Listing of all State Champs schools in Michigan

Below are the best performing schools by building type. They represent the top 5 percent of schools.

Elementary schools

School District Score
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy charter school 136.6
Iris Becker Elementary School Dearborn 126
Glenwood Elementary Kentwood 125.2
Hamtramck Academy charter school 123.9
Platte River Elementary School Benzie County Central Schools 122.6
Geer Park Elementary Dearborn 121.8
Thirkell Elementary School Detroit 120.7
Handley School Saginaw 120.7
Lowrey Elementary School Dearborn 120.2
Maples Elementary School Dearborn 119.1
Vanderbilt Charter Academy charter school 118.6
Webster Elementary School Livonia 118.2
Ellsworth Community School charter school 117.9
West MI Academy of Environmental Science charter school 117.4
Onaway Elementary School Onaway Area 116.9
Robbie Hall Parker School Clintondale 116.8
North Central Elementary School North Central Area Schools 116.7
Lakeshore Elementary School West Ottawa 116.6
Coit Arts Academy Grand Rapids 116.4
Rankin Elementary School Carman-Ainsworth 116.3
Charles C. McGlinnen School Clintondale 115.8
Hemmeter Elementary School Saginaw Township 115.6
Sister Lakes Elementary School Dowagiac Union 115.3
Detroit Merit Charter Academy charter school 115.3
Academy of Southfield charter school 114.7
Townline Elementary Kentwood 114.6
Great Lakes Elementary School West Ottawa 114.5
Traverse Heights Elem. School Traverse City 114.4
Jamestown Elementary School Hudsonville 114
Lucile S. Patton Elem. School Roseville 113.9
Three Oaks Public School Academy charter school 113.9
Brookwood Elementary Kentwood 113.9
Pine Creek Elementary School West Ottawa 113.8
Angell School Ann Arbor 113.5
Chrysler Elementary School Detroit 113.4
Southwood Elementary Kentwood 113
Stephenson Elementary School Stephenson Area 113
Davison Elementary-Middle School Detroit 112.8
Lake Ann Elementary School Benzie County Central Schools 112.7
Winn Elementary School Shepherd 112.6
Sylvester Elementary School Berrien Springs 112.4
Burr Elementary School Utica 112.3
Crystal Lake Elementary School Benzie County Central Schools 112.2
Discovery Elementary Kentwood 112.2
Brimley Elementary School Brimley Area 112.1
Dixon Elementary School Detroit 111.8
Grandville Central Elementary School Grandville 111.8
North Holland Elementary School West Ottawa 111.7
Au Gres-Sims Elementary School Au Gres-Sims 111.7
Eastlawn School Midland 111.5
Riverside Academy charter school 111.4
Harrington Elementary School Albion 111.3
Star Elementary School Hastings Area 111.3
Clarksville School Lakewood 111.2
Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated 111.1
John Allen School Ann Arbor 111.1
C.L.K. Elementary School Calumet 111
Oakman Elementary School Dearborn 111
Vanguard Charter Academy charter school 110.9
Laker Elementary Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker 110.8
Justus Gage Elementary School Dowagiac Union 110.8
Madison Elementary School Madison (Lenawee) 110.6
Ezra Eby Elementary School Napoleon 110.4
Vista Charter Academy charter school 110.2
International Academy of Flint (K-12) charter school 110.1
Cedarville School Les Cheneaux 110
Northridge Academy charter school 110

Middle schools

School District Students Score
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy charter school 298 140.9
Davison Elementary-Middle School Detroit 684 130.2
Hamtramck Academy charter school 493 127.5
Lowrey Middle School Dearborn 631 125.2
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy Saginaw 628 124
Detroit Merit Charter Academy charter school 734 117.4
Woodworth Middle School Dearborn 853 116.9
Star International Academy charter school 1586 116.6
Ashley Middle School Ashley 98 115.9
Grayling Middle School Crawford AuSable 373 114.7
Burr Oak Elementary School Burr Oak 213 114.6
Berrien Springs Middle School Berrien Springs 439 114.4
Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy charter school 463 114.3
Central Academy charter school 576 113.9
Great Oaks Academy charter school 714 112.9
Roscommon Middle School Roscommon 270 112.8
Madison Middle School Madison (Lenawee) 370 112.7
Manton Consolidated Middle School Manton 286 112.7
Washington Middle School Calumet 326 112.4
Riverside Academy - West Campus Riverside Academy 565 112.1
Vanguard Charter Academy charter school 768 112
Detroit Edison Public School Academy charter school 1501 111.8
West MI Academy of Environmental Science charter school 623 111.7
Burton International School Detroit 551 111.4
International Academy of Flint (K-12) charter school 1101 111.3
Godwin Heights Middle School Godwin Heights 647 111
Ridge Park Charter Academy charter school 659 110.9
Clippert Academy Detroit 497 110.8
Bellaire Middle/High School Bellaire 264 110.7
South Arbor Charter Academy charter school 793 110.7
Kingsley Area Middle School Kingsley 424 110.6

