Wealthy School

Summary:

Wealthy School is an exceptional elementary school located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, serving 462 students in grades K-5 and part of the highly-ranked East Grand Rapids Public Schools district. With consistently high academic performance, low chronic absenteeism, and a diverse student population, Wealthy School stands out as a top-tier institution in the state.

Wealthy School's academic excellence is evident in its significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the state and district averages in core subjects like English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Additionally, the school has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 5.9% to 16.7% over the past four years, which is much lower than the state average and nearby schools. While the majority of Wealthy School's students are White (82.47%), the school also has a notable percentage of students from other racial backgrounds, including African American (3.68%), Hispanic (3.25%), and Asian (1.95%), suggesting a more diverse student population compared to the surrounding East Grand Rapids schools.

Wealthy School's exceptional performance is further highlighted when compared to nearby schools in the East Grand Rapids district. The school consistently outperforms its peers in academic assessments, chronic absenteeism, and overall school rankings, making it a standout institution within the district. This high level of sustained excellence, coupled with the school's investment in resources and educational programs, suggests that Wealthy School provides a superior educational experience for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1961 Lake Dr SE
       Grand Rapids, MI  49506-3045


(616) 235-7550

District: East Grand Rapids Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
59th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,902 Help


Students who attend Wealthy School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  462

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.5%
Two or more races:
8.7%
African American:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wealthy School ranks better than 96% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd 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 93.45. (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 Wealthy School has the largest elementary school student body size in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (82.5%), two or more races (8.7%), African American (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wealthy School is 17.4, which is the lowest 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 Wealthy School is $11,902, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wealthy School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wealthy School 59th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Wealthy 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 Wealthy School

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Rank History for all students at Wealthy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.52 25th 1545 98.4%
2007 88.78 16th 1565 99.0%
2008 88.23 23rd 1577 98.5%
2009 85.94 57th 1589 96.4%
2010 85.56 4th 1552 99.7%
2011 85.91 27th 1552 98.3%
2012 95.33 21st 1566 98.7%
2013 96.33 10th 1563 99.4%
2014 95.97 11th 1533 99.3%
2015 96.02 27th 1580 98.3%
2016 95.95 28th 1548 98.2%
2017 94.97 32nd 1466 97.8%
2018 93.63 57th 1448 96.1%
2019 95.63 31st 1408 97.8%
2021 95.20 26th 1153 97.7%
2022 92.27 71st 1344 94.7%
2023 93.45 59th 1470 96.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wealthy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.49 79th 1350 94.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Wealthy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.23 84th 1443 94.2%
2019 92.58 40th 1171 96.6%
2021 91.87 30th 902 96.7%
2022 89.73 65th 1106 94.1%
2023 88.01 94th 1321 92.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Wealthy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.52 49th 1446 96.6%
2019 96.69 10th 1196 99.2%
2021 93.90 23rd 915 97.5%
2022 88.90 83rd 1139 92.7%
2023 94.59 39th 1334 97.1%
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Rank History for White students at Wealthy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.43 53rd 1253 95.8%
2019 94.80 28th 1128 97.5%
2021 94.54 29th 1005 97.1%
2022 93.58 38th 1102 96.6%
2023 93.66 40th 1198 96.7%
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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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by a parent
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Open Quote The academics here are fine, but the culture is poor. There are quite a few snobby, rich, entitled parents who think they can bully other parents into submission. The leadership has not been successful in keeping my young child safe from other children who physically hurt him at school repeatedly. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wealthy School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 326 2 10 1 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1989 305 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1990 311 1 12 3 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1991 326 3 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1992 347 0 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1993 356 2 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 370
1994 409 1 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1995 374 5 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1996 374 5 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1997 375 8 6 9 0 n/a n/a -5 393
1998 362 7 4 10 0 n/a n/a -5 378
1999 355 3 4 8 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2000 346 5 4 6 0 n/a n/a 5 366
2001 360 4 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2002 383 4 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2003 383 4 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2004 377 3 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2005 397 2 10 8 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2006 407 8 9 7 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2007 434 10 17 5 0 n/a n/a 1 467
2008 423 11 14 1 n/a n/a n/a 1 450
2009 416 10 13 2 0 n/a n/a 1 442
2010 419 5 11 1 0 n/a n/a 1 437
2011 408 10 14 2 0 0 1 0 435
2012 404 9 13 3 0 0 8 0 437
2013 396 5 9 1 0 0 9 0 420
2014 386 13 8 4 1 1 11 0 424
2015 361 11 2 7 1 1 21 0 404
2016 369 12 5 7 2 1 24 0 420
2017 338 14 3 7 2 2 21 0 387
2018 343 14 4 8 2 2 25 0 398
2019 328 13 3 13 2 0 42 0 401
2020 323 16 3 15 1 0 42 0 400
2021 304 18 4 14 0 0 44 0 384
2022 338 17 9 16 0 0 44 0 424
2023 381 17 9 15 0 0 40 0 462

