There is no other educational adventure in all of Michigan quite like the Zoo School experience. Located at John Ball Zoological Garden, Zoo School is designed to heighten an awareness of the environment, stimulate creative thinking, develop leadership, promote intellectual growth, and increase self-esteem. Zoo School takes hands-on learning to a whole new level as students engage in learning activities throughout the zoo's natural environment that meet all core subject and curriculum areas in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies
John Ball Park Zoo School received a Noodle Innovative School Award in 2015.
The Academic Plan articulates a clear and well-defined focus on student learning based on College Career Readiness standards. It is not about new work, rather a continuance of effort based education with the Principles of Learning, Common Core Standards, SIOP, RTI, PBIS, and current district and state assessments. It also incorporates input from teacher leaders, principals, curriculum specialists, A&E, and others. The Academic Plan determines professional development for the current year, including the summer.
Our mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society.
Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.
Adequate Yearly Progress
AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.
AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.
AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.
AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.
Students and Faculty
Students and Faculty
Enrollment By Grade
Number of Students
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Student Teacher Ratio
26 : 1
40% Male / 60% Female
of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at
John Ball Park Zoo School.
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
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