Hundreds of Michigan schools don’t have a gym teacher. Does yours?

For tens of thousands of Michigan school children, regular gym class is something they know exists, but haven’t experienced themselves.

Across the state about 500 schools — roughly 1 in 5 — do not have certified gym teachers. It’s a severe problem in Detroit where almost half the schools are without gym teachers, but the issue is not limited to the city or to traditional school districts.

An analysis from Chalkbeat, a Bridge Magazine reporting partner, compared data on physical education teachers to other state data. The records show that gym teachers are missing from suburban, rural, and urban districts as well as from charter schools.

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Chalkbeat compared the list of all schools with certified physical education teachers to the state’s most recent school ranking list and identified  hundreds of schools without gym teachers.

The state school ranking list only includes schools that have at least two years of state testing data from at least 30 students who have been tested in two subjects so it doesn’t include new schools or those that serve a high percentage of children with severe disabilities but the analysis included 2,700 Michigan schools.

Research shows physical activity is linked to better academic performance and a slew of other positive effects, yet gym class has been one of the first subjects to be cut in schools.

In Michigan, there are no laws requiring schools to offer recess. As for physical education, schools are required to offer the class, but the amount of time isn’t specified. That means that a school could limit gym class to once or twice a year.

“Physical education is required in public schools at all levels, but what that looks like is up to the local districts,” a state spokesman said. “In general, budget reasons prevent schools from hiring physical education-endorsed teachers, but schools also may have difficulty finding a teacher with the proper endorsement.”

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Schools in Michigan are not judged by how long students spend in gym. Instead, they are heavily judged by how well students perform on math and reading exams. In response, schools have focused their resources on core subjects to make more time for instruction and test prep, cutting back on the arts and gym and cutting recess.

In fact, schools are so focused on testing that state legislators charged the Michigan Department of Education to cut it back in 2018. The Detroit district also approved a major reduction in testing this summer.

In Detroit, at least, the schools missing gym teachers might soon get them. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announced earlier this month that there is money in the budget for every school in the district to have a gym teacher.

Look through the list of Michigan schools without a gym teacher below. Search by school or district. To see a list of schools that do have certified physical education teachers, and see which schools have more than one, click here.

No gym class

Nearly 500 schools across Michigan do not have a certified gym teacher, according to research by Chalkbeat, including 40 Detroit schools and dozens of charter schools across the state. You can search this list by district or county. Charter schools are in italics and enrollment is for those schools for which it was available.

