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Forest Academy (leave a review)
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+1 (269) 488-2315

5196 Comstock Ave

Kalamazoo, Michigan


About Forest Academy
Kindergarten - 6th Grade
Charter school

Forest Academy is located in the Forest Academy district of the state of Michigan. It is the only school in its district.

Forest Academy is a charter school, specialising in Kindergarten to 6th Grade. Compared to other schools in Michigan, this is a relatively small school since it has an enrolment of 174 students.

In recent years, the pupil population has increased. Alongside this, the number of teachers has increased over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $28,101, which is lower than the Michigan state average of $58,803.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Forest Academy 174$8,20310$28,1010.48
Valley Center School (0.74 miles) 32$52,7455$63,9430.54
Comstock High School (1.81 miles) 483$12,17118$88,8040.56
Northeastern Elementary School (2.08 miles) 288$10,30214$56,7590.63
STEM Academy (2.18 miles) 212$10,89918$88,9030.38
Washington Writers' Academy (2.33 miles) 433$8,94315$55,8730.54

Forest Academy

Number of pupils174
Funding per pupil$8,203
Pupils per teacher10
Average teacher salary$28,101
Diversity index0.48

Valley Center School (0.74 miles)

Number of pupils32
Funding per pupil$52,745
Pupils per teacher5
Average teacher salary$63,943
Diversity index0.54

Comstock High School (1.81 miles)

Number of pupils483
Funding per pupil$12,171
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$88,804
Diversity index0.56

Northeastern Elementary School (2.08 miles)

Number of pupils288
Funding per pupil$10,302
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$56,759
Diversity index0.63

STEM Academy (2.18 miles)

Number of pupils212
Funding per pupil$10,899
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$88,903
Diversity index0.38

Washington Writers' Academy (2.33 miles)

Number of pupils433
Funding per pupil$8,943
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$55,873
Diversity index0.54
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Rankings within Michigan
There are 3,555 schools in Michigan. Rankings don't always go up to 3,555 because some schools have missing data.
2772ndlargest school
2184thhighest number of FTE teachers
362ndlowest pupil-teacher ratio
3172ndhighest average teaching salary
1434thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
693rdhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
877thhighest diversity index
1376thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten - 6th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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