Paragon Charter Academy



Paragon Charter Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Paragon Charter Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 100
1 89
2 106
3 91
4 80
5 69
6 62
7 67
8 51
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Paragon Charter Academy is a public elementary school located in Jackson, MI in the Paragon Charter Academy. It enrolls 715 students in grades 1st through 12th. Paragon Charter Academy is the 92nd largest public school in Michigan and the 7,342nd largest nationally. It has 20.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 715
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.14
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,342nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Michigan: 92nd out of 1,908
Student/Teacher Rank in Michigan: 1,612th out of 1,904
Full Time Teacher Rank in Michigan: 158th out of 1,904

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Paragon Charter Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 371
(52%)
371
(52%)
 Female 344
(48%)
344
(48%)

Paragon Charter Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 381
(53%)
381
(53%)
 Black 193
(27%)
193
(27%)
 Two or More 69
(10%)
69
(10%)
 Hispanic 41
(6%)
41
(6%)
 Asian 30
(4%)
30
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Paragon Charter Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 350
(49%)
350
(49%)
 Not Eligible 301
(42%)
301
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 64
(9%)
64
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,903 ranked schools in Michigan, Paragon Charter Academy is ranked 160th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Paragon Charter Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 49.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Paragon Charter Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 634
2006 594
2007 667
2008 673
2009 644
2010 686
2011 685
2012 685
2013 681
2014 653
2015 715

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.5
2006 16.2
2007 17.5
2008 18.2
2009 18
2010 19.7
2011 19.4
2012 18.9
2013 19.6
2014 19.2
2015 20.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.4006309148265
2006 0.44444444444444
2007 0.45727136431784
2008 0.481426448737
2009 0.5139751552795
2010 0.54810495626822
2011 0.56204379562044
2012 0.56058394160584
2013 0.5374449339207
2014 0.51301684532925
2015 0.57902097902098

Compare Paragon Charter Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,678.9% 16.8:1
 
2,030.0% 20.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 49.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 57.9%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Paragon Charter Academy
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Public PK - 08 715 20.3:1  
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Private PK - 08 107 12:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 06 351 20.6:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 04 312 16.4:1 3 miles
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Private PK - 06 322 15:1 3 miles
Sharp Park Academy
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Public KG - 06 287 20.5:1 3 miles
South Central Michigan Virtual
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Public KG - 12 101 101:1 3 miles
Hunt Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 466 18.4:1 3 miles
Middle School at Parkside
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Public 05 - 09 951 17.5:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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