Dickinson West Elementary School

Summary:

Dickinson West Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Hamtramck, Michigan, serving 426 students in grades K-6. The school is part of the Hamtramck School District, which is ranked 555 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dickinson West has a diverse student population, with 47.65% White, 20.42% African American, and 30.99% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance is significantly below the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 13% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 40.9%. The school also has a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 58.7%, which is much higher than the state average. Additionally, 88.5% of Dickinson West's students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

While Dickinson West's performance is generally lower than the state averages, some nearby schools, such as Dickinson East Elementary and Tau Beta School, have slightly better academic outcomes. However, these schools still struggle with low performance compared to the state. The Hamtramck Academy, a public charter school, stands out as the highest-performing school in the area, with significantly better academic results across all grade levels and subject areas.


Detail:

Public K-6

 2333 Burger St
       Hamtramck, MI  48212-2944


(313) 591-7407

District: Hamtramck School District of the City of

SchoolDigger Rank:
1297th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools


Students who attend Dickinson West Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Kosciuszko School
High:    Hamtramck High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  426

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.7%
Asian:
31.0%
African American:
20.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.5% Help


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Compare Details Dickinson West Elementary School ranks worse than 88.2% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Hamtramck School District of the City of. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.15. (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 Student population at Dickinson West Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.7%), Asian (31%), African American (20.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dickinson West Elementary School is 16.3. 3 elementary schools in the Hamtramck School District of the City of have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dickinson West Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dickinson West Elementary School 1297th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Dickinson West Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Hamtramck School District of the City of:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamtramck School District of the City of 555th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dickinson West Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 4.69 1516th 1545 1.9%
2007 10.30 1494th 1565 4.5%
2008 14.58 1461st 1577 7.4%
2009 12.57 1490th 1589 6.2%
2010 11.09 1476th 1552 4.9%
2011 13.19 1445th 1552 6.9%
2012 14.04 1427th 1566 8.9%
2013 15.87 1369th 1563 12.4%
2014 11.11 1403rd 1533 8.5%
2015 23.92 1240th 1580 21.5%
2016 11.58 1376th 1548 11.1%
2017 5.45 1420th 1466 3.1%
2018 7.92 1404th 1448 3.0%
2019 4.02 1383rd 1408 1.8%
2022 7.51 1258th 1344 6.4%
2023 11.15 1297th 1470 11.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.12 251st 270 7.0%
2019 10.05 116th 117 0.9%
2023 16.52 160th 180 11.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.98 1316th 1397 5.8%
2019 5.94 1112th 1134 1.9%
2022 10.26 1032nd 1099 6.1%
2023 14.90 1182nd 1350 12.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.28 1376th 1443 4.6%
2019 3.42 1167th 1171 0.3%
2023 10.91 1205th 1321 8.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.78 1383rd 1446 4.4%
2022 4.72 1117th 1139 1.9%
2023 9.20 1242nd 1334 6.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.38 101st 101 0.0%
2019 4.19 36th 36 0.0%
2022 9.39 49th 51 3.9%
2023 4.38 83rd 84 1.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.23 457th 475 3.8%
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Rank History for White students at Dickinson West Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.89 1252nd 1253 0.1%
2023 4.11 1186th 1198 1.0%
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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 Dickinson West Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 614 212 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 837
1989 609 201 33 10 0 n/a n/a 0 853
1990 619 192 24 9 2 n/a n/a 0 846
1991 323 94 0 5 2 n/a n/a 0 424
1992 352 87 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 449
1993 249 83 3 5 2 n/a n/a 0 342
1994 250 90 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 343
1995 387 147 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 536
1996 387 147 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 536
1997 426 169 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1998 446 151 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1999 459 175 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 638
2000 448 174 3 0 5 n/a n/a 0 630
2001 458 170 7 1 4 n/a n/a 0 640
2002 264 118 113 4 5 n/a n/a 0 504
2003 264 118 113 4 5 n/a n/a 0 504
2004 256 114 124 2 2 n/a n/a 0 498
2005 225 109 122 4 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2006 212 119 126 2 1 n/a n/a 0 460
2007 181 123 132 3 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2008 191 162 146 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 503
2009 186 155 134 2 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2010 185 179 153 1 0 n/a n/a 0 518
2011 169 156 147 0 0 0 7 0 479
2012 140 150 141 0 0 0 13 0 444
2013 124 130 119 0 0 0 9 0 382
2014 116 136 111 0 0 0 14 0 377
2015 119 123 118 1 0 0 5 0 366
2016 125 147 136 3 0 0 8 0 419
2017 179 121 145 0 0 0 4 0 449
2018 204 126 130 0 0 0 8 0 468
2019 174 117 131 1 0 0 4 0 427
2020 190 113 128 0 0 0 5 0 436
2021 207 100 118 0 0 0 3 0 428
2022 206 103 108 0 0 0 3 0 420
2023 203 87 132 0 0 0 4 0 426

