DAVETGC'S TOP PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN

Daily Beast (Methodology)

2013 Michigan High School Rank Medal Daily Beast
International Academy 18 Gold 30
Troy    551 Gold 134
Okemos 481 Gold 287
Saline n/a n/a 298
Bloomfield Hills Andover n/a n/a 309
Novi n/a n/a 319
Walled Lake Central n/a n/a 341
Birmingham Groves 829 Silver 383
East Grand Rapids n/a n/a 387
Birmingham Seaholm 385 Gold 419
Holland Black River n/a n/a 427
Frankenmuth 276 Gold 444
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central n/a n/a 464
Grand Rapids City 255 Gold 469
Bloomfield Hills Lahser n/a n/a 475
Northville n/a n/a 492
Spring Lake 641 Gold 537
Troy Athens n/a n/a 552
Grosse Pointe South 341 Gold 556
Portage Northern n/a n/a 572
Rochester   933 Silver 576
Berkley n/a n/a 594
Southfield University Academy n/a n/a 603
North Farmington n/a n/a 616
Ann Arbor Community HS n/a n/a 633
Chelsea n/a n/a 637
Walled Lake Northern n/a n/a 656
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern 702 Silver 658
Pewamo-Westphalia n/a n/a 700
West Bloomfield n/a n/a 719
Portage Central n/a n/a 724
Utica Eisenhower n/a n/a 813
Utica Henry Ford II n/a n/a 824
Highland Lakeland n/a n/a 870
Grosse Pointe North n/a n/a 880
Hudsonville n/a n/a 884
Ann Arbor Huron 763 Silver 891
Caledonia n/a n/a 923
Ann Arbor Pioneer 681 Silver 955
St. Joseph 1718 Silver 956
Farmington n/a n/a 974
Grosse Ile n/a n/a 998
Ann Arbor Skyline n/a n/a 1019
East Lansing 424 Gold 1047
Midland Dow 1096 Silver 1052
Bridgman n/a n/a 1056
Utica Stevenson n/a n/a 1060
Williamston n/a n/a 1077
Grand Haven 897 Silver 1079
North Muskegon 1268 Silver 1084
New Buffalo n/a n/a 1145
Utica n/a n/a 1196
Walled Lake Western n/a n/a 1285
Owosso 1440 Silver 1288
Montague 1458 Silver 1297
Davison 2100 Silver 1318
Traverse City West 586 Gold 1335
Grand Blanc 1273 Silver 1365
Zeeland 908 Silver 1368
Farmington Hills Harrison n/a n/a 1377
Jenison 690 Silver 1401
Cadillac 794 Silver 1446
Midland   1912 Silver 1458
Milford n/a n/a 1486
Byron Center n/a n/a 1495
Grayling 2255 Silver 1503
Calumet 1745 Silver 1548
Ithaca 1686 Silver 1556
Muskegon Mona Shores n/a n/a 1559
Plainwell n/a n/a 1568
Sterling Heights n/a n/a 1653
Holland West Ottawa 1098 Silver 1720
Macomb Dakota n/a n/a 1744
Petoskey n/a n/a 1753
Beal City n/a n/a 1764
Lapeer East n/a n/a 1773
Norway-Vulcan n/a n/a 1791
Big Rapids 2270 Silver 1808
Dearborn Fordson 1991 Silver 1933
Redford Thurston n/a n/a 1982
Carsonville Port Sanilac n/a n/a 1997
Rochester Adams 647 Silver n/a
West MI Academic of Environmental Science 726 Silver n/a
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 843 Silver n/a
Leland 876 Silver n/a
Traverse City Central 891 Silver n/a
Lowell 1023 Silver n/a
Detroit Renaissance 1057 Silver n/a
Houghton Central 1079 Silver n/a
Hamilton 1135 Silver n/a
Rudyard 1166 Silver n/a
Holland   1171 Silver n/a
East Kentwood 1230 Silver n/a
Holly 1265 Silver n/a
Benzie Central 1359 Silver n/a
Dearborn 1370 Silver n/a
Marysville 1404 Silver n/a
Otsego 1406 Silver n/a
Charlevoix 1488 Silver n/a
Comstock Park 1624 Silver n/a
Dearborn Crestwood 1629 Silver n/a
Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy 1703 Silver n/a
Ishpeming 1723 Silver n/a
Munising 1732 Silver n/a
Paw Paw 1799 Silver n/a
Center Line 1802 Silver n/a
Hastings 1814 Silver n/a
Decatur 1910 Silver n/a
Sault Area 1992 Silver n/a
Grand Rapids Northview  2004 Silver n/a
Watervliet 2011 Silver n/a
Delton-Kellogg 2019 Silver n/a
Brooklyn Columbia Central 2033 Silver n/a
Tawas 2086 Silver n/a
Detroit Cass Tech 2102 Silver n/a
Star International Academy 2118 Silver n/a
Manistee 2119 Silver n/a
Bad Axe 2154 Silver n/a
Gaylord 2175 Silver n/a
Caro 2176 Silver n/a
Mesick 2200 Silver n/a
Springport 2211 Silver n/a
Adrian Madison 2263 Silver n/a

