Lakeside School

Summary:

Lakeside School is an exceptional elementary school located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, serving 451 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. It is part of the East Grand Rapids Public Schools district, which is ranked 6th out of 606 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Lakeside School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Michigan, with its students outperforming the state and district averages in M-Step assessments for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies across all grade levels. The school also has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 8.1% to 14.9% in recent years, compared to nearby schools like River City Scholars Charter Academy and William C Abney Academy Elementary, which have much higher rates exceeding 40%. Additionally, Lakeside School has a very low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high socioeconomic status of the student population compared to the nearby schools.

However, Lakeside School's student population is predominantly White (over 85%), which is significantly higher than the more diverse student populations of the nearby schools. This lack of racial diversity is an area that the school's leadership may want to consider addressing to ensure educational equity and access for all students, regardless of their background. Overall, Lakeside School's strong academic performance, low chronic absenteeism, and high socioeconomic status make it a standout school in the Grand Rapids area, but the school may benefit from exploring ways to further diversify its student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2325 Hall St SE
       Grand Rapids, MI  49506-4045


(616) 235-7553

District: East Grand Rapids Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
42nd of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,532 Help


Students who attend Lakeside School usually attend:

Middle:    East Grand Rapids Middle School
High:    East Grand Rapids High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  451

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.1%
Two or more races:
6.9%
Hispanic:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lakeside School ranks better than 97.1% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.6. (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 Lakeside School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (85.1%), two or more races (6.9%), Hispanic (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lakeside School is 19.4, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lakeside School is $11,532. 1 elementary schools in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lakeside School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lakeside School 42nd of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Lakeside School in the ranking list.)

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East Grand Rapids Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks East Grand Rapids Public Schools 6th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lakeside School

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Rank History for all students at Lakeside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.82 92nd 1545 94.0%
2007 84.03 98th 1565 93.7%
2008 84.73 75th 1577 95.2%
2009 83.32 120th 1589 92.4%
2010 82.00 84th 1552 94.6%
2011 80.69 156th 1552 89.9%
2012 92.67 46th 1566 97.1%
2013 93.18 42nd 1563 97.3%
2014 96.24 9th 1533 99.4%
2015 98.20 7th 1580 99.6%
2016 96.17 24th 1548 98.4%
2017 96.82 19th 1466 98.7%
2018 96.39 23rd 1448 98.4%
2019 96.60 19th 1408 98.7%
2021 94.88 29th 1153 97.5%
2022 95.78 33rd 1344 97.5%
2023 95.60 42nd 1470 97.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Lakeside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.65 39th 1443 97.3%
2019 95.54 19th 1171 98.4%
2021 88.75 46th 902 94.9%
2022 93.05 35th 1106 96.8%
2023 94.78 28th 1321 97.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Lakeside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.49 17th 1446 98.8%
2019 96.36 12th 1196 99.0%
2021 91.77 38th 915 95.8%
2022 91.66 58th 1139 94.9%
2023 92.80 58th 1334 95.7%
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Rank History for White students at Lakeside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.69 26th 1253 97.9%
2019 96.52 10th 1128 99.1%
2021 92.97 35th 1005 96.5%
2022 95.16 27th 1102 97.5%
2023 95.08 28th 1198 97.7%
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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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Enrollment information for Lakeside School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 325 4 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1989 287 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 293
1990 284 2 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1991 288 1 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1992 293 1 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 306
1993 311 0 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1994 394 0 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1995 412 3 12 0 2 n/a n/a 0 429
1996 412 3 12 0 2 n/a n/a 0 429
1997 423 0 8 1 2 n/a n/a 0 434
1998 387 1 12 0 2 n/a n/a 0 402
1999 398 0 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2000 388 1 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2001 384 4 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2002 414 4 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2003 414 4 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2004 425 3 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 434
2005 441 3 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2006 475 10 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2007 458 8 7 4 0 n/a n/a 2 479
2008 454 12 6 5 n/a n/a n/a 2 479
2009 446 12 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 469
2010 442 10 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2011 421 10 7 7 0 0 1 0 446
2012 392 8 6 8 0 0 4 0 418
2013 414 5 5 11 0 0 3 0 438
2014 407 9 6 11 0 1 4 0 438
2015 410 7 7 11 0 1 6 0 442
2016 409 8 8 14 0 1 7 0 447
2017 418 7 7 9 0 3 5 0 449
2018 409 5 4 7 0 3 4 0 432
2019 368 8 8 13 0 1 25 0 423
2020 352 6 7 20 0 0 27 0 412
2021 345 8 4 23 0 0 33 0 413
2022 379 8 5 22 1 0 33 0 448
2023 384 7 2 26 1 0 31 0 451

