Bethany Based School is located in Grand Rapids, MI and is one of 68 schools in Grand Rapids School District. It is a alt. school that serves 25 students in grades 4-11.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
Bethany Based School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Michigan in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Bethany Based School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Bethany Based School had 68% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Michigan had 45% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Grand Rapids spends $12,498 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 59% on instruction, 38% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Grand Rapids District
In 2011, Bethany Based School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) is an annual test administered in the fall of the school year and used to assess a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading, and writing, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of four levels:exceeded standards (level 1), met standards (level 2), basic (level 3) and apprentice (level 4). The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard (levels 1 and 2).