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Student Summary

Michigan school districts report student information to the state three times each year. The student data is used primarily to distribute State School Aid and to manage funding programs. Several views of data about K-12 students are provided to give an overview of Michigan’s student population.

Student Count
This view has been created using data collected each fall through the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS). This view includes students with zero Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) in all grades.

To look up audited FTE by district, please go to the MSDS audit forms and choose the school year and district you'd like to view.

Graduation and Dropout Rates
Student progress toward graduation is tracked from the first report that a student has enrolled in grade nine or higher. At this point a student’s expected graduation date is determined. Enrollment transfer is tracked when the student moves from school to school. A rate is determined for each school for on-time graduation in four years. Five and six year rates are also reported for each school and district.

Non-Resident Status
This report will allow the user to view data in the following manner:

  • Students enrolled in the district that live in other districts; and
  • Students that live in the district that are enrolled in other districts.

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Tools are provided for each of these reports so users can view the data in different ways and answer various questions. These tools include:
  1. Snapshot View - The snapshot view provides a point-in-time data view. Bar charts are displayed, along with the data table. Data elements included provide answers to many questions including the following:
    1. How many students are enrolled in my district?
      1. In my building?
      2. In the same grades as my school offers?
    2. What is the proportion of economically disadvantaged students in my building compared to other buildings in the same district? In comparable districts?
  2. Trend View – The Trend View allows the user to view data over time. Line graphs are displayed with the data table. Data elements included provide answers to many questions including the following:
    1. How has enrollment changed over time?
  3. Rollup View – The Rollup View allows the data display to include a unit summary and aggregation to the next highest level. The view displays totals for a district and for each school in the district. The view can also show the total for the selected Intermediate School District (ISD) and for the school districts in that ISD. This view displays a data table.
  4. Comparison View – The Comparison View allows for the user to select one entity type and compare it against one other. Data elements included provide answers to many questions including the following:
    1. How many of the district students are in my building?
      1. Is that different for students of a different race/ethnicity?
      2. Is it different for economically disadvantaged students? Students with disabilities? Limited English Proficient students?