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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Early College Alliance is a highly rated, public school located in Ypsilanti, MI. It has 426 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 43 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About Early College Alliance...
Address
220 King Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Telephone
(734) 487-4290

Early College Alliance Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1200
60 responses
Average ACT
27
41 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$33,055
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • None
    50%
  • Back to school kickoff
    25%
  • Prom
    25%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
426
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
43:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,520
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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When I first went to the Early College Alliance (ECA) I did not like the school and I didn't think it was a good fit for me. I am an outgoing student and I love to connect with others and my environment and I felt like because I was not restricted to 1 building like traditionally high school and was rather on a college campus, that I would never get a chance to relate with the staff and my peers. I was wrong. Going to ECA I had to work really hard but helped me get 60 free college credits along with discovering my true self and goals! Even though at times, I really regretted going to ECA, in the end I wouldn't change anything!
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I loved this school! I went here for sophomore through senior year and I was able to earn 60 college credits to my name without having to spend any money on college tuition! It offered me a more diverse atmosphere and offered me an academic challenge. It definitely made me more college ready than any other High School could have offered, and it helped me ease into the college life and adulthood instead of being thrown into it fresh out of a less challenging High School atmosphere. The teachers are great and truly want you to succeed and look out for you and try to help you be a better student. Students were still able to participate in the sports and extracurricular groups they liked through their High School District, and everyone created an academic path that was personalized just for their needs. I definitely would recommend this school to anybody who asked.
I loved the ECA program! I was able to take classes that interested me with the freedom of a college schedule and when I went on to Grove City College for undergrad, I was able to transfer most of my credits! The ECA definitely prepared me for my undergrad experience and I was ready for college.