2013 Update (Methodology)

2012 Update:

1. International Academy, Bloomfield Hills (5)
2. Black River Public School, Holland (261)
3. Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms (391)
4. Okemos High School, Okemos (392)
5. Frankenmuth High School, Frankenmuth (405)
6. Troy High School, Troy (442)
7. City Middle/High School, Grand Rapids (519)
8. Spring Lake High School, Spring Lake (524)
9. Saline High School, Saline (525)
10. Portage Northern High School, Portage (539)

Washington Post's 2011 Challenge Index: Michigan Schools

Over 1900 High Schools Evaluated

2011 Challenge Index Rank National
Holland Black River 1 155
Bloomfield Hills Andover 2 443
Grosse Pointe South 3 504
Troy   4 567
Bloomfield Hills Lahser 5 698
Okemos 6 758
Grosse Pointe North 7 920
Novi 8 965
Birmingham Seaholm 9 1005
Saline 10 1010
Troy Athens 11 1020
Birmingham Groves 12 1022
Berkley 13 1056
North Farmington 14 1119
Walled Lake Central 15 1121
West Bloomfield 16 1241
Portage Northern 17 1267
Walled Lake Northern 18 1313
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 19 1337
Farmington 20 1352
Portage Central 21 n/a
East Lansing 22 n/a
Ann Arbor Pioneer 23 n/a
East Grand Rapids 24 n/a
Traverse City Central 25 n/a
Muskegon Mona Shores 26 n/a
Traverse City West 27 n/a
Ann Arbor Huron 28 n/a
Milford Lakeland (Huron Valley) 29 n/a
Lowell 30 n/a
Utica Eisenhower 31 n/a
Farmington Hills Harrison 32 n/a
Grand Blanc 33 n/a
Livonia Churchill 34 n/a
Jenison 35 n/a
Redford Thurston 36 n/a
Walled Lake Western 37 n/a
Rochester 38 n/a

U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools

2011: Michigan's 16 Top High Schools; 75 earn Bronze or Higher (8.7%), 324 Analyzed of 864 Total

2011 High School List Rank
International Academy (650) 20
Bloomfield Hills Andover (1021) 101
East Grand Rapids (919) 162
Saline (1834) 222
Northville (2165) 227
Troy Athens (1828) 229
Holland Black River (303) 254
Bloomfield Hills Lahser (959) 260
Berkley (1239) 333
Walled Lake Central (1706) 345
West Bloomfield (2006) 353
Grosse Ile (643) 354
Walled Lake Northern (1598) 387
Frankenmuth (539) 412
Portage Northern (1248) 471
Utica Henry Ford II (2056) 475

Note: Bloomfield Hills Andover and Lahser and Portage Northern and Central are consolidating for the 2011-2012 school year. Largest High Schools in Michigan. Michigan ranked 26th in percentage of high schools earning Silver or Gold status. 18,743 high schools in the USA with 8,535 eligible for analysis under methodology criteria by U.S. News & World Report, and 1750 high schools earned Bronze or higher (9.3%) and 561 earned gold status (3%).

2010: Michigan has 20 schools earn Gold or Silver (only 2.3% in the entire state, ranking 26th nationally)

Top Economically Disadvantaged Schools (None in Michigan, Detroit Cass Tech and Renaissance have 30-40% E.D.)

Blue Ribbon Schools in Michigan (1982-2009)

