More than 300,000 students across Michigan attend class in a district or charter other than the district where they live. As minorities move into some districts, other students use the state schools-of-choice law to move to less-diverse districts.
Families say they use "choice" to move their kids to higher-performing, or safer, schools. Consciously or not, however, this law has left many districts more racially segregated.
How to use this database
Type in any portion of a district's name to get a snapshot of its student population. To get more information, click on the "Out" and "In" boxes, which show how many students are coming into a district via choice or leaving. Follow the prompts to compare districts' racial makeup.