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Nobody Cuts Special Ed Further, Faster than EGR

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First Five Years of Shubel Administration

No One Compares to EGR

The chart above shows how EGRPS compares to the other K-12 public districts in the state.
  • In the year ended 2011, the K-12 special education population was only 5.38% of the total EGR K-12 population, the lowest percentage of any public K-12 district in the state. No other district comes close.
  • The state-wide average of K-12 special education students in the year ended 2011 was 12.6% of the total K-12 population.
How to Read the Chart
  • The height of the bars represents the number of Michigan public k-12 districts
  • Each bar represents a percentage of special ed kids
  • Example: 35 Michigan public K-12 districts have K-12 special ed populations between 11% and 11.49%

Special Education Percentages for Year Ended 2011

District NameTotal K12 StudentsTotal K12 Special Ed StudentsK12 Special Ed %Rank
East Grand Rapids Public Schools 2,9741605.38%
Northville Public Schools 7,008 4446.34%519
Mackinaw City Public Schools187126.42%518
Chassell Township School District278186.47%517
Adams Township School District433296.70%516
DeWitt Public Schools 3,028 2046.74%515
Rockford Public Schools 7,818 5356.84%514
Pickford Public Schools593416.91%513
Houghton-Portage Township Schools 1,261 907.14%512
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools669487.17%511
Gull Lake Community Schools 2,838 2067.26%510
Posen Consolidated School District261197.28%509
Ferndale Public Schools 3,952 2907.34%508
Lawrence Public School District709547.62%507
Bath Community Schools988767.69%506
St. Joseph Public Schools 2,820 2187.73%505
Climax-Scotts Community Schools578457.79%504
Armada Area Schools 1,975 1547.80%503
Fowler Public Schools537427.82%502
Burr Oak Community School District297248.08%501
Sturgis Public Schools 3,283 2678.13%500
Mattawan Consolidated School 3,826 3128.15%499
Northport Public School District171148.19%498
Clare Public Schools 1,582 1308.22%497
Fennville Public Schools 1,477 1228.26%496
Troy School District 11,873 9898.33%495
Novi Community School District 6,260 5228.34%494
Bangor Public Schools 1,231 1038.37%493
Imlay City Community Schools 2,286 1928.40%492
Olivet Community Schools 1,491 1268.45%491
Oxford Community Schools 4,710 4028.54%490
Negaunee Public Schools 1,394 1208.61%489
Goodrich Area Schools 2,134 1848.62%488
Eau Claire Public Schools729638.64%487
Lakeshore School District (Berrien) 2,931 2548.67%486
Hartford Public School District 1,698 1488.72%485
Thornapple Kellogg School District 2,973 2608.75%484
Vicksburg Community Schools 2,578 2268.77%483
Fulton Schools953848.81%482
Bendle Public Schools 2,113 1878.85%481
Hopkins Public Schools 1,598 1428.89%480
Public Schools of Calumet 1,506 1369.03%479
Dundee Community Schools 1,651 1509.09%478
Unionville-Sebewaing Area S.D.835769.10%477
Clintondale Community Schools 3,601 3289.11%476
New Lothrop Area Public Schools889819.11%475
Byron Center Public Schools 3,354 3069.12%474
Hancock Public Schools821759.14%473
DeTour Area Schools153149.15%472
Laingsburg Community School District 1,224 1129.15%471
Hartland Consolidated Schools 5,599 5139.16%470
East Lansing School District 3,435 3159.17%469
Ecorse Public School District992919.17%468
Harbor Springs School District980909.18%467
Onaway Area Community School District684639.21%466
Ellsworth Community School216209.26%465
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools 1,075 1009.30%464
Berkley School District 4,650 4339.31%463
White Pigeon Community Schools782739.34%462
Grosse Ile Township Schools 1,825 1719.37%461
Warren Consolidated Schools 15,671 14759.41%460
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools 18,764 17779.47%459
Forest Hills Public Schools 10,058 9549.48%458
Parchment School District 1,695 1619.50%457
Jonesville Community Schools 1,483 1419.51%456
Grand Blanc Community Schools 8,715 8309.52%455
Hamtramck Public Schools 2,939 2809.53%454
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools 12,091 11529.53%453
Spring Lake Public Schools 2,419 2319.55%452
Plainwell Community Schools 2,728 2619.57%451
Riverview Community School District 2,746 2639.58%450
St. Ignace Area Schools626609.58%449
Allendale Public School District 2,265 2189.62%448
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools539529.65%447
Mona Shores Public School District 3,832 3709.66%446
Otsego Public Schools 2,335 2269.68%445
Kenowa Hills Public Schools 3,248 3159.70%444
Schoolcraft Community Schools 1,119 1099.74%443
Pennfield Schools 2,072 2029.75%442
Avondale School District 3,691 3619.78%441
Elk Rapids Schools 1,435 1419.83%440
St. Johns Public Schools 3,174 3139.86%439
Lake Fenton Community Schools 1,855 1839.87%438
Onsted Community Schools 1,627 1619.90%437
Lowell Area Schools 3,826 3809.93%436
Marcellus Community Schools855859.94%435
Glen Lake Community Schools802809.98%434
North Muskegon Public Schools951959.99%433
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools 2,222 2229.99%432
Cheboygan Area Schools 1,971 19810.05%431
Berrien Springs Public Schools 2,039 20510.05%430
School District of the City of Royal Oak 5,240 52710.06%429
West Ottawa Public School District 7,398 74710.10%428
Kelloggsville Public Schools 2,327 23510.10%427
Portage Public Schools 8,583 86910.12%426
St. Louis Public Schools 1,172 11910.15%425
Williamston Community Schools 1,829 18610.17%424
Hudsonville Public School District 5,860 59610.17%423
Covert Public Schools5795910.19%422
Farmington Public School District 11,437 116710.20%421
Dexter Community School District 3,625 37010.21%420
Chippewa Valley Schools 16,073 164310.22%419
Edwardsburg Public Schools 2,743 28110.24%418
East China School District 4,829 49510.25%417
Grass Lake Community Schools 1,265 13010.28%416
Blissfield Community Schools 1,255 12910.28%415
Superior Central Schools3783910.32%414
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools7928210.35%413
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools 15,291 158410.36%412
Dearborn Heights School District #7 2,989 31010.37%411
Lake City Area School District 1,117 11610.38%410
Clinton Community Schools 1,116 11610.39%409
Gobles Public School District9229610.41%408
School District of the City of Inkster 2,947 30710.42%407
Kent City Community Schools 1,305 13610.42%406
Martin Public Schools6046310.43%405