2009 List

Michigan High School 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 Blue Ribbon Disadvantaged Enrollment Graduation Rate 2008 Enrollment
Oakland International Academy 6 12 9 2 1 Never 0.70% 100.00% 148
Ann Arbor Huron Silver 1117 682 887 746 1984 14.50% 90.23% 2157
Ann Arbor Pioneer Silver 916 866 659 468 Never 14.70% 93.67% 2822
Birmingham Seaholm Silver 875 644 490 376 1985 1.80% 94.60% 1250
Detroit Renaissance Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 32.90% 99.07% 1038
East Grand Rapids Silver 994 667 n/a n/a Never 5.50% 96.72% 992
East Lansing Silver 1029 1095 n/a n/a Never 22.90% 86.06% 1128
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central Silver 1198 1018 726 n/a Never 6.10% 98.21% 1357
Grosse Pointe South Silver 356 288 238 289 1983 5.80% 96.55% 1652
Holland Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 41.90% 74.25% 1538
Lowell Silver n/a 1123 n/a n/a Never 17.20% 93.67% 1325
Midland Dow Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 13.10% 91.62% 1593
North Muskegon Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 19.40% 98.77% 283
Okemos Silver 984 760 920 606 1984 7.90% 93.18% 1434
Rochester Adams Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a 1989, 1993 2.10% 97.79% 1477
Saginaw Arts & Sciences Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 27.50% 100.00% 485
Spring Lake Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 14.60% 96.26% 830
Williamston Silver n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 10.40% 93.13% 682
Bronze Level
Advanced Technology Academy Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 98.70% n/a 959
Ann Arbor Community Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 67.40% n/a 516
Atlanta Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 64.30% n/a 386
Beal City Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 30.50% n/a 335
Bear Lake Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 43% n/a 215
Benton Harbor Countryside Academy Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 72.20% n/a 209
Big Bay de Noc Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 48.80% n/a 291
Boyne City Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 31.80% n/a 406
Calumet Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 48.80% n/a 502
Carney-Nadeau Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 62.90% n/a 291
Caro Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 37.50% n/a 705
Carsonville-Port Sanilac Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 45.50% n/a 281
Cedarville Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 42.80% n/a 128
Central Lake Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 37.70% n/a 233
Chassell Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 52.90% n/a 282
Cheboygan Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 47.00% n/a 777
Dearborn Heights Star Academy Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 88.60% n/a 1266
Deckerville Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 47.80% n/a 383
Detroit Cass Tech Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984, 1991 48.20% n/a 2121
Detroit Communication & Media Arts Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Detroit Davis Aerospace Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 79.60% n/a 247
Dollar Bay Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 53.10% n/a 134
Engadine Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 42.40% n/a 126
Ewen-Trout Creek Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 53.30% n/a 317
Fairview Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 44.70% n/a 116
Frankfort Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 45.90% n/a 283
Galesburg-Augusta Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 32.30% n/a 399
Genesee International Academy Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 72.60% n/a 686
Grand Rapids City Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 26.60% n/a 627
Hancock Central Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 39.20% n/a 297
Houghton Central Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 18.20% n/a 482
Ishpeming Westwood Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 30.90% n/a 362
Jeffers Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 52.90% n/a 201
Kingsley Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 44.30% n/a 488
Littlefield Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 62.10% n/a 354
Ludington Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 26.00% n/a 855
Macomb Dakota Bronze 1060 1094 n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Macomb L'Anse Creuse Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1996 n/a n/a n/a
Macomb Lutheran North Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Macomb Lutheran West Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Madison Heights Bishop Foley Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Madison Heights Lamphere Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Manistee Brethren Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 62.60% n/a 275
Maple City-Glen Lake Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 19.80% n/a 402
Marlette Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 39.50% n/a 415
Mason County Central Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 39.20% n/a 512
Mason County Eastern Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 53.10% n/a 300
Mio-Ausable Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 59.70% n/a 355
New Lothrop Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 16.60% n/a 361
Ottawa Montessori Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 65.90% n/a 549
Pentwater Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 30.80% n/a 242
Petoskey Concord Academy Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 0% n/a 332
Pigeon Laker Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 36.30% n/a 392
Rogers City Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 30.40% n/a 381
Roscommon Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a 1983 n/a n/a n/a
Rudyard Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 47% n/a 312
Superior Central Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 43.10% n/a 397
Vestaburg Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 51.20% n/a 252
Walkerville Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 75.60% n/a 175
Wolverine Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 65.50% n/a 159
Wyoming Lee Bronze n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 76.70% n/a 398
Honorable Mention
Battle Creek Math & Science Center HM n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 1.40% n/a 240
Other: Unranked, but Previously Recognized
Andrews Academy n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1985 n/a n/a n/a
