Pine Creek Elementary School

Summary:

Pine Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Holland, Michigan, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 366 and is part of the West Ottawa Public School District.

Pine Creek Elementary faces significant challenges, including a student population that is 56.28% Hispanic, significantly higher than nearby schools like Lakeshore Elementary and Waukazoo Elementary. The school has also experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 16.8% in 2018-2019 to 33.5% in 2022-2023, well above the range of 7.3% to 25.2% at nearby schools. Academically, Pine Creek's proficiency rates on the M-Step assessment are consistently lower than the West Ottawa Public School District and the state of Michigan, with only 18.3% of 3rd graders proficient in English Language Arts compared to 44.2% in the district and 40.9% statewide.

Contributing to the school's challenges is a very high percentage of students (80.6%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. This is significantly higher than the 27.09% to 79.96% range at nearby schools. Despite these challenges, Pine Creek's per-student spending has increased over the years, reaching $16,374 in 2022-2023, suggesting the school may have access to significant resources. Addressing the school's issues will require a comprehensive approach, including targeted interventions, resource allocation, and potential collaboration with successful neighboring schools to identify and implement best practices.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1184 136th Ave
       Holland, MI  49424-8418


(616) 786-1600

District: West Ottawa Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1264th of 1,470 Michigan Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,374 Help


Students who attend Pine Creek Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  366

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.3%
White:
16.9%
African American:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.6% Help


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Compare Details Pine Creek Elementary School ranks worse than 86% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranks last 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 12.63. (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: Hispanic (56.3%), White (16.9%), African American (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the West Ottawa Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pine Creek Elementary School is 11, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the West Ottawa Public School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pine Creek Elementary School is $16,374, which is the 4th highest among 8 elementary schools in the West Ottawa Public School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pine Creek Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pine Creek Elementary School 1264th of 1470 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Pine Creek Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Pine Creek Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Pine Creek Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 43.59 1110th 1545 28.2%
2007 48.47 1036th 1565 33.8%
2008 28.90 1336th 1577 15.3%
2009 55.78 908th 1589 42.9%
2010 49.09 1081st 1552 30.3%
2011 60.12 782nd 1552 49.6%
2012 49.07 857th 1566 45.3%
2013 47.78 885th 1563 43.4%
2014 37.58 1053rd 1533 31.3%
2015 49.57 841st 1580 46.8%
2016 44.09 889th 1548 42.6%
2017 31.00 1013th 1466 30.9%
2018 39.73 936th 1448 35.4%
2019 39.18 849th 1408 39.7%
2021 21.92 928th 1153 19.5%
2022 22.63 1034th 1344 23.1%
2023 12.63 1264th 1470 14.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pine Creek Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.99 172nd 270 36.3%
2019 30.96 81st 117 30.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pine Creek Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.17 750th 1397 46.3%
2019 46.78 607th 1134 46.5%
2021 35.16 525th 749 29.9%
2022 36.82 703rd 1099 36.0%
2023 17.67 1135th 1350 15.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Pine Creek Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.92 934th 1443 35.3%
2019 44.24 658th 1171 43.8%
2021 34.29 614th 902 31.9%
2022 28.54 825th 1106 25.4%
2023 15.55 1140th 1321 13.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pine Creek Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.74 910th 1446 37.1%
2019 38.43 746th 1196 37.6%
2021 22.80 753rd 915 17.7%
2022 15.71 995th 1139 12.6%
2023 10.98 1212th 1334 9.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pine Creek Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.38 90th 222 59.5%
2019 55.48 31st 86 64.0%
2021 38.28 19th 30 36.7%
2022 32.68 56th 86 34.9%
2023 16.44 166th 188 11.7%
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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 Pine Creek Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 453 11 58 48 1 n/a n/a 0 571
1993 470 12 59 52 5 n/a n/a 0 598
1994 305 12 65 58 2 n/a n/a 0 442
1995 351 17 73 54 2 n/a n/a 0 497
1996 351 17 73 54 2 n/a n/a 0 497
1997 363 18 75 73 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1998 346 35 93 109 1 n/a n/a 0 584
1999 328 28 112 129 1 n/a n/a 0 598
2000 184 39 75 145 5 n/a n/a 0 448
2001 186 52 68 156 5 n/a n/a 0 467
2002 157 55 84 192 2 n/a n/a 11 501
2003 157 55 84 192 2 n/a n/a 11 501
2004 136 69 83 192 2 n/a n/a 13 495
2005 103 51 80 204 2 n/a n/a 13 453
2006 90 57 64 203 1 n/a n/a 19 434
2007 92 53 67 221 2 n/a n/a 14 449
2008 77 44 75 240 1 n/a n/a 9 446
2009 100 27 65 217 1 n/a n/a 15 425
2010 70 18 56 181 1 n/a n/a 25 351
2011 68 19 43 195 1 0 9 0 335
2012 91 13 41 203 1 0 20 0 369
2013 106 20 36 227 1 0 24 0 414
2014 75 17 47 219 3 0 19 0 380
2015 75 28 41 249 4 0 15 0 412
2016 73 26 47 265 4 0 14 0 429
2017 62 29 39 241 4 0 11 0 386
2018 47 30 34 264 4 0 23 0 402
2019 57 24 31 248 5 0 23 0 388
2020 56 23 33 229 7 0 20 0 368
2021 55 22 29 221 3 0 21 0 351
2022 51 27 26 204 4 4 24 0 340
2023 62 38 27 206 3 4 26 0 366

