Michigan spent $80 million to improve early reading. Scores went down.

Former Michigan legislator Amanda Price volunteers once a week to help first-graders with their reading at Lakeshore Elementary in Holland. Price sponsored the law that will retain third-graders if their reading skills are more than a year behind. (Photo courtesy of Lakeshore Elementary)

Once a week, Amanda Price volunteers in a first-grade classroom in Lakeshore Elementary in Holland. “They’re doing great,” said the former Republican legislator of the kids she works with.

But when Price, who chaired the House Education Committee until she retired in 2016, looks at tests revealing the reading skills of Michigan children in schools across the state, “I just want to cry.

“I cry when I see these lives being wasted,” Price said. “I don’t think the average parent knows where we are with literacy.”

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The reading skills of Michigan’s third-graders are declining, according to the state’s standardized test, M-STEP. The first year M-STEP was given, in the 2014-15 school year, 50 percent of third-graders were proficient in English language arts. The following year, 46 percent of third graders were proficient. By 2016-17, the rate was 44 percent.

That’s despite almost $80 million being spent by the state on early reading efforts during those years, and a looming deadline two years from now, when third-graders who are one year or more behind in reading skills will be retained in that grade, under a state law passed in 2016.  Early literacy funds are given to school districts and intermediate school districts to pay for early reading efforts ranging from reading specialists to new curriculum to smaller class sizes in early grades.

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“We are in a furious crisis, and we can’t keep doing things the way we’ve done for decades,” said Amber Arellano, president of Education Trust-Midwest, a Michigan-based nonprofit education reform group.

In a report released today, Education Trust-Midwest sounds the alarm about Michigan’s flailing K-12 system, focusing on the state’s inability to improve third-grade reading skills while most other states are making progress.

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Researchers and educators say that how well a child reads in third grade is a key indicator of future academic success. Michigan, and many other states, have focused efforts on improving early reading skills.

Despite that focus, third-grade English language arts scores have dropped from 2014-15 to 2016-17 across the board:

  • White students: 58 percent to 52 percent.
  • Black students: 23 percent to 19 percent.
  • Hispanic students: 37 percent to 32 percent.
  • Economically disadvantaged: 35 percent to 29 percent.
  • Non-economically disadvantaged: 66 percent to 60 percent.

Bill DiSessa, spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Education, said the department believes there are no structural changes to the test that would account for the drop in reading scores.

MDE has “identified no exact cause” for the decline, DiSessa said in an email to Bridge.

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DiSessa said English language arts scores are stagnant or dropping across the country, but data to back up the department’s claim is mixed at best.

The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the only national test that allows cross-state comparisons across all states, does not test third-graders. But it does test fourth-graders in reading. Michigan is one of only five states with declines in fourth-grade reading from 2003 to 2015. In that span, the state’s rank in fourth-grade reading plummeted from 28th to 41st.

According to the Education Trust-Midwest report, among 11 states that give tests similar to M-STEP to students, five suffered declines in third-grade reading between 2014-15 and 2016-17. But Michigan had triple the size of decline of any other state. The other six states showed improvements.

‘Doesn’t make sense’

A low third-grade reading proficiency rate in the first year of the M-STEP, in 2014-15, wasn’t unexpected, Arellano said. “Traditionally, proficiency rates fall immediately” when a new test is put into the classroom, “because the tests are harder, and then they go up.”

But Michigan proficiency rates continuing to drop in years two and three of the test “doesn’t make sense,” Arellano said. “That is completely counter to trends of other states.”

That trend is particularly alarming in Michigan because, two school years from now, third-graders who are a year or more behind in reading skills will flunk.

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Last year, about one in every 150 third-graders in Michigan were held back. It’s unclear how many will be retained under the new law because cutoff scores haven’t been set and there are retention exemptions. But almost one in three students in 2016-17 had readings scores deemed “not proficient,” the lowest of four scoring categories.

If those numbers hold, that would mean 31,655 third-graders in danger of flunking third grade two years from now. .

Price was the sponsor of that bill, which passed in October 2016.

“My hope is that kids are never held back,” Price told Bridge. “You have kindergarten, first, second and third grades to get kids to read. In my mind, we ought to be at 95 percent proficiency.”

But we aren’t.

More money, better strategies

“Even if we don’t decline any more, we’re talking about most kids of color being retained,” said Arellano. “It’s a good thing that the Legislature made early literacy this huge priority. And I see the urgency, I see teachers trying to do this well. But poor implementation and weak strategies doesn’t move the ball. It just creates great anxiety.”

