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63700 Brick Church Road
Cassopolis, MI 49031-0098
p. 269-445-0536

Cassopolis Alternative Ed. School
in Cassopolis, MI

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

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District & State Agencies

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

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeOther/alternative school
Grades offered9th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEsN/A
Surrounding communityRural, Distant Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Cassopolis, MI 49031-0098
Total Population7,839 (N/A urban / 7,839 rural)
Households3,070 (2.52 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,327
Families2,166 (2.99 people per family)
Pop. — African American1,301
Pop. — Asian133
Pop. — Pacific Islander4
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native193
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)6,422
Pop. — Other108

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 6 5%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 1 1%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 7 5%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     11%
English Language Learners    

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<71%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 66 88.49%
GED Recipients     2.25%
Other Completers N/A 0.49%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Cassopolis Alternative Ed. School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic15<11%20%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A2%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic116>87%71%
9th Grade 5 39 44
10th Grade 8 1 34 43
11th Grade 2 25 27
12th Grade 18 18
Total 15 1 116 132

Cassopolis Public Schools – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Cassopolis Alternative Ed. School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides13.0<13%19%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors2.0<2%3%
Library / Media Specialist1.0>1%1%
Library / Media SupportN/A1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)N/A0%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)N/A2%
Guidance Staff Total1.0<1%2%
District Admins6.0>6%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt4.0>4%1%
School Admins4.0<4%4%
School Admin/Sppt10.0<10%11%
Other Support45.0>46%41%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Cassopolis 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$7,338,000<$5,563$11,904
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,944
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,944
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$6,589,000<$4,995$12,137
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$2,500,000>$1,895$992
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$1,056,000<$800$1,076
 Sinking Fund$731,000<$554$750
 Bond Fund  $1,681
 Other Funds$1,795,000<$1,360$31,980
Total Revenues$12,375,000<$9,382$134,898
Total Expenses$10,983,000<$8,326$126,959

Cassopolis 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$2,363,000$6,534,242
Special Education Programs$292,000$1,266,738
Vocational Education Programs$108,000$424,037
Other Education Programs$171,000$398,629
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$3,389,000$1,813,000$8,933,763$4,163,603
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$149,000$74,000$718,760$319,136
 General Administration$173,000$78,000$203,501$93,224
 School Administration$469,000$221,000$1,003,708$466,426
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$306,000$173,000$918,451$524,566
 Student Transportation$307,000$191,000$571,860$325,368
 Business / Central / Other$309,000$133,000$508,391$267,605
Food Services$131,000$63,000$266,526$125,229

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Cassopolis Public Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$378,000<$286$5,787
  General Administration$362,000<$274$1,162
  School Administration$702,000<$532$1,473
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,183,000<$896$3,140
  Student Transportation$641,000<$485$10,228
  Business / Central / Other$576,000<$436$4,586
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$426,000<$322$353
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $1,015
 Adult Education$324,000>$245$202
Capital Outlay
 Construction  $3,274
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $316
 Instructional Equipment  $528
 Other Equipment$81,000<$61$679
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$76,000<$57$138,522
Debt Interest$236,000<$178$539

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Cassopolis Public Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$410,000>$310$304
  Children with Disabilities Idea  $64,595
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $182
  Safe and Drug Free Schools  $816
  Title V, Part A$3,000<$2$62
  Vocational and Tech Education  $8,720
  Bilingual Education  $22
  Child Nutrition Act$248,000>$188$178
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $193
  Indian Education   
  Other  $1,044
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$6,531,000<$4,951$7,601
 Staff Improvement Programs  $234
 Special Education Programs$213,000<$161$11,741
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$318,000>$241$233
 Bilingual Education Programs  $26
 Gifted and Talented Programs  $67
 Vocational Education Programs$36,000<$27$2,168
 School Lunch Programs$17,000<$12$19
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$413,000<$313$2,123
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$3,515,000<$2,664$83,450
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$1,000 $33,660
 From Cities and Counties  $2,078
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$2,000<$1$155
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$20,000<$15$25
 School Lunch$160,000<$121$125
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$54,000<$40$243
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $4,220
 Interest Earnings$160,000<$121$1,994

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