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Buchanan School (leave a review)
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+1 (616) 819-2252

1775 Buchanan Ave Sw

Grand Rapids, Michigan


About Buchanan School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Buchanan School is located in the Grand Rapids Public Schools district of the state of Michigan. It is one of 50 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 517 students - compared to other schools in Michigan, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Buchanan School, the average teaching salary of $57,579 is lower than the Michigan state average of $58,803.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide 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
Buchanan School 517$8,15119$57,5790.23
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary (0.83 miles) 502$7,90618$66,1760.32
Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids (1.1 miles) 359$6,73330$76,9670.57
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center (1.25 miles) 242$9,28514$45,8990.51
East Lee Campus (1.39 miles) 104$10,54115$46,2700.50
Alger Middle School (1.63 miles) 328$12,11914$38,6460.46

Buchanan School

Number of pupils517
Funding per pupil$8,151
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$57,579
Diversity index0.23

Cesar E. Chavez Elementary (0.83 miles)

Number of pupils502
Funding per pupil$7,906
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$66,176
Diversity index0.32

Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids (1.1 miles)

Number of pupils359
Funding per pupil$6,733
Pupils per teacher30
Average teacher salary$76,967
Diversity index0.57

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center (1.25 miles)

Number of pupils242
Funding per pupil$9,285
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$45,899
Diversity index0.51

East Lee Campus (1.39 miles)

Number of pupils104
Funding per pupil$10,541
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$46,270
Diversity index0.50

Alger Middle School (1.63 miles)

Number of pupils328
Funding per pupil$12,119
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$38,646
Diversity index0.46
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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.
925thlargest school
1043rdhighest number of FTE teachers
2165thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1694thhighest average teaching salary
79thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
2513thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1962ndhighest diversity index
1408thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 5th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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