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Dowagiac Union Schools


Dowagiac Union Schools is located in south Michigan. Dowagiac Union Schools has 115.52 square miles of land area and 5.04 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Dowagiac Union Schools population is 14,972. Dowagiac Union Schools median household income is $38,212 in 2010-2014. Dowagiac Union Schools median house value is $98,300 in 2010-2014. On average, Dowagiac Union Schools is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (283 out of 510, bottom 45%)
Elementary/Middle School: (441 out of 516, bottom 15%)*
Rank: #415
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:7
Population14,972 (2010-2014), rank #179
Population Growth-4.03% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:124.19/sq mi, rank #257
Median Household Income:$38,212 at 2010-2014—-3.35% increase since 2005-2009, rank #449
Median House Price:$98,300 at 2010-2014—-11.84% increase since 2005-2009, rank #353
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:115.52 sq mi, rank #156
Water Area:5.04 sq mi (4.18%), rank #124
County:Van Buren County, Cass County, Berrien County
City:Hartford, Decatur, Dowagiac, Benton Harbor, Watervliet, Cassopolis, Eau Claire, Berrien Center
Zip:49057, 49045, 49047, 49022, 49098, 49031, 49111, 49102
Area:Kalamazoo-Portage, MI;South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI;Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
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Dowagiac Union Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

243 South Front St
Dowagiac MI, 49047, Cass County
Phone: 269-782-4402

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:2,3242,2972,3982,3562,5112,6132,707
English Language Learner Students:154196214154233208209
Total Teachers:119.42121.50124.63131.41141.07138.00137.70
Total Other Staff:154.02128.41143.09148.54159.01119.50107.00
Instructional Aides:28.0226.1629.1031.4630.7026.7019.10
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:8.893.709.
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:17.0016.2215.4316.0917.4016.0017.00
Student Support Services:24.2921.1921.9220.5024.226.7010.60
Other Support Services:56.3844.5551.0552.9754.5939.0026.20
Student-Teacher Ratio:19.4618.9119.2417.9317.8018.9319.66


Dowagiac Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   57072 Riverside Dr, Dowagiac MI 49047
Justus Gage Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   301 Oak St, Dowagiac MI 49047
Kincheloe Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   25121 Gage St, Dowagiac MI 49047
Pathfinders Alternative Ed Grade 7 to Grade 12   501 North Paul St, Dowagiac MI 49047
Patrick Hamilton ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   614 Spruce St, Dowagiac MI 49047
Sister Lakes Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   68079 M 152, Benton Harbor MI 49022
Union High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   701 West Prairie Ronde St, Dowagiac MI 49047