Colon Community School District6426710.44%404
Oak Park City School District 3,162 33010.44%403
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 1,193 12510.48%402
North Branch Area Schools 2,440 25610.49%401
Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools 2,770 29110.51%400
Lake Orion Community Schools 7,729 81610.56%399
Cassopolis Public Schools 1,181 12510.58%398
Clio Area School District 3,661 38810.60%397
Hanover-Horton Schools 1,283 13610.60%396
Fraser Public Schools 5,140 54610.62%395
Hazel Park City School District 4,804 51310.68%394
Stephenson Area Public Schools6837310.69%393
Summerfield School District7668210.70%392
Dryden Community Schools6907410.72%391
Rochester Community School District 14,806 158810.73%390
Center Line Public Schools 2,639 28410.76%389
Jenison Public Schools 4,531 48910.79%388
Leland Public School District4725110.81%387
Birmingham City School District 8,057 87210.82%386
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools 1,856 20110.83%385
West Bloomfield School District 6,671 72610.88%384
Les Cheneaux Community Schools2943210.88%383
Davison Community Schools 5,501 60010.91%382
Kingsley Area Schools 1,494 16310.91%381
Zeeland Public Schools 5,740 62710.92%380
Allen Park Public Schools 3,824 41810.93%379
Dearborn City School District 18,265 199810.94%378
Public Schools of Petoskey 2,860 31310.94%377
Harbor Beach Community Schools5476010.97%376
Ubly Community Schools8018810.99%375
Crestwood School District 3,343 36811.01%374
Lake Linden-Hubbell School District5085611.02%373
Pittsford Area Schools6246911.06%372
Richmond Community Schools 1,673 18511.06%371
Decatur Public Schools93010311.08%370
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) 3,462 38411.09%369
Napoleon Community Schools 1,517 16911.14%368
Tecumseh Public Schools 2,980 33211.14%367
Lawton Community School District 1,041 11611.14%366
Charlevoix Public Schools 1,094 12211.15%365
Comstock Park Public Schools 2,412 26911.15%364
Grand Haven Area Public Schools 5,918 66211.19%363
Manton Consolidated Schools97310911.20%362
Freeland Community School District 1,825 20511.23%361
Fitzgerald Public Schools 2,902 32611.23%360
Carney-Nadeau Public Schools2673011.24%359
Cass City Public Schools 1,148 12911.24%358
Inland Lakes Schools89810111.25%357
Yale Public Schools 2,150 24211.26%356
Bark River-Harris School District6847711.26%355
Ida Public School District 1,588 17911.27%354
Bronson Community School District 1,231 13911.29%353
Whitehall District Schools 2,267 25611.29%352
Marysville Public Schools 2,708 30611.30%351
Coloma Community Schools 1,823 20611.30%350
Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe) 1,234 14011.35%349
Grandville Public Schools 5,724 65011.36%348
Brandon School District 3,324 37811.37%347
Mancelona Public Schools 1,011 11511.37%346
Centreville Public Schools91410411.38%345
Pine River Area Schools 1,217 13911.42%344
East Jordan Public Schools 1,067 12211.43%343
Au Gres-Sims School District4014611.47%342
Sandusky Community School District 1,124 12911.48%341
Hudson Area Schools93110711.49%340
Romeo Community Schools 5,475 63011.51%339
North Central Area Schools4695411.51%338
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools 1,762 20311.52%337
Byron Area Schools 1,189 13711.52%336
Airport Community School District 2,725 31411.52%335
Ann Arbor Public Schools 16,496 190111.52%334
Central Montcalm Public Schools 1,856 21411.53%333
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools3383911.54%332
Flushing Community Schools 4,381 50811.60%331
Portland Public School District 2,042 23711.61%330
New Buffalo Area Schools6637711.61%329
L'Anse Area Schools7488711.63%328
South Lyon Community Schools 7,048 82011.63%327
Brown City Community Schools97911411.64%326
Whiteford Agricultural Schools7298511.66%325
Bellaire Public Schools4795611.69%324
Buchanan Community Schools 1,595 18711.72%323
Western School District 2,924 34311.73%322
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb) 3,535 41511.74%321
Rogers City Area Schools5626611.74%320
Gaylord Community Schools 3,142 36911.74%319
Utica Community Schools 28,923 340911.79%318
Quincy Community School District 1,356 16011.80%317
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District 4,879 57611.81%316
Corunna Public School District 2,380 28111.81%315
Delton-Kellogg School District 1,592 18811.81%314
Oakridge Public Schools 1,869 22111.82%313
Kalamazoo Public School District 12,268 145111.83%312
Cadillac Area Public Schools 3,170 37511.83%311
Mendon Community School District6848111.84%310
Brandywine Community Schools 1,410 16711.84%309
Vassar Public Schools 1,527 18111.85%308
Constantine Public School District 1,491 17711.87%307
Dowagiac Union School District 2,349 27911.88%306
Sand Creek Community Schools92611011.88%305
Traverse City Area Public Schools 9,833 116911.89%304
Coldwater Community Schools 3,028 36111.92%303
Benzie County Central Schools 1,740 20811.95%302
Romulus Community Schools 3,612 43211.96%301
Waterford School District 11,430 136811.97%300
Anchor Bay School District 6,264 75011.97%299
River Valley School District6748112.02%298
Caledonia Community Schools 4,143 49812.02%297
Tawas Area Schools 1,271 15312.04%296
Alba Public Schools1742112.07%295
Athens Area Schools6217512.08%294
Paw Paw Public School District 2,317 28012.08%293
Kingston Community School District6117412.11%292
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools7849512.12%291
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools 1,741 21112.12%290
Ravenna Public Schools 1,014 12312.13%289
Manistique Area Schools91411112.14%288
Leslie Public Schools 1,375 16712.15%287
South Haven Public Schools 2,188 26612.16%286
Wyandotte City School District 3,954 48112.16%285
Hamilton Community Schools 2,609 31812.19%284
Alpena Public Schools 4,188 51112.20%283
Algonac Community School District 1,915 23412.22%282
Okemos Public Schools 3,909 47812.23%281
Huron Valley Schools 10,047 123212.26%280
Charlotte Public Schools 2,915 35812.28%279
Lamphere Public Schools 2,703 33212.28%278
Manchester Community Schools 1,219 15012.31%277
Bad Axe Public Schools 1,194 14712.31%276
Deerfield Public Schools2683312.31%275
Buckley Community School District4065012.32%274
Hillsdale Community Schools 1,655 20412.33%273
Grant Public School District 2,159 26712.37%272
Mason Public Schools (Ingham) 2,931 36312.38%271
South Redford School District 3,235 40112.40%270
Britton-Macon Area School District5326612.41%269