Berkley n/a 575 n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Big Rapids n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2006 n/a n/a n/a
Birmingham Brother Rice n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Birmingham Groves n/a 641 805 817 654 Never n/a n/a n/a
Black River (Holland) n/a 357 55 n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Bloomfield Hills (Detroit) Country Day n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Bloomfield Hills Andover n/a 377 216 242 160 1983 n/a n/a n/a
Bloomfield Hills Lahser n/a 822 n/a n/a 272 1983 n/a n/a n/a
Bridgman n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Brighton n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Byron Center n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2000 n/a n/a n/a
Caledonia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1996 n/a n/a n/a
Detroit (Novi) Catholic Central n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Detroit Golightly Vocational n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Edwardsburg n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1993 n/a n/a n/a
Essexville Garber n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Farmington n/a 759 742 657 n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Farmington Hills Harrison n/a 986 1088 952 n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Farmington Mercy n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Gaylord n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Grand Rapids Christian n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern n/a 1329 1074 937 n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Grand Rapids Northview n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Grandville n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2006 n/a n/a n/a
Grosse Pointe North n/a 882 983 828 405 1985 n/a n/a n/a
Hartland n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1993 n/a n/a n/a
Holt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1993 n/a n/a n/a
Interlochen n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984 n/a n/a n/a
Jenison n/a n/a n/a 578 714 Never n/a n/a n/a
Kalamazoo Christian n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1985 n/a n/a n/a
Lake Orion n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2000 n/a n/a n/a
Lansing Catholic Central n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Lansing Everett n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1996 n/a n/a n/a
Lawton n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1987 n/a n/a n/a
Muskegon Mona Shores n/a n/a 1062 n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Newaygo n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1991 n/a n/a n/a
North Farmington n/a 1147 831 767 491 1993 n/a n/a n/a
Northville n/a 1189 952 997 n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Novi n/a 1186 1129 1027 692 1987, 2000 n/a n/a n/a
Portage Central n/a 1088 n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Portage Northern n/a 1153 n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Redford Thurston n/a 1290 n/a n/a n/a Never 30% n/a n/a
Rockford n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1996 n/a n/a n/a
Saginaw Swan Valley n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2006 n/a n/a n/a
Saline n/a 1321 n/a 1004 n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
South Haven n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Never 45.80% n/a 757
Southfield n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1984, 1989 n/a n/a n/a
Southfield Christian n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1991 n/a n/a n/a
Southfield Lathrup n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1991 n/a n/a n/a
Sturgis n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1983 n/a n/a n/a
Troy n/a 545 461 548 n/a 1998 3.20% n/a 2108
Troy Athens n/a 1026 804 890 n/a 1993 n/a n/a n/a
Utica Eisenhower n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2006 n/a n/a n/a
Utica Stevenson n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2000 n/a n/a n/a
Walled Lake Central n/a 927 n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Walled Lake Northern n/a 1267 n/a n/a n/a Never n/a n/a n/a
Warren Cousino n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2000 n/a n/a n/a
Warren DeLaSalle n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1993 n/a n/a n/a
West Bloomfield n/a 1162 1061 709 760 1987, 1993 n/a n/a n/a
Advanced Placement: Is that all there is to being a great school???
What Makes a "Best" High School?
State by State Statistics: Michigan ranked 23rd
31 Schools Ranked "Bronze or Higher" in 2007, 74 in 2008
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions 2009
Top Achievement Schools
Top Charter Schools
2007 Michigan High Schools Making AYP
High School-AYP+A Report Card Students
Adams Township Jeffers HS (Painesdale) 220
Algonac HS 775
Ann Arbor Community HS 455
Black River Public School (1-12) 700
Bloomfield Hills International Academy 630
Boyne Concord Academy (K-12) 200
Byron Center Charter School (K-12) 180
Byron Center HS 916
Chelsea HS 1019
Detroit Renaissance HS 1117
East Grand Rapids HS 1000
Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated HS 179
Fowler HS 187
Glen Lake Jr./Sr. HS (6-12) 523
Goodrich HS 709
Grand Blanc HS 2350
Grand Rapids City Middle/HS 637
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central HS 1299
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern HS 991
Grosse Ile HS 688
Houghton Central HS (Houghton-Portage) 493
Leland HS (K-12) 490
Mackinac Island HS 80
Mackinaw City HS (K-12) 250
Midland Academy Advanced & Creative Studies (K-12) 205
Midland Dow HS 1468
New Lothrup HS (7-12) 369
Petoskey Concord Academy (K-12) 340
Pewamo-Westphalia HS (7-12) 420
Rockford HS (10-12) 1702
Saginaw Center for Arts & Sciences 359
Spring Lake HS 811
Total Students--32 Buildings (680 ave.) 21762
Congratulations to the above schools who make an A grade for accreditation, and AYP.
Haslett: A great place to raise kids
High Schools Not Making AYP
High Priority High Schools
Summary of Newsweek's 2006 High School Rankings
2007 Update
Michigan HighSchool Rank Index Free&Reduced
International Academy 7 8.046 0.10%
Black River (Holland) 245 2.447 16.00%
Grosse Pointe South 363 2.15 0.10%
Troy 435 1.991 3.40%
Bloomfield Hills Andover 492 1.891 1.00%
East Lansing 530 1.785 20.80%
Farmington 813 1.455 6.70%
Troy Athens 827 1.44 3.00%
Grosse Pointe North 866 1.403 4.50%
East Grand Rapids 906 1.362 3.00%
Jenison 938 1.311 14.90%
Okemos 948 1.301 8.00%
Ann Arbor Pioneer 981 1.269 12.80%
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 1011 1.235 2.00%
West Bloomfield 1072 1.18 11.00%
Novi 1110 1.119 3.00%
Northville 1129 1.118 1.00%
Lowell 1135 1.113 14.20%
Bloomfield Hills Lahser 1177 1.068 3.50%
Farmington Hills Harrison 1190 1.059 13.80%
Ann Arbor Huron 1221 1.03 12.00%