District School Enrollment*
Academy of WaterfordOakland Academy of Waterford  
AdrianLenawee Adrian Middle School 5/6 Building  
AdrianLenawee Adrian Middle School 7/8 Building  
AlbionCalhoun Albion Community School  
Allen AcademyWayne Allen Academy  
AlmaGratiot Donald L. Pavlik Middle School 502
American International AcademyWayne American International Academy  
Arenac EasternArenac Arenac Eastern Elementary/Middle School  
ArmadaMacomb Orville C. Krause Later Elementary School  
Battle CreekCalhoun Fremont School  
Battle CreekCalhoun Urbandale School  
Bay City AcademyBay Bay City Academy - Madison Arts Campus  
Benton HarborBerrien Montessori Academy at Henry C Morton  
Benzie Co. CentralBenzie Platte River Elementary School  
BrandonOakland Brandon Academy of Arts and Sciences  
BrandonOakland Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School  
Bridge AcademyWayne Bridge Academy - Elementary  
CapacSt. Clair Capac Middle School  
ClarkstonOakland Bailey Lake Elementary School  
ClarkstonOakland Clarkston Community Education  
Conner Creek Academy EastMacomb Conner Creek Academy East - MI Collegiate High  
Conner Creek Academy EastMacomb Conner Creek Academy East - MI Collegiate Middle  
DearbornWayne Dearborn 6/7 STEM School  
DetroitWayne A.L Holmes Elementary-Middle School  
DetroitWayne Osborn College Preparatory Academy  
DetroitWayne Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy  
DetroitWayne Wright, Charles School  
Dollar Bay-TamarackHoughton Dollar Bay High School  
Dollar Bay-TamarackHoughton T.R. Davis Elementary School  
Dream AcademyBerrien Dream Academy  
DrydenLapeer Dryden Elementary School  
East DetroitMacomb Bellview Elementary School  
East DetroitMacomb East Detroit High School  
East DetroitMacomb Kellwood School (Alternative)  
East DetroitMacomb Kelly Middle School  
East DetroitMacomb Pleasantview Elementary School  
East JordanCharlevoix East Jordan High School  
Experiencia Preparatory AcademyWayne Experiencia Preparatory Academy  
FairviewOscoda Fairview School  
FarmingtonOakland Highmeadow Common Campus School  
FarmingtonOakland O.E. Dunckel Middle School  
FarmingtonOakland Power Upper Elementary School  
FarmingtonOakland Warner Upper Elementary School  
FerndaleOakland Coolidge Intermediate School  
FerndaleOakland John F. Kennedy School  
FerndaleOakland Roosevelt Primary School  
Glen LakeLeelanau Glen Lake Elementary School  
Glen LakeLeelanau Maple City-Glen Lake Jr/Sr High School  
Grand BlancGenesee City School  
Grand River PreparatoryHigh SchoolKent Grand River Preparatory High School  
Gratiot-Isabella RESDGratiot GIRESD Center Programs  
Grattan AcademyKent Grattan Academy - Elementary  
Gull LakeKalamazoo Thomas M. Ryan Intermediate School  
HancockHoughton Hancock Central High School  
HancockHoughton Hancock Middle School  
HartfordVan Buren Woodside Elementary School  
Hope of Detroit AcademyWayne Hope of Detroit Academy  
HowellLivingston Southeast Elementary School  
HudsonvilleOttawa Jamestown Elementary School  
Huron AcademyMacomb Huron Academy  
Huron ValleyOakland Brooks Elementary School  
International Preparatory AcademyWayne International Preparatory Academy - MacDowell Campus  
Jefferson International AcademyOakland Jefferson International Academy  
JeffersonMonroe Jefferson Elementary 5th/6th  
L'AnseBaraga L'Anse High School  
L'AnseBaraga Sullivan Elementary School  
Lake Linden-HubbellHoughton Lake Linden-Hubbell Elem. School  
Lake Linden-HubbellHoughton Lake Linden-Hubbell High School  
Lake OrionOakland Pine Tree Elementary School  
LansingIngham Lansing K-8 STEM Magnet Academy  
LivoniaWayne Cass Elementary School  
ManchesterWashtenaw Manchester High School  
ManchesterWashtenaw Manchester Middle School  
Winans AcademyWayne Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts Elem.  
