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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wayland Union Schools is a public school district located in Wayland, MI. It has 3,054 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Elementary Schools in Wayland Union Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1130
149 responses
Average ACT
26
60 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,054
Free or Reduced Lunch
40.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,395/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$45,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,600
National
$184,700

Wayland Union Schools Reviews

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Teachers are great, but the high school teachers make up most of the teachers that seem like they actually like their jobs. Students' voices are "listened to" but no action takes place. Not a bad school district, but they need to check their priorities and, this is bias, but they might want to look into hiring a new speech therapist for the elementary school. Not sure if a certain one is there still, but if a student has "Special Needs" on their file for 3 years due to having a speech impediment/lisp, at least make sure the lisp is corrected. After a certain period of time, the speech therapy should fix it, especially if the student has to carry the weight of being "Special Education" because they have a lisp.
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I loved how the Wayland school district provided me with an opportunity to do accelerated classes. This really got me ahead of everyone else and I started learning High School material in 7th grade. Wayland Union prepared me very well for the "real world" at college. I believe most students at Wayland feel connected to the Wayland Wildcat community, which is something I still remain proud of. However, I hope Wayland continues to work on trying to make everyone feel included, not just the individuals included in sports or clubs. I know some do feel left out, so finding more ways for them to be included would make Wayland Union Schools a 5/5 rating.
Wayland union schools is very biased toward certain students. Students that participate in clubs and activities outside of the school are looked down upon. Those faculty members with students that go to the school automatically becomes popular, get homecoming queen/king, make varsity on sporting teams and get into clubs easier. This affects other students surrounding them by not getting positions they deserve. Most teachers are very easy going but others expect a lot out of us without any instruction. Instead of putting funding toward a safer football field, they spend money on new signs, parking lot, and iPads. Also, our school doesnt let us carry backpacks which causes many tardis and it's inconvenient. Some positives about the school though is most students are very accepting, music is appreciated by students, and our food is pretty great.