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 Dickinson West Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 837 n/a n/a n/a
1989 853 n/a n/a 57.2
1990 846 40.0 21.1 60
1991 424 n/a n/a n/a
1992 449 n/a n/a 81.1
1993 342 n/a 0.0 83.9
1994 343 18.5 18.5 77.8
1995 536 23.0 23.3 59.7
1996 536 23.0 23.3 59.7
1997 595 25.0 23.8 61.7
1998 602 26.0 23.2 60.1
1999 638 36.0 17.7 48.9
2000 630 36.2 17.4 71.9
2001 640 28.0 22.9 70.3
2002 504 30.7 16.4 86.5
2003 504 30.7 16.4 86.5
2004 498 29.9 16.7 70.9
2005 461 28.3 16.3 81.3
2006 460 24.8 18.5 69.8
2007 439 27.0 16.3 79.5
2008 503 26.8 18.8 80.7
2009 477 25.3 18.9 87.8
2010 518 29.4 17.6 82.4
2011 479 29.3 16.3 89.4
2012 444 26.0 17.0 91
2013 382 23.5 16.2 89
2014 377 21.5 17.5 94.4
2015 366 21.0 17.4 96.7
2016 419 18.0 23.2 95.2
2017 449 21.5 20.8 98.9
2018 468 23.5 19.9 98.1
2019 427 22.5 18.9 97.2
2020 436 25.5 17.0 91.5
2021 428 25.5 16.7 89.3
2022 420 24.5 17.1 88.3
2023 426 26.0 16.3 88.5

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 Dickinson West Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 837 n/a n/a n/a
1989 853 n/a n/a 57.2
1990 846 40.0 21.1 60
1991 424 n/a n/a n/a
1992 449 n/a n/a 81.1
1993 342 n/a 0.0 83.9
1994 343 18.5 18.5 77.8
1995 536 23.0 23.3 59.7
1996 536 23.0 23.3 59.7
1997 595 25.0 23.8 61.7
1998 602 26.0 23.2 60.1
1999 638 36.0 17.7 48.9
2000 630 36.2 17.4 71.9
2001 640 28.0 22.9 70.3
2002 504 30.7 16.4 86.5
2003 504 30.7 16.4 86.5
2004 498 29.9 16.7 70.9
2005 461 28.3 16.3 81.3
2006 460 24.8 18.5 69.8
2007 439 27.0 16.3 79.5
2008 503 26.8 18.8 80.7
2009 477 25.3 18.9 87.8
2010 518 29.4 17.6 82.4
2011 479 29.3 16.3 89.4
2012 444 26.0 17.0 91
2013 382 23.5 16.2 89
2014 377 21.5 17.5 94.4
2015 366 21.0 17.4 96.7
2016 419 18.0 23.2 95.2
2017 449 21.5 20.8 98.9
2018 468 23.5 19.9 98.1
2019 427 22.5 18.9 97.2
2020 436 25.5 17.0 91.5
2021 428 25.5 16.7 89.3
2022 420 24.5 17.1 88.3
2023 426 26.0 16.3 88.5

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 Dickinson West Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,826 (22.8%) $9,546 (77.2%) $12,372
2020 $3,006 (23.3%) $9,915 (76.7%) $12,922
2021 $2,736 (21.7%) $9,900 (78.4%) $12,635
2022 $2,881 (17.9%) $13,181 (82.1%) $16,062
2023 $00 (NaN) $00 (NaN) $00

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dickinson West 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 1383rd of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 1297th of 1470 Elementary schools
 10%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dickinson West Elementary School)13.213
 0.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hamtramck School District of the City of)17.918.3
 0.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Dickinson West Elementary School)11.815.1
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Hamtramck School District of the City of)26.725.1
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Dickinson West Elementary School)14.923.8
 8.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hamtramck School District of the City of)2220.9
 1.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Dickinson West Elementary School)7.812.2
 4.4%
   4th Grade Math (Hamtramck School District of the City of)2417.4
 6.6%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dickinson West Elementary School)13.316.9
 3.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hamtramck School District of the City of)21.324.4
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students427426
 0.2%
African American11787
 25.6%
American Indian00
Asian131132
 0.8%
Hispanic10
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White174203
 16.7%
Two or More Races44
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97.2%88.5%
 8.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dickinson West Elementary School

Students at Dickinson West Elementary School are 48% White, 31% Asian, 20% African American.

Dickinson West Elementary School ranks in the bottom 11.8% of Michigan elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 426 students attended Dickinson West Elementary School.

Students who attend Dickinson West Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kosciuszko School
High : Hamtramck High School


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