Wayland Union Schools 2,861 35512.41%268
Marshall Public Schools 2,345 29112.41%267
Gladstone Area Schools 1,577 19612.43%266
Almont Community Schools 1,665 20712.43%265
Newaygo Public School District 1,784 22212.44%264
South Lake Schools 2,085 26012.47%263
Standish-Sterling Community Schools 1,740 21712.47%262
Peck Community School District5036312.52%261
Harper Creek Community Schools 2,601 32612.53%260
Niles Community School District 3,907 49012.54%259
Bentley Community Schools85910812.57%258
Cedar Springs Public Schools 3,287 41412.60%257
Grosse Pointe Public Schools 8,153 102712.60%256
Menominee Area Public Schools 1,711 21612.62%255
Clarenceville School District 1,806 22812.62%254
Ludington Area School District 2,146 27112.63%253
Madison Public Schools (Oakland) 1,392 17612.64%252
Birch Run Area School District 1,865 23612.65%251
Three Rivers Community Schools 2,747 34812.67%250
Beaver Island Community School63812.70%249
Milan Area Schools 2,635 33512.71%248
Godwin Heights Public Schools 2,159 27512.74%247
Chelsea School District 2,541 32412.75%246
Clarkston Community School District 8,093 103212.75%245
Lakeview Sch. District (Calhoun) 3,935 50212.76%244
Haslett Public Schools 2,686 34312.77%243
Northview Public School District 3,339 42712.79%242
Bridgman Public Schools99112712.82%241
Durand Area Schools 1,684 21612.83%240
Saline Area Schools 5,277 67712.83%239
Lapeer Community Schools 6,102 78312.83%238
Watervliet School District 1,309 16812.83%237
Bellevue Community Schools6318112.84%236
Vandercook Lake Public Schools 1,308 16812.84%235
Maple Valley Schools 1,268 16312.85%234
Tri County Area Schools 2,392 30812.88%233
Hale Area Schools5977712.90%232
Southfield Public School District 8,154 105312.91%231
Pellston Public Schools6568512.96%230
Coopersville Area Public School District 2,483 32212.97%229
Millington Community Schools 1,464 19012.98%228
Bedford Public Schools 5,039 65412.98%227
Hastings Area School District 2,895 37612.99%226
Saranac Community Schools 1,116 14512.99%225
Iron Mountain Public Schools 1,239 16112.99%224
Orchard View Schools 2,762 35913.00%223
Springport Public Schools 1,038 13513.01%222
Monroe Public Schools 6,381 83013.01%221
Vanderbilt Area Schools1461913.01%220
Shelby Public Schools 1,526 19913.04%219
Allegan Public Schools 2,780 36313.06%218
Manistee Area Schools 1,666 21813.09%217
Kentwood Public Schools 8,576 112313.09%216
Brimley Area Schools5036613.12%215
Jefferson Schools (Monroe) 2,164 28413.12%214
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools 1,019 13413.15%213
Madison School District (Lenawee) 1,498 19713.15%212
Webberville Community Schools6388413.17%211
Sparta Area Schools 2,755 36413.21%210
Comstock Public Schools 2,245 29713.23%209
Mayville Community School District81610813.24%208
Bear Lake School District3614813.30%207
Saginaw Township Community Schools 5,140 68413.31%206
Bessemer Area School District4586113.32%205
Howell Public Schools 8,246 110113.35%204
Baraga Area Schools5247013.36%203
Lincoln Park Public Schools 4,431 59213.36%202
Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District5988013.38%201
Mason County Central Schools 1,539 20613.39%200
Kalkaska Public Schools 1,551 20813.41%199
Port Hope Community Schools821113.41%198
Caro Community Schools 1,913 25713.43%197
Wyoming Public Schools 4,638 62413.45%196
Kearsley Community Schools 3,162 42613.47%195
Pinckney Community Schools 4,332 58413.48%194
Montabella Community Schools85311513.48%193
Bloomfield Hills School District 5,654 76513.53%192
Saugatuck Public Schools84011413.57%191
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools 2,264 30813.60%190
Holt Public Schools 5,849 79613.61%189
Fruitport Community Schools 3,034 41313.61%188
Alcona Community Schools83011313.61%187
Tekonsha Community Schools2863913.64%186
N.I.C.E. Community Schools 1,208 16513.66%185
Adrian City School District 3,218 44113.70%184
Atlanta Community Schools3064213.73%183
Mackinac Island Public Schools801113.75%182
Memphis Community Schools 1,018 14013.75%181
Concord Community Schools81411213.76%180
Swan Valley School District 1,800 24813.78%179
Brighton Area Schools 6,326 87413.82%178
Rapid River Public Schools3905413.85%177
Swartz Creek Community Schools 3,979 55113.85%176
Wayne-Westland Community School District 12,597 174513.85%175
Van Buren Public Schools 5,501 76313.87%174
Midland Public Schools 8,327 115713.89%173
Breckenridge Community Schools84211713.90%172
Montague Area Public Schools 1,431 19913.91%171
Columbia School District 1,588 22113.92%170
Boyne City Public Schools 1,278 17813.93%169
Owosso Public Schools 3,327 46413.95%168
Greenville Public Schools 3,703 51713.96%167
Northwest Community Schools 2,850 39813.96%166
Port Huron Area School District 9,930 138713.97%165
Mid Peninsula School District2293213.97%164
Marlette Community Schools 1,073 15013.98%163
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools 2,431 34013.99%162
Mesick Consolidated Schools74310414.00%161
Vestaburg Community Schools6969814.08%160
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools90912814.08%159
Dansville Schools90112714.10%158
Forest Area Community Schools6889714.10%157
Westwood Community Schools 2,616 36914.11%156
Addison Community Schools93313214.15%155
Beal City Public Schools6929814.16%154
St. Charles Community Schools 1,087 15414.17%153
Flint City School District 10,557 149914.20%152
Deckerville Community School District6339014.22%151
Fenton Area Public Schools 3,472 49614.29%150
LakeVille Community Schools 1,682 24114.33%149
Ironwood Area Schools91313114.35%148
Union City Community Schools 1,127 16214.37%147
Galien Township School District1602314.38%146
Livonia Public Schools 15,324 220314.38%145
Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm) 1,439 20714.38%144
Bangor Township Schools 2,507 36114.40%143
Ithaca Public Schools 1,354 19514.40%142
Frankenmuth School District 1,240 17914.44%141
Beecher Community School District 1,534 22214.47%140
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 2,735 39614.48%139
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools 2,621 38014.50%138
Pinconning Area Schools 1,462 21214.50%137
Roseville Community Schools 5,352 77814.54%136
Capac Community School District 1,478 21514.55%135
Bloomingdale Public School District 1,405 20514.59%134
East Jackson Community Schools 1,289 18914.66%133
Perry Public School District 1,630 23914.66%132
Big Bay De Noc School District2453614.69%131
