0 0 28 0 374

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 Harlan Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 382 n/a n/a n/a
1989 433 n/a n/a 1.2
1990 428 38.0 11.2 0.9
1991 437 n/a n/a n/a
1992 416 n/a n/a n/a
1993 426 n/a 0.0 0.5
1994 431 28.0 15.4 1.4
1995 420 21.5 19.5 1.4
1996 420 21.5 19.5 1.4
1997 411 21.0 19.6 1.2
1998 409 21.0 19.5 0.7
1999 398 29.0 13.7 1
2000 393 28.7 13.7 1.5
2001 357 24.5 14.6 1.4
2002 402 n/a n/a 0.7
2003 402 n/a n/a 0.7
2004 368 19.6 18.8 1.6
2005 391 26.3 14.9 0.8
2006 376 27.5 13.7 1.1
2007 347 23.2 15.0 0.9
2008 368 24.2 15.2 1.9
2009 351 22.8 15.4 2.9
2010 356 23.2 15.3 4.8
2011 346 24.7 13.9 6.9
2012 356 23.1 15.3 4.8
2013 352 23.6 14.8 5.4
2014 379 26.2 14.4 5.5
2015 391 25.0 15.6 5.4
2016 396 27.0 14.6 3.5
2017 402 29.9 13.4 2.5
2018 413 30.5 13.5 8
2019 406 30.4 13.3 7.1
2020 431 29.4 14.6 8.4
2021 383 29.3 13.0 7.3
2022 380 25.1 15.1 8.4
2023 374 25.3 14.7 8.6

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 Harlan Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 382 n/a n/a n/a
1989 433 n/a n/a 1.2
1990 428 38.0 11.2 0.9
1991 437 n/a n/a n/a
1992 416 n/a n/a n/a
1993 426 n/a 0.0 0.5
1994 431 28.0 15.4 1.4
1995 420 21.5 19.5 1.4
1996 420 21.5 19.5 1.4
1997 411 21.0 19.6 1.2
1998 409 21.0 19.5 0.7
1999 398 29.0 13.7 1
2000 393 28.7 13.7 1.5
2001 357 24.5 14.6 1.4
2002 402 n/a n/a 0.7
2003 402 n/a n/a 0.7
2004 368 19.6 18.8 1.6
2005 391 26.3 14.9 0.8
2006 376 27.5 13.7 1.1
2007 347 23.2 15.0 0.9
2008 368 24.2 15.2 1.9
2009 351 22.8 15.4 2.9
2010 356 23.2 15.3 4.8
2011 346 24.7 13.9 6.9
2012 356 23.1 15.3 4.8
2013 352 23.6 14.8 5.4
2014 379 26.2 14.4 5.5
2015 391 25.0 15.6 5.4
2016 396 27.0 14.6 3.5
2017 402 29.9 13.4 2.5
2018 413 30.5 13.5 8
2019 406 30.4 13.3 7.1
2020 431 29.4 14.6 8.4
2021 383 29.3 13.0 7.3
2022 380 25.1 15.1 8.4
2023 374 25.3 14.7 8.6

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 Harlan Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $371 (2.4%) $14,803 (97.6%) $15,174
2020 $457 (3.1%) $14,299 (96.9%) $14,756
2021 $1,002 (5.5%) $17,159 (94.5%) $18,160
2022 $697 (3.8%) $17,517 (96.2%) $18,214
2023 $721 (3.7%) $18,742 (96.3%) $19,463

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harlan 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 48th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 90th of 1470 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Harlan Elementary School)8570.8
 14.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Public Schools)70.372.8
 2.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Harlan Elementary School)81.766.7
 15%
   3rd Grade Math (Birmingham Public Schools)71.574.3
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Harlan Elementary School)78.762.5
 16.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Public Schools)72.274.5
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Harlan Elementary School)70.756.3
 14.4%
   4th Grade Math (Birmingham Public Schools)63.370
 6.7%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harlan Elementary School)7570.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Public Schools)71.176.6
 5.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Harlan Elementary School)61.772.7
 11%
   5th Grade Math (Birmingham Public Schools)57.366.8
 9.5%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
5th Grade Social Studies (Harlan Elementary School)38.348.5
 10.2%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Birmingham Public Schools)31.246.6
 15.4%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)17.418.6
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students406374
 7.9%
African American1217
 41.7%
American Indian00
Asian1415
 7.1%
Hispanic010
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White349304
 12.9%
Two or More Races3028
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.1%8.6%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harlan Elementary School

Students who attend Harlan Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Derby Middle School
High : Ernest W Seaholm High School

Yes. Harlan Elementary School ranks in the top 6.1% of Michigan elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 374 students attended Harlan Elementary School.

Students at Harlan Elementary School are 81% White, 7% Two or more races, 5% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Hispanic.


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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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