El Sol Elementary

Public, Magnet K-5

 604 West Vine St
       Kalamazoo, MI  49008-1153


 (269) 337-0230

 School Website

District: Kalamazoo Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
578th of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.7
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.8%
White:
23.1%
African American:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.9%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, El Sol Elementary ranked better than 58.9% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked 4th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Kalamazoo Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.95. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (63.8%), White (23.1%), African American (10.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 65.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at El Sol Elementary is 15.7, which is the 8th best among 13 elementary schools in the Kalamazoo Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare El Sol Elementary employs 21.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

El Sol Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks El Sol Elementary 578th of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See El Sol Elementary in the ranking list.)

Kalamazoo Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Kalamazoo Public Schools 395th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for El Sol Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 18.56 1399th 1552 9.9%
2012 20.02 1361st 1566 13.1%
2013 22.04 1292nd 1563 17.3%
2014 22.74 1250th 1533 18.5%
2015 38.24 1029th 1580 34.9%
2016 44.67 878th 1548 43.3%
2017 36.78 918th 1466 37.4%
2018 47.89 824th 1448 43.1%
2019 55.95 578th 1407 58.9%

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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by a parent
Monday, April 30, 2018

Open Quote Even if this school performs below average, half of the day my son is completely immersed in the Spanish language. By grade 5 he will speak the language fluently with a true understanding of the language and culture of the fastest growing demographic in America. I see nothing but benefits from being bilingual in such a thorough manner. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 26, 2017

Open Quote Great school with lots of cultural, ethnic, racial, and economic diversity. Considering the high rates of ESL students, the test scores are actually pretty impressive. But more importantly, the children are offered something no other elementary school - public or private - can offer a dual language immersion program with half of the student body as native speakers. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Open Quote El sol elementary is a great bilingual school. It teaches students great life lessons, in both spanish and english.

Written by a former student of theirs. G.D Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Open Quote El Sol is a dual-language immersion school (English and Spanish). Our MEAP scores rank above many other Kalamazoo schools. Come visit us and see the wonderful staff and students. Close Quote



Enrollment information for El Sol Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 25 36 80 0 1 n/a n/a 0 142
2010 38 36 0 143 2 n/a n/a 0 219
2011 44 45 0 169 1 0 0 0 259
2012 42 38 0 186 1 0 3 0 270
2013 45 25 0 224 1 0 9 0 304
2014 56 24 0 218 1 0 11 0 310
2015 67 26 0 211 2 0 12 0 318
2016 71 32 0 220 1 0 9 0 333
2017 78 34 0 215 0 0 10 0 337

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 El Sol Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 142 8.4 16.9 78.9
2010 219 12.5 17.5 82.2
2011 259 16.3 15.8 78.0
2012 270 18.3 14.7 78.1
2013 304 21.6 14.0 83.6
2014 310 23.5 13.1 77.7
2015 318 23.0 13.8 71.7
2016 333 21.0 15.8 55.3
2017 337 21.4 15.7 65.9

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 El Sol Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 142 8.4 16.9 78.9
2010 219 12.5 17.5 82.2
2011 259 16.3 15.8 78.0
2012 270 18.3 14.7 78.1
2013 304 21.6 14.0 83.6
2014 310 23.5 13.1 77.7
2015 318 23.0 13.8 71.7
2016 333 21.0 15.8 55.3
2017 337 21.4 15.7 65.9

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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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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