Winans AcademyWayne Winans Academy Middle School  
Michigan Educational Choice CenterWayne Murphy Performance Academy  
Michigan Educational Choice CenterWayne Stewart Performance Academy  
Michigan Educational Choice CenterWayne Trix Performance Academy  
Michigan Mathematics and Science AcademyMacomb Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy  
MidlandMidland Eastlawn School  
Monroe ISDMonroe Monroe County Middle College  
Mt. PleasantIsabella West Intermediate School  
Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of DetroitWayne Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit  
New HavenMacomb Endeavour Middle School  
New Paradigm Loving AcademyWayne New Paradigm Loving Academy  
Nexus Academy of Grand RapidsKent Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids  
Nexus Academy of LansingIngham Nexus Academy of Lansing  
Niles Berrien Howard Community School  
Niles Berrien Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center  
Old Redford AcademyWayne Old Redford Academy - Elementary  
Old Redford AcademyWayne Old Redford Academy - Middle  
PinckneyLivingston Pinckney Community High School  
PontiacOakland Whitmer Human Resource Center  
RomeoMacomb Hamilton Parsons Elem. School  
Ross-Hill AcademyWayne Ross-Hill Academy - Elementary  
ShepherdIsabella Shepherd Elementary School  
ShepherdIsabella Shepherd High School  
South LyonOakland Millennium Middle School  
SouthfieldOakland Brace-Lederle K-8 School  
SouthfieldOakland Southfield High School  
SouthfieldOakland Southfield-Lathrup High School  
Southwest Detroit LighthouseWayne Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy  
St. JohnsClinton East Olive Elementary School  
Standish-SterlingArenac Standish Elementary School  
Standish-SterlingArenac Standish-Sterling Central High School  
Standish-SterlingArenac Standish-Sterling Middle School  
StephensonMenominee Stephenson High School  
StockbridgeIngham Stockbridge High School  
TaylorWayne Sixth Grade Academy  
TecumsehLenawee Herrick Park Elementary School  
TecumsehLenawee Patterson Elementary School  
TecumsehLenawee Sutton Elementary School  
TecumsehLenawee Tecumseh Acres Elementary School  
TecumsehLenawee Tecumseh Middle School  
Timbuktu AcademyWayne Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology  
Traverse CityGrand Traverse Interlochen Community School  
VassarTuscola Vassar Middle School  
William C. Abney AcademyKent William C. Abney Academy - Middle School  
YpsilantiWashtenaw Adams STEM Academy  
YpsilantiWashtenaw Ypsilanti New Tech High School  
Grand BlancGenesee Grand Blanc Community High School 2694
PortageKalamazoo Portage Central High School 1356
PortageKalamazoo Portage Northern High School 1315
FarmingtonOakland North Farmington High School 1264
Mona ShoresMuskegon Mona Shores High School 1247
LapeerLapeer Lapeer High School 1187
FarmingtonOakland Farmington High School 1115
Carman-AinsworthGenesee Carman-Ainsworth Middle School 953
DetroitWayne Brown, Ronald Academy 924
Hazel ParkOakland Hazel Park High School 916
FarmingtonOakland Harrison High School 866
MarysvilleSt. Clair Marysville High School 858
Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of ExcellenceOakland Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence 833
HamtramckWayne Dickinson East Elementary School 827
HowellLivingston Parker Middle School 824
SturgisSt. Joseph Sturgis Middle School 788
DetroitWayne Davison Elementary-Middle School 784
CorunnaShiawassee Corunna High School 768
Taylor Exemplar AcademyWayne Taylor Exemplar Academy 768
DetroitWayne Priest Elementary-Middle School 743
LapeerLapeer Rolland Warner Campus 6/7 742
PortageKalamazoo Portage West Middle School 733
GaylordOtsego Gaylord Intermediate School 727
L'Anse CreuseMacomb L'Anse Creuse Middle School - North 719
