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Grand Traverse Academy
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  • Public, Charter
  • TRAVERSE CITY, MI

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade C+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade C
  8. Sports
    grade C
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

About

1245 HAMMOND ROAD EAST
TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49686

Enrolling

Grades
PK, K-12
Students
762
From Grand Traverse Academy

Since our founding in 2000, Grand Traverse Academy has been committed to our mission of ensuring that all students are safe, loved and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics. Excellence is defined as being prepared for responsible citizenship and success in higher education. We accomplish this with strategies based on sound educational research, which include multi-aged classrooms; high academic standards; school uniforms for both students and staff; a K-12 character education curriculum; Spanish instruction starting in kindergarten; a generous college dual enrollment policy for high school students; and a focus on Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory, which is based on the concept of personal responsibility. A loving atmosphere creates a sense of family within the classroom and the school as a whole.

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Grand Traverse Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
65 responses
Average ACT
26
28 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

K-12 Collaboration

Grades K-12 all under the same roof allows for many opportunities for collaboration between elementary and secondary classes, which benefits both younger and older students alike.

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$66,457
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$965
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$225,400
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
  • Pink Out Day
    24%
  • Special Olympics
    16%
  • Lock in's
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Frost Fest
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
762
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 9 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

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