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 Wealthy School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 339 n/a n/a n/a
1989 314 n/a n/a 1.6
1990 327 26.0 12.5 0.6
1991 339 n/a n/a n/a
1992 358 n/a n/a n/a
1993 370 n/a 0.0 2.7
1994 419 22.4 18.7 1.2
1995 393 24.5 16.0 1
1996 393 24.5 16.0 1
1997 393 24.0 16.4 2
1998 378 25.0 15.1 1.6
1999 372 23.0 16.2 1.6
2000 366 23.8 15.2 1.7
2001 376 23.0 16.3 2.7
2002 402 21.6 18.6 2.2
2003 402 21.6 18.6 2.2
2004 397 21.3 18.6 3.8
2005 417 21.7 19.2 4.1
2006 431 22.8 18.9 5.3
2007 467 24.0 19.5 3.4
2008 450 22.5 20.0 5.3
2009 442 22.7 19.5 7.7
2010 437 22.9 19.0 6.7
2011 435 21.7 20.0 7.6
2012 437 22.6 19.2 7.8
2013 420 23.8 17.5 4.5
2014 424 23.8 17.8 5.2
2015 404 24.0 16.8 5.4
2016 420 25.0 16.8 5.5
2017 387 22.5 17.1 5.2
2018 398 23.2 17.1 9.5
2019 401 22.5 17.7 6.5
2020 400 23.0 17.3 10
2021 384 24.2 15.8 10.2
2022 424 23.2 18.2 9.9
2023 462 26.5 17.4 8.7

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 Wealthy School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 339 n/a n/a n/a
1989 314 n/a n/a 1.6
1990 327 26.0 12.5 0.6
1991 339 n/a n/a n/a
1992 358 n/a n/a n/a
1993 370 n/a 0.0 2.7
1994 419 22.4 18.7 1.2
1995 393 24.5 16.0 1
1996 393 24.5 16.0 1
1997 393 24.0 16.4 2
1998 378 25.0 15.1 1.6
1999 372 23.0 16.2 1.6
2000 366 23.8 15.2 1.7
2001 376 23.0 16.3 2.7
2002 402 21.6 18.6 2.2
2003 402 21.6 18.6 2.2
2004 397 21.3 18.6 3.8
2005 417 21.7 19.2 4.1
2006 431 22.8 18.9 5.3
2007 467 24.0 19.5 3.4
2008 450 22.5 20.0 5.3
2009 442 22.7 19.5 7.7
2010 437 22.9 19.0 6.7
2011 435 21.7 20.0 7.6
2012 437 22.6 19.2 7.8
2013 420 23.8 17.5 4.5
2014 424 23.8 17.8 5.2
2015 404 24.0 16.8 5.4
2016 420 25.0 16.8 5.5
2017 387 22.5 17.1 5.2
2018 398 23.2 17.1 9.5
2019 401 22.5 17.7 6.5
2020 400 23.0 17.3 10
2021 384 24.2 15.8 10.2
2022 424 23.2 18.2 9.9
2023 462 26.5 17.4 8.7

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 Wealthy School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $33 (0.3%) $10,549 (99.7%) $10,582
2020 $102 (1.0%) $10,594 (99.0%) $10,696
2021 $661 (5.7%) $10,859 (94.3%) $11,521
2022 $595 (5.4%) $10,474 (94.6%) $11,069
2023 $788 (6.6%) $11,115 (93.4%) $11,902

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wealthy School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 59th of 1470 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wealthy School)81.480.5
 0.9%
   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 (Wealthy School)84.374.4
 9.9%
   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 (Wealthy School)73.970.7
 3.2%
   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 (Wealthy School)7162.2
 8.8%
   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 (Wealthy School)75.672.2
 3.4%
   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 (Wealthy School)67.954.2
 13.7%
   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 (Wealthy School)53.856.9
 3.1%
   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 Students401462
 15.2%
African American1317
 30.8%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian39
 200%
Hispanic1315
 15.4%
Pacific Islander00
White328381
 16.2%
Two or More Races4240
 4.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.5%8.7%
 2.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wealthy School

In the 2022-23 school year, 462 students attended Wealthy School.

Students who attend Wealthy School usually go on to attend:

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

Students at Wealthy School are 82% White, 9% Two or more races, 4% African American, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian.

Yes! Wealthy School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 59th of 1470 Michigan elementary schools.


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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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