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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Creative Technologies Academy is a public, charter school located in Cedar Springs, MI. It has 312 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
350 Pine St
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Telephone
(616) 696-4905
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Creative Technologies Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1120
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Average ACT
AP Enrollment
1%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Prom
    29%
  • Spirit week
    29%
  • Athletic events
    14%
  • Basketball game nights
    14%
  • Talent show
    14%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
312
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Creative Technologies Academy is a small charter school in Cedar Springs.
It may lack some sport teams, great lunches, a gym and advanced classes, but the teachers there truly care for students. They stay in and after school, take one on one time, and teach to the needs of each student there.
Also, in the school statement they point out they are to teach the students to make a different and leave a legacy. They hold firm on that belief by holding you to a standard, training you for the future and treating you as if you were in a work place.
Another great aspect is it is like a family. For example, when I was a freshman in high school and it was my first year at the school, my house burned down. The school came along side me from the varsity basketball team I was, high school teachers, NHS, and the school as a whole. They did a donation drive, held a euchre tourney and so much more for me and my family.
It may not be the greatest school but it is the most genuine.
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I cannot express enough how wonderful CTA is. Moving my son here was the best decision I have ever made for him, I only wish I had done it sooner!

Everyone is so supportive and they truly care about their students. They definitely go above and beyond!

A special thanks to Mrs. Mattson, Mrs. Dulak, Mr. Knarr, and Mrs. Sancho. You guys rock! :)
Creative Technoslogies Academy is the best school I have ever gone to. Ive moved schools 13 times. Our school is small, and we dont get much credit for how amazing we truly are. We are a big family. The teachers actually show us support. They strive for our greatness. When something is hard to understand they jump to helping us right away. The whole staff is amazing. They even help us through our personal battles. Education is important to our teachers, but so is our well being. I couldnt ask for a more amazing school.