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West Middle School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (231) 933-8200

3950 Silver Lake Rd

Traverse City, Michigan


About West Middle School
5th Grade - 9th Grade

West Middle School is one of 19 schools in the Traverse City Area Public Schools district of Michigan.

A relatively large school, it has an enrolment of 1,238 students from 5th Grade to 9th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

The number of teachers at West Middle School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

An average teaching salary at West Middle School is $54,202, which is lower than the Michigan state average of $58,803.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance 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
West Middle School 1238$7,78021$54,2020.16
New Campus Center (0.74 miles) 58$26,5425$64,8860.31
The Greenspire School (0.75 miles) 100$3,44820$32,5950.17
TCAPS Montessori School (1.41 miles) 339$9,23518$51,4760.20
West Senior High (1.7 miles) 1620$6,21224$54,6270.17
Willow Hill Elementary School (2.03 miles) 442$7,84220$55,4480.17

West Middle School

Number of pupils1238
Funding per pupil$7,780
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$54,202
Diversity index0.16

New Campus Center (0.74 miles)

Number of pupils58
Funding per pupil$26,542
Pupils per teacher5
Average teacher salary$64,886
Diversity index0.31

The Greenspire School (0.75 miles)

Number of pupils100
Funding per pupil$3,448
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$32,595
Diversity index0.17

TCAPS Montessori School (1.41 miles)

Number of pupils339
Funding per pupil$9,235
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$51,476
Diversity index0.20

West Senior High (1.7 miles)

Number of pupils1620
Funding per pupil$6,212
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$54,627
Diversity index0.17

Willow Hill Elementary School (2.03 miles)

Number of pupils442
Funding per pupil$7,842
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$55,448
Diversity index0.17
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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.
121stlargest school
130thhighest number of FTE teachers
2868thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2063rdhighest average teaching salary
2635thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
515thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2452ndhighest diversity index
1635thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

5th Grade - 9th Grade: 6.1 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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