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N.I.C.E. Community Schools


N.I.C.E. Community Schools is located in northwest Michigan. N.I.C.E. Community Schools has 605.20 square miles of land area and 28.65 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total N.I.C.E. Community Schools population is 7,412. N.I.C.E. Community Schools median household income is $54,040 in 2010-2014. N.I.C.E. Community Schools median house value is $109,300 in 2010-2014. On average, N.I.C.E. Community Schools is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (110 out of 510, top 22%)
Elementary/Middle School: (202 out of 516, top 39%)*
Rank: #183
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:2
Population7,412 (2010-2014), rank #334
Population Growth0.09% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:11.69/sq mi, rank #501
Median Household Income:$54,040 at 2010-2014—6.81% increase since 2005-2009, rank #150
Median House Price:$109,300 at 2010-2014—11.64% increase since 2005-2009, rank #290
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:605.20 sq mi, rank #6
Water Area:28.65 sq mi (4.52%), rank #54
County:Marquette County, Baraga County
City:Gwinn, Ishpeming, West Ishpeming, Champion, Negaunee, Republic, Michigamme
Zip:49841, 49849, 49814, 49866, 49879, 49861
Area:Marquette, MI
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N.I.C.E. Community Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

300 Westwood Dr
Ishpeming MI, 49849, Marquette County
Phone: 906-485-1021

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,1711,1751,2381,2321,2431,2291,244
English Language Learner Students:000000NA
Total Teachers:73.4370.2875.1677.0173.8675.9075.70
Total Other Staff:63.7262.6261.8169.0770.3167.3073.30
Instructional Aides:15.4415.0814.2016.7517.4015.7017.80
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:0.000.330.331.
School Administrators:4.315.322.104.173.994.003.90
School Administrative Support:7.477.
Student Support Services:7.377.245.343.553.423.904.70
Other Support Services:24.1322.6523.3127.6829.0427.8029.20
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.9516.7216.4716.0016.8316.1916.43


Aspen Ridge Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   350 Aspen Ridge School Rd, Ishpeming MI 49849
Westwood High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   300 South Westwood Dr, Ishpeming MI 49849

