Bishop Elementary School

Summary:

Bishop Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, serving 481 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Lincoln Consolidated School District, which is ranked 504 out of 606 districts in Michigan and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bishop Elementary School faces several challenges, including a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate (35.9%) compared to nearby Childs Elementary (28.4%) and Brick Elementary (41.4%). The school's test scores are also generally lower than the state and district averages, with only 22.5% of 3rd-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the district average of 19.9% and the state average of 40.9%. However, Bishop Elementary School has a more diverse student population, with 49.06% White, 17.26% African American, 15.18% Hispanic, and 17.88% two or more races.

Over the past several years, Bishop Elementary School's statewide ranking has been declining, from 1,047 out of 1,533 Michigan elementary schools in the 2013-2014 school year to 1,135 out of 1,470 in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's performance also varies significantly among different student subgroups, with the ranking for female students being 1,044 out of 1,321 and the ranking for male students being 1,173 out of 1,334. While Bishop Elementary School spends more per student ($16,991) compared to Childs Elementary ($16,329) and Brick Elementary ($19,373), the school's overall performance suggests that addressing the underlying issues, such as high chronic absenteeism and low socioeconomic status, could be crucial in improving the school's outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 8888 Whittaker Rd
       Ypsilanti, MI  48197-9332


(734) 484-7074

District: Lincoln Consolidated School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1135th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,991 Help


Students who attend Bishop Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lincoln Middle School
High:    Lincoln Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.8 Help
Number of students:  481

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.1%
Two or more races:
17.9%
African American:
17.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bishop Elementary School ranks worse than 77.2% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Lincoln Consolidated School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.7. (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 Bishop Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.1%), two or more races (17.9%), African American (17.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bishop Elementary School is 18.8, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Lincoln Consolidated School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bishop Elementary School is $16,991. 1 elementary schools in the Lincoln Consolidated School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bishop Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bishop Elementary School 1135th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Bishop Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lincoln Consolidated School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Consolidated School District 504th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bishop Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 41.11 1161st 1545 24.9%
2007 55.95 853rd 1565 45.5%
2008 51.84 999th 1577 36.7%
2009 62.92 727th 1589 54.2%
2010 58.74 887th 1552 42.8%
2011 46.70 1062nd 1552 31.6%
2012 57.82 676th 1566 56.8%
2013 41.70 998th 1563 36.1%
2014 37.97 1047th 1533 31.7%
2015 26.94 1204th 1580 23.8%
2016 29.20 1120th 1548 27.6%
2017 19.91 1163rd 1466 20.7%
2018 34.73 1016th 1448 29.8%
2019 22.23 1104th 1408 21.6%
2021 17.47 986th 1153 14.5%
2022 32.65 880th 1344 34.5%
2023 20.70 1135th 1470 22.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.80 44th 81 45.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.57 311th 403 22.8%
2022 31.36 24th 32 25.0%
2023 14.16 185th 195 5.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.02 1040th 1397 25.6%
2019 20.09 965th 1134 14.9%
2022 43.91 596th 1099 45.8%
2023 14.10 1199th 1350 11.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.78 1037th 1443 28.1%
2019 22.79 945th 1171 19.3%
2021 14.86 832nd 902 7.8%
2022 28.53 826th 1106 25.3%
2023 21.50 1044th 1321 21.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.33 946th 1446 34.6%
2019 15.67 1046th 1196 12.5%
2021 12.69 850th 915 7.1%
2022 28.08 828th 1139 27.3%
2023 13.33 1173rd 1334 12.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.66 323rd 475 32.0%
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Rank History for White students at Bishop Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.83 870th 1253 30.6%
2019 26.87 863rd 1128 23.5%
2021 20.80 843rd 1005 16.1%
2022 28.42 812th 1102 26.3%
2023 23.53 957th 1198 20.1%
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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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Data source: Michigan Department of Education

Review counts

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, January 15, 2016

Open Quote Bishop Elementary offers a hidden treasure to its students. They have a full Spanish Immersion Program, that has been running for 4 years now. There is nothing like it offered in any of the surrounding districts. Very few programs in Michigan like it! Most definitely something parents need to look into if they are looking for their child to become functionally proficient in both English and Spanish during their elementary years. My daughter has been apart of the program for two years. I'm very pleased with how much she already knows and understands in both languages. Close Quote


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Open Quote My son is part of the Spanish Immersion Program within Bishop. IT is an amazing program. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 15, 2016

Open Quote We chose Bishop specifically out of many choices within the Lincoln district for two reasons: 1. the Spanish Immersion program and 2. the High/Scope multi-age approach. We have not been disappointed. Our son is absolutely thriving in every way. He loves school and wants to do well. It has been amazing to watch his Spanish skills develop. By the end of Kindergarten/1st grade he was starting to read in Spanish and now, halfway through 1st grade he is reading very well in both Spanish and English. He's being challenged and even starting to do some of the 2nd grade level work in reading/writing, including book reports and spelling/vocabulary words. Even though none of us spoke any Spanish when he started the program last year he is picking it up and very engaged. We love that he's in a multi-age environment that challenges him when he's ready for additional work or to learn a new skill. He gets the opportunity to learn from the 2nd graders in his class and he has also started helping some of the kids with skills he has already mastered. The teachers are highly trained and have formed great bonds with the students and families in the program. There is a very active and supportive parent community to share resources and help with homework interpretation. The Lincoln Spanish Immersion program is truly one of a kind - there's nothing like it anywhere in Washtenaw county. We are excited to give our child the opportunity to become fully bilingual by the time he completes elementary school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Open Quote Understands and values children's learning styles and teaches according to it. This enables children to not only learn content but retain the knowledge. It also creates independent thinkers which is the best preparation to the workforce. Excellent basis for primary students. Most students who leave enter Middle and High school well above average. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 24, 2012