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 Lakeside School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 n/a n/a n/a
1989 293 n/a n/a 1
1990 292 36.0 8.1 0
1991 299 n/a n/a n/a
1992 306 n/a n/a n/a
1993 321 n/a 0.0 2.2
1994 403 22.3 18.1 0.7
1995 429 23.0 18.7 0.7
1996 429 23.0 18.7 0.7
1997 434 24.0 18.1 0.5
1998 402 25.0 16.1 2.5
1999 409 26.0 15.7 2
2000 398 24.7 16.1 3
2001 396 22.8 17.4 1.3
2002 426 25.1 17.0 2.6
2003 426 25.1 17.0 2.6
2004 434 23.3 18.6 2.8
2005 454 24.1 18.8 4.4
2006 497 26.8 18.5 4.8
2007 479 28.5 16.8 4.6
2008 479 26.7 17.9 4.6
2009 469 25.1 18.7 4.9
2010 462 25.6 18.0 5.4
2011 446 22.6 19.6 4.7
2012 418 23.0 18.1 4.5
2013 438 25.0 17.5 2.1
2014 438 23.7 18.4 3
2015 442 24.0 18.4 2.5
2016 447 22.0 20.3 3.6
2017 449 22.5 19.9 2.9
2018 432 23.1 18.6 3.7
2019 423 25.9 16.2 3.3
2020 412 23.4 17.5 3.2
2021 413 23.8 17.3 5.6
2022 448 24.0 18.6 8.7
2023 451 23.1 19.4 5.3

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 Lakeside School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 n/a n/a n/a
1989 293 n/a n/a 1
1990 292 36.0 8.1 0
1991 299 n/a n/a n/a
1992 306 n/a n/a n/a
1993 321 n/a 0.0 2.2
1994 403 22.3 18.1 0.7
1995 429 23.0 18.7 0.7
1996 429 23.0 18.7 0.7
1997 434 24.0 18.1 0.5
1998 402 25.0 16.1 2.5
1999 409 26.0 15.7 2
2000 398 24.7 16.1 3
2001 396 22.8 17.4 1.3
2002 426 25.1 17.0 2.6
2003 426 25.1 17.0 2.6
2004 434 23.3 18.6 2.8
2005 454 24.1 18.8 4.4
2006 497 26.8 18.5 4.8
2007 479 28.5 16.8 4.6
2008 479 26.7 17.9 4.6
2009 469 25.1 18.7 4.9
2010 462 25.6 18.0 5.4
2011 446 22.6 19.6 4.7
2012 418 23.0 18.1 4.5
2013 438 25.0 17.5 2.1
2014 438 23.7 18.4 3
2015 442 24.0 18.4 2.5
2016 447 22.0 20.3 3.6
2017 449 22.5 19.9 2.9
2018 432 23.1 18.6 3.7
2019 423 25.9 16.2 3.3
2020 412 23.4 17.5 3.2
2021 413 23.8 17.3 5.6
2022 448 24.0 18.6 8.7
2023 451 23.1 19.4 5.3

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 Lakeside School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $331 (3.2%) $10,151 (96.8%) $10,482
2020 $292 (2.7%) $10,521 (97.3%) $10,813
2021 $675 (6.3%) $10,124 (93.7%) $10,799
2022 $618 (5.8%) $9,983 (94.2%) $10,601
2023 $498 (4.3%) $11,034 (95.7%) $11,532

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lakeside 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 19th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 42nd of 1470 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside School)92.471.4
 21%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)84.774.3
 10.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Lakeside School)84.864.9
 19.9%
   3rd Grade Math (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)79.667.9
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside School)8085.4
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)79.380.5
 1.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Lakeside School)67.176.8
 9.7%
   4th Grade Math (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)74.569.3
 5.2%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lakeside School)8183.1
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)77.776.9
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Lakeside School)69.662
 7.6%
   5th Grade Math (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)68.658.2
 10.4%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
5th Grade Social Studies (Lakeside School)68.456.3
 12.1%
   5th Grade Social Studies (East Grand Rapids Public Schools)58.652.8
 5.8%
   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 Students423451
 6.6%
African American87
 12.5%
American Indian01
Asian82
 75%
Hispanic1326
 100%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White368384
 4.3%
Two or More Races2531
 24%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.3%5.3%
 2%


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Yes! Lakeside School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 42nd of 1470 Michigan elementary schools.

Students at Lakeside School are 85% White, 7% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 451 students attended Lakeside School.


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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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