“The need to get all children reading at grade level by third grade is urgent,” MDE’s DiSessa said. After three years of funding, “Michigan schools are in the early stages of using the state funds to develop reading intervention programs.”

But what those programs look like, and if there are funds to implement those programs, is an open question.

The General Education Leadership Network, a consortium of Michigan education leaders and researchers, published a report, “From Lagging to Leading,” that lays out a strategy for improving early literacy.

“We have a three-year plan,” said William Miller, executive director of Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators. Miller is s heading up early literacy efforts for the General Education Leadership Network. “(But) what we’re spending is not enough.”

Michigan has spent about $80 million total in the past three years on early literacy. It sounds like a lot of money, but, divided among the state’s third-grade classrooms, it isn’t enough to make a difference, Miller said.

Florida, for example, has had a law that flunks third-graders who are below grade-level in reading. But that state spends three-times more per student on reading intervention help than Michigan.

In 2003, the first year of third-grade reading retention, Florida held back one in seven third-graders; that rate has been cut in half since then.

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This school year, Michigan school districts received $210 for every enrolled first-grader to be used for early literacy, no matter their need.  For example,Okemos, where 68 percent of third-graders were deemed proficient in 2016-17, received the same per-student allotment of early reading intervention dollars as Detroit Public Schools where just one-in-10 students were proficient.

Dollars given to intermediate school districts, which oversee individual school districts typically on a countywide basis, are often not enough  to make a difference. In Oakland Intermediate School District, early literacy money this year was able to fund just three part-time reading specialists to spread around 28 school districts and more than 20 charters.

“We know what it takes, but we don’t have the resources,” said Michelle Farah, literacy consultant for Oakland ISD. “And we’re one of the best resourced ISDs in the state. Can you imagine what an ISD in the U.P. (is doing)?”

“We’re in a crisis in early literacy,” Miller said. I don’t care what you want to do with career prep (for older students), if you don’t get this right, it’s not going to work.”

Reading scores fall

Reading proficiency scores have gone down in almost every district in the state and among all demographies -- poor, not poor, black, white. To see your district, type in its name in the search box. You can also search by county name as well.

