Blue Star Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 3846 58th St
       Holland, MI  49423-9350


(269) 751-5630

District: Hamilton Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
498th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,816 Help


Students who attend Blue Star Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Hamilton Middle School
High:    Hamilton High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  219

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.8%
Hispanic:
16.0%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.4% Help


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Compare Details Blue Star Elementary School ranks better than 66.1% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Hamilton Community Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.59. (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 (75.8%), Hispanic (16%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Hamilton Community Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blue Star Elementary School is 17.1, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Hamilton Community Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Star Elementary School is $13,816, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Hamilton Community Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blue Star Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Star Elementary School 498th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Blue Star Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Hamilton Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton Community Schools 129th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blue Star Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Blue Star Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 78.15 220th 1545 85.8%
2007 82.66 130th 1565 91.7%
2008 77.27 281st 1577 82.2%
2009 72.94 411th 1589 74.1%
2010 79.34 156th 1552 89.9%
2011 74.09 370th 1552 76.2%
2012 80.49 246th 1566 84.3%
2013 72.96 383rd 1563 75.5%
2014 83.84 173rd 1533 88.7%
2015 91.99 71st 1580 95.5%
2016 89.38 112th 1548 92.8%
2017 83.76 155th 1466 89.4%
2018 75.27 353rd 1448 75.6%
2019 76.48 284th 1408 79.8%
2021 43.78 606th 1153 47.4%
2022 76.12 264th 1344 80.4%
2023 63.59 498th 1470 66.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blue Star Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.53 279th 1397 80.0%
2021 39.37 471st 749 37.1%
2022 84.79 64th 1099 94.2%
2023 72.80 237th 1350 82.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Blue Star Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.53 521st 1443 63.9%
2019 75.72 212th 1171 81.9%
2021 43.93 487th 902 46.0%
2022 71.08 247th 1106 77.7%
2023 60.34 453rd 1321 65.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Blue Star Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.29 244th 1446 83.1%
2019 70.46 308th 1196 74.2%
2021 43.51 489th 915 46.6%
2022 73.48 261st 1139 77.1%
2023 58.05 522nd 1334 60.9%
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Rank History for White students at Blue Star Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.11 330th 1253 73.7%
2019 70.99 281st 1128 75.1%
2021 40.66 590th 1005 41.3%
2022 76.13 221st 1102 79.9%
2023 65.94 364th 1198 69.6%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Blue Star Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 272 0 5 11 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1989 280 0 2 14 0 n/a n/a 0 296
1990 311 1 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1991 306 0 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 318
1992 309 0 3 23 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1993 348 0 5 15 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1994 343 0 6 9 2 n/a n/a 0 360
1995 336 0 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1996 336 0 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1997 273 0 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 286
1998 321 0 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 333
1999 315 1 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2000 300 2 6 9 0 n/a n/a 0 317
2001 295 8 4 10 1 n/a n/a 0 318
2002 265 12 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 293
2003 265 12 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 293
2004 247 14 1 14 2 n/a n/a 2 280
2005 260 10 2 21 8 n/a n/a 0 301
2006 253 6 4 23 9 n/a n/a 0 295
2007 271 7 6 21 1 n/a n/a 0 306
2008 280 8 5 16 1 n/a n/a 0 310
2009 280 3 9 23 0 n/a n/a 0 315
2010 273 4 4 24 0 n/a n/a 1 306
2011 284 5 5 16 0 0 1 0 311
2012 275 3 6 19 0 0 2 0 305
2013 269 2 8 16 1 0 3 0 299
2014 275 2 7 22 0 0 2 0 308
2015 233 1 4 18 0 0 1 0 257
2016 216 2 4 20 0 0 6 0 248
2017 219 4 5 18 0 0 10 0 256
2018 217 0 5 11 0 0 9 0 242
2019 208 0 2 7 0 0 10 0 227
2020 215 2 2 11 0 0 13 0 243
2021 194 2 4 19 0 0 14 0 233
2022 181 1 4 24 0 0 13 0 223
2023 166 2 3 35 0 0 13 0 219

