Michigan Academic State Champs

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Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college

April 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic means.

Here are Michigan's Academic State Champs for 2019

April 17, 2019 | Mike Wilkinson

Take a bow. Here are the most successful high schools in Michigan at sending graduates to college, broken down into four categories. Did your school make the list?

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm

April 17, 2019 | Ron French, Mike Wilkinson

Dearborn schools dominate many of the champs lists, as Bridge Magazine recognizes winners at schools from Grand Rapids to Detroit and the Upper Peninsula

See how your Michigan school district compares on academic growth

February 13, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Use this database to search growth from third to eighth grades, and compare districts compare with their neighbors and ones with similar socioeconomics statewide in Michigan.

Academic State Champs: Poverty doesn’t always predict school success in Michigan

February 13, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

This year, Bridge honors school districts where students grow the most from third to eighth grade. The new measure comes from groundbreaking research that tips conventional wisdom on its head.

Academic State Champs: Top 10 large Michigan school districts for growth

February 13, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Use this slideshow to see where students in school districts with more than 4,000 students grew the most from third to eighth grade

Academic State Champs: Top 10 mid-sized Michigan school districts for growth

February 13, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Use this slideshow to see where students in school districts with 1,300 to 4,000 students grew the most from third to eighth grade

Academic State Champs: Top 10 small Michigan school districts for growth

February 13, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Use this slideshow to see where students in school districts with less than 1,300 students grew the most from third to eighth grade.

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs

February 14, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Bridge is rating Michigan high schools by how well they prepare students for college or career training after they graduate.

Academic State Champs 2017: Find your school

February 14, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

See how your school performed in the 2017 Academic State Champs analysis.

Get your FREE Academic State Champs bumper sticker

February 14, 2017 | Bridge Staff

Get your free Academic State Champs bumper sticker to celebrate your school.

Academic State Champs: How to make sense of your school’s M-STEP scores

February 11, 2016 | Mike Wilkinson

Last year, Michigan replaced its longstanding MEAP standardized test with a new assessment aligned with the Common Core. Bridge’s Academic State Champs analysis allows you to compare your school with peer schools across the state.

Meet the 2015 high school Academic State Champs

February 9, 2016 | Mike Wilkinson

Bridge Magazine recognizes 44 high schools across the state earning top marks for preparing students for college or career succes

Bridge’s Academic State Champs emphasizes all the wrong measurements

March 13, 2015 | Chuck Fellows

If there are lies, damn lies and statistics, those attached to education may fall into a special category. Rankings like this simply don’t mean anything, a guest columnist says.

Correction: Error in elementary school analysis for Academic State Champs

February 12, 2015 | David Zeman

A computer programming error resulted in two Michigan elementary schools being left off the list of 2014 State Champs. The error also slightly changes the individual rankings of some schools.

New today! School-level database: Is your school an Academic State Champ

February 9, 2015 | Bridge Staff

Bridge’s first-ever rankings of elementary, middle and high schools across the state recognizes schools that coax the most potential from students.

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