Central Lake Public Schools3815614.70%130
Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School District2383514.71%129
Munising Public Schools6599714.72%128
North Adams-Jerome Schools4556714.73%127
Grand Ledge Public Schools 5,006 73814.74%126
Morenci Area Schools73910914.75%125
Gibraltar School District 3,638 53714.76%124
Morrice Area Schools5548214.80%123
Onekama Consolidated Schools4126114.81%122
Houghton Lake Community Schools 1,665 24714.83%121
Pentwater Public School District2834214.84%120
Reeths-Puffer Schools 3,943 58614.86%119
Marion Public Schools5508214.91%118
Escanaba Area Public Schools 2,600 38814.92%117
Benton Harbor Area Schools 3,199 47814.94%116
Fowlerville Community Schools 2,996 44814.95%115
Big Rapids Public Schools 1,919 28714.96%114
Republic-Michigamme Schools1472214.97%113
Farwell Area Schools 1,462 21914.98%112
Fremont Public School District 2,266 34015.00%111
Hillman Community Schools5267915.02%110
Westwood Heights Schools92313915.06%109
Michigan Center School District 1,387 20915.07%108
Chesaning Union Schools 1,677 25315.09%107
Atherton Community Schools90713715.10%106
Hesperia Community Schools 1,105 16715.11%105
Shepherd Public School District 1,884 28515.13%104
Lakewood Public Schools 2,093 31715.15%103
Bay City School District 8,586 131015.26%102
Pontiac City School District 5,644 86215.27%101
Homer Community Schools 1,041 15915.27%100
Reese Public Schools91013915.27%99
Alma Public Schools 2,265 34615.28%98
Mason County Eastern Schools4697215.35%97
Wolverine Community Schools3325115.36%96
Suttons Bay Public Schools68110515.42%95
Battle Creek Public Schools 5,412 83515.43%94
Hart Public School District 1,186 18315.43%93
Marquette Area Public Schools 3,047 47115.46%92
Clawson Public Schools 1,767 27415.51%91
Ishpeming Public School District86413415.51%90
Engadine Consolidated Schools2834415.55%89
North Huron School District4507015.56%88
Wakefield-Marenisco School District2764315.58%87
Warren Woods Public Schools 3,417 53315.60%86
Linden Community Schools 2,971 46615.68%85
Huron School District 2,444 38515.75%84
Detroit City School District 75,263 1186415.76%83
Coleman Community School District79912615.77%82
North Dickinson County Schools3175015.77%81
Roscommon Area Public Schools 1,458 23015.78%80
Hemlock Public School District 1,235 19515.79%79
Bullock Creek School District 1,982 31315.79%78
Meridian Public Schools 1,316 20815.81%77
Albion Public Schools92714715.86%76
Belding Area School District 2,161 34315.87%75
Boyne Falls Public School District2123416.04%74
Trenton Public Schools 2,724 43816.08%73
Jackson Public Schools 5,960 96016.11%72
Camden-Frontier Schools5719216.11%71
Reed City Area Public Schools 1,494 24116.13%70
Alanson Public Schools3285316.16%69
Crawford AuSable Schools 1,783 28916.21%68
Southgate Community School District 5,581 90716.25%67
Chippewa Hills School District 2,256 36716.27%66
City of Harper Woods Schools 1,266 20616.27%65
Waverly Community Schools 2,995 48816.29%64
Gladwin Community Schools 1,864 30516.36%63
East Detroit Public Schools 4,235 69316.36%62
Kaleva Norman Dickson School District62910316.38%61
Stockbridge Community Schools 1,568 25816.45%60
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools 4,563 75316.50%59
Potterville Public Schools99216416.53%58
Breitung Township Schools 1,689 28016.58%57
Montrose Community Schools 1,486 24716.62%56
Van Dyke Public Schools 3,102 52216.83%55
Whitmore Lake Public Schools 1,129 19016.83%54
Caseville Public Schools2674516.85%53
Mt. Clemens Community School District 1,641 27716.88%52
Holton Public Schools93015716.88%51
Lansing Public School District 13,013 219916.90%50
Taylor School District 7,753 131216.92%49
Rudyard Area Schools86114616.96%48
Fairview Area School District3355717.01%47
Reading Community Schools91015517.03%46
Mt. Pleasant City School District 3,510 59817.04%45
West Iron County Public Schools92015717.07%44
Holland City School District 3,979 68417.19%43
Morley Stanwood Community Schools 1,385 23917.26%42
Watersmeet Township School District1682917.26%41
Forest Park School District4798317.33%40
Highland Park City Schools 1,278 22217.37%39
Oscoda Area Schools 1,347 23417.37%38
Saginaw City School District 8,041 140017.41%37
New Haven Community Schools 1,271 22217.47%36
Ashley Community Schools3606317.50%35
Ionia Public Schools 3,039 53317.54%34
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools 1,012 17817.59%33
Akron-Fairgrove Schools3005317.67%32
Merrill Community Schools76213517.72%31
Lincoln Consolidated School District 4,578 81317.76%30
Arenac Eastern School District2754917.82%29
River Rouge School District 1,100 19617.82%28
Walkerville Public Schools3195717.87%27
Garden City School District 4,893 88118.01%26
Muskegon City School District 4,801 87218.16%25
Gwinn Area Community Schools 1,235 22518.22%24
Genesee School District80114618.23%23
Mio-AuSable Schools64611818.27%22
White Cloud Public Schools 1,112 20618.53%21
Evart Public Schools 1,013 18818.56%20
Baldwin Community Schools56810618.66%19
School District of Ypsilanti 3,680 68918.72%18
Harrison Community Schools 1,547 29018.75%17
Tahquamenon Area Schools77114518.81%16
Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools2053919.02%15
Flat Rock Community Schools 2,009 38519.16%14
Beaverton Rural Schools 1,403 27019.24%13
Muskegon Heights School District 1,469 28319.26%12
Holly Area School District 3,611 69919.36%11
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District 1,426 28219.78%10
Ontonagon Area Schools4739419.87%9
Litchfield Community Schools3456920.00%8
Willow Run Community Schools 1,608 33120.58%7
Grand Rapids Public Schools 17,560 365120.79%6
Buena Vista School District88818821.17%5
Waldron Area Schools3037524.75%4
Burt Township School District441125.00%3
Carrollton School District 1,995 50725.41%2
Redford Union School District 3,180 92228.99%1
Whitefish Township Schools50*
* When the number is 5 or less, the actual number is suppressed by the State of Michigan
Data Sources:
K-12 Total Population: Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information - Fall 2010 District-Level Public School Headcount Data
K-12 Special Education Population: Michigan Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
Data Sources
  • K-12 Special Ed Student Counts by District: Data file received directly from State
  • Total K-12 Student Counts by District: Center for Education Performance and Information (CEPI)
  • Population: Michigan Public K-12 Districts