2007 Dropped Out: Birmingham Seaholm, Birmingham Groves, Muskegon Mona Shores, Chippewa Valley Dakota

2006 Dropped Out: Saline

Michigan High School 2006 Rank Challenge Index Free&Reduced Lunch Percentage 2005 Rank 2003 Rank
International Academy 9 6.127 0 2 1
Black River (Holland) 55 3.813 15.10% n/a n/a
Bloomfield Hills Andover 216 2.41 >1.0% 242 160
Grosse Pointe South 288 2.171 2.30% 238 289
Troy 461 1.77 2.00% 548 n/a
Birmingham Seaholm 644 1.519 0.00% 490 376
East Grand Rapids 667 1.482 5.00% n/a n/a
Ann Arbor Huron 682 1.458 13.00% 887 746
Farmington 742 1.396 6.70% 657 n/a
Okemos 760 1.383 n/a 920 606
Troy Athens 804 1.334 3.30% 890 n/a
Birmingham Groves 805 1.333 >1.0% 817 654
North Farmington 831 1.315 4.20% 767 491
Ann Arbor Pioneer 866 1.278 14.00% 659 468
Northville 952 1.192 >1.0% 997 n/a
Grosse Pointe North 983 1.152 4.50% 828 405
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 1018 1.118 n/a 726 n/a
West Bloomfield 1061 1.07 8.40% 709 760
Muskegon Mona Shores 1062 1.068 19.70% n/a n/a
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 1074 1.054 15.00% 937 n/a
Farmington Hills Harrison 1088 1.043 13.80% 952 n/a
Chippewa Valley Dakota 1094 1.035 8.00% n/a n/a
East Lansing 1095 1.034 18.80% n/a n/a
Lowell 1123 1.016 12.00% n/a n/a
Novi 1129 1.01 2.00% 1027 692
Bloomfield Hills Lahser n/a n/a n/a n/a 272
Jenison n/a n/a n/a 578 714
Saline n/a n/a n/a 1004 n/a
Michigan Merit Exam Comparison
Odd Math for Best High School List
States ranked by number of schools on Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools" list:
1. California 177
2. New York 152
3. Texas 125
4. Florida 91
5. Virginia 79
6. Maryland 60
7. New Jersey 39
8. North Carolina 38
9. Illinois 31
10. Georgia 27
11. Ohio 26 (tie)
11. Michigan 26 (tie)
13. Colorado 24
14. South Carolina 22
15. Minnesota 17 (tie)
15. Wisconsin 17 (tie)
17. Washington 16
18. Massachusetts 15
19. Pennsylvania 14 (tie)
19. Utah 14 (tie)
21. Connecticut 12 (tie)
21. Missouri 12 (tie)
23. Tennessee 10
24. Nevada 8 (tie)
24. Oklahoma 8 (tie)
24. Kentucky 8 (tie)

