Childs Elementary School

Summary:

Childs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ypsilanti, Michigan, serving 496 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Lincoln Consolidated School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Childs Elementary School stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of African American (23.59%) and multiracial (15.52%) students compared to nearby schools. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by M-Step test scores, is generally lower than state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 19.2% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 40.9%. The school also faces challenges with high chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.3% in 2018-2019 to 28.4% in 2022-2023, and a high percentage of students (53.83%) qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families.

While Childs Elementary School has a more diverse student population, its academic performance is generally lower than the nearby Bishop Elementary and Brick Elementary schools, which are also part of the Lincoln Consolidated School District. The school's declining statewide ranking, from 826 out of 1,448 Michigan elementary schools in 2017-2018 to 1,142 out of 1,470 in 2022-2023, suggests that the school's performance is not keeping pace with other schools in the state. Addressing the underlying factors, such as chronic absenteeism and socioeconomic challenges, may be crucial in improving the educational outcomes for the students at Childs Elementary School.


Detail:

Public K-5

 7300 Bemis Rd
       Ypsilanti, MI  48197-9261


(734) 484-7035

District: Lincoln Consolidated School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1142nd of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,329 Help


Students who attend Childs Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lincoln Middle School
High:    Lincoln Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4 Help
Number of students:  496

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.6%
African American:
23.6%
Two or more races:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Childs Elementary School ranks worse than 77.7% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd 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 20.35. (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 Childs Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Lincoln Consolidated School District. Student population at Childs Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.6%), African American (23.6%), two or more races (15.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Lincoln Consolidated School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Childs Elementary School is 16.4. 1 elementary schools in the Lincoln Consolidated School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Childs Elementary School is $16,329, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Lincoln Consolidated School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Childs Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Childs Elementary School 1142nd of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Childs Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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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 Childs Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 49.12 992nd 1545 35.8%
2007 56.34 839th 1565 46.4%
2008 55.34 899th 1577 43.0%
2009 52.74 976th 1589 38.6%
2010 47.80 1108th 1552 28.6%
2011 52.90 943rd 1552 39.2%
2012 47.70 888th 1566 43.3%
2013 43.69 957th 1563 38.8%
2014 41.53 985th 1533 35.7%
2015 39.32 1016th 1580 35.7%
2016 36.33 1012th 1548 34.6%
2017 20.04 1160th 1466 20.9%
2018 47.76 826th 1448 43.0%
2019 30.60 975th 1408 30.8%
2021 23.50 909th 1153 21.2%
2022 24.75 1004th 1344 25.3%
2023 20.35 1142nd 1470 22.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.01 292nd 403 27.5%
2023 20.13 172nd 195 11.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.54 962nd 1397 31.1%
2019 22.39 943rd 1134 16.8%
2023 17.74 1134th 1350 16.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.34 839th 1443 41.9%
2019 36.05 775th 1171 33.8%
2021 20.26 773rd 902 14.3%
2022 17.66 952nd 1106 13.9%
2023 19.60 1071st 1321 18.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.18 802nd 1446 44.5%
2019 20.17 998th 1196 16.6%
2021 16.19 812th 915 11.3%
2022 23.93 875th 1139 23.2%
2023 14.05 1164th 1334 12.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.20 167th 475 64.8%
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Rank History for White students at Childs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.16 617th 1253 50.8%
2019 35.30 755th 1128 33.1%
2021 43.13 561st 1005 44.2%
2022 27.13 832nd 1102 24.5%
2023 21.61 984th 1198 17.9%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Childs Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 331 130 14 23 1 n/a n/a 0 499
2005 330 139 12 29 2 n/a n/a 0 512
2006 307 168 11 23 2 n/a n/a 0 511
2007 290 174 14 17 3 n/a n/a 0 498
2008 288 154 12 19 4 n/a n/a 0 477
2009 257 146 11 15 9 n/a n/a 0 438
2010 231 132 17 17 6 n/a n/a 2 405
2011 285 138 12 17 8 1 18 0 479
2012 248 114 11 21 5 1 23 0 423
2013 320 183 15 22 9 1 35 0 585
2014 315 182 11 28 4 3 38 0 581
2015 300 158 8 27 1 4 44 0 542
2016 332 159 9 25 2 0 40 0 567
2017 319 130 6 25 1 0 42 0 523
2018 326 118 5 24 1 0 50 0 524
2019 305 113 7 23 2 0 54 0 504
2020 300 124 6 26 4 0 54 0 514
2021 259 119 8 27 2 0 68 0 483
2022 260 108 5 28 2 0 58 0 461
2023 266 117 7 27 2 0 77 0 496