The Real Implications

  • Kids with real issues get no help for years, if ever
  • Parents who have the financial means have to hire attorneys and advocates to get their children services they would naturally receive in other districts
  • Parents who request a special ed evaluation are refused the paperwork to initiate the process
  • Parents are asked to rescind requests for special education evaluations
  • Parents of special ed kids have to fight each year to keep them qualified to receive appropriate services
  • Frustrated parents leave the district—by schools of choice, moving, or via private or charter schools—to get their kids the help they are entitled to receive. They also take their other, non-special ed kids with them; and they discourage everyone they know from moving to East.
  • Because East “has so few special ed students,” the administration and the board keep cutting and cutting special ed staff. Now we don’t have the bench strength to even properly serve the kids that are identified as special ed, let alone identify and serve the others that would properly qualify in any other district.
  • East received Focus School designations because it has significant issues in identifying and supporting low-achieving students. Because of this, Middle School parents could legally opt out of East and choose to go to another district, and East has to pay for it.

This Hurts the General Education Population, Too

If kids needing special education aren’t identified by the district, the efforts of the general ed teacher become diluted even further, especially as ParaPros and other in-class supports are eliminated. The general ed teacher ends up spending more time with students who should have additional supports. This impacts everyone in the classroom, including the general population and gifted students.