District
County

Students
Percent proficient
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Alcona
Alcona County
52 35.2 31.6 37
AuTrain-Onota
Alger County
  25   33.3
Munising
Alger County
45 61.5 42.9 33.3
Superior Central
Alger County
15 60 68.8 37.5
Allegan
Allegan County
169 49.2 55.6 44
Fennville
Allegan County
94 28.4 28.1 19.3
Hamilton
Allegan County
196 72.9 61.3 60.4
Hopkins
Allegan County
127 61.5 52.7 62.9
Innocademy Allegan Campus
Allegan County
  25 20 25
Martin
Allegan County
43 60 63 70
Otsego
Allegan County
178 66 62.4 70
Plainwell
Allegan County
194 67.4 62.3 56.3
Saugatuck
Allegan County
57 80.6 69.5 76.9
Wayland Union
Allegan County
223 52.3 56.1 53.4
Alpena
Alpena County
250 59 38.1 43.1
Bingham Arts Academy
Alpena County
  50    
Alba
Antrim County
  16.7 30.8  
Bellaire
Antrim County
21 69.6 25.9 70
Central Lake
Antrim County
  42.1 38.1 25
Elk Rapids
Antrim County
81 78.2 59.1 56.1
Ellsworth
Antrim County
13 66.7 60.9 68.4
Mancelona
Antrim County
69 40 36.7 25
Arenac Eastern
Arenac County
  42.9 46.7 75
Au Gres-Sims
Arenac County
36 50 43.5 60
Standish-Sterling
Arenac County
111 48 59 56.9
Baraga
Baraga County
  39.4 13.8 31.3
L'Anse
Baraga County
43 36.6 26.7 44.7
Delton-Kellogg
Barry County
83 49.4 38 28.6
Hastings
Barry County
168 73.5 66.7 48.4
Thornapple Kellogg
Barry County
210 70.4 63.9 56.4
Bangor Twp (Bay)
Bay County
161 42.7 52.6 38.1
Bay City Academy
Bay County
49 34.4 31.8 35.9
Bay City
Bay County
593 41.9 40.2 37.7
Essexville-Hampton
Bay County
105 58.5 75 52.3
Pinconning
Bay County
94 49.5 50 43.3
State Street Academy
Bay County
  52.2 41.7 27.3
Benzie Co. Central
Benzie County
117 38.9 35.8 39.5
Frankfort-Elberta
Benzie County
31 76.5 52.9 66.7
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
  8.2 6.1  
Benton Harbor Charter School Academy
Berrien County
  18.6 8.9  
Berrien Springs
Berrien County
127 50.4 45.5 42.5
Brandywine
Berrien County
98 44.3 27 32.3
Bridgman
Berrien County
65 64.3 50.7 43.8
Buchanan
Berrien County
113 46.1 38.6 37.2
Coloma
Berrien County
97 39.8 49 43.4
Countryside Academy
Berrien County
49 42 32.7 20.8
Eau Claire
Berrien County
62 47.7 38.9 39.7
Hagar Twp #6
Berrien County
  30 41.7 40
Lakeshore (Berrien)
Berrien County
189 69.3 64.8 60.2
Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy
Berrien County
  9.1    
New Buffalo
Berrien County
46 53.7 34.1 53.3
Niles
Berrien County
263 57.8 50 38.3
River Valley
Berrien County
44 74.5 40.4 55.6
Sodus Twp #5
Berrien County
  33.3 60  
St. Joseph
Berrien County
198 72.5 63.7 56.3
Watervliet
Berrien County
95 52.6 37.5 41.1
Bronson
Branch County
79 35.6 51.9 41
Coldwater
Branch County
191 43.9 47.4 39.3
Pansophia Academy
Branch County
  31.7 5.9 6.1
Quincy
Branch County
92 41.3 39.4 53.2
Union City
Branch County
74 46.8 40.5 32.8
Albion
Calhoun County
  30.8 20  
Arbor Academy
Calhoun County
34 51.4 42.3 36.8
Athens
Calhoun County
44 61 62.8 57.4
Battle Creek Montessori Academy
Calhoun County
  38.5 30 26.7
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
360 25.9 20 13.4
Endeavor Charter Academy
Calhoun County
69 50.7 33.3 23.4
Harper Creek
Calhoun County
179 59.4 52.8 48.9
Homer
Calhoun County
89 60.2 29.6 38.2
Lakeview (Calhoun)
Calhoun County
277 54 42.5 35.4
Mar Lee
Calhoun County
30 70.6 62.5 48.3
Marshall Academy
Calhoun County
20 64.3 44.8 45.2
Marshall
Calhoun County
178 69.4 56.7 47
Pennfield
Calhoun County
152 42.7 44.8 42.2
Tekonsha
Calhoun County
  41.2 34.8 31.6
Cassopolis
Cass County
64 38 37.7 38.8
