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    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
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  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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Whitmore Lake Public School District is a public school district located in Whitmore Lake, MI. It has 854 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
8845 Whitmore Lake Rd
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Telephone
(734) 449-4464
Website

Whitmore Lake Public School District Rankings

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  • High

Elementary Schools in Whitmore Lake Public School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
68 responses
Average ACT
25
25 responses
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
854
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,345
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$14,505,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,670/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    4%

Whitmore Lake Public School District Reviews

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When going to a school in a small town, I’m sure many people think of their favorite small-town based drama, such as Gilmore Girls or One Tree Hill. They think of all the benefits, such as small class sizes, teachers who personally know their students and an all around tight knit community. Though these all may be true, it comes at a cost. Because so few students go to Whitmore Lake, there aren’t many programs, sports, or extracurricular activities offered. If you interests steer away from the basic popular activities, such as football or basketball, there’s just not enough in the kids in the school to have a program for it. Also, there isn’t very much government funding that goes to small schools. So even with the few programs that are offered, there just enough money funded for these programs to scrape by.
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As a student, there are very limited opportunities when it comes to taking AP or honors classes. Some teachers are very helpful and qualified, while others do not push their students toward success. Some other student clubs and groups also do not get the focus they deserve, as there is a very strong focus on sports such as football and basketball. The high school is a very nice building, and several of the other facilities are as well, but the culture and the lack of diversity in the school are things that the district could improve on.
Whitmore Lake is a close-knit community where everyone wants to help each other. Teachers there are wanting to help and while test scores may not be the strongest, the students show improvement throughout the years.