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Buchanan Community School District


Buchanan Community School District is located in south Michigan. Buchanan Community School District has 49.85 square miles of land area and 1.37 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Buchanan Community School District population is 9,845. Buchanan Community School District median household income is $50,535 in 2010-2014. Buchanan Community School District median house value is $117,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Buchanan Community School District is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (286 out of 510, bottom 44%)
Elementary/Middle School: (300 out of 516, bottom 42%)*
Rank: #337
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:4
Population9,845 (2010-2014), rank #264
Population Growth-0.67% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:192.23/sq mi, rank #212
Median Household Income:$50,535 at 2010-2014—12.82% increase since 2005-2009, rank #216
Median House Price:$117,200 at 2010-2014—-8.08% increase since 2005-2009, rank #240
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:49.85 sq mi, rank #352
Water Area:1.37 sq mi (2.67%), rank #265
County:Berrien County
City:Buchanan, Niles, Berrien Springs
Zip:49107, 49120, 49103
Area:Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
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Buchanan Community School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

401 West Chicago St
Buchanan MI, 49107, Berrien County
Phone: 269-695-8401

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,5971,6071,5681,6651,6561,7381,770
English Language Learner Students:1318125242
Total Teachers:85.7284.4484.4482.5092.5088.3090.40
Total Other Staff:97.5692.6191.9795.03101.71100.4098.60
Instructional Aides:18.3518.2416.9415.5018.7016.2015.90
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:0.200.921.751.250.700.500.50
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:7.507.507.007.507.507.505.90
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:6.376.395.505.505.906.006.10
School Administrative Support:10.5010.5010.7011.5011.7011.7011.90
Student Support Services:14.9211.0010.349.8011.6013.2010.60
Other Support Services:34.7233.0634.1836.9838.0037.8040.20
Student-Teacher Ratio:18.6319.0318.5720.1817.9019.6819.58


Buchanan High SchoolGrade 8 to Grade 12   401 West Chicago St, Buchanan MI 49107
Buchanan Middle SchoolGrade 5 to Grade 7   610 West 4th St, Buchanan MI 49107
Moccasin Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 2   410 Moccasin St, Buchanan MI 49107
Ottawa Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 4   109 Ottawa St, Buchanan MI 49107