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 Pine Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 571 n/a n/a 20.3
1993 598 n/a 0.0 0
1994 442 20.8 21.3 19
1995 497 26.0 19.1 16.3
1996 497 26.0 19.1 16.3
1997 530 26.0 20.4 19.6
1998 584 27.0 21.6 21.1
1999 598 28.0 21.4 27.1
2000 448 23.5 19.1 40.2
2001 467 25.3 18.5 48.4
2002 501 34.4 14.6 55.5
2003 501 34.4 14.6 55.5
2004 495 26.4 18.8 59.8
2005 453 27.0 16.8 62.5
2006 434 26.8 16.2 67.2
2007 449 26.2 17.1 74.7
2008 446 25.5 17.5 74.8
2009 425 26.5 16.0 78.5
2010 351 21.0 16.6 85
2011 335 23.6 14.1 83.9
2012 369 24.3 15.1 81
2013 414 29.9 13.8 83.6
2014 380 28.7 13.2 84.2
2015 412 30.0 13.7 85.2
2016 429 34.0 12.6 83
2017 386 31.7 12.1 71.2
2018 402 32.1 12.5 83.1
2019 388 30.6 12.6 83
2020 368 32.6 11.2 45.1
2021 351 31.2 11.2 64.7
2022 340 30.8 11.0 76.5
2023 366 33.0 11.0 80.6

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 Pine Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 571 n/a n/a 20.3
1993 598 n/a 0.0 0
1994 442 20.8 21.3 19
1995 497 26.0 19.1 16.3
1996 497 26.0 19.1 16.3
1997 530 26.0 20.4 19.6
1998 584 27.0 21.6 21.1
1999 598 28.0 21.4 27.1
2000 448 23.5 19.1 40.2
2001 467 25.3 18.5 48.4
2002 501 34.4 14.6 55.5
2003 501 34.4 14.6 55.5
2004 495 26.4 18.8 59.8
2005 453 27.0 16.8 62.5
2006 434 26.8 16.2 67.2
2007 449 26.2 17.1 74.7
2008 446 25.5 17.5 74.8
2009 425 26.5 16.0 78.5
2010 351 21.0 16.6 85
2011 335 23.6 14.1 83.9
2012 369 24.3 15.1 81
2013 414 29.9 13.8 83.6
2014 380 28.7 13.2 84.2
2015 412 30.0 13.7 85.2
2016 429 34.0 12.6 83
2017 386 31.7 12.1 71.2
2018 402 32.1 12.5 83.1
2019 388 30.6 12.6 83
2020 368 32.6 11.2 45.1
2021 351 31.2 11.2 64.7
2022 340 30.8 11.0 76.5
2023 366 33.0 11.0 80.6

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 Pine Creek Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,505 (13.5%) $9,644 (86.5%) $11,149
2020 $1,624 (13.0%) $10,834 (87.0%) $12,458
2021 $2,504 (18.7%) $10,884 (81.3%) $13,387
2022 $1,892 (13.1%) $12,537 (86.9%) $14,430
2023 $1,596 (9.7%) $14,777 (90.2%) $16,374

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pine Creek Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 849th of 1408 Elementary schoolsRanks 1264th of 1470 Elementary schools
 25.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pine Creek Elementary School)29.118.3
 10.8%
   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 (Pine Creek Elementary School)2014.1
 5.9%
   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 (Pine Creek Elementary School)46.430
 16.4%
   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 (Pine Creek Elementary School)41.17.6
 33.6%
   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 (Pine Creek Elementary School)62.729.4
 33.3%
   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 (Pine Creek Elementary School)31.47.4
 24%
   5th Grade Math (West Ottawa Public School District)41.534
 7.5%
   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 Students388366
 5.7%
African American2438
 58.3%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian3127
 12.9%
Hispanic248206
 16.9%
Pacific Islander04
White5762
 8.8%
Two or More Races2326
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83%80.6%
 2.4%


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Students at Pine Creek Elementary School are 56% Hispanic, 17% White, 10% African American, 7% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

Pine Creek Elementary School ranks in the bottom 14.0% of Michigan elementary schools.

Students who attend Pine Creek Elementary School usually go on to attend:

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

In the 2022-23 school year, 366 students attended Pine Creek Elementary School.


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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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