Open Quote Even though this school has moved and is in process of moving again, this school is the best!! Our familes and children are one of a kind. The staff make everyone feel like one big family! If you are consdering learning more about our program I recommend it! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bishop Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 208 30 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 248
1999 225 40 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2000 237 45 2 0 4 n/a n/a 0 288
2001 231 48 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 288
2002 236 39 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 285
2003 236 39 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 285
2004 228 45 6 7 2 n/a n/a 0 288
2005 213 50 7 5 2 n/a n/a 0 277
2006 205 41 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 256
2007 204 35 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 252
2008 199 42 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 253
2009 213 39 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 266
2010 233 46 9 8 0 n/a n/a 1 297
2011 221 41 10 12 1 0 7 0 292
2012 210 31 7 14 1 0 9 0 272
2013 367 128 13 32 2 0 20 0 562
2014 343 140 12 34 2 0 26 0 557
2015 318 155 9 36 0 0 29 0 547
2016 276 148 7 40 0 0 29 0 500
2017 267 118 5 56 0 0 39 0 485
2018 254 117 4 59 0 1 54 0 489
2019 245 92 2 59 0 1 63 0 462
2020 248 77 2 75 0 1 63 0 466
2021 231 79 2 75 0 1 61 0 449
2022 234 75 0 64 1 0 67 0 441
2023 236 83 2 73 0 1 86 0 481

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 Bishop Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 248 14.0 17.7 11.7
1999 270 13.0 20.8 11.9
2000 288 12.5 23.0 13.5
2001 288 12.6 22.9 16
2002 285 n/a n/a 16.5
2003 285 n/a n/a 16.5
2004 288 16.7 17.2 19.4
2005 277 16.1 17.2 22.4
2006 256 18.1 14.1 20.7
2007 252 16.6 15.2 19.8
2008 253 16.2 15.6 4.7
2009 266 17.2 15.5 6.4
2010 297 15.9 18.6 27.7
2011 292 16.9 17.2 22.3
2012 272 16.1 16.8 27.6
2013 562 32.8 17.1 n/a
2014 557 29.2 19.0 44.9
2015 547 33.0 16.5 47.9
2016 500 28.0 17.8 47
2017 485 25.6 18.9 47.6
2018 489 30.8 15.8 53.8
2019 462 31.3 14.7 51.5
2020 466 34.5 13.4 52.6
2021 449 31.1 14.3 53
2022 441 30.5 14.4 48.5
2023 481 25.5 18.8 57.6

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 Bishop Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 248 14.0 17.7 11.7
1999 270 13.0 20.8 11.9
2000 288 12.5 23.0 13.5
2001 288 12.6 22.9 16
2002 285 n/a n/a 16.5
2003 285 n/a n/a 16.5
2004 288 16.7 17.2 19.4
2005 277 16.1 17.2 22.4
2006 256 18.1 14.1 20.7
2007 252 16.6 15.2 19.8
2008 253 16.2 15.6 4.7
2009 266 17.2 15.5 6.4
2010 297 15.9 18.6 27.7
2011 292 16.9 17.2 22.3
2012 272 16.1 16.8 27.6
2013 562 32.8 17.1 n/a
2014 557 29.2 19.0 44.9
2015 547 33.0 16.5 47.9
2016 500 28.0 17.8 47
2017 485 25.6 18.9 47.6
2018 489 30.8 15.8 53.8
2019 462 31.3 14.7 51.5
2020 466 34.5 13.4 52.6
2021 449 31.1 14.3 53
2022 441 30.5 14.4 48.5
2023 481 25.5 18.8 57.6

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 Bishop Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $759 (6.3%) $11,325 (93.7%) $12,083
2020 $501 (3.8%) $12,559 (96.2%) $13,060
2021 $1,127 (8.3%) $12,481 (91.7%) $13,608
2022 $1,826 (11.9%) $13,467 (88.1%) $15,293
2023 $2,169 (12.8%) $14,822 (87.2%) $16,991

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bishop 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 1104th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 1135th of 1470 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bishop Elementary School)2522.5
 2.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Consolidated School District)35.219.9
 15.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Bishop Elementary School)36.719.1
 17.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Lincoln Consolidated School District)33.819
 14.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bishop Elementary School)47.433.8
 13.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Consolidated School District)36.333.6
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Bishop Elementary School)2518.1
 6.9%
   4th Grade Math (Lincoln Consolidated School District)22.618.9
 3.7%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bishop Elementary School)22.831.5
 8.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Consolidated School District)25.429.5
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Bishop Elementary School)17.713.7
 4%
   5th Grade Math (Lincoln Consolidated School District)19.117
 2.1%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students462481
 4.1%
African American9283
 9.8%
American Indian00
Asian22
Hispanic5973
 23.7%
Pacific Islander11
White245236
 3.7%
Two or More Races6386
 36.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.5%57.6%
 6.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bishop Elementary School

Students who attend Bishop Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lincoln Middle School
High : Lincoln Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 481 students attended Bishop Elementary School.

Bishop Elementary School ranks in the bottom 22.8% of Michigan elementary schools.

Students at Bishop Elementary School are 49% White, 18% Two or more races, 17% African American, 15% Hispanic.


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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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