Waukazoo Elementary School

Summary:

Waukazoo Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in the West Ottawa Public School District in Holland, Michigan. With a student population of 454, the school stands out for its consistently high academic performance, strong statewide ranking, and success in supporting diverse student groups.

Waukazoo Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic proficiency across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Waukazoo's 3rd-5th grade students scored significantly higher than the district and state in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math M-STEP assessments. The school has a strong statewide ranking, consistently placing in the top 10-20% of Michigan elementary schools over the past decade. Waukazoo's student subgroups, such as female students, Hispanic students, and White students, also perform well compared to their peers statewide.

When compared to other elementary schools in the Holland City School District and the West Ottawa Public School District, Waukazoo Elementary stands out as a high-performing school. For instance, Waukazoo's academic proficiency rates in ELA and Math are significantly higher than those of schools like Pine Creek Elementary and Woodside Elementary, which have larger populations of economically disadvantaged students. Waukazoo's success may be attributed to factors such as effective teaching practices, strong parental involvement, and targeted support for struggling students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1294 W Lakewood Blvd
       Holland, MI  49424-6221


(616) 786-1800

District: West Ottawa Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
435th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,831 Help


Students who attend Waukazoo Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Harbor Lights Middle School
High:    West Ottawa High School Campus

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  454

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.0%
Hispanic:
13.0%
Two or more races:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Waukazoo Elementary School ranks better than 70.4% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks 3rd among 8 ranked elementary schools in the West Ottawa Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.3. (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 Racial makeup is: White (76%), Hispanic (13%), two or more races (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the West Ottawa Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waukazoo Elementary School is 14.9, which is the highest among 8 elementary schools in the West Ottawa Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Waukazoo Elementary School is $13,831, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the West Ottawa Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Waukazoo Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Waukazoo Elementary School 435th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Waukazoo Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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West Ottawa Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Ottawa Public School District 245th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Waukazoo Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 74.42 305th 1545 80.3%
2007 83.59 107th 1565 93.2%
2008 78.20 261st 1577 83.4%
2009 79.05 229th 1589 85.6%
2010 73.45 388th 1552 75.0%
2011 86.00 24th 1552 98.5%
2012 84.51 173rd 1566 89.0%
2013 88.98 95th 1563 93.9%
2014 79.09 272nd 1533 82.3%
2015 88.75 119th 1580 92.5%
2016 92.98 63rd 1548 95.9%
2017 85.79 131st 1466 91.1%
2018 89.83 110th 1448 92.4%
2019 88.23 115th 1408 91.8%
2021 84.71 130th 1153 88.7%
2022 78.14 242nd 1344 82.0%
2023 67.30 435th 1470 70.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.18 35th 81 56.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.19 73rd 1397 94.8%
2019 69.35 239th 1134 78.9%
2021 66.05 187th 749 75.0%
2022 71.90 201st 1099 81.7%
2023 50.40 623rd 1350 53.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.45 166th 1443 88.5%
2019 79.20 168th 1171 85.7%
2021 80.97 118th 902 86.9%
2022 79.11 164th 1106 85.2%
2023 66.64 357th 1321 73.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.49 79th 1446 94.5%
2019 88.58 80th 1196 93.3%
2021 78.28 141st 915 84.6%
2022 66.05 340th 1139 70.1%
2023 58.41 516th 1334 61.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.78 63rd 222 71.6%
2023 61.35 61st 188 67.6%
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Rank History for White students at Waukazoo Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.88 82nd 1253 93.5%
2019 89.88 66th 1128 94.1%
2021 83.41 114th 1005 88.7%
2022 76.21 220th 1102 80.0%
2023 65.57 368th 1198 69.3%
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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

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Enrollment information for Waukazoo Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 183 1 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 194
1989 210 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a -16 200
1990 221 2 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1991 212 0 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 229
1992 270 1 5 21 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1993 283 1 14 19 1 n/a n/a 0 318
1994 388 4 12 17 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1995 428 9 9 34 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1996 428 9 9 34 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1997 427 7 9 27 1 n/a n/a 0 471
1998 419 8 9 49 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1999 431 12 11 49 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2000 387 10 9 18 0 n/a n/a 14 438
2001 415 12 13 22 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2002 430 7 17 68 2 n/a n/a 5 529
2003 430 7 17 68 2 n/a n/a 5 529
2004 435 10 21 63 2 n/a n/a 4 535
2005 458 12 19 56 1 n/a n/a 8 554
2006 470 11 23 46 2 n/a n/a 9 561
2007 490 11 30 46 2 n/a n/a 4 583
2008 476 13 30 49 1 n/a n/a 2 571
2009 423 4 24 40 1 n/a n/a 26 518
2010 414 6 25 30 0 n/a n/a 37 512
2011 408 3 20 48 0 0 12 0 491
2012 378 12 20 55 0 0 21 0 486
2013 389 10 19 81 1 0 18 0 518
2014 363 9 20 73 0 0 25 0 490
2015 371 4 17 70 0 0 23 0 485
2016 373 7 12 65 3 0 21 0 481
2017 349 8 14 59 2 0 24 0 456
2018 347 8 12 63 2 0 25 0 457
2019 329 8 11 62 2 0 35 0 447
2020 352 7 11 67 1 0 38 0 476
2021 333 7 4 64 0 1 24 0 433
2022 350 3 6 63 0 1 35 0 458
2023 345 5 5 59 1 1 38 0 454