Here’s the Data

District NameK-12 Special Ed %
Year Ended 2006
K-12 Special Ed %
Year Ended 2011
5-Year Change in
K-12 Special Ed %
East Grand Rapids Public Schools9.78%5.38%
Lowest in State
Most in State
Vassar Public Schools20.01%11.85%<40.76%>
Bendle Public Schools14.33%8.85%<38.25%>
Jenison Public Schools16.12%10.79%<33.07%>
Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe)16.75%11.35%<32.26%>
Lakeshore School District (Berrien)12.54%8.67%<30.89%>
School District of the City of Inkster14.94%10.42%<30.27%>
Coloma Community Schools15.94%11.30%<29.12%>
Westwood Community Schools19.76%14.11%<28.61%>
Madison School District (Lenawee)18.23%13.15%<27.87%>
Berrien Springs Public Schools13.93%10.05%<27.82%>
Forest Hills Public Schools13.12%9.48%<27.68%>
Richmond Community Schools15.22%11.06%<27.36%>
Clintondale Community Schools12.47%9.11%<26.94%>
Buchanan Community Schools16.03%11.72%<26.86%>
Bangor Public Schools11.42%8.37%<26.72>
Mancelona Public Schools15.49%11.37%<26.59%>
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools15.64%11.52%<26.33%>
Hartland Consolidated Schools12.43%9.16%<26.32%>
Portland Public School District15.67%11.61%<25.93%>
Rockford Public Schools9.21%6.84%<25.68%>
Byron Center Public Schools12.25%9.12%<25.55%>
Kenowa Hills Public Schools12.97%9.70%<25.24%>
St. Johns Public Schools13.15%9.86%<25.01%>
Adrian City School District18.17%13.70%<24.59%>
Clare Public Schools10.89%8.22%<24.54%>
Negaunee Public Schools11.39%8.61%<24.45%>
DeWitt Public Schools8.80%6.74%<23.44%>
Blissfield Community Schools13.34%10.28%<22.97%>
Tecumseh Public Schools14.46%11.14%<22.97%>
Clinton Community Schools13.42%10.39%<22.56%>
Center Line Public Schools13.84%10.76%<22.22%>
Dearborn Heights School District #713.33%10.37%<22.17%>
Waterford School District15.03%11.97%<20.35%>
Kent City Community Schools12.99%10.42%<19.77%>
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District14.65%11.81%<19.40%>
Cheboygan Area Schools12.44%10.05%<19.23%>
Charlotte Public Schools15.14%12.28%<18.88%>
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools12.84%10.48%<18.37%>
Coldwater Community Schools14.58%11.92%<18.23%>
Chelsea School District15.45%12.75%<17.48%>
Holt Public Schools16.49%13.61%<17.47%>
Dexter Community School District12.35%10.21%<17.36%>
Oxford Community Schools10.32%8.54%<17.32%>
Allendale Public School District11.61%9.62%<17.12%>
Saginaw City School District20.97%17.41%<16.96%>
Niles Community School District15.01%12.54%<16.45%>
Hazel Park City School District12.77%10.68%<16.40%>
Olivet Community Schools10.11%8.45%<16.39%>
Spring Lake Public Schools11.42%9.55%<16.37%>
Cass City Public Schools13.43%11.24%<16.32%>
Romulus Community Schools14.28%11.96%<16.24%>
Lowell Area Schools11.84%9.93%<16.14%>
Caro Community Schools16.01%13.43%<16.11%>
Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm)17.11%14.38%<15.91%>
Hartford Public School District10.34%8.72%<15.74%>
Ida Public School District13.33%11.27%<15.46%>
Dundee Community Schools10.74%9.09%<15.40%>
East Lansing School District10.80%9.17%<15.05%>
Central Montcalm Public Schools13.57%11.53%<15.05%>
School District of the City of Royal Oak11.83%10.06%<14.96%>
Benzie County Central Schools13.98%11.95%<14.50%>
Sturgis Public Schools9.50%8.13%<14.41%>
Otsego Public Schools11.29%9.68%<14.30%>
White Cloud Public Schools21.62%18.53%<14.30%>
Cadillac Area Public Schools13.79%11.83%<14.22%>
Howell Public Schools15.54%13.35%<14.11%>
Brandywine Community Schools13.77%11.84%<13.98%>
Comstock Park Public Schools12.94%11.15%<13.84%>
Mason Public Schools (Ingham)14.32%12.38%<13.53%>
Fremont Public School District17.30%15.00%<13.27%>
Bronson Community School District13.01%11.29%<13.19%>
Gladstone Area Schools14.28%12.43%<12.95%>
Carrollton School District29.19%25.41%<12.95%>
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb)13.47%11.74%<12.87%>
St. Louis Public Schools11.65%10.15%<12.83%>
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools11.46%9.99%<12.83%>
Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools12.04%10.51%<12.75%>
Watervliet School District14.70%12.83%<12.70%>
Pine River Area Schools13.04%11.42%<12.41%>
Milan Area Schools14.51%12.71%<12.37%>
Goodrich Area Schools9.83%8.62%<12.28%>
Lake City Area School District11.83%10.38%<12.23%>
Quincy Community School District13.44%11.80%<12.22%>
Hudsonville Public School District11.58%10.17%<12.20%>
Shelby Public Schools14.85%13.04%<12.16%>
Montague Area Public Schools15.79%13.91%<11.91%>
Lamphere Public Schools13.93%12.28%<11.80%>
Bedford Public Schools14.71%12.98%<11.77%>
Haslett Public Schools14.45%12.77%<11.61%>
Tawas Area Schools13.60%12.04%<11.50%>
Harrison Community Schools21.16%18.75%<11.41%>
West Ottawa Public School District11.40%10.10%<11.40%>
Farmington Public School District11.51%10.20%<11.32%>
Brandon School District12.82%11.37%<11.29%>
Leslie Public Schools13.67%12.15%<11.14%>
Fennville Public Schools9.29%8.26%<11.04%>
Novi Community School District9.37%8.34%<10.96%>
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools10.68%9.53%<10.82%>
Pennfield Schools10.93%9.75%<10.81%>
Clarenceville School District14.15%12.62%<10.79%>
Dowagiac Union School District13.31%11.88%<10.79%>
Wayland Union Schools13.90%12.41%<10.75%>
Eaton Rapids Public Schools16.17%14.48%<10.44%>
Onsted Community Schools11.03%9.90%<10.26%>
Newaygo Public School District13.86%12.44%<10.21%>
Armada Area Schools8.67%7.80%<10.07%>
Fruitport Community Schools15.06%13.61%<9.60%>
Three Rivers Community Schools14.01%12.67%<9.59%>
Traverse City Area Public Schools13.12%11.89%<9.37%>
Elk Rapids Schools10.82%9.83%<9.19%>
Chesaning Union Schools16.58%15.09%<9.02%>
Sparta Area Schools14.46%13.21%<8.61%>
Hopkins Public Schools9.72%8.89%<8.59%>
Clio Area School District11.57%10.60%<8.37%>
Muskegon City School District19.79%18.16%<8.24%>
Kalkaska Public Schools14.61%13.41%<8.20%>
Dearborn City School District11.90%10.94%<8.11%>
Airport Community School District12.54%11.52%<8.08%>
Kingsley Area Schools11.83%10.91%<7.79%>
Battle Creek Public Schools16.72%15.43%<7.72%>
Lansing Public School District18.30%16.90%<7.67%>
Meridian Public Schools17.07%15.81%<7.43%>
Gladwin Community Schools17.67%16.36%<7.41%>
Fitzgerald Public Schools12.10%11.23%<7.14%>
East Jordan Public Schools12.31%11.43%<7.11%>
Grand Rapids Public Schools22.35%20.79%<6.98%>