FreelandSaginaw Freeland Elementary School 718
Washtenaw Technical Middle CollegeWashtenaw Washtenaw Technical Middle College 709
Cesar Chavez AcademyWayne Cesar Chavez High School 694
PortageKalamazoo Portage Central Middle School 690
DetroitWayne Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies 681
Godwin HeightsKent Godwin Heights Senior High School 677
L'Anse CreuseMacomb L'Anse Creuse Middle School - East 671
Redford UnionWayne Beech Elementary 653
HowellLivingston Three Fires Elementary 649
FlintGenesee Durant Tuuri Mott School 636
OscodaIosco Richardson Elementary School 634
Bridgeport-SpauldingSaginaw Bridgeport High School 628
PlainwellAllegan Plainwell Middle School 626
Byron CenterKent Byron Center West Middle School 616
CoopersvilleOttawa Coopersville South Elementary School 599
LansingIngham North School 592
West OttawaOttawa Woodside Elementary School 584
FennvilleAllegan Fennville Elementary School 582
Trillium AcademyWayne Trillium Academy 582
BrandonOakland Brandon Middle School 581
PortageKalamazoo Moorsbridge Elementary School 579
Bay City AcademyBay Kolb Elementary School 578
Dearborn Heights #7Wayne Oakley W. Best Middle School 578
SaginawSaginaw Saginaw High School 577
PortageKalamazoo Portage North Middle School 576
HudsonvilleOttawa Georgetown Elementary School 564
University Yes AcademyWayne University Yes Academy 564
FrankenmuthSaginaw Frankenmuth High School 555
Charyl Stockwell AcademyLivingston Charyl Stockwell Academy 550
ClarencevilleWayne Clarenceville High School 550
Lake CityMissaukee Lake City Elementary School 547
DetroitWayne Fisher Magnet Lower Academy 546
Cass CityTuscola Cass City Elementary 539
Forest HillsKent Northern Trails 5/6 School 536
Port HuronSt. Clair Holland Woods Middle School 534
CharlotteEaton Charlotte Upper Elementary 529
Henry Ford AcademyWayne Henry Ford Academy 528
DetroitWayne Bow Elementary-Middle School 525
FarmingtonOakland Gill Elementary School 518
MontagueMuskegon Oehrli Elementary School 518
SaranacIonia Saranac Elementary School 515
Hope AcademyWayne Hope Academy 514
PlainwellAllegan Starr Elementary School 514
Westwood HeightsGenesee Academy West Alternative Education 512
Morley StanwoodMecosta Morley Stanwood Elementary School 510
LansingIngham Pleasant View Magnet School 507
OxfordOakland Clear Lake Elementary School 507
MarysvilleSt. Clair Gardens Elementary School 504
Grand RapidsKent Ottawa Hills High School 501
DetroitWayne Durfee Elementary-Middle School 498
DetroitWayne Brewer Elementary-Middle School 495
DetroitWayne Dixon Elementary School 495
L'Anse CreuseMacomb L'Anse Creuse Middle School - South 493
Tri CountyMontcalm Tri County Middle School 491
Central MontcalmMontcalm Central Montcalm Upper Elem. School 488
LansingIngham Pattengill Academy 487
MemphisSt. Clair Memphis Junior/Senior High School 486
KearsleyGenesee Leota Fiedler Elementary School 483
Forest HillsKent Ada Vista Elementary School 481
DetroitWayne Schulze Elementary-Middle School 479
HowellLivingston Challenger Elementary School 479
PontiacOakland Alcott School 479
ClarkstonOakland Independence Elementary School 477
GreenvilleMontcalm Lincoln Heights Elem. School 476
Dove Academy of DetroitWayne Dove Academy of Detroit 475
HudsonvilleOttawa Alward Elementary School 475
HowellLivingston Ruahmah J. Hutchings Elementary 474
Lake FentonGenesee Torrey Hill Intermediate School 473
Woodhaven-BrownstownWayne Wegienka Elementary School 471
DetroitWayne Bennett Elementary School 466
New LothropShiawassee New Lothrop Elementary School 466
Grand RapidsKent Cesar E. Chavez Elementary 464
North MuskegonMuskegon North Muskegon Elementary School 462
CassopolisCass Sam Adams Elementary School 458
Mason (Ingham)Ingham Alaiedon Elementary School 457
FarmingtonOakland Longacre Elementary School 455
