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Gerald R. Ford Academic Center (leave a review)
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+1 (616) 819-2640

851 Madison Ave Se

Grand Rapids, Michigan


About Gerald R. Ford Academic Center
Prekindergarten - 9th Grade

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center is one of 50 schools in the Grand Rapids Public Schools district of Michigan.

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 9th Grade. Compared to other schools in Michigan, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 242 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 $45,899, which 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
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center 242$9,28514$45,8990.51
Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids (0.47 miles) 359$6,73330$76,9670.57
Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (0.57 miles) 249$8,83218$47,4550.56
Campus Elementary School (1.18 miles) 410$7,44918$55,7480.32
Buchanan School (1.25 miles) 517$8,15119$57,5790.23
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary (1.28 miles) 502$7,90618$66,1760.32

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center

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

Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids (0.47 miles)

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

Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (0.57 miles)

Number of pupils249
Funding per pupil$8,832
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$47,455
Diversity index0.56

Campus Elementary School (1.18 miles)

Number of pupils410
Funding per pupil$7,449
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$55,748
Diversity index0.32

Buchanan School (1.25 miles)

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

Cesar E. Chavez Elementary (1.28 miles)

Number of pupils502
Funding per pupil$7,906
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$66,176
Diversity index0.32
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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.
2539thlargest school
2228thhighest number of FTE teachers
623rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2693rdhighest average teaching salary
305thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
2071sthighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
727thhighest diversity index
842ndhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 9th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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