Knudsen Elementary School

Public K-5

 5449 Crescent Rd
       Waterford, MI  48327-2719


 (248) 682-7300

 School Website

District: Waterford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1066th of 1,407 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  340

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.2%
Hispanic:
20.6%
African American:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.1%

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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, Knudsen Elementary School ranked worse than 75.8% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked 8th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Waterford School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.98. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.2%), Hispanic (20.6%), African American (6.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 67.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Knudsen Elementary School is 17.2. 6 elementary schools in the Waterford School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Knudsen Elementary School employs 19.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Knudsen Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Knudsen Elementary School 1066th of 1407 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Knudsen Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Waterford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterford School District 355th of 598 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Knudsen Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 70.14 433rd 1545 72.0%
2007 59.70 751st 1565 52.0%
2008 42.47 1168th 1577 25.9%
2009 41.14 1206th 1589 24.1%
2010 38.68 1235th 1552 20.4%
2011 37.60 1214th 1552 21.8%
2012 34.24 1163rd 1566 25.7%
2013 44.06 947th 1563 39.4%
2014 46.18 897th 1533 41.5%
2015 25.94 1216th 1580 23.0%
2016 33.67 1053rd 1548 32.0%
2017 27.25 1065th 1466 27.4%
2018 36.53 982nd 1448 32.2%
2019 23.98 1066th 1407 24.2%

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: 3.3)
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by a parent
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Open Quote I’m sure the teachers are doing the best they can with what they have. We have experienced a few dedicated teachers who really get to know the students and are great with parent communication.
We’ve also had one nightmare experience. Unfortunately this teacher is a kindergarten teacher. Perhaps in an older student classroom she would be more effective but she fails to communicate with parents and takes the child’s behavior as a personal attack.
I’d assume the problem is the management / principal. This school culture embraces the loss of recess as punishment for behavior from the previous day. The principal supports the teacher which is noble however it at times dismisses parents concerns. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, December 29, 2017

Open Quote 1st and 2nd grade attendee male child. So far so good. Child is enrolled a year early based on official age. 1st grade was a haze, teacher no longer there so it was a wash. 2nd grade teacher Redick is very involved / hands on. Like the free form sitting and learning approach. She is a bit more intense for expectations in consideration of my kids' age and fidgety status, but it's good for him to experience the contrast. I expect him to respect while "in someone else's house", but am a bit more flexible personally as I don't expect him to conform and become a factory issued automoton ready to work a lockdown 9-5 existence worshipping at the altar of a 40 year choke hold 401k aspiration. I grew up in the original hood so his educational experience is a bit more elevated and interesting. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 19, 2016

Open Quote Love this school! All 3 of my girls attend there. It is like a big family. Very welcoming!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Knudsen Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 260 2 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 265
1989 223 1 1 10 1 n/a n/a 0 236
1990 228 0 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 233
1991 224 4 5 8 1 n/a n/a 22 264
1992 247 3 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1993 280 7 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1994 266 3 8 10 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1995 307 2 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 324
1996 307 2 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 324
1997 273 4 4 14 1 n/a n/a 0 296
1998 281 2 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1999 253 5 5 20 0 n/a n/a 0 283
2000 244 3 3 20 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2001 242 1 4 25 0 n/a n/a 0 272
2002 213 8 6 22 0 n/a n/a 0 249
2003 213 8 6 22 0 n/a n/a 0 249
2004 211 11 5 27 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2005 318 21 9 32 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2006 310 12 5 34 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2007 295 20 6 42 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2008 279 16 6 43 2 n/a n/a 0 346
2009 297 15 7 49 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2010 287 19 10 51 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2011 279 25 11 56 0 0 0 0 371
2012 265 25 12 58 2 0 0 0 362
2013 265 21 10 62 2 0 1 0 361
2014 245 16 8 70 2 0 2 0 343
2015 295 23 9 82 2 0 9 0 420
2016 270 23 6 73 2 0 11 0 385
2017 238 23 4 65 2 2 9 0 343
2018 232 21 3 70 1 0 13 0 340

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 Knudsen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 265 n/a n/a n/a
1989 236 n/a n/a 8.9
1990 233 23.0 10.1 11.6
1991 264 n/a n/a n/a
1992 260 n/a n/a 12.7
1993 299 n/a 0.0 17.7
1994 287 11.1 25.9 12.5
1995 324 14.0 23.1 13.9
1996 324 14.0 23.1 13.9
1997 296 12.0 24.7 13.9
1998 300 11.0 27.3 13.0
1999 283 11.0 25.7 15.2
2000 270 9.5 28.4 17.8
2001 272 12.5 21.8 19.9
2002 249 9.5 26.2 15.7
2003 249 9.5 26.2 15.7
2004 254 12.0 21.2 24.0
2005 380 16.1 23.6 25.5
2006 361 15.9 22.7 23.5
2007 363 17.1 21.2 32.5
2008 346 16.0 21.6 30.9
2009 369 17.9 20.6 37.7
2010 367 17.9 20.4 44.7
2011 371 20.4 18.1 48.8
2012 362 21.5 16.7 51.9
2013 361 19.9 18.1 55.7
2014 343 20.4 16.7 58.3
2015 420 23.0 18.2 60.2
2016 385 24.0 16.0 66.2
2017 343 22.4 15.2 63.8
2018 340 19.7 17.2 67.1

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 Knudsen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 265 n/a n/a n/a
1989 236 n/a n/a 8.9
1990 233 23.0 10.1 11.6
1991 264 n/a n/a n/a
1992 260 n/a n/a 12.7
1993 299 n/a 0.0 17.7
1994 287 11.1 25.9 12.5
1995 324 14.0 23.1 13.9
1996 324 14.0 23.1 13.9
1997 296 12.0 24.7 13.9
1998 300 11.0 27.3 13.0
1999 283 11.0 25.7 15.2
2000 270 9.5 28.4 17.8
2001 272 12.5 21.8 19.9
2002 249 9.5 26.2 15.7
2003 249 9.5 26.2 15.7
2004 254 12.0 21.2 24.0
2005 380 16.1 23.6 25.5
2006 361 15.9 22.7 23.5
2007 363 17.1 21.2 32.5
2008 346 16.0 21.6 30.9
2009 369 17.9 20.6 37.7
2010 367 17.9 20.4 44.7
2011 371 20.4 18.1 48.8
2012 362 21.5 16.7 51.9
2013 361 19.9 18.1 55.7
2014 343 20.4 16.7 58.3
2015 420 23.0 18.2 60.2
2016 385 24.0 16.0 66.2
2017 343 22.4 15.2 63.8
2018 340 19.7 17.2 67.1

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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