27. Oregon 6 (tie)
27. Arkansas 6 (tie)
29. Alabama 5 (tie)
29. Delaware 5 (tie)
31. Arizona 4 (tie)
31. DC 4 (tie)
31. Kansas 4 (tie)
34. Iowa 3 (tie)
34. Maine 3 (tie)
34. South Dakota 3 (tie)
37. Montana 2 (tie)
37. New Mexico 2 (tie)
37. Rhode Island 2 (tie)
40. Idaho 1 (tie)
40. Louisiana 1 (tie)
40. Mississippi 1 (tie)
40. New Hampshire 1 (tie)
40. Vermont 1 (tie)
40. West Virginia 1 (tie)
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DAVETGC'S TOP 25 PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN MICHIGAN--2005
1--TROY SCHOOL DISTRICT
2--BLOOMFIELD HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
3--BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT
4--GROSSE POINTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
5--UTICA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
6--GRAND RAPIDS NORTHVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
7--WEST BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
8--FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
9--GRAND RAPIDS FOREST HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
10--NOVI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
11--NORTHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
12--DEXTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
13--EAST GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
14--OKEMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
15--WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS
16--ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
17--PLYMOUTH-CANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
18--CLARKSTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
19--SOUTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20--KENTWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
21--AVONDALE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
22--LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
23--CALEDONIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
24--L'ANSE CREUSE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
25--GRAND BLANC COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Other Top 10% Public Schools in Michigan (60 total)
Alpena Public Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Berkeley School District
Brighton Area Schools
Byron Center Community Schools
Chelsea School District
Chippewa Valley Schools
Clawson School District
Comstock Park Community Schools
DeWitt Public Schools
East Lansing Public Schools
Flint Kearsley Public Schools
Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Grand Haven Area Public Schools
Grand Ledge Schools
Grandville Public Schools
Grosse Ile Schools
Holland Public Schools
Holland-West Ottawa Public Schools
Jenison Public Schools
Lake Orion Community Schools
Lapeer Community Schools
Marquette Public Schools
Midland Public Schools
Monroe Public Schools
Portage Public Schools
Royal Oak School District
Saline Area Schools
South Lyon Community Schools
Tecumseh Public Schools
Traverse City Area Public Schools
Warren Consolidated Schools
The criteria for selection is totally subjective and without any formal process. It is based upon an "educated guess" and perceptions after being an educator in Michigan for 18 years, living in Michigan for over 50 years and attending public schools (plus college) in Michigan. I look at financial strength of the districts (reserves), curricular strengths, standardized test results (MEAP, ACT, SAT, etc.), opportunities for students in the curriculum including school-to-work, career pathways, career prep, enrichment, athletic achievement, etc., district administration, security, safety and disciplinary procedures and implementation, community and parent resources and support, district and building communication (including web site communication, links, etc.), leadership and modeling, professional development and in-service commitment, personnel, interviewing and hiring procedures, supervision of staff, etc. Please remember while this ranking is not necessarily accurate, it may be useful to debate the merits of public school districts throughout the state.
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Alpena High School
Ann Arbor Community High School
Ann Arbor Huron High School
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
Avondale High School
Berkley High School
Birmingham Groves High School
Birmingham Seaholm High School
Bloomfield Hills Andover High School
Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School
Brighton High School
Caledonia High School
Clarkston High School
Detroit Cass Tech High School
Detroit Communicaton & Media Arts HS
DeWitt High School
Dexter High School
East Lansing High School
East Grand Rapids High School
East Kentwood High School
Farmington Harrison High School
Farmington High School
Grand Haven High School
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central HS
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern HS
Grand Rapids Northview High School
Grandville High School
Grosse Pointe North High School
Grosse Pointe South High School
Holland High School
Holland West Ottawa High School
Holt High School
Jenison High School
L'Anse Creuse North High School
Lake Orion High School
Livonia Stevenson High School
Midland High School
Monroe High School
North Farmington High School
Northville High School
Novi High School
Okemos High School
Plymouth Canton High School
Plymouth High School
Plymouth Salem High School
Portage Central High School
Portage Northern High School