JacksonJackson Hunt Elementary School 452
West MI Academy of Arts and AcademicsOttawa West MI Academy of Arts and Academics 451
Garden CityWayne Douglas Elementary 3-4 Campus 450
WhitehallMuskegon Whitehall Ealy Elem. School 449
Garden CityWayne Farmington 5-6 Campus 446
SaginawSaginaw Thompson Middle School 446
Mason (Monroe)Monroe Mason Central School 442
MorenciLenawee Morenci Middle and High School 438
Tri CountyMontcalm Sand Lake Elementary School 438
HollyOakland Patterson Elementary School 435
MilanWashtenaw Clayton H. Symons Elementary School 435
DetroitWayne Fisher Magnet Upper Academy 431
DetroitWayne Clark, J.E. Preparatory Academy 430
Grosse PointeWayne John Monteith Elementary School 430
Houghton-PortageHoughton Houghton Central High School 429
SpringportJackson Springport Elementary School 427
KearsleyGenesee Kate Dowdall Elementary School 425
NorthviewKent North Oakview Elementary School 424
White CloudNewaygo White Cloud Elementary School 424
PinconningBay Pinconning High School 421
AvondaleOakland R. Grant Graham Elem. School 420
BerkleyOakland Angell Elementary School 420
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center AcademyWayne Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy 419
Lakeshore (Berrien)Berrien Hollywood Elementary School 418
AlconaAlcona Alcona Community High School 417
Jalen Rose Leadership AcademyWayne Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 416
Bay CityBay MacGregor Elementary School 414
DetroitWayne Mason Elementary School 413
LapeerLapeer Mayfield Elementary School 413
Detroit Academy of Arts & SciencesWayne Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School 411
LindenGenesee Hyatt Elementary 411
Imlay CityLapeer Borland Elementary School 407
MillingtonTuscola Millington High School 407
FarmingtonOakland Kenbrook Elementary School 404
Detroit Leadership AcademyWayne Detroit Leadership Academy Middle/High 401
West OttawaOttawa Lakeshore Elementary School 399
QuincyBranch Quincy Middle School 397
SaranacIonia Saranac Jr/Sr High School 396
Oakland InternationalWayne Oakland International Academy - High School 395
BerkleyOakland Rogers Elementary School 392
Sand CreekLenawee Ruth McGregor Elementary School 391
Union CityBranch Union City Elementary School 390
DetroitWayne Pasteur Elementary School 386
DetroitWayne Benjamin Carson School for Science and Medicine 385
GladwinGladwin Gladwin Intermediate School 385
AirportMonroe Wagar 7/8 Middle School 383
FrankenmuthSaginaw Lorenz C. List School 383
MemphisSt. Clair Memphis Elementary School 383
CaroTuscola Caro Middle School 381
GladwinGladwin Gladwin Junior High School 378
LapeerLapeer Elva Lynch Elementary School 378
SaginawSaginaw Kempton Elementary School 377
DetroitWayne Bagley Elementary School 376
LansingIngham Gier Park School 376
AirportMonroe Wagar 5/6 Middle School 375
KalkaskaKalkaska Birch Street Elementary School 373
SaginawSaginaw Jessie Loomis School 373
Harper WoodsWayne Beacon Elementary School 372
SaginawSaginaw Herig School 372
ClioGenesee George A. Lacure Elem. School 371
SaginawSaginaw Arthur Eddy Academy 371
Houghton LakeRoscommon Houghton Lake Middle School 370
Whitmore LakeWashtenaw Whitmore Lake High School 370
FarmingtonOakland Wood Creek Elementary School 368
LansingIngham Wexford Montessori Magnet School 367
Bridgeport-SpauldingSaginaw Bridgeport-Spaulding Middle School-Schrah 366
New Branches Charter AcademyKent New Branches Charter Academy 366
Grand BlancGenesee Lillian G. Mason Elementary School 365
DetroitWayne Carstens Elementary-Middle School 363
KalamazooKalamazoo Washington Writers' Academy 363
MarquetteMarquette Superior Hills Elementary School 363
Forest HillsKent Thornapple Elementary School 360
LapeerLapeer C.K. Schickler Elementary School 360
Saginaw Preparatory AcademySaginaw Saginaw Preparatory Academy 360
