Perry Early Learning Center

Public PK, KG-1

 550 Perry St
       Ypsilanti, MI  48197-5331


(734) 221-1702

District: Ypsilanti Community Schools


Students who attend Perry Early Learning Center usually attend:

Middle:    Ypsilanti Community Middle School
High:    ACTech High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.1 Help
Number of students:  261

Racial breakdown:

African American:
53.3%
White:
28.4%
Two or more races:
13.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.8% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Perry Early Learning Center is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (53.3%), White (28.4%), two or more races (13%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Perry Early Learning Center is 9.1, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Ypsilanti Community Schools District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger Rankings:

Perry Early Learning Center was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Ypsilanti Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Ypsilanti Community Schools 524th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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by a parent
Monday, November 21, 2011

Open Quote My daughter just enrolled in Perry for Kindergarten and we are very happy with the school. It is warm, nurturing, and focused on education. The principal, Ms. Buddins, greets the children at the door every morning, and there are always teachers and staff talking to the kids and taking an interest in them. Everyone has been very responsive to any questions or concerns that I have. There's a true partnership between the parents and the schools, for those that want to be involved in their children's education.
Their school lunch menu is very healthy, and from the way my daughter eats it must also be pretty tasty. "Specials" (art, library, gym, music) are held daily, and the speech therapy teacher meets with kids multiple times a week if it's necessary. Another bonus is the playground - while the area her class has access to is kind of small without a lot of area to run around, it's enclosed in a courtyard, which makes it much safer than some of the other options in Ypsilanti elementary schools.
I really like Perry and plan to send my other children there as well. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Perry Early Learning Center

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 353 233 6 5 1 n/a n/a 0 598
1989 357 217 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 593
1990 352 178 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1991 300 179 15 1 0 n/a n/a 9 504
1992 281 178 10 4 1 n/a n/a 0 474
1993 272 193 8 6 2 n/a n/a 0 481
1994 264 213 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 488
1995 241 265 13 5 1 n/a n/a 0 525
1996 241 265 13 5 1 n/a n/a 0 525
1997 194 292 19 9 1 n/a n/a 0 515
1998 216 243 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1999 183 249 13 4 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2000 170 235 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2001 144 203 6 9 2 n/a n/a 0 364
2002 150 168 1 15 0 n/a n/a 0 334
2003 150 168 1 15 0 n/a n/a 0 334
2004 170 327 15 19 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2005 167 363 9 21 6 n/a n/a 0 566
2006 123 286 8 26 2 n/a n/a 0 445
2007 109 251 15 35 4 n/a n/a 0 414
2008 93 222 9 29 3 n/a n/a 0 356
2009 70 181 7 29 3 n/a n/a 0 290
2010 81 175 6 26 4 n/a n/a 0 292
2011 126 289 7 43 3 3 0 0 471
2012 114 284 5 33 1 1 17 0 455
2013 97 254 3 43 6 0 20 0 423
2014 61 221 2 51 2 2 6 0 345
2015 59 209 4 34 0 0 12 0 318
2016 52 225 7 19 1 0 20 0 324
2017 54 193 3 30 0 0 33 0 313
2018 47 190 2 23 0 0 32 0 294
2019 55 173 5 18 0 0 29 0 280
2020 58 199 1 31 0 0 41 0 330
2021 51 173 2 34 0 0 42 0 302
2022 59 146 1 23 0 0 38 0 267
2023 74 139 4 10 0 0 34 0 261

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 Perry Early Learning Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 598 n/a n/a n/a
1989 593 n/a n/a 0
1990 548 48.0 11.4 0
1991 504 n/a n/a n/a
1992 474 n/a n/a n/a
1993 481 n/a 0.0 33.3
1994 488 17.9 27.3 0
1995 525 15.5 33.9 54.5
1996 525 15.5 33.9 54.5
1997 515 16.0 32.2 53.6
1998 475 21.0 22.6 55.8
1999 449 19.0 23.6 57.5
2000 412 19.5 21.1 75.7
2001 364 19.2 19.0 52.5
2002 334 22.9 14.6 79.6
2003 334 22.9 14.6 79.6
2004 531 28.9 18.4 77.2
2005 566 29.4 19.3 62.7
2006 445 34.4 12.9 75.1
2007 414 31.4 13.2 43
2008 356 26.9 13.2 68.3
2009 290 25.1 11.6 78.6
2010 292 24.0 12.1 63
2011 471 35.4 13.3 63.5
2012 455 36.2 12.5 61.5
2013 423 32.3 13.0 73.5
2014 345 28.0 12.3 72.2
2015 318 30.0 10.6 80.8
2016 324 28.0 11.5 81.5
2017 313 25.6 12.2 67.7
2018 294 27.9 10.5 82.7
2019 280 30.6 9.1 78.9
2020 330 33.7 9.7 88.8
2021 302 33.7 8.9 87.4
2022 267 33.9 7.8 82.4
2023 261 28.4 9.1 82.8

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 Perry Early Learning Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 598 n/a n/a n/a
1989 593 n/a n/a 0
1990 548 48.0 11.4 0
1991 504 n/a n/a n/a
1992 474 n/a n/a n/a
1993 481 n/a 0.0 33.3
1994 488 17.9 27.3 0
1995 525 15.5 33.9 54.5
1996 525 15.5 33.9 54.5
1997 515 16.0 32.2 53.6
1998 475 21.0 22.6 55.8
1999 449 19.0 23.6 57.5
2000 412 19.5 21.1 75.7
2001 364 19.2 19.0 52.5
2002 334 22.9 14.6 79.6
2003 334 22.9 14.6 79.6
2004 531 28.9 18.4 77.2
2005 566 29.4 19.3 62.7
2006 445 34.4 12.9 75.1
2007 414 31.4 13.2 43
2008 356 26.9 13.2 68.3
2009 290 25.1 11.6 78.6
2010 292 24.0 12.1 63
2011 471 35.4 13.3 63.5
2012 455 36.2 12.5 61.5
2013 423 32.3 13.0 73.5
2014 345 28.0 12.3 72.2
2015 318 30.0 10.6 80.8
2016 324 28.0 11.5 81.5
2017 313 25.6 12.2 67.7
2018 294 27.9 10.5 82.7
2019 280 30.6 9.1 78.9
2020 330 33.7 9.7 88.8
2021 302 33.7 8.9 87.4
2022 267 33.9 7.8 82.4
2023 261 28.4 9.1 82.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Perry Early Learning Center

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,757 (11.9%) $12,992 (88.1%) $14,749
2020 $3,320 (18.6%) $14,501 (81.4%) $17,821
2021 $5,232 (24.1%) $16,459 (75.9%) $21,691
2022 $8,030 (33.5%) $15,962 (66.5%) $23,992
2023 $00 (NaN) $00 (NaN) $00

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Perry Early Learning Center

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students280261
 6.8%
African American173139
 19.7%
American Indian00
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic1810
 44.4%
Pacific Islander00
White5574
 34.5%
Two or More Races2934
 17.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.9%82.8%
 3.8%


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Students who attend Perry Early Learning Center usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ypsilanti Community Middle School
High : ACTech High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 261 students attended Perry Early Learning Center.

Students at Perry Early Learning Center are 53% African American, 28% White, 13% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 2% Asian.


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