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 Blue Star Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 288 n/a n/a n/a
1989 296 n/a n/a 0
1990 327 23.0 14.2 0
1991 318 n/a n/a n/a
1992 335 n/a n/a 12.5
1993 368 n/a 0.0 19.8
1994 360 16.0 22.5 9.7
1995 348 15.6 22.3 11.2
1996 348 15.6 22.3 11.2
1997 286 17.0 16.8 12.2
1998 333 17.0 19.6 6.9
1999 329 16.0 20.6 7.3
2000 317 16.0 19.8 13.6
2001 318 16.2 19.6 17.3
2002 293 16.3 18.0 20.5
2003 293 16.3 18.0 20.5
2004 280 15.3 18.3 25.5
2005 301 14.7 20.5 25.2
2006 295 15.3 19.3 24.7
2007 306 15.2 20.1 19.9
2008 310 15.5 20.0 25.8
2009 315 16.2 19.4 24.8
2010 306 16.5 18.5 30.2
2011 311 15.3 20.2 32.8
2012 305 15.6 19.5 31.8
2013 299 15.8 18.8 32.1
2014 308 15.4 19.8 32.5
2015 257 13.0 19.7 35.4
2016 248 12.0 20.6 35.9
2017 256 12.0 21.3 32.8
2018 242 12.0 20.1 32.6
2019 227 12.3 18.4 34.4
2020 243 13.0 18.6 37.4
2021 233 13.0 17.9 38.2
2022 223 12.7 17.4 38.1
2023 219 12.7 17.1 43.4

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 Blue Star Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 288 n/a n/a n/a
1989 296 n/a n/a 0
1990 327 23.0 14.2 0
1991 318 n/a n/a n/a
1992 335 n/a n/a 12.5
1993 368 n/a 0.0 19.8
1994 360 16.0 22.5 9.7
1995 348 15.6 22.3 11.2
1996 348 15.6 22.3 11.2
1997 286 17.0 16.8 12.2
1998 333 17.0 19.6 6.9
1999 329 16.0 20.6 7.3
2000 317 16.0 19.8 13.6
2001 318 16.2 19.6 17.3
2002 293 16.3 18.0 20.5
2003 293 16.3 18.0 20.5
2004 280 15.3 18.3 25.5
2005 301 14.7 20.5 25.2
2006 295 15.3 19.3 24.7
2007 306 15.2 20.1 19.9
2008 310 15.5 20.0 25.8
2009 315 16.2 19.4 24.8
2010 306 16.5 18.5 30.2
2011 311 15.3 20.2 32.8
2012 305 15.6 19.5 31.8
2013 299 15.8 18.8 32.1
2014 308 15.4 19.8 32.5
2015 257 13.0 19.7 35.4
2016 248 12.0 20.6 35.9
2017 256 12.0 21.3 32.8
2018 242 12.0 20.1 32.6
2019 227 12.3 18.4 34.4
2020 243 13.0 18.6 37.4
2021 233 13.0 17.9 38.2
2022 223 12.7 17.4 38.1
2023 219 12.7 17.1 43.4

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 Blue Star Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $717 (5.7%) $11,873 (94.3%) $12,590
2020 $549 (5.7%) $9,017 (94.3%) $9,566
2021 $1,212 (9.6%) $11,351 (90.4%) $12,562
2022 $1,328 (9.6%) $12,488 (90.4%) $13,816

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Star 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 284th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 498th of 1470 Elementary schools
 13.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blue Star Elementary School)59.147.6
 11.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Community Schools)53.151.6
 1.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Blue Star Elementary School)63.647.6
 16%
   3rd Grade Math (Hamilton Community Schools)60.460.6
 0.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Star Elementary School)58.852.9
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Community Schools)56.160.7
 4.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Blue Star Elementary School)56.947.1
 9.8%
   4th Grade Math (Hamilton Community Schools)58.753
 5.7%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students227219
 3.5%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic735
 400%
Pacific Islander00
White208166
 20.2%
Two or More Races1013
 30%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.4%43.4%
 9%


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Blue Star Elementary School ranks 498th of 1470 Michigan elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 219 students attended Blue Star Elementary School.

Students at Blue Star Elementary School are 76% White, 16% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Blue Star Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hamilton Middle School
High : Hamilton High School


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