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2006Math12th Grade% met std75%52.4%
2007Math12th Grade% met std66.7%53.5%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std76.5%70.1%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std79.2%68%
2006Science12th Grade% met std71.2%56.8%
2007Science12th Grade% met std74.2%59.8%
2006Writing12th Grade% met std62.1%55.2%
2007Writing12th Grade% met std66.7%55.9%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std92%87%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std92%87.9%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std94%90.2%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std88.2%91.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std93.9%94.8%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std96.9%95.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std22.7%36.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std21.9%40.9%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std88%86.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std93.1%87.4%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std90.4%86.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std84.2%86.4%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std97%89.8%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std86.5%86.8%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std70.3%62.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std59.4%66.5%
2006Writing3rd Grade% met std41.3%51.5%
2007Writing3rd Grade% met std50.6%51.8%
2008Writing3rd Grade% met std55.4%57.4%
2009Writing3rd Grade% met std51.3%61.1%
2006Listening4th Grade% met std62%62.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std89.1%81.6%
2007Math4th Grade% met std91%84.6%
2008Math4th Grade% met std94.2%85.8%
2009Math4th Grade% met std87.2%87.9%
2010Math4th Grade% met std93.2%92.3%
2011Math4th Grade% met std92.6%91.5%
2012Math4th Grade% met std28.4%39.9%
2013Math4th Grade% met std37.5%44.9%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std87%83.2%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std91%84.9%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std93%84.5%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std92.4%82.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std86.5%84.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std92.6%84.1%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std74%67.7%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std69.4%68.1%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std53.3%54.8%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std34.6%45.2%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std39.5%44.5%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std41.8%44.4%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std44.7%47.2%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std45.3%44.5%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std44.4%46.7%
2006Math5th Grade% met std89.8%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std90.9%75.9%
2008Math5th Grade% met std84.6%74.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std81.2%76.8%
2010Math5th Grade% met std84.8%79.5%
2011Math5th Grade% met std79.5%79.9%
2012Math5th Grade% met std36.7%39.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std39.8%45.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std90.9%80%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std90.9%84.1%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std89.6%81.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std87.2%81.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std91.1%85.2%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std80.8%85.1%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std71.4%68.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std69.9%70.4%
2006Science5th Grade% met std94.3%76.8%
2007Science5th Grade% met std95.5%82.8%
2008Science5th Grade% met std93.6%81.7%
2009Science5th Grade% met std89.5%83.1%
2010Science5th Grade% met std88.9%81%
2011Science5th Grade% met std83.1%78.1%
2012Science5th Grade% met std9.8%15.3%
2013Science5th Grade% met std15.1%13.1%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std70.5%62.9%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std62.5%57.4%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std64.1%58.8%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std67.4%63.4%
2006Math6th Grade% met std84.3%65.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std87.8%69%
2008Math6th Grade% met std78.3%72.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std90.7%79.9%
2010Math6th Grade% met std88.5%82%
2011Math6th Grade% met std83.5%84.5%
2012Math6th Grade% met std22.5%37.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std30.3%40.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std94.1%79.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std84.4%83.3%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std87%81.8%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std81.6%80.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std92%87.7%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std86.1%84%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std61.3%67%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std70.5%68.2%
2010Social Studies6th Grade% met std85.1%73.4%
2011Social Studies6th Grade% met std81%75.3%
2012Social Studies6th Grade% met std19.3%27.7%
2013Social Studies6th Grade% met std34.8%29.7%
2006Writing6th Grade% met std80.4%74.8%
2007Writing6th Grade% met std68.9%74.1%
2008Writing6th Grade% met std73.9%72.7%
2009Writing6th Grade% met std79.3%75.7%
2006Listening7th Grade% met std63.5%50%
2006Math7th Grade% met std64.6%59.6%
2007Math7th Grade% met std68.3%64.3%
2008Math7th Grade% met std80.7%72.7%
2009Math7th Grade% met std86.4%82.6%
2010Math7th Grade% met std84.9%82.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std94%84.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std36.3%37.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std24.1%38.4%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std79.2%75.8%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std95%79.7%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std79.5%72.5%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std86.4%79.6%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std83.7%82%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std83.1%79%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std52.5%59.7%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std51.2%62%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std72.9%66.7%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std79.2%65.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std86.4%76.6%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std75%77.9%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std26.5%47.8%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std41.3%47.3%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std45%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std68.3%63.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std74.7%68.1%
2008Math8th Grade% met std76.5%71.6%
2009Math8th Grade% met std86.2%74.5%
2010Math8th Grade% met std77.3%70.3%
2011Math8th Grade% met std85%78%
2012Math8th Grade% met std29.9%29.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std30.9%32.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std72.3%72.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std82.8%75.6%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std86.7%77.1%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std80.5%75.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std77.5%83.4%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std87.5%81.9%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std56.3%60.5%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std64.2%65.7%
2006Science8th Grade% met std91.1%76.8%
2007Science8th Grade% met std93.1%74.9%
2008Science8th Grade% met std94.9%79.2%
2009Science8th Grade% met std88.5%76.3%
2010Science8th Grade% met std76.1%75.9%
2011Science8th Grade% met std88.8%78.1%
2012Science8th Grade% met std16.1%16.5%
2013Science8th Grade% met std13.6%15.9%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std74.3%64.7%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std70.1%66.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std86.7%69.8%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std80.5%74.2%
2010Social Studies9th Grade% met std79.1%71.1%
2011Social Studies9th Grade% met std80.7%72.8%
2012Social Studies9th Grade% met std30.5%28.7%
2013Social Studies9th Grade% met std23.5%28.6%
MME Test
2007English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std65.4%51%
2008English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std49.4%52.3%
2009English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std51%52.1%
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std57.8%46.5%
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std50.6%46.2%
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std59.2%49.3%
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std50.7%50.4%
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std63%52%
2012Mathematics11th Grade% met std26.2%29.1%
2013Mathematics11th Grade% met std27%29%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std71.1%59.7%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std63.9%61.9%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std56.1%59.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std80%65.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std85%63%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std64.3%55.9%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std60%54%
2007Science11th Grade% met std59%55.9%
2008Science11th Grade% met std55.4%56.6%
2009Science11th Grade% met std63%55.6%
2010Science11th Grade% met std60%57.9%
2011Science11th Grade% met std78%61%
2012Science11th Grade% met std29.8%25.8%
2013Science11th Grade% met std26%26%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std93.8%83.3%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std77.1%79.9%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std77.6%81.3%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std89.3%79.4%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std91%77%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std42.9%40.5%
2013Social Studies11th Grade% met std39%39%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std51.9%40.1%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std34.9%41.1%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std42%43.4%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std46.7%43.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std59%47%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std58.3%49.4%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std58%49%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$12,194,000$9,850 $12,368,000$10,039 $11,942,000$9,607 
Total Expenditures:$11,860,000$9,580 $12,164,000$9,873 $12,506,000$10,061 
Total Current Expenditures:$9,944,000$8,032 $10,795,000$8,762 $9,960,000$8,013 
Instructional Expenditures:$6,618,000$5,34666.6%$6,988,000$5,67264.7%$6,410,000$5,15764.4%
Student and Staff Support:$649,000$5246.5%$759,000$6167.0%$660,000$5316.6%
Operations, Food, Other:$1,850,000$1,49418.6%$1,974,000$1,60218.3%$1,916,000$1,54119.2%
Total Capital Outlay:$856,000$691 $632,000$513 $1,193,000$960 
Construction:$823,000$665 $578,000$469 $733,000$590 
Total Other:$439,000$355 $441,000$358 $482,000$388 
Interest on Debt:$235,000$190 $245,000$199 $279,000$224 
Total Salary:$5,442,000$4,396 $5,747,000$4,665 $5,359,000$4,311 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$3,897,000$3,14871.6%$4,052,000$3,28970.5%$3,749,000$3,01670.0%
Other Salary:$1,545,000$1,24828.4%$1,695,000$1,37629.5%$1,610,000$1,29530.0%
Total Benefit:$2,990,000$2,415 $3,220,000$2,614 $2,976,000$2,394 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$2,240,000$1,80974.9%$2,348,000$1,90672.9%$2,144,000$1,72572.0%
Other Benefit:$750,000$60625.1%$872,000$70827.1%$832,000$66928.0%

* N.I.C.E. Community Schools was rated 4 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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