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 Childs Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 499 28.5 17.5 25.3
2005 512 28.9 17.7 17.4
2006 511 31.4 16.3 21.9
2007 498 30.0 16.6 21.3
2008 477 28.0 17.0 9.4
2009 438 27.0 16.2 6.8
2010 405 26.0 15.5 28.5
2011 479 26.3 18.2 36.7
2012 423 27.1 15.6 38.3
2013 585 33.9 17.2 46.3
2014 581 33.1 17.5 45.4
2015 542 32.0 16.9 44.8
2016 567 29.0 19.5 40.2
2017 523 30.2 17.3 40.3
2018 524 30.5 17.1 42.4
2019 504 31.6 15.9 42.1
2020 514 31.8 16.1 44.6
2021 483 31.5 15.3 44.3
2022 461 31.0 14.8 44.7
2023 496 30.0 16.4 53.8

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 Childs Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 499 28.5 17.5 25.3
2005 512 28.9 17.7 17.4
2006 511 31.4 16.3 21.9
2007 498 30.0 16.6 21.3
2008 477 28.0 17.0 9.4
2009 438 27.0 16.2 6.8
2010 405 26.0 15.5 28.5
2011 479 26.3 18.2 36.7
2012 423 27.1 15.6 38.3
2013 585 33.9 17.2 46.3
2014 581 33.1 17.5 45.4
2015 542 32.0 16.9 44.8
2016 567 29.0 19.5 40.2
2017 523 30.2 17.3 40.3
2018 524 30.5 17.1 42.4
2019 504 31.6 15.9 42.1
2020 514 31.8 16.1 44.6
2021 483 31.5 15.3 44.3
2022 461 31.0 14.8 44.7
2023 496 30.0 16.4 53.8

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 Childs Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,048 (7.9%) $12,234 (92.1%) $13,282
2020 $985 (7.4%) $12,277 (92.6%) $13,262
2021 $1,369 (9.8%) $12,546 (90.2%) $13,915
2022 $2,256 (14.8%) $12,994 (85.2%) $15,251
2023 $1,941 (11.9%) $14,388 (88.1%) $16,329

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Childs Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 975th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 1142nd of 1470 Elementary schools
 8.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Childs Elementary School)46.919.2
 27.7%
   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 (Childs Elementary School)33.316.7
 16.6%
   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 (Childs Elementary School)52.943.6
 9.3%
   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 (Childs Elementary School)31.823.1
 8.7%
   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 (Childs Elementary School)31.825.3
 6.5%
   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 (Childs Elementary School)20.517.1
 3.4%
   5th Grade Math (Lincoln Consolidated School District)19.117
 2.1%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
5th Grade Social Studies (Childs Elementary School)811.7
 3.7%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Lincoln Consolidated School District)6.39.3
 3%
   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 Students504496
 1.6%
African American113117
 3.5%
American Indian22
Asian77
Hispanic2327
 17.4%
Pacific Islander00
White305266
 12.8%
Two or More Races5477
 42.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.1%53.8%
 11.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Childs Elementary School

Childs Elementary School ranks in the bottom 22.3% of Michigan elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 496 students attended Childs Elementary School.

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

Middle : Lincoln Middle School
High : Lincoln Senior High School

Students at Childs Elementary School are 54% White, 24% African American, 16% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 1% Asian.


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