Grass Lake Community Schools11.04%10.28%<6.88%>
Mona Shores Public School District10.36%9.66%<6.80%>
Shepherd Public School District16.23%15.13%<6.79%>
Pinckney Community Schools14.46%13.48%<6.77%>
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb)11.88%11.09%<6.63%>
Harper Creek Community Schools13.42%12.53%<6.57%>
Kalamazoo Public School District12.66%11.83%<6.57%>
Gull Lake Community Schools7.77%7.26%<6.56%>
Jackson Public Schools17.20%16.11%<6.36%>
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools10.09%9.47%<6.18%>
Caledonia Community Schools12.81%12.02%<6.13%>
School District of Ypsilanti19.91%18.72%<5.95%>
Gaylord Community Schools12.48%11.74%<5.91%>
Marlette Community Schools14.84%13.98%<5.80%>
Lake Fenton Community Schools10.47%9.87%<5.76%>
Gibraltar School District15.66%14.76%<5.75%>
Greenville Public Schools14.81%13.96%<5.74%>
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools12.85%12.12%<5.70%>
Jefferson Schools (Monroe)13.92%13.12%<5.69%>
Hesperia Community Schools16.02%15.11%<5.67%>
Big Rapids Public Schools15.85%14.96%<5.66%>
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools9.84%9.30%<5.46%>
Ferndale Public Schools7.76%7.34%<5.44%>
Tri County Area Schools13.54%12.88%<4.90%>
Schoolcraft Community Schools10.24%9.74%<4.89%>
Northwest Community Schools14.67%13.96%<4.80%>
Mt. Pleasant City School District17.89%17.04%<4.78%>
Romeo Community Schools12.04%11.51%<4.41%>
Davison Community Schools11.39%10.91%<4.25%>
Fowlerville Community Schools15.61%14.95%<4.20%>
Plainwell Community Schools9.98%9.57%<4.16%>
Wayne-Westland Community School District14.45%13.85%<4.12%>
Ann Arbor Public Schools12.01%11.52%<4.02%>
Hanover-Horton Schools11.01%10.60%<3.69%>
Cedar Springs Public Schools13.06%12.60%<3.56%>
St. Joseph Public Schools8.01%7.73%<3.52%>
Western School District12.16%11.73%<3.52%>
Boyne City Public Schools14.43%13.93%<3.50%>
Bad Axe Public Schools12.75%12.31%<3.46%>
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools11.20%10.83%<3.33%>
Berkley School District9.61%9.31%<3.13%>
Montrose Community Schools17.15%16.62%<3.10%>
Flushing Community Schools11.97%11.60%<3.09%>
Ludington Area School District13.03%12.63%<3.09%>
Muskegon Heights School District19.88%19.26%<3.09%>
Grant Public School District12.75%12.37%<3.03%>
Oscoda Area Schools17.91%17.37%<3.01%>
Linden Community Schools16.14%15.68%<2.84%>
Allen Park Public Schools11.24%10.93%<2.73%>
Godwin Heights Public Schools13.09%12.74%<2.68%>
Ionia Public Schools18.01%17.54%<2.62%>
Bullock Creek School District16.21%15.79%<2.57%>
Port Huron Area School District14.34%13.97%<2.56%>
Marquette Area Public Schools15.86%15.46%<2.51%>
Delton-Kellogg School District12.10%11.81%<2.43%>
Owosso Public Schools14.27%13.95%<2.30%>
Menominee Area Public Schools12.91%12.62%<2.20%>
Saranac Community Schools13.28%12.99%<2.15%>
Brighton Area Schools14.12%13.82%<2.15%>
Monroe Public Schools13.25%13.01%<1.85%>
South Redford School District12.62%12.40%<1.78%>
Wyoming Public Schools13.70%13.45%<1.77%>
Reeths-Puffer Schools15.12%14.86%<1.69%>
Millington Community Schools13.20%12.98%<1.68%>
Whitmore Lake Public Schools17.10%16.83%<1.59%>
Benton Harbor Area Schools15.17%14.94%<1.50%>
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools13.34%13.15%<1.46%>
Hamtramck Public Schools9.66%9.53%<1.38%>
St. Charles Community Schools14.36%14.17%<1.33%>
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools10.49%10.36%<1.24%>
Madison Public Schools (Oakland)12.80%12.64%<1.20%>
Public Schools of Petoskey11.07%10.94%<1.15%>
Hart Public School District15.59%15.43%<1.04%>
Napoleon Community Schools11.25%11.14%<0.99%>
East China School District10.30%10.25%<0.52%>
Edwardsburg Public Schools10.29%10.24%<0.41%>
Constantine Public School District11.91%11.87%<0.33%>
Oakridge Public Schools11.86%11.82%<0.33%>
Pontiac City School District15.30%15.27%<0.19%>
Huron Valley Schools12.27%12.26%<0.08%>
Saginaw Township Community Schools13.31%13.31%<0.04%>
Imlay City Community Schools8.40%8.40%<0.02%>
Maple Valley Schools12.84%12.85%0.10%
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools13.58%13.60%0.15%
Grand Ledge Public Schools14.71%14.74%0.20%
Lake Orion Community Schools10.51%10.56%0.46%
Public Schools of Calumet8.99%9.03%0.49%
Utica Community Schools11.73%11.79%0.50%
Mt. Clemens Community School District16.79%16.88%0.54%
Mason County Central Schools13.24%13.39%1.07%
Wyandotte City School District12.03%12.16%1.10%
Alma Public Schools15.08%15.28%1.30%
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools14.29%14.50%1.43%
Kentwood Public Schools12.91%13.09%1.43%
Sandusky Community School District11.31%11.48%1.48%
Anchor Bay School District11.80%11.97%1.51%
Bloomingdale Public School District14.37%14.59%1.55%
Paw Paw Public School District11.89%12.08%1.60%
Grosse Ile Township Schools9.22%9.37%1.61%
Lakewood Public Schools14.89%15.15%1.74%
Whitehall District Schools11.09%11.29%1.85%
Fraser Public Schools10.42%10.62%1.94%
Beaverton Rural Schools18.88%19.24%1.95%
Van Buren Public Schools13.55%13.87%2.40%
Midland Public Schools13.55%13.89%2.56%
Birch Run Area School District12.33%12.65%2.60%
Northview Public School District12.44%12.79%2.80%
Springport Public Schools12.65%13.01%2.80%
Swan Valley School District13.40%13.78%2.85%
Avondale School District9.51%9.78%2.90%
Standish-Sterling Community Schools12.12%12.47%2.90%
Lapeer Community Schools12.46%12.83%2.95%
Farwell Area Schools14.50%14.98%3.31%
Gwinn Area Community Schools17.59%18.22%3.55%
Van Dyke Public Schools16.22%16.83%3.72%
South Lake Schools12.02%12.47%3.74%
Allegan Public Schools12.58%13.06%3.76%
N.I.C.E. Community Schools13.16%13.66%3.77%
Reed City Area Public Schools15.52%16.13%3.91%
Perry Public School District14.09%14.66%4.04%
Byron Area Schools11.06%11.52%4.22%
Swartz Creek Community Schools13.28%13.85%4.30%
Manchester Community Schools11.79%12.31%4.36%
South Lyon Community Schools11.14%11.63%4.42%
Evart Public Schools17.76%18.56%4.47%
Laingsburg Community School District8.75%9.15%4.62%
Chippewa Hills School District15.54%16.27%4.65%
Zeeland Public Schools10.42%10.92%4.83%
Lawton Community School District10.63%11.14%4.84%
Thornapple Kellogg School District8.32%8.75%5.12%
Troy School District7.91%8.33%5.24%
Columbia School District13.21%13.92%5.31%
Rochester Community School District10.15%10.73%5.66%