Dowagiac Union
Cass County
170 31.6 25.9 19.2
Edwardsburg
Cass County
199 62.1 58.7 69.1
Marcellus
Cass County
44 70.6 45.5 55.6
Beaver Island
Charlevoix County
      60
Boyne City
Charlevoix County
100 68 54 61.2
Boyne Falls
Charlevoix County
  58.3 66.7 33.3
Charlevoix
Charlevoix County
57 73.6 90.1 42
Concord Academy - Boyne
Charlevoix County
  81.8 72.2 81.8
East Jordan
Charlevoix County
66 51.4 37.3 41.5
Cheboygan
Cheboygan County
116 32.3 46.8 40.7
Inland Lakes
Cheboygan County
47 46.8 42.9 45
Wolverine
Cheboygan County
14 47.1 45.5 47.6
Brimley
Chippewa County
41 52.5 43.2 34.9
Detour
Chippewa County
  42.9 50 33.3
Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy
Chippewa County
66 64.1 47.8 50
Ojibway Charter School
Chippewa County
  12.5   20
Pickford
Chippewa County
  56 26.9 22.2
Rudyard
Chippewa County
50 36.7 30.9 19.2
Sault Ste. Marie
Chippewa County
132 66.2 48.8 58.3
Clare
Clare County
110 57.4 55.8 43.5
Farwell
Clare County
89 31.1 38.9 42.4
Harrison
Clare County
103 31.5 30.6 37
Bath
Clinton County
84 54.3 62.2 55.1
DeWitt
Clinton County
214 64.2 67.3 60.9
Fowler
Clinton County
24 74.2 77.8 75.8
Ovid-Elsie
Clinton County
102 64.6 59.3 51.6
Pewamo-Westphalia
Clinton County
19 72 36.4 61.9
St. Johns
Clinton County
204 57.5 53.8 53.8
Crawford AuSable
Crawford County
121 63.6 61.6 50
Big Bay De Noc
Delta County
  62.5 42.1 11.1
Escanaba
Delta County
176 55.7 37.9 36.1
Gladstone
Delta County
108 47.8 46.1 61.4
Mid Peninsula
Delta County
  42.9 12.5 21.4
Rapid River
Delta County
  36 28.6 18.2
Breitung Twp
Dickinson County
131 57.7 55.8 60.9
Iron Mountain
Dickinson County
42 70.7 85.1 67.5
North Dickinson
Dickinson County
12 55 58.8 65
Norway-Vulcan
Dickinson County
46 45.5 39.5 40.8
Bellevue
Eaton County
42 23.1 38.5 41.3
Charlotte
Eaton County
179 60.6 46.9 50.6
Eaton Rapids
Eaton County
149 53.5 52.1 45.7
Grand Ledge
Eaton County
346 50 53 54.8
Island City Academy
Eaton County
  70.8 45.8 37.5
Maple Valley
Eaton County
74 31.2 35.8 27.9
Olivet
Eaton County
97 72.4 62.1 59.3
Potterville
Eaton County
69 47.1 44.9 55.6
Waverly
Eaton County
179 69 53.9 51.2
Alanson
Emmet County
  16.7 44.4 15.8
Concord Academy - Petoskey
Emmet County
  62.5 70 31.3
Harbor Springs
Emmet County
50 53.8 54.5 58.2
Mackinaw City
Emmet County
  60 61.5 46.7
Pellston
Emmet County
33 38.2 47.4 40.6
Petoskey
Emmet County
185 73.3 55.1 52
Atherton
Genesee County
  31 20 15.6
Beecher
Genesee County
    9.9 9.1
Bendle
Genesee County
81 21.3 44.2 35.2
Bentley
Genesee County
58 40.7 24.2 18
Burton Glen Charter Academy
Genesee County
78 23.3 10.8 17.3
Carman-Ainsworth
Genesee County
289 50.3 41.3 38.2
Clio
Genesee County
232 76.4 46.9 55.5
Davison
Genesee County
442 57.8 52.2 57
Fenton
Genesee County
228 68.9 52.2 47.1
Flint
Genesee County
448 18.7 15.7 10.7
Flushing
Genesee County
279 58.9 49.8 48.8
Genesee
Genesee County
49 38.5 25 30
Genesee STEM Academy
Genesee County
  7.1   17.1
Goodrich
Genesee County
130 44.3 51.2 50.8
Grand Blanc Academy
Genesee County
  20 19  
Grand Blanc
Genesee County
573 58.3 62.4 56.7
Greater Heights Academy
Genesee County
  14.6 6 13.5
International Academy Flint
Genesee County
107 21.7 23.9 14
Kearsley
Genesee County
208 48.2 41.3 40.6
Lake Fenton
Genesee County
141 67.4 65.1 54.7
LakeVille
Genesee County
85 36.2 47.8 42.5
Linden Charter Academy
Genesee County
  32.5 12.6 6.5
Linden
Genesee County
192 55.4 53.9 57.6
Madison Academy
Genesee County
  33.3 14.7 16.7
Montrose
Genesee County
89 42 48 42.4
Mt. Morris
Genesee County
