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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Kalamazoo Public Schools is a public school district located in Kalamazoo, MI. It has 12,614 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
1220 Howard St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Telephone
(269) 337-0123
Website

Kalamazoo Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
1130
196 responses
Average ACT
24
162 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,614
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,923
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$155,010,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,526/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Kalamazoo Public Schools Reviews

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Kalamazoo Public Schools introduced me to Mock Trial which has become one of my passions in life and has helped me further my interest in becoming an attorney. However, Kalamazoo Central counselors need to be more proactive in helping their students find scholarships and actually listening to what students are interested in. Also, there is a lot of teachers who do not respect the leadership of the principal who is amazing. I think this is because she is an African American woman. The teachers for the most part are passionate about their work but overall this school does not properly prepare students for college. They need to offer more and harder AP classes .
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There is such diversity at Kalamazoo Public Schools. As a former K-12 Kalamazoo Public Schools student, I can honestly say that I would not change one thing about my time at KPS. Always great experiences for the children, and great teachers to teach them. Would recommend it!
The school system actually cared about my success and education. They valued me as a student, and welcomed me into their family as I attended each academic school building. I was provided with a high education, not high in quantity, but high in quality. I felt myself gaining knowledge, expanding my viewpoints of learning as I am now going to be sent into the world beyond school. I was and still am perpetually satisfied with the school system.