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380 E. Tuttle Road
Ionia, MI 48846-8615
p. 616-527-1720

A.A. Rather School
in Ionia, MI

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Ionia Public Schools
State Agency:
Michigan Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs13.0
Surrounding communityTown, Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Ionia, MI 48846-8615
Total Population19,934 (14,005 urban / 5,929 rural)
Households5,572 (2.6 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,071
Families3,903 (3.07 people per family)
Pop. — African American2,933
Pop. — Asian198
Pop. — Pacific Islander26
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native392
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)16,434
Pop. — Other480

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 120 40%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 34 11%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 154 51%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     19%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A54%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A63%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A60%
White Non-HispanicN/A82%
All Students>79%77%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 230 88.49%
GED Recipients     2.25%
Other Completers N/A 0.49%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at A.A. Rather School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A20%
Asian / Pacific Islander3<1%2%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic271>96%71%
Kindergarten 1 1 44 46
1st Grade 1 48 49
2nd Grade 1 2 49 52
3rd Grade 1 43 44
4th Grade 42 42
5th Grade 2 45 47
Total 6 3 271 280

Ionia Public Schools – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for A.A. Rather School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides50.1>23%19%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors1.0<0%3%
Library / Media SpecialistN/A1%
Library / Media Support2.0>1%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)1.0>0%0%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)5.0>2%2%
Guidance Staff Total6.0>3%2%
District Admins8.5>4%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt1.0<0%1%
School Admins9.5>4%4%
School Admin/Sppt29.5>14%11%
Other Support92.4>43%41%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Ionia Public Schools Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$49,675,000>$15,341$11,904
 Issued During Fiscal Year$563,000<$173$2,944
 Retired During Fiscal Year$563,000<$173$2,944
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$48,692,000>$15,037$12,137
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$1,118,000<$345$992
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$1,185,000<$365$1,076
 Sinking Fund  $750
 Bond Fund$13,675,000>$4,223$1,681
 Other Funds$3,444,000<$1,063$31,980
Total Revenues$33,375,000<$10,307$134,898
Total Expenses$35,917,000<$11,092$126,959

Ionia Public Schools Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$7,591,000$6,534,242
Special Education Programs$2,125,000$1,266,738
Vocational Education Programs$651,000$424,037
Other Education Programs$178,000$398,629
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$11,885,000$5,374,000$8,933,763$4,163,603
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$383,000$131,000$718,760$319,136
 General Administration$231,000$111,000$203,501$93,224
 School Administration$1,258,000$503,000$1,003,708$466,426
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$943,000$518,000$918,451$524,566
 Student Transportation$724,000$226,000$571,860$325,368
 Business / Central / Other$410,000$187,000$508,391$267,605
Food Services$425,000$138,000$266,526$125,229

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Ionia Public Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$648,000<$200$5,787
  General Administration$497,000<$153$1,162
  School Administration$1,783,000<$550$1,473
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,898,000<$894$3,140
  Student Transportation$1,567,000<$483$10,228
  Business / Central / Other$698,000<$215$4,586
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,205,000>$372$353
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$379,000<$117$1,015
 Adult Education  $202
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $316
 Instructional Equipment$11,000<$3$528
 Other Equipment$771,000<$238$679
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems  $138,522
Debt Interest$1,650,000<$509$539

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Ionia Public Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$613,000<$189$304
  Children with Disabilities Idea  $64,595
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$157,000<$48$182
  Safe and Drug Free Schools  $816
  Title V, Part A$5,000<$1$62
  Vocational and Tech Education  $8,720
  Bilingual Education  $22
  Child Nutrition Act$577,000<$178$178
  Other  $1,910
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $193
  Indian Education   
 Non-Specified  $1,910
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$19,427,000<$5,999$7,601
 Staff Improvement Programs  $234
 Special Education Programs$1,551,000<$478$11,741
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$678,000<$209$233
 Bilingual Education Programs  $26
 Gifted and Talented Programs  $67
 Vocational Education Programs  $2,168
 School Lunch Programs$90,000>$27$19
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$265,000<$81$2,123
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$5,135,000<$1,585$83,450
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$2,720,000<$840$33,660
 From Cities and Counties  $2,078
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $155
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$39,000<$12$25
 School Lunch$455,000>$140$125
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts  $243
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$118,000<$36$4,220
 Interest Earnings$881,000<$272$1,994

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