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A.A. Rather School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (616) 527-1720

380 East Tuttle Rd

Ionia, Michigan


About A.A. Rather School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

A.A. Rather School is located in the Ionia Public Schools district of the state of Michigan. It is one of 8 schools in its district.

A.A. Rather School is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 5th Grade. Compared to other schools in Michigan, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 318 students.

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

At A.A. Rather School, the average teaching salary of $60,450 is higher 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
A.A. Rather School 318$6,81121$60,4500.25
Ionia High School (0.19 miles) 877$6,77020$58,7200.23
Freedom Acres School (1.37 miles) 116$34,279110.16
Success - Ionia (2.12 miles) 32$2,74419$43,9110.31
Emerson School (2.27 miles) 169$9,53317$57,1040.36
Jefferson School (2.5 miles) 334$6,45220$53,5090.35

A.A. Rather School

Number of pupils318
Funding per pupil$6,811
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$60,450
Diversity index0.25

Ionia High School (0.19 miles)

Number of pupils877
Funding per pupil$6,770
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$58,720
Diversity index0.23

Freedom Acres School (1.37 miles)

Number of pupils116
Funding per pupil$34,279
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.16

Success - Ionia (2.12 miles)

Number of pupils32
Funding per pupil$2,744
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$43,911
Diversity index0.31

Emerson School (2.27 miles)

Number of pupils169
Funding per pupil$9,533
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$57,104
Diversity index0.36

Jefferson School (2.5 miles)

Number of pupils334
Funding per pupil$6,452
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$53,509
Diversity index0.35
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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.
2113thlargest school
2480thhighest number of FTE teachers
2846thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1372ndhighest average teaching salary
1666thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1932ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1786thhighest diversity index
2204thhighest 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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