138 37.4 23.3 17.5
Northridge Academy
Genesee County
  12.2 14 12.1
Richfield Public School Academy
Genesee County
  17.3 14.3 11.4
Swartz Creek
Genesee County
271 65.6 43.9 45.2
The New Standard Academy
Genesee County
65 12.3 7.5 42.6
Westwood Heights
Genesee County
  38 11.5 21.4
Woodland Park Academy
Genesee County
45 15.7 26.7 25
Beaverton
Gladwin County
  51.1 49.4 11.3
Gladwin
Gladwin County
121 51.4 45.9 48
Bessemer
Gogebic County
41 50 63 74
Ironwood
Gogebic County
57 53.3 40.3 47.5
Wakefield-Marenisco
Gogebic County
  47.1 54.2 50
Watersmeet
Gogebic County
  50 25 31.6
Grand Traverse Academy
Grand Traverse County
108 49.6 54 60.2
Kingsley
Grand Traverse County
105 79.8 59.8 67.3
Traverse City
Grand Traverse County
691 55.4 56.1 50
Woodland School
Grand Traverse County
19 52.2 65.2 43.5
Alma
Gratiot County
152 35.7 43.9 37
Ashley
Gratiot County
  60 37.5 33.3
Breckenridge
Gratiot County
49 52.6 48.9 34.7
Fulton
Gratiot County
39 46.9 49.1 56.8
Ithaca
Gratiot County
73 54.9 58.1 37.2
St. Louis
Gratiot County
70 44.7 48.6 26.9
Camden-Frontier
Hillsdale County
34 61.8 64.3 55.3
Hillsdale
Hillsdale County
87 52.2 47.9 46.3
Hillsdale Preparatory School
Hillsdale County
  57.1 72.2 26.7
Jonesville
Hillsdale County
92 55.2 41.1 29.3
Litchfield
Hillsdale County
  65 36.8 54.5
North Adams-Jerome
Hillsdale County
  40.9 47.6 23.8
Pittsford
Hillsdale County
  30 22.5 24.3
Reading
Hillsdale County
48 37 43.1 20
Waldron
Hillsdale County
  30 28.6 37.5
Will Carleton Charter School Academy
Hillsdale County
27 80.6 53.6 61.5
Adams Township
Houghton County
35 61.3 52.9 55.3
Chassell Township
Houghton County
14 31.3 55 72.7
Dollar Bay-Tamarack
Houghton County
22 59.3 52.9 46.2
Hancock
Houghton County
60 62.5 48.4 58.6
Houghton-Portage
Houghton County
85 66.7 64.4 59.5
Lake Linden-Hubbell
Houghton County
41 64.4 54.2 65
Calumet
Houghton County
105 73.1 54.8 61.3
Stanton Township
Houghton County
  43.8 45.8 35.7
Bad Axe
Huron County
62 65.8 52 48.3
Caseville
Huron County
  36.8 39.1 22.2
Church
Huron County
    50  
Colfax Twp.
Huron County
    85.7 50
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker
Huron County
60 70.2 65.2 61.3
Harbor Beach
Huron County
24 84 60.9 56.3
North Huron
Huron County
32 45.7 35.5 33.3
Owendale-Gagetown
Huron County
  33.3 23.1 25
Ubly
Huron County
43 52.3 38.9 47.2
Okemos
Ingham County
301 80.6 74.1 68.5
Webberville
Ingham County
41 79.5 78.6 71.7
Williamston
Ingham County
116 79.2 69.2 74.1
Haslett
Ingham County
196 75.8 71.8 71.1
White Pine Academy
Ingham County
  69.2 50 80
East Lansing
Ingham County
254 64.6 57.1 62.5
Cole Academy
Ingham County
29 64.5 45.2 37.9
Stockbridge
Ingham County
98 58.9 57.3 58.7
Windemere Park Charter Academy
Ingham County
87 57.4 44.6 48.1
Mason (Ingham)
Ingham County
218 55.8 59.1 54.4
Leslie
Ingham County
92 55 41.7 63
Holt
Ingham County
400 50.6 51.5 47.7
Michigan Connections Academy
Ingham County
74 48.3 59 49.4
Dansville
Ingham County
49 46.7 44.7 51.2
Lansing
Ingham County
858 28.5 25.9 24.4
Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy
Ingham County
  17.9 16.2 15.4
Lansing Charter Academy
Ingham County
81 16.7 29.4 21
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Academy
Ingham County
    8.3  
Belding
Ionia County
127 27.8 34.4 34.1
Berlin Twp #3
Ionia County
  66.7   25
Easton Twp #6
Ionia County
  83.3 20 57.1
Ionia
Ionia County
215 50 48.8 53.1
Lakewood
Ionia County
137 69.8 63.6 67.4
Portland
Ionia County
155 60.9 53.3 63.7
Saranac
Ionia County
83 43.4 47.3 45.5
