Handley School

Public, Magnet PK, KG-5

 224 North Elm St
       Saginaw, MI  48602-2651


 (989) 399-4250

 School Website

District: Saginaw School District of the City of

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9
Number of students:  295

Racial breakdown:

White:
36.3%
African American:
35.3%
Asian:
21.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.6%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Handley School ranked better than 99.9% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked first among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Saginaw School District of the City of! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.51. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Handley School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (36.3%), African American (35.3%), Asian (21.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 34.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Saginaw School District of the City of. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Handley School is 16.9. 8 elementary schools in the Saginaw School District of the City of have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Handley School employs 17.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
Details The average total spent per student at Handley School is $12,595, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Saginaw School District of the City of.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Handley School:

SchoolDigger ranks Handley School 1st of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Handley School in the ranking list.)

Saginaw School District of the City of:

SchoolDigger ranks Saginaw School District of the City of 345th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Handley School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 92.39 2nd 1545 99.9%
2007 90.06 9th 1565 99.4%
2008 90.81 3rd 1577 99.8%
2009 91.09 2nd 1589 99.9%
2010 86.68 2nd 1552 99.9%
2011 86.89 18th 1552 98.8%
2012 96.65 6th 1566 99.6%
2013 98.06 3rd 1563 99.8%
2014 97.05 5th 1533 99.7%
2015 97.13 15th 1580 99.1%
2016 98.32 7th 1548 99.5%
2017 99.64 2nd 1466 99.9%
2018 99.50 3rd 1448 99.8%
2019 99.51 1st 1407 99.9%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.8)
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by a parent
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Open Quote Our children started at Handley this year, and I am so happy we made the switch! They are so much more confident in themselves now, and their vocabulary has grown immensely since starting. I love when they come home speaking Spanish or talking about projects they are working on. They are excited to go to school everyday, which is such a refreshing change. I would highly recommend Handley to any parent looking for a school that will challenge their child. My kids ride the bus from Bay City, and I'm so happy this is offered as an option. Absolutely no complaints! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Open Quote Handley has a very diverse student population demographically, and even though the student to teacher ratios are high for the caliber school it is, the parent involvement in the students' education more than makes up for the ratio. The Principal and teachers are all actively involved in student education, and encourage students to work at their own pace with accelerated reading and math programs. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Open Quote I'd say average to above average if it was like other public schools but the IB program pulls it lower. I do agree with the other parent that the teachers are excellent but when you throw in the IB content, the program for Handley loses creditability. Go to www.truthaboutib.com to learn more about IB. IB is a UN based (look up IB's charter and see if the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still on the wall outside Handley's cafeteria.) education program that will confuse the kids because it is going nowhere in Saginaw. After the IB-PYP where does it go? What's the point of IB-PYP if you can't go to the mid-level or the high school level and earn the diploma? Why should the Saginaw Public School system be saddled with this expense program? Saginaw could have done better by keeping it as a gifted program. Until then, I'll take my kids somewhere else and hope that SASA can continue to fight off IB till my kids are old enough. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Open Quote I pulled my two children out. This is an International Baccalaureate school, I suggest you dig deep into what this is and who is represented by this. In Kindergarten, my son came home saying "Never,ever cut down a tree". I had to tell him what a renewable resource was. I cautioned the use of plastics, Styrofoam and rubber which eventually end up in a land fill and don't biodegrade. In first grade, he came home saying that "CO2 is a poison". He flipped out at the gas station when my husband was filling the gas can for the mower. I gave him a can of soda pop and showed him some chemical structures of carbon - he actually understood! I stressed moderation, innovation in new fuel discoveries and practical applications. The last straw for my husband was when they were going to write letters "to companies that are unfriendly to the rainforests". My last straw was seeing the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights posted on the wall outside the café. This, in part, contradicts the United States constitution. There is a difference between "rights" and "privileges". Also, they boast "critical thinking". Our arguments; How can you teach a child this young to be a critical thinker? Why not stick to the basics? How can you say that it is critical thinking when only one part of the equation (or opinion) is given? They DO NOT teach them HOW to think, they are teaching them WHAT to think. We didn't like it. We do however,compliment the teachers. The ones we had were very good. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, December 27, 2009