Big RapidsMecosta Brookside Elementary School 359
DetroitWayne Spain Elementary-Middle School 359
DetroitWayne Nolan Elementary-Middle School 359
St. CharlesSaginaw St. Charles Elementary School 359
CharlotteEaton Charlotte Middle School 355
HoltonMuskegon Holton Elementary School 354
MarquetteMarquette Sandy Knoll School 351
Kent CityKent Kent City High School 349
Carman-AinsworthGenesee Mott Middle College High School 348
DetroitWayne Mann Elementary School 348
HollyOakland Holly Elementary School 346
Grand RapidsKent Martin Luther King Leadership Academy 344
Detroit Innovation AcademyWayne Detroit Innovation Academy 343
Arts Academy in the WoodsMacomb Arts Academy in the Woods 342
DetroitWayne Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School 342
Bangor Twp (Bay)Bay Bangor Central School 341
Harper WoodsWayne Tyrone Elementary School 339
KentwoodKent Bowen Elementary 338
FrankenmuthSaginaw E.F. Rittmueller Middle School 337
Detroit Public Safety AcademyWayne Detroit Public Safety Academy 336
Eaton AcademyMacomb Eaton Academy 333
EcorseWayne GrandPort Elementary Academy 333
InnocademyOttawa Innocademy 333
SaginawSaginaw Stone School 333
Genesee STEM AcademyGenesee Genesee STEM Academy 329
DetroitWayne Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody 328
Detroit Community SchoolsWayne Detroit Community Schools - High School 327
SummerfieldMonroe Summerfield Elementary School 327
DetroitWayne Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy 326
FowlerClinton Waldron Elementary and Middle School 326
OtsegoAllegan Dix Street Elementary School 325
St. JohnsClinton Riley Elementary School 325
IoniaIonia R.B. Boyce Elementary School 323
SaginawSaginaw Handley School 323
Bangor Twp (Bay)Bay Bangor Lincoln School 321
Godwin HeightsKent North Godwin Elementary School 320
JacksonJackson Dibble Elementary School 320
RockfordKent Rockford Spanish Immersion 320
FennvilleAllegan Fennville Middle School 319
Creative Technologies AcademyKent Creative Technologies Academy 318
MarcellusCass Marcellus Elementary School 317
PottervilleEaton Potterville Elementary School 317
Evart Public SchoolsOsceola Evart Elementary School 316
MarysvilleSt. Clair Morton Elementary School 316
DetroitWayne Carver Elementary-Middle School 315
JacksonJackson Northeast Elementary School 315
Mio-AuSableOscoda Mio-AuSable High School 315
DetroitWayne Detroit International Academy for Young Women 313
AlmaGratiot Pine Avenue Elementary School 312
NapoleonJackson Napoleon Middle School 312
LansingIngham Sheridan Road 310
DetroitWayne Robeson Academy, Malcolm X Academy 309
Inland LakesCheboygan Inland Lakes Elementary School 309
MillingtonTuscola Millington Junior High School 309
SaginawSaginaw Chester F. Miller School 308
FlintGenesee Freeman School 307
Grosse PointeWayne Lewis Maire Elementary School 305
DetroitWayne Blackwell Institute 304
Academy for Business and TechnologyWayne Academy for Business and Technology Elementary 302
DetroitWayne Maybury Elementary School 302
PinconningBay Pinconning Middle School 301
EcorseWayne Ralph J. Bunche Academy 300
Detroit Leadership AcademyWayne Detroit Leadership Academy Elementary 299
SaginawSaginaw Zilwaukee K-8 School 299
DetroitWayne Carleton Elementary School 298
DetroitWayne Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School 297
North Star AcademyMarquette North Star Academy 296
FarmingtonOakland Beechview Elementary School 295
Kaleva Norman DicksonManistee KND Elementary 291
OtsegoAllegan Alamo Elementary School 291
LansingIngham Lewton School 290
Academy for Business and TechnologyWayne Academy for Business and Technology High School 288
FlintGenesee Doyle/Ryder School 288
Chippewa HillsMecosta Weidman Elementary School 285
OnawayPresque Isle Onaway Elementary School 285
Mar LeeCalhoun Mar Lee School 283
