Sister Lakes Elementary School

Public K-5

 68079 M 152
       Benton Harbor, MI  49022-9360


(269) 782-4468

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District: Dowagiac Union School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1082nd of 1,408 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,950 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5
Number of students:  162

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.9%
White:
43.8%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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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 Sister Lakes Elementary School ranks worse than 76.8% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd 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 23. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Sister Lakes Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Dowagiac Union School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.9%), White (43.8%), two or more races (5.6%). (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 Sister Lakes Elementary School is 11.5, which is the lowest 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 Sister Lakes Elementary School is $12,950, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Dowagiac Union School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Sister Lakes Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sister Lakes Elementary School 1082nd of 1408 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Sister Lakes 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 Sister Lakes Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 31.96 1289th 1545 16.6%
2007 38.79 1209th 1565 22.7%
2008 33.53 1292nd 1577 18.1%
2009 41.11 1207th 1589 24.0%
2010 39.46 1226th 1552 21.0%
2011 35.33 1242nd 1552 20.0%
2012 38.66 1077th 1566 31.2%
2013 56.64 718th 1563 54.1%
2014 41.78 982nd 1533 35.9%
2015 31.10 1144th 1580 27.6%
2016 23.37 1203rd 1548 22.3%
2017 17.97 1195th 1466 18.5%
2018 18.62 1230th 1448 15.1%
2019 23.00 1082nd 1408 23.2%

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

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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Sister Lakes Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 279 0 0 96 1 n/a n/a 0 376
1989 245 0 0 81 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1990 253 0 0 80 1 n/a n/a 0 334
1991 245 2 0 73 1 n/a n/a 0 321
1992 242 3 0 74 2 n/a n/a 0 321
1993 243 3 0 111 3 n/a n/a 0 360
1994 234 4 1 113 2 n/a n/a 0 354
1995 246 9 1 112 3 n/a n/a 0 371
1996 246 9 1 112 3 n/a n/a 0 371
1997 243 12 2 112 6 n/a n/a 0 375
1998 229 10 1 116 6 n/a n/a 0 362
1999 211 10 0 126 7 n/a n/a 0 354
2000 199 5 1 117 5 n/a n/a 0 327
2001 179 8 1 110 5 n/a n/a 0 303
2002 170 10 0 103 7 n/a n/a 0 290
2003 170 10 0 103 7 n/a n/a 0 290
2004 167 10 0 123 5 n/a n/a 0 305
2005 156 9 1 131 7 n/a n/a 0 304
2006 162 5 1 119 5 n/a n/a 0 292
2007 156 4 0 88 4 n/a n/a 0 252
2008 138 4 n/a 90 2 n/a n/a 0 234
2009 157 3 0 87 4 n/a n/a 0 251
2010 127 4 0 104 2 n/a n/a 1 238
2011 112 3 0 82 1 0 5 0 203
2012 110 8 0 110 0 0 7 0 235
2013 107 5 0 113 0 0 10 0 235
2014 106 5 0 112 0 0 14 0 237
2015 95 2 0 108 0 0 23 0 228
2016 94 1 0 81 0 0 17 0 193
2017 102 3 0 87 1 0 17 0 210
2018 103 1 0 83 4 0 12 0 203
2019 76 1 0 84 4 0 6 0 171
2020 71 0 0 76 6 0 9 0 162

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 Sister Lakes Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 376 n/a n/a n/a
1989 326 n/a n/a 34.7
1990 334 25.0 13.3 37.4
1991 321 n/a n/a n/a
1992 321 n/a n/a 47.7
1993 360 n/a 0.0 62.5
1994 354 17.9 19.8 49.2
1995 371 18.5 20.1 42
1996 371 18.5 20.1 42
1997 375 19.0 19.7 40.5
1998 362 19.0 19.1 44.8
1999 354 19.0 18.6 47.2
2000 327 18.1 18.1 43.7
2001 303 18.3 16.6 48.2
2002 290 14.7 19.7 52.8
2003 290 14.7 19.7 52.8
2004 305 15.3 19.9 59.3
2005 304 15.3 19.9 64.5
2006 292 16.3 17.9 66.8
2007 252 14.4 17.5 64.3
2008 234 14.0 16.7 64.5
2009 251 17.5 14.3 70.9
2010 238 15.0 15.8 81.9
2011 203 14.8 13.6 79.8
2012 235 15.7 14.9 83
2013 235 18.5 12.6 87.2
2014 237 15.1 15.6 86.9
2015 228 16.0 14.2 87.3
2016 193 16.0 12.0 81.9
2017 210 14.7 14.2 83.3
2018 203 15.6 12.9 87.2
2019 171 15.1 11.2 84.8
2020 162 14.0 11.5 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 Sister Lakes Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 376 n/a n/a n/a
1989 326 n/a n/a 34.7
1990 334 25.0 13.3 37.4
1991 321 n/a n/a n/a
1992 321 n/a n/a 47.7
1993 360 n/a 0.0 62.5
1994 354 17.9 19.8 49.2
1995 371 18.5 20.1 42
1996 371 18.5 20.1 42
1997 375 19.0 19.7 40.5
1998 362 19.0 19.1 44.8
1999 354 19.0 18.6 47.2
2000 327 18.1 18.1 43.7
2001 303 18.3 16.6 48.2
2002 290 14.7 19.7 52.8
2003 290 14.7 19.7 52.8
2004 305 15.3 19.9 59.3
2005 304 15.3 19.9 64.5
2006 292 16.3 17.9 66.8
2007 252 14.4 17.5 64.3
2008 234 14.0 16.7 64.5
2009 251 17.5 14.3 70.9
2010 238 15.0 15.8 81.9
2011 203 14.8 13.6 79.8
2012 235 15.7 14.9 83
2013 235 18.5 12.6 87.2
2014 237 15.1 15.6 86.9
2015 228 16.0 14.2 87.3
2016 193 16.0 12.0 81.9
2017 210 14.7 14.2 83.3
2018 203 15.6 12.9 87.2
2019 171 15.1 11.2 84.8
2020 162 14.0 11.5 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sister Lakes Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,315 (17.1%) $11,194 (82.9%) $13,509
2020 $2,519 (19.5%) $10,430 (80.5%) $12,950

Data source: Michigan Department of Education




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