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2006Math12th Grade% met std62.2%52.4%
2007Math12th Grade% met std58.1%53.5%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std77.6%70.1%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std76%68%
2006Science12th Grade% met std60.1%56.8%
2007Science12th Grade% met std67.2%59.8%
2006Writing12th Grade% met std62.9%55.2%
2007Writing12th Grade% met std75.2%55.9%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std86.7%87%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std83.7%87.9%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std88.5%90.2%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std90.2%91.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std90.5%94.8%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std93.4%95.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std25.6%36.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std22.5%40.9%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std86.9%86.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std85.3%87.4%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std85.2%86.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std88%86.4%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std89.8%89.8%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std85.5%86.8%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std61.1%62.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std68.6%66.5%
2006Writing3rd Grade% met std51.4%51.5%
2007Writing3rd Grade% met std45.1%51.8%
2008Writing3rd Grade% met std47.5%57.4%
2009Writing3rd Grade% met std51%61.1%
2006Listening4th Grade% met std57.2%62.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std83.8%81.6%
2007Math4th Grade% met std85.9%84.6%
2008Math4th Grade% met std89.3%85.8%
2009Math4th Grade% met std82.9%87.9%
2010Math4th Grade% met std93%92.3%
2011Math4th Grade% met std91.9%91.5%
2012Math4th Grade% met std29.6%39.9%
2013Math4th Grade% met std40.5%44.9%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std85.3%83.2%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std81.5%84.9%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std85.3%84.5%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std77.2%82.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std83%84.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std82.9%84.1%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std64.9%67.7%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std66.2%68.1%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std52.4%54.8%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std35.3%45.2%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std33.7%44.5%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std38%44.4%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std45.8%47.2%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std30.4%44.5%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std42.7%46.7%
2006Math5th Grade% met std67.7%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std70.4%75.9%
2008Math5th Grade% met std67%74.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std76.4%76.8%
2010Math5th Grade% met std79.2%79.5%
2011Math5th Grade% met std78.9%79.9%
2012Math5th Grade% met std22.6%39.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std39.9%45.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std77.2%80%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std84.4%84.1%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std80.1%81.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std76.3%81.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std83.5%85.2%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std85.9%85.1%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std62.4%68.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std66%70.4%
2006Science5th Grade% met std79.6%76.8%
2007Science5th Grade% met std82.8%82.8%
2008Science5th Grade% met std76.5%81.7%
2009Science5th Grade% met std76.4%83.1%
2010Science5th Grade% met std78.7%81%
2011Science5th Grade% met std80%78.1%
2012Science5th Grade% met std7.1%15.3%
2013Science5th Grade% met std12.3%13.1%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std53.4%62.9%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std44.8%57.4%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std47.5%58.8%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std54.1%63.4%
2006Math6th Grade% met std68%65.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std53.4%69%
2008Math6th Grade% met std67.2%72.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std67.7%79.9%
2010Math6th Grade% met std75.9%82%
2011Math6th Grade% met std87.6%84.5%
2012Math6th Grade% met std31.2%37.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std27.5%40.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std82.1%79.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std77.8%83.3%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std77.9%81.8%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std69.4%80.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std82.9%87.7%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std79.3%84%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std58%67%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std65.2%68.2%
2010Social Studies6th Grade% met std66.2%73.4%
2011Social Studies6th Grade% met std71.1%75.3%
2012Social Studies6th Grade% met std24.6%27.7%
2013Social Studies6th Grade% met std21.4%29.7%
2006Writing6th Grade% met std77.5%74.8%
2007Writing6th Grade% met std63%74.1%
2008Writing6th Grade% met std66.7%72.7%
2009Writing6th Grade% met std64.8%75.7%
2006Listening7th Grade% met std39.3%50%
2006Math7th Grade% met std47.1%59.6%
2007Math7th Grade% met std65%64.3%
2008Math7th Grade% met std64.1%72.7%
2009Math7th Grade% met std77.4%82.6%
2010Math7th Grade% met std76.9%82.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std85.6%84.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std38%37.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std25.5%38.4%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std69.6%75.8%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std77.9%79.7%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std64.6%72.5%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std79.5%79.6%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std75.6%82%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std82.4%79%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std63.7%59.7%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std52.9%62%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std56.5%66.7%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std55.6%65.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std69.9%76.6%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std71.8%77.9%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std42.3%47.8%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std50.6%47.3%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std49%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std63.3%63.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std55%68.1%
2008Math8th Grade% met std73.4%71.6%
2009Math8th Grade% met std66.5%74.5%
2010Math8th Grade% met std58.5%70.3%
2011Math8th Grade% met std74.3%78%
2012Math8th Grade% met std17.7%29.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std31.6%32.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std79.4%72.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std62.9%75.6%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std81%77.1%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std70.1%75.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std80.7%83.4%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std79.9%81.9%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std57%60.5%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std70.3%65.7%
2006Science8th Grade% met std76.7%76.8%
2007Science8th Grade% met std66.7%74.9%
2008Science8th Grade% met std77.5%79.2%
2009Science8th Grade% met std73%76.3%
2010Science8th Grade% met std66.7%75.9%
2011Science8th Grade% met std74.4%78.1%
2012Science8th Grade% met std12.2%16.5%
2013Science8th Grade% met std18.8%15.9%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std59.4%64.7%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std50.3%66.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std66.3%69.8%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std66%74.2%
2010Social Studies9th Grade% met std64.7%71.1%
2011Social Studies9th Grade% met std68.8%72.8%
2012Social Studies9th Grade% met std18.6%28.7%
2013Social Studies9th Grade% met std25.2%28.6%
MME Test
2007English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std48.9%51%
2008English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std47.4%52.3%
2009English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std49.6%52.1%
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std41.6%46.5%
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std40%46.2%
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std45.3%49.3%
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std47.8%50.4%
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std43%52%
2012Mathematics11th Grade% met std20%29.1%
2013Mathematics11th Grade% met std16%29%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std62.8%59.7%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std57.4%61.9%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std54.7%59.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std61.1%65.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std59%63%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std45%55.9%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std43%54%
2007Science11th Grade% met std55.1%55.9%
2008Science11th Grade% met std50%56.6%
2009Science11th Grade% met std58.4%55.6%
2010Science11th Grade% met std51.3%57.9%
2011Science11th Grade% met std53%61%
2012Science11th Grade% met std17.9%25.8%
2013Science11th Grade% met std15%26%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std89.8%83.3%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std83.1%79.9%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std83.2%81.3%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std84.2%79.4%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std83%77%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std42.6%40.5%
2013Social Studies11th Grade% met std37%39%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std35.3%40.1%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std39.5%41.1%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std41.6%43.4%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std37.5%43.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std44%47%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std45.7%49.4%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std42%49%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$22,296,000$9,298 $23,017,000$9,770 $23,172,000$9,228 
Total Expenditures:$22,432,000$9,354 $21,640,000$9,185 $22,908,000$9,123 
Total Current Expenditures:$20,667,000$8,618 $20,369,000$8,646 $21,792,000$8,679 
Instructional Expenditures:$11,983,000$4,99758.0%$12,103,000$5,13759.4%$13,169,000$5,24560.4%
Student and Staff Support:$1,942,000$8109.4%$1,800,000$7648.8%$2,203,000$87710.1%
Operations, Food, Other:$3,995,000$1,66619.3%$3,626,000$1,53917.8%$3,677,000$1,46416.9%
Total Capital Outlay:$333,000$139 $201,000$85 $23,000$9 
Construction:$0$0 $0$0 $0$0 
Total Other:$277,000$116 $166,000$70 $70,000$28 
Interest on Debt:$800,000$334 $853,000$362 $1,006,000$401 
Total Salary:$10,781,000$4,496 $11,150,000$4,733 $12,378,000$4,930 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$7,195,000$3,00066.7%$7,513,000$3,18967.4%$8,481,000$3,37868.5%
Other Salary:$3,586,000$1,49533.3%$3,637,000$1,54432.6%$3,897,000$1,55231.5%
Total Benefit:$6,013,000$2,508 $5,670,000$2,407 $5,749,000$2,290 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$3,927,000$1,63865.3%$3,781,000$1,60566.7%$3,896,000$1,55267.8%
Other Benefit:$2,086,000$87034.7%$1,889,000$80233.3%$1,853,000$73832.2%

* Dowagiac Union Schools was rated 2 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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