PlainwellAllegan Cooper Elementary School 283
Grand RapidsKent Stocking Elementary 281
Greater Heights AcademyGenesee Greater Heights Academy 280
MarquetteMarquette Graveraet Elementary School 280
Dowagiac UnionCass Justus Gage Elementary School 279
JacksonJackson Frost Elementary School 279
SaginawSaginaw Merrill Park Elementary School 276
JacksonJackson Sharp Park Academy 275
DeckervilleSanilac Deckerville Community High School 274
LansingIngham Lyons School 274
BendleGenesee Bendle Middle School 271
DurandShiawassee Robert Kerr School 271
AlleganAllegan West Ward Elementary School 268
Dowagiac UnionCass Patrick Hamilton Elementary 268
Hamilton AcademyWayne Hamilton Academy 266
Grand Rapids Child Discovery CenterKent Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center 262
Morley StanwoodMecosta Morley Stanwood Middle School 262
AlleganAllegan North Ward Elementary School 261
PittsfordHillsdale Pittsford Area High School 261
Bay CityBay Linsday Elementary School 260
Hazel ParkOakland Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School 260
LansingIngham Cumberland School 260
Will Carleton Charter School AcademyHillsdale Will Carleton Charter School Academy 259
LansingIngham Cavanaugh School 251
Frankfort-ElbertaBenzie Frankfort High School 250
ParchmentKalamazoo Parchment North Elem. School 250
Honey Creek Community SchoolWashtenaw Honey Creek Community School 249
Northridge AcademyGenesee Northridge Academy 248
OxfordOakland Oxford Virtual Academy 248
ParchmentKalamazoo Parchment Central Elem. School 248
ColonSt. Joseph Colon Elementary School 244
SpringportJackson Springport Middle School 243
LansingIngham Post Oak School 242
SaginawSaginaw Jessie Rouse School 241
AtlantaMontmorency Atlanta Community Schools 239
HillmanMontmorency Hillman Community Jr/Sr High School 238
Chippewa HillsMecosta Mecosta Elementary School 236
Grand RapidsKent Mulick Park Elementary School 235
LansingIngham Mt. Hope School 235
PittsfordHillsdale Pittsford Area Elem. School 234
AlleganAllegan Dawson Elementary School 232
Adams TownshipHoughton South Range Elementary School 231
AlansonEmmet Alanson Public School 230
BrimleyChippewa Brimley Jr./Sr. High 229
Chippewa HillsMecosta Barryton Elementary School 229
Rutherford Winans AcademyWayne Rutherford Winans Academy 221
DetroitWayne Cody Academy of Public Leadership 217
Woodland SchoolGrand Traverse Woodland School 217
DetroitWayne Mark Twain Elementary-Middle School 216
DetroitWayne Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School 215
YpsilantiWashtenaw Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College 215
Plymouth-CantonWayne Starkweather Academy @ Fiegel 214
Arbor AcademyCalhoun Arbor Academy 212
LansingIngham Attwood School 211
Macomb Montessori AcademyMacomb Macomb Montessori Academy 211
Elk RapidsAntrim Mill Creek Elementary School 205
Frankfort-ElbertaBenzie Frankfort Elementary School 205
ParchmentKalamazoo Parchment Northwood Elem. School 199
Mildred C. Wells Preparatory AcademyBerrien Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy 196
ICademy GlobalOttawa ICademy Global 195
StephensonMenominee Stephenson Elementary School 194
Forest AcademyKalamazoo Forest Academy 193
Carman-AinsworthGenesee Genesee Early College 192
OnawayPresque Isle Onaway Senior High School 190
West IronIron West Iron County Middle School 187
East Shore Leadership AcademySt. Clair East Shore Leadership Academy 186
Great Lakes AcademyOakland Great Lakes Academy 184
KalamazooKalamazoo Phoenix Alternative High School 183
Concord Academy - PetoskeyEmmet Concord Academy - Petoskey 181
Stanton TownshipHoughton E.B. Holman Elementary School 177
West BloomfieldOakland Oakland Early College 176
MarionOsceola Marion Elementary School 175
MuskegonMuskegon Muskegon Community Education Center 171