Rochester Adams High School
Rochester High School
Rochester Stoney Creek High School
Rockford High School
Saline High School
Southfield High School
Southfield Lathrup High School
Tecumseh High School
Traverse City Central High School
Traverse City West High School
Troy Athens High School
Troy High School
Utica Eisenhower High School
Utica Henry Ford II High School
Utica High School
Utica Stevenson High School
Walled Lake Central High School
Walled Lake Western High School
West Bloomfield High School
 TOP INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS (57)
The better schools in the ISD at noted in bold!
1--OAKLAND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (28)
Avondale-Auburn Hills
Berkley
Birmingham
Bloomfield Hills
Clarkston
Clawson
Farmington
Ferndale
Hazel Park
Holly
Huron Valley (Milford/Highland)
Lake Orion
Livonia Clarenceville
Madison Heights Lamphere
Madison Heights Madison
Novi
Oak Park
Ortonville Brandon
Oxford
Pontiac
Rochester
Royal Oak
South Lyon
Southfield
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
2--KENT COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (20)
Byron Center
Caledonia
Cedar Springs
Comstock Park
East Grand Rapids
Godfrey Lee-Wyoming
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Forest Hills
Grand Rapids Kelloggsville
Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills
Grand Rapids Northview
Grandville
Kent
Kentwood
Lowell
Rockford
Sparta
Thornapple-Kellogg
Wyoming
Wyoming Godwin Heights
3--MACOMB INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (21)
Anchor Bay
Armada
Center Line
Chippewa Valley
Clintondale
East Detroit (Eastpointe)
Fraser
Harrison L'Anse Creuse
Mt. Clemens
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St.Clair Shores Lake Shore
St.Clair Shores Lakeview
St.Clair Shores South Lake
Utica (Sterling Heights)
Warren
Warren Fitzgerald
Warren Van Dyke
Warren Woods
4--OTTAWA AREA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (11)
Allendale
Coopersville
Grand Haven
Hamilton
Holland
Hudsonville
Jenison
Saugatuck
Spring Lake
West Ottawa-Holland
Zeeland
5--WAYNE RESA (34)
Allen Park
Dearborn
Dearborn Crestwood
Dearborn Heights #7
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Ile
Grosse Pointe
Hamtramck
Harper Woods
Highland Park
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale-No.Allen Park
New Boston Huron
Northville
Plymouth-Canton
Redford Union
River Rouge
Riverview
Romulus
South Redford
Southgate
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren (Belleville)
Wayne-Westland
Westwood (Inkster)
Woodhaven
Wyandotte
6--WASHTENAW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (10)
Chelsea
Dexter
Ann Arbor
Saline
Milan
Whitmore Lake
Manchester
Ypsilanti Lincoln
Ypsilanti Willow Run
Washtenaw Technical Middle College
Ypsilanti
7--INGHAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (12)
Dansville
East Lansing
Haslett
Holt
Lansing
Lansing Waverly
Leslie
Mason
Okemos
Stockbridge
Webberville
Williamston
8--GENESEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (21)
Burton Atherton
Burton Bendle
Burton Bentley
Clio
Davison
Fenton
Flint
Flint Beecher
Flint Carman-Ainsworth
Flint Kearsley
Flint Westwood Heights
Flushing
Genesee
Goodrich
Grand Blanc
Lake Fenton
Linden
Montrose
Mt. Morris
Otisville LakeVille
Swartz Creek
9--TRAVERSE BAY AREA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (16)
Alba
Bellaire
Benzie County Central
Buckley
Elk Rapids
Excelsior
Forest Area
Frankfort-Elberta
Glen Lake
Kalkaska
Kingsley
Leland
Mancelona
Northport
Suttons Bay
Traverse City
10--BERRIEN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (16)
Benton Harbor
Berrien Springs
Niles
Niles Brandywine
Bridgman
Buchanan
Coloma
Eau Claire
Galien
Hagar
Stevensville Lakeshore
New Buffalo
River Valley
Sodus
St. Joseph
Watervliet
11--KALAMAZOO RESA (9)
Climax-Scotts
Comstock
Galesburg-Augusta
Kalamazoo
Parchment
Portage
Richland Gull Lake
Schoolcraft
Vicksburg
12--CLARE-GLADWIN RESD (5)
Beaverton
Clare
Farwell
Gladwin
Harrison
13--LENAWEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (12)
Addison
Adrian
Adrian Madison
Blissfield
Britton-Macon
Clinton
Deerfield
Hudson
Morenci
Onsted
Sand Creek
Tecumseh
14--ALLEGAN COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (8)
Allegan
Fennville
Ganges
Hopkins
Martin
Otsego
Plainwell
Wayland Union
15--LIVINGSTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (5)
Brighton
Fowlerville
Hartland
Howell
Pinckney
16--VAN BUREN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (12)
Bangor
Bangor #8
Bloomingdale
Covert
Decatur
Gobles
Hartford
Lawrence
Lawton
Mattawan
Paw Paw
South Haven
17--GRATIOT-ISABELLA RESD (9)
Alma
Ashley
Beal City
Breckenridge
Fulton
Ithaca
Mt. Pleasant
Shepherd
St. Louis
18--MIDLAND COUNTY ESA (4)
Coleman
Meridian
Midland
Midland Bullock Creek
19--ST. CLAIR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (7)
Algonac
Capac
East China
Marysville
Memphis
Port Huron
Yale
20--BAY-ARENAC INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (7)
Arenac Eastern
Au Gres-Sims
Bay City
Bay City Bangor
Essexville-Hampton
Pinconning
Standish-Sterling
21--CHARLEVOIX-EMMET INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (11)
Beaver Island
Boyne City
Boyne Falls
Central Lake
Charlevoix
East Jordan
Ellsworth
Harbor Springs
Littlefield
Pellston
Petoskey
22--LAPEER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (5)
Almont
Dryden
Imlay City
Lapeer
North Branch
23--MECOSTA-OSCEOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (6)