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 Waukazoo Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 194 n/a n/a n/a
1989 200 n/a n/a 1.5
1990 233 10.0 23.3 1.7
1991 229 n/a n/a n/a
1992 297 n/a n/a 12.8
1993 318 n/a 0.0 0
1994 421 23.7 17.8 14.3
1995 480 26.9 17.8 6.7
1996 480 26.9 17.8 6.7
1997 471 28.0 16.8 12.5
1998 485 26.0 18.7 12.2
1999 503 27.0 18.6 16.3
2000 438 27.2 15.6 8.3
2001 462 26.9 17.2 15.4
2002 529 30.8 17.2 15.6
2003 529 30.8 17.2 15.6
2004 535 25.6 20.9 13.6
2005 554 29.0 19.1 14.7
2006 561 29.2 19.2 13.4
2007 583 31.0 18.8 14.7
2008 571 30.4 18.8 16
2009 518 27.4 18.9 18.1
2010 512 25.4 20.1 18.9
2011 491 24.5 20.0 20.6
2012 486 24.1 20.1 21
2013 518 26.5 19.5 27.2
2014 490 26.0 18.8 23.7
2015 485 25.0 19.4 25.6
2016 481 25.0 19.2 26.6
2017 456 25.3 17.9 23.2
2018 457 27.0 16.8 28
2019 447 27.0 16.5 30.4
2020 476 28.0 17.0 18.7
2021 433 28.2 15.3 22.4
2022 458 29.9 15.3 28.6
2023 454 30.3 14.9 27.1

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 Waukazoo Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 194 n/a n/a n/a
1989 200 n/a n/a 1.5
1990 233 10.0 23.3 1.7
1991 229 n/a n/a n/a
1992 297 n/a n/a 12.8
1993 318 n/a 0.0 0
1994 421 23.7 17.8 14.3
1995 480 26.9 17.8 6.7
1996 480 26.9 17.8 6.7
1997 471 28.0 16.8 12.5
1998 485 26.0 18.7 12.2
1999 503 27.0 18.6 16.3
2000 438 27.2 15.6 8.3
2001 462 26.9 17.2 15.4
2002 529 30.8 17.2 15.6
2003 529 30.8 17.2 15.6
2004 535 25.6 20.9 13.6
2005 554 29.0 19.1 14.7
2006 561 29.2 19.2 13.4
2007 583 31.0 18.8 14.7
2008 571 30.4 18.8 16
2009 518 27.4 18.9 18.1
2010 512 25.4 20.1 18.9
2011 491 24.5 20.0 20.6
2012 486 24.1 20.1 21
2013 518 26.5 19.5 27.2
2014 490 26.0 18.8 23.7
2015 485 25.0 19.4 25.6
2016 481 25.0 19.2 26.6
2017 456 25.3 17.9 23.2
2018 457 27.0 16.8 28
2019 447 27.0 16.5 30.4
2020 476 28.0 17.0 18.7
2021 433 28.2 15.3 22.4
2022 458 29.9 15.3 28.6
2023 454 30.3 14.9 27.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Waukazoo Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $510 (4.7%) $10,271 (95.3%) $10,782
2020 $568 (5.1%) $10,550 (94.9%) $11,118
2021 $2,126 (17.3%) $10,182 (82.7%) $12,308
2022 $1,125 (9.2%) $11,059 (90.8%) $12,184
2023 $1,053 (7.6%) $12,778 (92.4%) $13,831

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Waukazoo Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 115th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 435th of 1470 Elementary schools
 21.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Waukazoo Elementary School)73.357
 16.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Ottawa Public School District)5444.2
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.140.9
 4.2%
3rd Grade Math (Waukazoo Elementary School)6539.8
 25.2%
   3rd Grade Math (West Ottawa Public School District)44.740
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Michigan)46.742.9
 3.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Waukazoo Elementary School)64.956
 8.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Ottawa Public School District)58.748
 10.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)45.844.3
 1.5%
4th Grade Math (Waukazoo Elementary School)63.544
 19.5%
   4th Grade Math (West Ottawa Public School District)50.936.5
 14.4%
   4th Grade Math (Michigan)41.838.6
 3.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Waukazoo Elementary School)69.258.9
 10.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Ottawa Public School District)55.751.8
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)46.243.9
 2.3%
5th Grade Math (Waukazoo Elementary School)58.538.9
 19.6%
   5th Grade Math (West Ottawa Public School District)41.534
 7.5%
   5th Grade Math (Michigan)34.831.5
 3.3%
5th Grade Social Studies (Waukazoo Elementary School)46.226.3
 19.9%
   5th Grade Social Studies (West Ottawa Public School District)19.419.5
 0.1%
   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 Students447454
 1.6%
African American85
 37.5%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian115
 54.5%
Hispanic6259
 4.8%
Pacific Islander01
White329345
 4.9%
Two or More Races3538
 8.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.4%27.1%
 3.3%


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Students at Waukazoo Elementary School are 76% White, 13% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 454 students attended Waukazoo Elementary School.

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

Middle : Harbor Lights Middle School
High : West Ottawa High School Campus

Waukazoo Elementary School ranks 435th of 1470 Michigan elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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