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Gilkey Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (269) 685-2424

707 South Woodhams St

Plainwell, Michigan


About Gilkey Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 7th Grade

Gilkey Elementary School is located in the Plainwell Community Schools district of the state of Michigan. It is one of 6 schools in its district.

Gilkey Elementary School is a regular school, specialising in Prekindergarten to 7th Grade. Compared to other schools in Michigan, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 446 students.

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

An average teaching salary at Gilkey Elementary School is $51,951, which is lower than the Michigan state average of $58,803.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

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
Gilkey Elementary School 446$7,58917$51,9510.17
Plainwell Middle School (0.61 miles) 634$6,87521$56,1510.17
Starr Elementary School (0.7 miles) 503$8,25917$58,2610.21
Plainwell High School (0.8 miles) 799$7,13521$59,3570.13
Renaissance High School (0.95 miles) 98$2,57449$52,4490.17
STAR Family Literacy (2.09 miles) 53$42,2140.64

Gilkey Elementary School

Number of pupils446
Funding per pupil$7,589
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$51,951
Diversity index0.17

Plainwell Middle School (0.61 miles)

Number of pupils634
Funding per pupil$6,875
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$56,151
Diversity index0.17

Starr Elementary School (0.7 miles)

Number of pupils503
Funding per pupil$8,259
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$58,261
Diversity index0.21

Plainwell High School (0.8 miles)

Number of pupils799
Funding per pupil$7,135
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$59,357
Diversity index0.13

Renaissance High School (0.95 miles)

Number of pupils98
Funding per pupil$2,574
Pupils per teacher49
Average teacher salary$52,449
Diversity index0.17

STAR Family Literacy (2.09 miles)

Number of pupils5
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher3
Average teacher salary$42,214
Diversity index0.64
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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.
1282ndlargest school
1187thhighest number of FTE teachers
1414thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2255thhighest average teaching salary
2485thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1815thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2369thhighest diversity index
1765thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 7th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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