Big Rapids
Chippewa Hills
Evart
Morley Stanwood
Reed City
Carney-Nadeau
24--WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(9)
Cadillac
Lake City
Manton
Marion
McBain
Mesick
Pine River
25--CALHOUN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (13)
Albion
Athens
Battle Creek
Battle Creek Harper Creek
Battle Creek Lakeview
Battle Creek Pennfield
Bellevue
Homer
Marshall
Marshall Mar-Lee
Olivet
Tekonsha
Union City
26--MONROE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (9)
Carleton Airport
Dundee
Erie-Mason
Ida
Monroe
Monroe Jefferson
Petersburg Summerfield
Temperance Bedford
Whiteford Ottawa Lake
27--JACKSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (12)
Columbia (Brooklyn)
Concord
East Jackson
Grass Lake
Hanover-Horton
Jackson
Jackson Northwest
Jackson Western (Parma)
Michigan Center
Napoleon
Springport
Vandercook Lake
28--SAGINAW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (13)
Birch Run
Bridgeport-Spaulding
Carrollton
Cheasaning Union
Frankenmuth
Freeland
Hemlock
Merrill
Saginaw Buena Vista
Saginaw City
Saginaw Swan Valley
Saginaw Township
St. Charles
29--HILLSDALE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (8)
Camden-Frontier
Hillsdale
Jonesville
Litchfield
North Adams-Jerome
Pittsford
Reading
Waldron
30--NEWAYGO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (6)
Big Jackson
Fremont
Grant
Hesperia
Newaygo
White Cloud
31--SHIAWASEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (8)
Byron
Corunna
Durand
Laingsburg
Morrice
New Lothrup
Owosso
Perry
32--ST. JOSEPH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (9)
Burr Oak
Centreville
Colon/Nottawa
Constantine
Mendon
Sturgis
Three Rivers
White Pigeon
33--CLINTON COUNTY RESA (6)
Bath
DeWitt
Fowler
Ovid-Elsie
Pewamo-Westphalia
St. Johns
34--EATON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (7)
Charlotte
Eaton Rapids
Grand Ledge
Oneida
Potterville
Roxand
Vermontville Maple Valley
35--ALPENA-MONTMORENCY-ALCONA ESD (4)
Alcona
Alpena
Atlanta
Hillman
36--MENOMINEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (3)
Menominee
North Central
Stephenson
37--BRANCH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (3)
Bronson
Coldwater
Quincy
38--CHEBOYGAN-OTSEGO-PRESQUE ISLE ISD (C.O.P.)(10)
Cheboygan
Gaylord
Inland Lakes
Johannesburg-Lewiston
Mackinaw City
Onaway
Posen
Rogers City
Wolverine
Vanderbilt
39--C.O.O.R. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (6)
Crawford AuSable (Grayling)
Fairview
Gerrish-Higgins (Roscommon)
Houghton Lake
Mio-AuSable
West Branch-Rose City
40--COPPER COUNTRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(13)
Adams Township
Arvon Township
Baraga
Calumet
Chassell Township
Dollar Bay-Tamarack
Elm River
Grant Township
Hancock
Houghton-Portage
Lake Linden-Hubbell
L'Anse
Stanton
41--DELTA-SCHOOLCRAFT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(7)
Bark River-Harris
Big Bay de Noc
Escanaba
Gladstone
Manistique
Mid Peninsula
Rapid River
42--MARQUETTE-ALGER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(11)
Burt Township
Gwinn
Ishpeming
Marquette
Munising
N.I.C.E.
Negaunee
Powell Township
Republic-Michigamme
Superior Central
Wells Township
43--EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(13)
Bois Blanc Pines
Brimley
DeTour
Engadine
Les Cheneaux
Mackinaw Island
Moran Township
Pickford
Rudyard
Sault Ste. Marie
St. Ignace
Tahquamenon
Whitefish Township
44--MASON-LAKE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(6)
Baldwin
Free Soil
Ludington
Mason County Central
Mason County Eastern
Pentwater
45--MONTCALM AREA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(7)
Carson City-Crystal
Central Montcalm
Greenville
Lakeview
Montabella
Tri County
Vestaburg
46--MUSKEGON AREA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(12)
Fruitport
Holton
Montague
Muskegon
Muskegon Heights
Muskegon Mona Shores (Norton Shores)
Muskegon Orchard View
Muskegon Reeths-Puffer
North Muskegon
Oakridge
Ravenna
Whitehall
47--OCEANA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(3)
Hart
Shelby
Walkerville
48--DICKINSON-IRON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(6)
Breitung
Forest Park
Iron Mountain
North Dickinson
Norway-Vulcan
West Iron
49--GOGEBIC-ONTONAGON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(8)
Bessemer
Ewen-Trout Creek
Ironwood
Marenisco
Ontonagon
Wakefield
Watersmeet
White Pine
50--HURON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(15)
Bad Axe
Bloomfield Township
Caseville
Church
Colfax
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port
Harbor Beach
North Huron
Owendale-Gagetown
Port Hope
Sigel #3
Sigel #4
Sigel #6
Ubly
Verona Mills
51--IONIA COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(9)
Belding
Berlin Township
Easton Township
Ionia
Ionia Township #2
Lakewood
Palo
Portland
Saranac
52--IOSCO RESA(4)
Hale
Oscoda
Tawas
Whittemore-Prescott
53--LEWIS CASS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(4)
Cassopolis
Dowagiac Union
Edwardsburg
Marcellus
54--MANISTEE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(5)
Autrain-Onota
Bear Lake
Kaleva Norman Dickson
Manistee
Onekama
 55--SANILAC INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(7)
Brown City
Carsonville-Port Sanilac
Croswell-Lexington
Deckerville
Marlette
Peck
Sandusky
56--TUSCOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT(9)
Akron-Fairgrove
Caro
Cass City
Kingston
Mayville
Millington
Reese
Unionville-Sebewaing
Vassar
57--BARRY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (2)
Delton-Kellogg
Hastings