About This School
In 2011, Patterson Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Students Per Teacher (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
Grade 3 Reading Performance
Patterson Elementary School Reviews
Looking at the students to teacher ratio, that information is obviously outdated. The avg. student count per class is about 26, and there are two classrooms for each grade. The school is very small as are the lockers. Coats, shoes, backpacks line the hallways especially during the cold months. There is one teacher that I feel should not be teaching. When my child was in her class, the teacher was absent a lot. Almost every week my child would say they had a substitute. I have also heard other parents complain about this teacher. Programs are lacking, not just in this school but the entire district. They seemed obssesed with reporting every "disobedient" thing a child does. Why not call a parent when a child does something good instead of focusing on whether or not they can stand in a straight line? More focus and emphasis should be placed on learning academics and preparing them for the next grade level.
It is a very well tought school. The staff is very nice and active with the kids.