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Gilkey Elementary School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+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.

Local Area
Students by Year Group
Federal Assistance

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.

Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Plainwell Middle School0.61 miles
Starr Elementary School0.7 miles
Plainwell High School0.8 miles
Renaissance High School0.95 miles
STAR Family Literacy2.09 miles
Rankings within Michigan
There are 3555 schools in Michigan.
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
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races10
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander8
American Indian or Aslaskan Native1
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 446 students, with a diversity index of 0.17

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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