Open Quote Handley is an awesome school for children. The teachers are awesome and are really hands on with the students. The education is spectacular and the kids learn lots. No wonder they are ranked #1 of all of the elementary schools in the state of Michigan. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Handley School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 310 83 4 28 5 n/a n/a 0 430
1989 307 80 7 27 2 n/a n/a 0 423
1990 314 70 6 35 1 n/a n/a 0 426
1991 256 59 4 34 3 n/a n/a 0 356
1992 292 70 8 48 2 n/a n/a 0 420
1993 296 64 7 38 2 n/a n/a 0 407
1994 329 72 11 38 4 n/a n/a 0 454
1995 327 59 20 41 3 n/a n/a 0 450
1996 327 59 20 41 3 n/a n/a 0 450
1997 325 60 24 36 3 n/a n/a 0 448
1998 341 65 33 33 3 n/a n/a 0 475
1999 331 55 42 32 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2000 251 55 36 28 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2001 245 63 35 29 3 n/a n/a 0 375
2002 256 66 38 30 2 n/a n/a 0 392
2003 256 66 38 30 2 n/a n/a 0 392
2004 284 62 40 28 1 n/a n/a 0 415
2005 276 59 50 27 2 n/a n/a 0 414
2006 250 57 51 29 1 n/a n/a 0 388
2007 238 70 53 29 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2008 222 81 56 29 n/a n/a n/a 0 388
2009 250 86 54 30 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2010 234 92 64 36 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2011 222 98 59 36 1 1 0 0 417
2012 244 100 67 27 1 1 0 0 440
2013 245 102 70 26 1 1 0 0 445
2014 238 94 68 24 1 1 0 0 426
2015 235 106 74 20 1 2 3 0 441
2016 210 90 60 20 1 3 4 0 388
2017 180 104 75 16 1 2 4 0 382
2018 138 108 59 14 1 1 2 0 323
2019 107 104 63 16 2 1 2 0 295

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 Handley School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 430 n/a n/a n/a
1989 423 n/a n/a 12.1
1990 426 21.0 20.2 12.2
1991 356 n/a n/a n/a
1992 420 n/a n/a 19
1993 407 n/a 0.0 15.7
1994 454 15.6 29.1 9
1995 450 16.0 28.1 10.7
1996 450 16.0 28.1 10.7
1997 448 16.0 28.0 8.5
1998 475 15.0 31.7 9.3
1999 462 16.0 28.9 7.1
2000 372 16.0 23.3 15.3
2001 375 17.0 22.1 14.1
2002 392 17.5 22.4 49.2
2003 392 17.5 22.4 49.2
2004 415 18.5 22.4 13
2005 414 17.5 23.7 12.8
2006 388 16.4 23.7 20.6
2007 390 16.4 23.8 18.7
2008 388 16.4 23.7 19.1
2009 420 19.5 21.5 23.6
2010 426 17.0 25.0 23.9
2011 417 18.0 23.1 23.7
2012 440 18.0 24.4 40.5
2013 445 18.0 24.7 40
2014 426 16.0 26.6 44.4
2015 441 16.0 27.5 19.7
2016 388 15.0 25.8 38.1
2017 382 14.4 26.5 36.6
2018 323 14.4 22.4 39.9
2019 295 17.4 16.9 34.6

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 Handley School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 430 n/a n/a n/a
1989 423 n/a n/a 12.1
1990 426 21.0 20.2 12.2
1991 356 n/a n/a n/a
1992 420 n/a n/a 19
1993 407 n/a 0.0 15.7
1994 454 15.6 29.1 9
1995 450 16.0 28.1 10.7
1996 450 16.0 28.1 10.7
1997 448 16.0 28.0 8.5
1998 475 15.0 31.7 9.3
1999 462 16.0 28.9 7.1
2000 372 16.0 23.3 15.3
2001 375 17.0 22.1 14.1
2002 392 17.5 22.4 49.2
2003 392 17.5 22.4 49.2
2004 415 18.5 22.4 13
2005 414 17.5 23.7 12.8
2006 388 16.4 23.7 20.6
2007 390 16.4 23.8 18.7
2008 388 16.4 23.7 19.1
2009 420 19.5 21.5 23.6
2010 426 17.0 25.0 23.9
2011 417 18.0 23.1 23.7
2012 440 18.0 24.4 40.5
2013 445 18.0 24.7 40
2014 426 16.0 26.6 44.4
2015 441 16.0 27.5 19.7
2016 388 15.0 25.8 38.1
2017 382 14.4 26.5 36.6
2018 323 14.4 22.4 39.9
2019 295 17.4 16.9 34.6

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

Spending Per Student for Handley School


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YearSpending from Federal FundsSpending from State and Local FundsTotal Spending Per Student (All Funds)
2019 $1,330 (10.6%) $11,266 (89.4%) $12,595

Data source: Michigan Department of Education




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