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Western School District


Western School District is located in south Michigan. Western School District has 67.13 square miles of land area and 0.47 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Western School District population is 12,591. Western School District median household income is $52,217 in 2010-2014. Western School District median house value is $121,800 in 2010-2014. On average, Western School District is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (137 out of 510, top 27%)
Elementary/Middle School: (96 out of 516, top 19%)*
Rank: #141
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:6
Population12,591 (2010-2014), rank #210
Population Growth-5.19% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:186.24/sq mi, rank #216
Median Household Income:$52,217 at 2010-2014—-7.00% increase since 2005-2009, rank #184
Median House Price:$121,800 at 2010-2014—-18.47% increase since 2005-2009, rank #212
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:67.13 sq mi, rank #292
Water Area:0.47 sq mi (0.70%), rank #383
County:Jackson County
City:Parma, Jackson, Spring Arbor, Albion
Zip:49269, 49201, 49283, 49224, 49203, 49202
Area:Jackson, MI
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Western School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

1400 South Dearing Rd
Parma MI, 49269, Jackson County
Phone: 517-841-8100

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:2,9262,9272,8942,9372,9142,8972,923
English Language Learner Students:039897NA
Total Teachers:147.34145.67147.31145.69144.48153.80155.40
Total Other Staff:142.17138.60145.96143.23137.80134.40143.70
Instructional Aides:48.0542.4934.7634.9327.2325.608.40
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:2.783.772.752.752.753.003.00
District Administrative Support:
School Administrators:9.258.0010.0010.0010.009.008.00
School Administrative Support:14.9815.3017.0817.0417.0016.9022.50
Student Support Services:11.5111.3014.8114.0110.6010.5022.40
Other Support Services:48.5751.4353.8354.1657.9259.5066.80
Student-Teacher Ratio:19.8620.0919.6520.1620.1718.8418.81


Bean Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   3201 Noble Rd, Spring Arbor MI 49283
Parma Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   385 Elizabeth St, Parma MI 49269
Warner Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   118 Star Rd, Spring Arbor MI 49283
Western High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1400 South Dearing Rd, Parma MI 49269
Western Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1400 South Dearing Rd, Parma MI 49269
Woodville Community Center Grade 10 to Grade 12   3950 Catherine St, Jackson MI 49203