Warren Consolidated Schools8.87%9.41%6.08%
Hillsdale Community Schools11.61%12.33%6.20%
Kelloggsville Public Schools9.49%10.10%6.44%
Riverview Community School District9.00%9.58%6.45%
Flat Rock Community Schools17.95%19.16%6.78%
Trenton Public Schools15.05%16.08%6.84%
Freeland Community School District10.49%11.23%7.05%
Bangor Township Schools13.43%14.40%7.25%
Marysville Public Schools10.50%11.30%7.59%
Okemos Public Schools11.34%12.23%7.83%
Comstock Public Schools12.25%13.23%7.95%
Southgate Community School District15.05%16.25%7.97%
Taylor School District15.66%16.92%8.10%
Bloomfield Hills School District12.51%13.53%8.13%
Crawford AuSable Schools14.96%16.21%8.33%
Roscommon Area Public Schools14.55%15.78%8.45%
Capac Community School District13.41%14.55%8.49%
Stockbridge Community Schools15.16%16.45%8.51%
Cassopolis Public Schools9.75%10.58%8.59%
Algonac Community School District11.23%12.22%8.82%
Chippewa Valley Schools9.39%10.22%8.82%
Yale Public Schools10.34%11.26%8.85%
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools15.16%16.50%8.87%
Lincoln Park Public Schools12.27%13.36%8.88%
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools12.84%13.99%8.96%
Clarkston Community School District11.69%12.75%9.07%
Corunna Public School District10.81%11.81%9.20%
West Bloomfield School District9.96%10.88%9.24%
Alpena Public Schools11.15%12.20%9.43%
River Rouge School District16.27%17.82%9.52%
Birmingham City School District9.88%10.82%9.54%
Grand Haven Area Public Schools10.21%11.19%9.55%
North Branch Area Schools9.57%10.49%9.68%
Crestwood School District10.02%11.01%9.89%
Union City Community Schools13.07%14.37%9.96%
Detroit City School District14.33%15.76%9.97%
Michigan Center School District13.70%15.07%10.01%
New Haven Community Schools15.87%17.47%10.05%
Northville Public Schools5.75%6.34%10.17%
Fenton Area Public Schools12.97%14.29%10.17%
Belding Area School District14.40%15.87%10.22%
Ithaca Public Schools13.06%14.40%10.31%
Lincoln Consolidated School District16.07%17.76%10.50%
Hemlock Public School District14.29%15.79%10.53%
Houghton-Portage Township Schools6.43%7.14%11.01%
East Detroit Public Schools14.67%16.36%11.53%
Southfield Public School District11.57%12.91%11.64%
Memphis Community Schools12.28%13.75%12.01%
Oak Park City School District9.30%10.44%12.25%
Willow Run Community Schools18.31%20.58%12.40%
Flint City School District12.56%14.20%13.05%
Escanaba Area Public Schools13.17%14.92%13.35%
Houghton Lake Community Schools13.08%14.83%13.38%
Hastings Area School District11.45%12.99%13.43%
Vandercook Lake Public Schools11.31%12.84%13.57%
Holland City School District15.13%17.19%13.65%
South Haven Public Schools10.68%12.16%13.88%
Coopersville Area Public School District11.38%12.97%13.93%
Vicksburg Community Schools7.66%8.77%14.42%
Roseville Community Schools12.69%14.54%14.53%
Bridgeport-Spaulding Comm. School District17.24%19.78%14.71%
City of Harper Woods Schools14.18%16.27%14.76%
Bay City School District13.29%15.26%14.79%
East Jackson Community Schools12.77%14.66%14.86%
Grandville Public Schools9.85%11.36%15.30%
Grosse Pointe Public Schools10.91%12.60%15.50%
Orchard View Schools11.23%13.00%15.69%
Garden City School District15.53%18.01%15.90%
Holly Area School District16.69%19.36%15.95%
Durand Area Schools11.01%12.83%16.48%
Mattawan Consolidated School6.96%8.15%17.13%
Waverly Community Schools13.91%16.29%17.15%
Williamston Community Schools8.63%10.17%17.90%
Iron Mountain Public Schools11.00%12.99%18.12%
Kearsley Community Schools11.40%13.47%18.21%
Warren Woods Public Schools13.18%15.60%18.32%
Marshall Public Schools10.48%12.41%18.41%
Frankenmuth School District12.13%14.44%19.05%
Lakeview Sch. District (Calhoun)10.71%12.76%19.13%
Livonia Public Schools12.03%14.38%19.51%
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools14.69%17.59%19.72%
Redford Union School District24.02%28.99%20.69%
Charlevoix Public Schools9.20%11.15%21.16%
Grand Blanc Community Schools7.82%9.52%21.71%
Parchment School District7.80%9.50%21.78%
Saline Area Schools10.49%12.83%22.29%
Breitung Township Schools13.52%16.58%22.59%
Huron School District12.73%15.75%23.74%
Homer Community Schools12.21%15.27%25.05%
Morley Stanwood Community Schools13.74%17.26%25.63%
Hamilton Community Schools9.62%12.19%26.75%
Portage Public Schools7.88%10.12%28.56%
Beecher Community School District11.22%14.47%29.03%
Pinconning Area Schools10.71%14.50%35.44%
Clawson Public Schools11.17%15.51%38.82%
Manistee Area Schools9.38%13.09%39.58%
Ravenna Public Schools8.68%12.13%39.80%
LakeVille Community Schools10.02%14.33%42.93%
Highland Park City Schools11.78%17.37%47.46%
Almont Community Schools8.30%12.43%49.74%
Jonesville Community Schools5.51%9.51%72.66%


Data Sources
  • 2011 K-12 Special Ed Student Counts by District: Data file received directly from State
  • 2006 K-12 Special Ed Student Counts by District: MiCIS LEA Data Portraits for Special Ed counts
  • Total K-12 Student Counts by District: Center for Education Performance and Information (CEPI)


  1. that is my kid holding on in classes with D’s
    getting no services from the school. If you don’t fit the mold of the perfect student then they do not want to know you

    • Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I’m sorry about your experience. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Prevalence

    •About 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. [Read article]
    •ASDs are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. [Read article]
    •ASDs are almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 54) than among girls (1 in 252). [Read article]
    •Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with an ASD with an average prevalence of about 1%. A recent study in South Korea reported a prevalence of 2.6%. [Data table ] [Read article]
    •About 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism. [Read summary]

    While other schools are trying to figure out how to handle the increase in need, East is telling us the needs are decreasing here- something seems wrong here- if it smells like BS, looks like BS…what do else are you to think it is.
    Instead of this tactic why are they not preparing to handle this increase instead of telling us it isn’t happening here in East.

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