Grand RapidsKent Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary 166
LansingIngham Forrest G. Averill School 165
Sarah J. Webber Media Arts AcademyOakland Sarah J. Webber Media Arts Academy 164
Battle Creek Montessori AcademyCalhoun Battle Creek Montessori Academy 162
Au Gres-SimsArenac Au Gres-Sims High School 161
Oakland AcademyKalamazoo Oakland Academy 160
MerrillSaginaw Merrill Middle School 157
LansingIngham Woodcreek Achievement Center 155
Jo-LewistonOtsego Lewiston Elementary School 154
DetroitWayne Chrysler Elementary School 152
PinconningBay Linwood Elementary School 152
Akron-FairgroveTuscola Akron-Fairgrove Jr/Sr High School 146
Akron-FairgroveTuscola Akron-Fairgrove Elem. School 145
Battle CreekCalhoun Dudley School 145
NorthportLeelanau Northport Public School 145
New Beginnings AcademyWashtenaw New Beginnings Academy 144
St. JohnsClinton Eureka School 144
Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental ChangeMuskegon Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change 141
OnawayPresque Isle Onaway Middle School 140
Standish-SterlingArenac Sterling Elementary School 140
West OttawaOttawa Sheldon Woods Elementary School 139
Huron ValleyOakland Harbor High School 137
The James and Grace Lee Boggs SchoolWayne The James and Grace Lee Boggs School 131
Bear LakeManistee Bear Lake Elementary School 130
StephensonMenominee Stephenson Middle School 130
Hillsdale Preparatory SchoolHillsdale Hillsdale Preparatory School 129
Allen ParkWayne Allen Park Community School 128
PosenPresque Isle Posen Consolidated High School 115
PosenPresque Isle Posen Elementary School 111
New Bedford AcademyMonroe New Bedford Academy 103
Forest HillsKent Goodwillie Environmental School 101
State Street AcademyBay State Street Academy 101
East ChinaSt. Clair Riverview East High School 99
LitchfieldHillsdale Litchfield Elementary School 96
Global Preparatory AcademyMacomb Global Preparatory Academy 95
Moran TwpMackinac Gros Cap School 93
DetroitWayne Eastside Detroit Lions Academy 86
Au Gres-SimsArenac Au Gres-Sims Middle School 85
Leelanau Montessori Public School AcademyLeelanau Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy 83
Owendale-GagetownHuron Owendale-Gagetown Jr/Sr High School 83
CrestwoodWayne Crestwood Accelerated Program 80
White Pine AcademyIngham White Pine Academy 68
Grand RapidsKent Blandford Nature Center 61
Grand RapidsKent Center for Economicology 61
Grand RapidsKent John Ball Park Zoo School 57
DetourChippewa DeTour High School 55
ColonSt. Joseph Leonidas School 52
SouthfieldOakland University High School Preparatory Academy 29

Originally published March 26 by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news site covering educational change in public schools.:

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Tue, 04/03/2018 - 9:18am

How about adding librarians and music to the database?

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:27pm

The Republican drive to lower education in Michigan. The GOP rationale is that it's too expensive ('teachers are overpaid and have too cushy retirement benefits') and cuts into the tax cuts millionaires so desperately need.

Sad and destroying the future of our great state.

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:48am

Every subject not tested has fallen by the wayside: civics, social studies, music, art, shop and, of course, gym. Instead of being viewed wholistically, schools, teachers and students have been reduced to math and English standardized test scores. But kids need gym and electives to build lifelong vocations and avocations.

b. cherem
Sun, 04/08/2018 - 3:13pm

It's really not a "gym" teacher; that's become a hated term by "physical education" teachers because it's a pejorative in naming the place where they teach rather than the professional subject they teach.