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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Dowagiac Union School District is a public school district located in Dowagiac, MI. It has 2,231 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
243 S Front St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Telephone
(269) 782-4402

Dowagiac Union School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1130
39 responses
Average ACT
23
26 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,231
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,133
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,202,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,839/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Dowagiac Union School District Reviews

18 reviews
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I loved feeling like a part of a family at Dowagiac Schools. I loved the personal and academic connections you could make with the staff of the schools. Going back to the school always warms my hear to see the improvements they are doing on the building and the style of learning. Dowagiac's teaching styles are fantastic, and the teachers are very open with the class work. The administration is very concerned as to parent and student concern, as well as the safety and academic perspectives of everyone involved in the school. The school environment is very inclusive and welcoming every year or time you spend in the school.
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It’s very average academically speaking. The main problem is that the vast majority of the funding goes to football, rather than giving any support to other activities such as band and robotics. Also there was no preparation for college, only for the SAT in terms of English. In math, the advanced students were given no prep at all for the SAT.
I absolutely loved my high school! It was the most interesting 4 years of my life! I really loved the fact that I can see people succeed after they walk out of the high school and graduate and find their passions in life! The one thing I would change within this school district would probably be expanding our education.