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Washington Writers' Academy (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (269) 337-0770

3333 S Westnedge Ave

Kalamazoo, Michigan


About Washington Writers' Academy
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade
Magnet school

Washington Writers' Academy is one of 25 schools in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district of Michigan.

Classified as a magnet school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 433 students - compared to other schools in Michigan, this is a relatively average sized school.

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

The average teacher's salary is $55,873, 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
Washington Writers' Academy 433$8,94315$55,8730.54
Edison Environmental Science Academy (0.66 miles) 275$11,92012$51,8370.54
El Sol Elementary (1.33 miles) 333$8,67716$54,5480.51
Evergreen Academy (1.33 miles) 71$9,8448$34,1380.62
Great Lakes Exploration Academy (1.8 miles) 0
Forest Academy (2.33 miles) 174$8,20310$28,1010.48

Washington Writers' Academy

Number of pupils433
Funding per pupil$8,943
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$55,873
Diversity index0.54

Edison Environmental Science Academy (0.66 miles)

Number of pupils275
Funding per pupil$11,920
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$51,837
Diversity index0.54

El Sol Elementary (1.33 miles)

Number of pupils333
Funding per pupil$8,677
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$54,548
Diversity index0.51

Evergreen Academy (1.33 miles)

Number of pupils71
Funding per pupil$9,844
Pupils per teacher8
Average teacher salary$34,138
Diversity index0.62

Great Lakes Exploration Academy (1.8 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Forest Academy (2.33 miles)

Number of pupils174
Funding per pupil$8,203
Pupils per teacher10
Average teacher salary$28,101
Diversity index0.48
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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.
1349thlargest school
882ndhighest number of FTE teachers
758thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1879thhighest average teaching salary
131sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
2604thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
618thhighest diversity index
977thhighest 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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