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2006Math12th Grade% met std56.8%52.4%
2007Math12th Grade% met std59%53.5%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std79.7%70.1%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std71.6%68%
2006Science12th Grade% met std67.4%56.8%
2007Science12th Grade% met std68.3%59.8%
2006Writing12th Grade% met std69.1%55.2%
2007Writing12th Grade% met std65.3%55.9%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std94.6%87%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std94.1%87.9%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std97.4%90.2%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std98.4%91.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std98.9%94.8%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std96.4%95.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std46.5%36.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std46.4%40.9%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std90.2%86.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std90%87.4%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std89.7%86.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std92.5%86.4%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std94.5%89.8%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std93.3%86.8%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std77.2%62.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std75.7%66.5%
2006Writing3rd Grade% met std56%51.5%
2007Writing3rd Grade% met std53.2%51.8%
2008Writing3rd Grade% met std61%57.4%
2009Writing3rd Grade% met std67.2%61.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std88.6%81.6%
2007Math4th Grade% met std86.2%84.6%
2008Math4th Grade% met std90.2%85.8%
2009Math4th Grade% met std96.4%87.9%
2010Math4th Grade% met std96.8%92.3%
2011Math4th Grade% met std97.9%91.5%
2012Math4th Grade% met std52.7%39.9%
2013Math4th Grade% met std54.6%44.9%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std90%83.2%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std86.2%84.9%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std84.1%84.5%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std88.1%82.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std90.1%84.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std92.5%84.1%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std73.3%67.7%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std79.6%68.1%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std64.7%54.8%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std40.7%45.2%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std57.5%44.5%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std51.5%44.4%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std59.1%47.2%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std61.9%44.5%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std63.7%46.7%
2006Math5th Grade% met std93.4%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std89.4%75.9%
2008Math5th Grade% met std81.6%74.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std86.7%76.8%
2010Math5th Grade% met std90.5%79.5%
2011Math5th Grade% met std93.4%79.9%
2012Math5th Grade% met std64.8%39.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std58.2%45.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std86.2%80%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std88.9%84.1%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std86.3%81.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std83.7%81.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std92%85.2%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std93.9%85.1%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std81.3%68.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std78.2%70.4%
2006Science5th Grade% met std90.9%76.8%
2007Science5th Grade% met std93.5%82.8%
2008Science5th Grade% met std91.1%81.7%
2009Science5th Grade% met std89%83.1%
2010Science5th Grade% met std88.9%81%
2011Science5th Grade% met std89.8%78.1%
2012Science5th Grade% met std23.3%15.3%
2013Science5th Grade% met std14.3%13.1%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std75%62.9%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std56.8%57.4%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std62.1%58.8%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std68.9%63.4%
2006Math6th Grade% met std74%65.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std81.5%69%
2008Math6th Grade% met std80.6%72.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std85%79.9%
2010Math6th Grade% met std85.6%82%
2011Math6th Grade% met std95.5%84.5%
2012Math6th Grade% met std47.8%37.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std53.6%40.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std86.2%79.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std94.4%83.3%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std90.3%81.8%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std85.9%80.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std92.8%87.7%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std91%84%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std72.7%67%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std74.8%68.2%
2010Social Studies6th Grade% met std79.7%73.4%
2011Social Studies6th Grade% met std81.9%75.3%
2012Social Studies6th Grade% met std36.4%27.7%
2013Social Studies6th Grade% met std34.9%29.7%
2006Writing6th Grade% met std78%74.8%
2007Writing6th Grade% met std82.8%74.1%
2008Writing6th Grade% met std82%72.7%
2009Writing6th Grade% met std80.1%75.7%
2006Listening7th Grade% met std61.9%50%
2006Math7th Grade% met std71.7%59.6%
2007Math7th Grade% met std75.3%64.3%
2008Math7th Grade% met std86.2%72.7%
2009Math7th Grade% met std89.4%82.6%
2010Math7th Grade% met std89.6%82.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std89.3%84.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std50.9%37.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std49.1%38.4%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std82.6%75.8%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std85.5%79.7%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std80.8%72.5%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std85.4%79.6%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std85.4%82%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std81.5%79%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std66.2%59.7%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std70%62%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std71.6%66.7%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std63.3%65.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std82.4%76.6%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std81.5%77.9%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std55.4%47.8%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std57%47.3%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std58.5%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std69.1%63.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std76.3%68.1%
2008Math8th Grade% met std80.3%71.6%
2009Math8th Grade% met std87.9%74.5%
2010Math8th Grade% met std79.9%70.3%
2011Math8th Grade% met std82.2%78%
2012Math8th Grade% met std36.2%29.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std42.4%32.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std75.5%72.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std86.2%75.6%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std82.5%77.1%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std87.4%75.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std87.6%83.4%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std82.6%81.9%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std65.6%60.5%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std66.7%65.7%
2006Science8th Grade% met std85.5%76.8%
2007Science8th Grade% met std87.1%74.9%
2008Science8th Grade% met std84.3%79.2%
2009Science8th Grade% met std81.6%76.3%
2010Science8th Grade% met std78.9%75.9%
2011Science8th Grade% met std81.3%78.1%
2012Science8th Grade% met std16.4%16.5%
2013Science8th Grade% met std22.1%15.9%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std69.1%64.7%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std81.8%66.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std77.7%69.8%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std84.3%74.2%
2010Social Studies9th Grade% met std78.4%71.1%
2011Social Studies9th Grade% met std82.5%72.8%
2012Social Studies9th Grade% met std31.1%28.7%
2013Social Studies9th Grade% met std35.5%28.6%
MME Test
2007English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std51.4%51%
2008English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std62.4%52.3%
2009English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std53.9%52.1%
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std48.2%46.5%
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std58.4%46.2%
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std51.9%49.3%
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std56%50.4%
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std55%52%
2012Mathematics11th Grade% met std30.9%29.1%
2013Mathematics11th Grade% met std29%29%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std60.4%59.7%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std71.4%61.9%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std63.1%59.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std77.3%65.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std64%63%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std65.9%55.9%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std63%54%
2007Science11th Grade% met std59%55.9%
2008Science11th Grade% met std67.4%56.6%
2009Science11th Grade% met std64.9%55.6%
2010Science11th Grade% met std62.7%57.9%
2011Science11th Grade% met std60%61%
2012Science11th Grade% met std30.7%25.8%
2013Science11th Grade% met std29%26%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std88.5%83.3%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std84.6%79.9%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std86.5%81.3%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std87.6%79.4%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std76%77%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std44.8%40.5%
2013Social Studies11th Grade% met std41%39%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std39.2%40.1%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std52.7%41.1%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std46.6%43.4%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std54.7%43.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std46%47%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std53.2%49.4%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std53%49%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$26,832,000$9,272 $26,806,000$9,127 $26,520,000$9,101 
Total Expenditures:$25,675,000$8,872 $25,708,000$8,753 $24,775,000$8,502 
Total Current Expenditures:$24,587,000$8,496 $24,288,000$8,270 $23,292,000$7,993 
Instructional Expenditures:$16,752,000$5,78968.1%$16,355,000$5,56967.3%$15,771,000$5,41267.7%
Student and Staff Support:$928,000$3213.8%$897,000$3053.7%$818,000$2813.5%
Operations, Food, Other:$3,727,000$1,28815.2%$3,784,000$1,28815.6%$3,718,000$1,27616.0%
Total Capital Outlay:$151,000$52 $317,000$108 $251,000$86 
Construction:$0$0 $0$0 $0$0 
Total Other:$174,000$60 $157,000$53 $173,000$59 
Interest on Debt:$763,000$264 $946,000$322 $1,059,000$363 
Total Salary:$13,159,000$4,547 $13,383,000$4,557 $13,238,000$4,543 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$9,965,000$3,44375.7%$10,010,000$3,40874.8%$9,676,000$3,32173.1%
Other Salary:$3,194,000$1,10424.3%$3,373,000$1,14825.2%$3,562,000$1,22226.9%
Total Benefit:$7,479,000$2,584 $6,908,000$2,352 $6,402,000$2,197 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$5,630,000$1,94575.3%$5,085,000$1,73173.6%$4,593,000$1,57671.7%
Other Benefit:$1,849,000$63924.7%$1,823,000$62126.4%$1,809,000$62128.3%

* Western School District 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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