Justus Gage Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 301 Oak St
       Dowagiac, MI  49047-1378


(269) 782-4460

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District: Dowagiac Union School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
934th of 1,408 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,067 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  277

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.3%
Two or more races:
13.7%
Hispanic:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.7%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Justus Gage Elementary School ranks worse than 66.3% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Dowagiac Union School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.3%), two or more races (13.7%), Hispanic (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Justus Gage Elementary School is 15.2, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Dowagiac Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Justus Gage Elementary School is $10,067, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Dowagiac Union School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Justus Gage Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Justus Gage Elementary School 934th of 1408 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Justus Gage Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Dowagiac Union School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Dowagiac Union School District 498th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Justus Gage Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 51.19 949th 1545 38.6%
2007 33.61 1272nd 1565 18.7%
2008 53.04 974th 1577 38.2%
2009 34.32 1295th 1589 18.5%
2010 70.08 516th 1552 66.8%
2011 60.73 765th 1552 50.7%
2012 33.30 1177th 1566 24.8%
2013 43.56 965th 1563 38.3%
2014 62.03 597th 1533 61.1%
2015 52.74 761st 1580 51.8%
2016 39.62 958th 1548 38.1%
2017 18.65 1185th 1466 19.2%
2018 44.13 883rd 1448 39.0%
2019 33.67 934th 1408 33.7%

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

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Enrollment information for Justus Gage Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 283 74 2 8 3 n/a n/a 0 370
1989 166 48 2 6 2 n/a n/a 0 224
1990 174 48 2 5 3 n/a n/a 0 232
1991 178 48 2 5 2 n/a n/a 0 235
1992 194 46 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1993 220 39 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 265
1994 210 38 0 7 1 n/a n/a 0 256
1995 190 47 0 6 2 n/a n/a 0 245
1996 190 47 0 6 2 n/a n/a 0 245
1997 188 46 1 8 2 n/a n/a 0 245
1998 192 52 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 253
1999 187 46 1 10 1 n/a n/a 0 245
2000 154 54 4 6 2 n/a n/a 0 220
2001 144 51 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 201
2002 160 55 2 6 2 n/a n/a 1 226
2003 160 55 2 6 2 n/a n/a 1 226
2004 247 69 1 14 3 n/a n/a 0 334
2005 241 70 3 20 5 n/a n/a 0 339
2006 245 84 3 18 8 n/a n/a 0 358
2007 258 78 3 17 8 n/a n/a 0 364
2008 279 69 3 24 10 n/a n/a 0 385
2009 239 49 2 18 8 n/a n/a 12 328
2010 203 44 3 17 6 n/a n/a 18 291
2011 196 32 3 19 5 0 25 0 280
2012 194 34 2 25 7 0 36 0 298
2013 186 20 2 34 4 0 44 0 290
2014 184 14 4 43 5 0 37 0 287
2015 180 17 4 40 3 0 45 0 289
2016 177 21 0 42 5 0 47 0 292
2017 183 18 0 39 6 0 43 0 289
2018 178 19 0 38 3 0 41 0 279
2019 166 30 1 26 1 0 45 0 269
2020 178 27 1 30 3 0 38 0 277

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 Justus Gage Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 370 n/a n/a n/a
1989 224 n/a n/a 42.9
1990 232 18.0 12.8 37.5
1991 235 n/a n/a n/a
1992 247 n/a n/a 53.4
1993 265 n/a 0.0 54.7
1994 256 15.2 16.8 52.3
1995 245 20.5 12.0 48.2
1996 245 20.5 12.0 48.2
1997 245 16.0 15.3 44.9
1998 253 16.0 15.8 50.6
1999 245 16.0 15.3 46.9
2000 220 15.4 14.3 53.6
2001 201 14.4 14.0 51.7
2002 226 13.7 16.5 62.2
2003 226 13.7 16.5 62.2
2004 334 20.3 16.5 60.8
2005 339 20.3 16.7 63.4
2006 358 21.4 16.7 61.2
2007 364 22.1 16.5 61
2008 385 20.7 18.6 52.5
2009 328 19.0 17.3 76.6
2010 291 18.5 15.7 73.3
2011 280 16.7 16.7 81.4
2012 298 17.6 16.8 77.5
2013 290 16.2 17.8 77.6
2014 287 15.8 18.1 80.5
2015 289 18.0 16.0 75.4
2016 292 17.0 17.1 79.5
2017 289 16.8 17.2 77.9
2018 279 17.0 16.4 82.8
2019 269 16.9 15.9 86.6
2020 277 18.2 15.2 82.7

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 Justus Gage Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 370 n/a n/a n/a
1989 224 n/a n/a 42.9
1990 232 18.0 12.8 37.5
1991 235 n/a n/a n/a
1992 247 n/a n/a 53.4
1993 265 n/a 0.0 54.7
1994 256 15.2 16.8 52.3
1995 245 20.5 12.0 48.2
1996 245 20.5 12.0 48.2
1997 245 16.0 15.3 44.9
1998 253 16.0 15.8 50.6
1999 245 16.0 15.3 46.9
2000 220 15.4 14.3 53.6
2001 201 14.4 14.0 51.7
2002 226 13.7 16.5 62.2
2003 226 13.7 16.5 62.2
2004 334 20.3 16.5 60.8
2005 339 20.3 16.7 63.4
2006 358 21.4 16.7 61.2
2007 364 22.1 16.5 61
2008 385 20.7 18.6 52.5
2009 328 19.0 17.3 76.6
2010 291 18.5 15.7 73.3
2011 280 16.7 16.7 81.4
2012 298 17.6 16.8 77.5
2013 290 16.2 17.8 77.6
2014 287 15.8 18.1 80.5
2015 289 18.0 16.0 75.4
2016 292 17.0 17.1 79.5
2017 289 16.8 17.2 77.9
2018 279 17.0 16.4 82.8
2019 269 16.9 15.9 86.6
2020 277 18.2 15.2 82.7

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 Justus Gage Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,171 (11.3%) $9,150 (88.7%) $10,320
2020 $1,176 (11.7%) $8,891 (88.3%) $10,067

Data source: Michigan Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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