High schools

School District Students Score
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy Saginaw 628 129
International Academy Oakland County* 1371 126.5
Henry Ford Early College Dearborn 222 125.6
City High/Middle School Grand Rapids 699 124.4
Ashley High School Ashley 91 121.1
Fairview High School Fairview 166 120.6
Star International Academy charter school 1586 120.2
Central Academy charter school 576 120
Mott Middle College High School Carman-Ainsworth 371 119.6
Kingsley Area High School Kingsley 440 118.8
Bloomingdale Middle and High School Bloomingdale 609 117.3
Riverside Academy - West Campus Riverside Academy 565 116.6
Dollar Bay High School Dollar Bay-Tamarack 158 116.5
Community High School Ann Arbor 487 116.4
Baldwin Senior High School Baldwin 147 116
Okemos High School Okemos 1275 115.2
Grayling High School Crawford AuSable 539 114.7
Mason County Eastern Junior High/High School Mason Co. Eastern 213 114.1
H.H. Dow High School Midland 1249 113.8
Frankfort High School Frankfort-Elberta 245 113.7
Whittemore-Prescott Jr/Sr High School Whittemore-Prescott 283 113.7
Jeffers High School Adams Township 198 113.5
Alba School Alba 164 113.4
Crossroads Charter Academy (7-12) Crossroads Charter Academy 317 113.4
Leland Public School Leland 426 113.1
Harbor Springs High School Harbor Springs 296 113
Pioneer High School Ann Arbor 1624 112.9
Rochester Adams High School Rochester 1564 112.9
Arenac Eastern High School Arenac Eastern 123 112.7
Huron High School Ann Arbor 1514 112.5
Michigan Connections Academy charter school 1504 112.3
Skyline High School Ann Arbor 1459 112.3

*The school has three campuses and takes students from across Oakland County, including students from the Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Clawson, Farmington, Huron Valley, Lake Orion, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford and West Bloomfield school districts.

CORRECTION: Bridge republished revised individual elementary school rankings on February 11, one day after publishing the original rankings. Bridge’s data provider, Public Sector Consultants, Inc., discovered a computer programming error after publication which required re-scoring and re-ranking elementary schools. As a result, two additional schools received Academic State Champs awards and many schools’ individual rank order changed. The computer programming error did not impact or change our originally published rankings of school districts, high schools or middle schools. Bridge and Public Sector Consultants regret the error. Click here for further explanation of how Public Sector Consultants corrected the error and re-verified that all other computer programming and rankings are accurate.

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Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:03pm
So if my elementary school is not there does it mean it was lousy? I moved away in 1980 when I turned 18 because I HATE snow. I thought my schools were pretty good. have they plowed down Meryl S Colt?
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:29am
Thanks for publishing this list. It would be nice to see what cities the charter schools are in. Detroit is the biggest city. How are the children being educated? For all cities parents would like to know where to send their kids.
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:46am
I am so proud of the school my 5 year old attends Burton International School. I teach in another school and I have told parents to bring their children to Burton. Some parents want new and shiny but I am looking for a good program. I am so proud of Burton International. I believe the reason Burton International is one on this list is because of the teachers, the students, the parents and the administration. Wednesday we attended the Family Science Night and so many people were there. It was packed. Parents attend this school and support this school and it really does take a village but if parents are not supporting the school then it doesn't work. I love the principal Dr. Wilson and the assistant principal Mr. Bailey. They are not behind doors you can find them out and around supporting the teachers and the parents. Thank you Burton International for all you do to teach my child. I will continue to support you and I will continue to send parents to your school.
Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:15am
These schools are top notch. I went to a charter school, but then I went to Jefferson Middle School (not listed), but for my high school years, I'm trying to get into International Academy. This school is close, and is 2nd best in the state of Michigan. I'm looking forward to it...