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2006Math12th Grade% met std46.6%52.4%
2007Math12th Grade% met std48.1%53.5%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std58.3%70.1%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std69.2%68%
2006Science12th Grade% met std43.1%56.8%
2007Science12th Grade% met std62.9%59.8%
2006Writing12th Grade% met std44.3%55.2%
2007Writing12th Grade% met std50.5%55.9%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std89.2%87%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std91.5%87.9%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std95.6%90.2%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std86.6%91.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std96.6%94.8%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std91.5%95.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std30.1%36.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std31.9%40.9%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std85.1%86.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std89.7%87.4%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std85.9%86.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std80.6%86.4%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std93.8%89.8%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std79.7%86.8%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std64.6%62.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std57.2%66.5%
2006Writing3rd Grade% met std49.2%51.5%
2007Writing3rd Grade% met std59.8%51.8%
2008Writing3rd Grade% met std62.2%57.4%
2009Writing3rd Grade% met std50.7%61.1%
2006Listening4th Grade% met std65.4%62.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std86.6%81.6%
2007Math4th Grade% met std89%84.6%
2008Math4th Grade% met std90.9%85.8%
2009Math4th Grade% met std89.3%87.9%
2010Math4th Grade% met std89.3%92.3%
2011Math4th Grade% met std92.6%91.5%
2012Math4th Grade% met std50.5%39.9%
2013Math4th Grade% met std41.6%44.9%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std84.3%83.2%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std85%84.9%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std86.7%84.5%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std82.4%82.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std77.9%84.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std85.2%84.1%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std77.3%67.7%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std63.2%68.1%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std56.3%54.8%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std41.7%45.2%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std47.9%44.5%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std42%44.4%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std53.7%47.2%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std44.5%44.5%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std26.4%46.7%
2006Math5th Grade% met std74.6%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std82.4%75.9%
2008Math5th Grade% met std77.9%74.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std77.4%76.8%
2010Math5th Grade% met std77.9%79.5%
2011Math5th Grade% met std72.7%79.9%
2012Math5th Grade% met std30.5%39.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std44.8%45.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std79.2%80%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std81.7%84.1%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std84%81.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std81.5%81.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std84.5%85.2%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std79.5%85.1%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std75.2%68.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std74.1%70.4%
2006Science5th Grade% met std80%76.8%
2007Science5th Grade% met std90.4%82.8%
2008Science5th Grade% met std88.5%81.7%
2009Science5th Grade% met std87.9%83.1%
2010Science5th Grade% met std88.5%81%
2011Science5th Grade% met std79.5%78.1%
2012Science5th Grade% met std16.2%15.3%
2013Science5th Grade% met std12.1%13.1%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std63.1%62.9%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std55.6%57.4%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std58.8%58.8%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std61.3%63.4%
2006Math6th Grade% met std57%65.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std72.3%69%
2008Math6th Grade% met std78.6%72.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std83%79.9%
2010Math6th Grade% met std82.2%82%
2011Math6th Grade% met std84.6%84.5%
2012Math6th Grade% met std21.1%37.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std36.4%40.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std86.8%79.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std83.7%83.3%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std83.8%81.8%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std81.5%80.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std89.1%87.7%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std82.3%84%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std54.5%67%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std72%68.2%
2010Social Studies6th Grade% met std88.3%73.4%
2011Social Studies6th Grade% met std80.8%75.3%
2012Social Studies6th Grade% met std21.1%27.7%
2013Social Studies6th Grade% met std43%29.7%
2006Writing6th Grade% met std73.6%74.8%
2007Writing6th Grade% met std75.9%74.1%
2008Writing6th Grade% met std62.4%72.7%
2009Writing6th Grade% met std71.9%75.7%
2006Listening7th Grade% met std50%50%
2006Math7th Grade% met std64%59.6%
2007Math7th Grade% met std73.9%64.3%
2008Math7th Grade% met std79.9%72.7%
2009Math7th Grade% met std87.2%82.6%
2010Math7th Grade% met std84.8%82.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std88.4%84.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std36.3%37.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std29.5%38.4%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std78.2%75.8%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std89.1%79.7%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std78.3%72.5%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std83.9%79.6%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std87.1%82%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std79.8%79%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std61.3%59.7%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std52.7%62%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std68.5%66.7%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std61.3%65.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std74.1%76.6%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std80.5%77.9%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std42.6%47.8%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std40.3%47.3%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std48.1%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std53.8%63.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std80.3%68.1%
2008Math8th Grade% met std80.8%71.6%
2009Math8th Grade% met std85.3%74.5%
2010Math8th Grade% met std79.8%70.3%
2011Math8th Grade% met std85.4%78%
2012Math8th Grade% met std36.2%29.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std28.2%32.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std64.3%72.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std77.8%75.6%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std85%77.1%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std84.6%75.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std86%83.4%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std86.9%81.9%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std69.3%60.5%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std69.5%65.7%
2006Science8th Grade% met std80.4%76.8%
2007Science8th Grade% met std88.3%74.9%
2008Science8th Grade% met std91.7%79.2%
2009Science8th Grade% met std86%76.3%
2010Science8th Grade% met std87.7%75.9%
2011Science8th Grade% met std87.6%78.1%
2012Science8th Grade% met std33.1%16.5%
2013Science8th Grade% met std18.9%15.9%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std53.1%64.7%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std65.4%66.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std72.5%69.8%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std83.1%74.2%
2010Social Studies9th Grade% met std84.3%71.1%
2011Social Studies9th Grade% met std75.8%72.8%
2012Social Studies9th Grade% met std25.8%28.7%
2013Social Studies9th Grade% met std47.2%28.6%
MME Test
2007English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std53%51%
2008English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std39%52.3%
2009English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std44.1%52.1%
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std47.5%46.5%
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std35.3%46.2%
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std37.8%49.3%
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std52.1%50.4%
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std62%52%
2012Mathematics11th Grade% met std29.2%29.1%
2013Mathematics11th Grade% met std33%29%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std61.7%59.7%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std48.7%61.9%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std55.5%59.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std66.1%65.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std76%63%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std60.6%55.9%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std58%54%
2007Science11th Grade% met std59.2%55.9%
2008Science11th Grade% met std50.8%56.6%
2009Science11th Grade% met std54.6%55.6%
2010Science11th Grade% met std59%57.9%
2011Science11th Grade% met std72%61%
2012Science11th Grade% met std37.7%25.8%
2013Science11th Grade% met std25%26%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std88.5%83.3%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std77.5%79.9%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std81.7%81.3%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std79.5%79.4%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std87%77%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std44.3%40.5%
2013Social Studies11th Grade% met std48%39%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std36.8%40.1%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std31.1%41.1%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std33.1%43.4%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std43.2%43.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std53%47%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std49.1%49.4%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std46%49%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$17,716,000$11,298 $16,586,000$9,962 $15,422,000$9,313 
Total Expenditures:$14,073,000$8,975 $14,710,000$8,835 $15,327,000$9,255 
Total Current Expenditures:$13,839,000$8,826 $14,307,000$8,593 $14,358,000$8,670 
Instructional Expenditures:$7,885,000$5,02957.0%$7,757,000$4,65954.2%$8,422,000$5,08658.7%
Student and Staff Support:$1,623,000$1,03511.7%$2,155,000$1,29415.1%$1,622,000$97911.3%
Operations, Food, Other:$2,469,000$1,57517.8%$2,561,000$1,53817.9%$2,520,000$1,52217.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$94,000$60 $227,000$136 $376,000$227 
Construction:$0$0 $0$0 $0$0 
Total Other:$33,000$21 $31,000$19 $75,000$45 
Interest on Debt:$0$0 $0$0 $381,000$230 
Total Salary:$6,989,000$4,457 $7,087,000$4,256 $8,060,000$4,867 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$4,771,000$3,04368.3%$4,856,000$2,91768.5%$5,399,000$3,26067.0%
Other Salary:$2,218,000$1,41531.7%$2,231,000$1,34031.5%$2,661,000$1,60733.0%
Total Benefit:$3,733,000$2,381 $3,561,000$2,139 $3,724,000$2,249 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$2,542,000$1,62168.1%$2,422,000$1,45568.0%$2,447,000$1,47865.7%
Other Benefit:$1,191,000$76031.9%$1,139,000$68432.0%$1,277,000$77134.3%

* Buchanan Community School District was rated 3 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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