Hale
Iosco County
29 56.5 23.3 51.9
Oscoda
Iosco County
86 51 43.3 32.9
Tawas
Iosco County
79 67.6 57.5 53.6
Whittemore-Prescott
Iosco County
64 48.7 40 42.6
Forest Park
Iron County
30 50 56.3 35.1
West Iron
Iron County
58 46.4 45 34.4
Beal City
Isabella County
45 54.5 34.8 27.7
Morey Montessori Public School Academy
Isabella County
  27.3 30.4 37.5
Mt. Pleasant
Isabella County
237 58.9 55.2 48.7
Renaissance Public School Academy
Isabella County
44 65.9 36.1 46.8
Shepherd
Isabella County
137 44.2 45.8 40.1
Columbia
Jackson County
100 56.8 56.7 69.3
Concord
Jackson County
42 40 31.6 43.9
Da Vinci Instittue
Jackson County
  26.3 23.8 18.2
East Jackson
Jackson County
74 20.5 24.1 14.3
Grass Lake
Jackson County
102 43.4 37 29.3
Hanover-Horton
Jackson County
87 66.7 60.8 64
Jackson
Jackson County
407 42.7 39.8 38.3
Michigan Center
Jackson County
95 54.3 34.7 38.9
Napoleon
Jackson County
97 60.6 50 64.2
Northwest
Jackson County
199 67 66.8 47.1
Paragon Academy
Jackson County
78 43.2 54.7 43.5
Springport
Jackson County
62 55.9 67.2 41.4
Vandercook Lake
Jackson County
94 47.1 39.6 34.9
Western
Jackson County
220 48.8 46 55.2
Climax-Scotts
Kalamazoo County
36 46.7 35.9 38.5
Comstock
Kalamazoo County
118 45.4 36.1 36.2
Evergreen Academy
Kalamazoo County
  25 50 50
Forest Academy
Kalamazoo County
29 57.1 50 31.4
Galesburg-Augusta
Kalamazoo County
77 55.1 50 37.2
Gull Lake
Kalamazoo County
208 67.7 62.8 56
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County
996 44 35.6 37.3
Oakland Academy
Kalamazoo County
30 71.8 50 73.1
Paramount Charter Academy
Kalamazoo County
45 70.6 34.3 19.6
Parchment
Kalamazoo County
107 67.4 59.3 45.5
Portage
Kalamazoo County
627 68.7 57.3 64.5
Schoolcraft
Kalamazoo County
74 63.5 72.4 54.1
Vicksburg
Kalamazoo County
183 62.8 57.2 62.6
Excelsior
Kalkaska County
  14.3    
Forest Area
Kalkaska County
  41.5 42.5 24
Kalkaska
Kalkaska County
113 44.3 51.3 43.1
Byron Center
Kent County
292 87.4 84.3 77.6
East Grand Rapids
Kent County
212 84.5 76.9 82.9
Chandler Woods Charter Academy
Kent County
82 80 64.6 63.1
Caledonia
Kent County
314 73.4 75.6 68.1
Walker Charter Academy
Kent County
78 72.6 59.2 60.8
Cross Creek Charter Academy
Kent County
82 69 76.2 72.3
Forest Hills
Kent County
725 68.6 63.2 65.6
Lowell
Kent County
268 68.5 63 58.5
Kenowa Hills
Kent County
202 68 53 52.3
New Branches Charter Academy
Kent County
31 66.7 45.5 41.7
Rockford
Kent County
535 66.2 66.5 58.2
Knapp Charter Academy
Kent County
82 63.1 34.5 36.7
Excel Charter Academy
Kent County
82 62.3 62.7 67.5
Sparta
Kent County
178 62.2 55.6 62.7
Grandville
Kent County
360 60.9 59.6 55.9
Kent City
Kent County
114 54.7 50.9 57.8
Cedar Springs
Kent County
250 54.3 45 35.4
Vanguard Charter Academy
Kent County
81 51.8 63.3 49.4
Kentwood
Kent County
617 49.9 47.9 52.6
Godwin Heights
Kent County
150 47.8 41.5 35.4
West MI Academy of Environmental Science
Kent County
63 46.8 54.2 51.4
Kelloggsville
Kent County
139 45.9 40.1 31.9
Vista Charter Academy
Kent County
78 44.3 32.1 29.6
Ridge Park Charter Academy
Kent County
76 43 33.8 41.3
Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
Kent County
39 42.9 54.5 47.6
Wyoming
Kent County
320 39.9 36.3 28.7
Northview
Kent County
219 39.1 48.1 48.2
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
Kent County
151 37.3 24.1 37.1
Comstock Park
Kent County
134 36.8 36.7 37.8
Creative Technologies Academy
Kent County
  33.3 33.3 38.1
Hope Academy of West Michigan
Kent County
  33.3 5 8.8
Grand Rapids
Kent County
1284 23.7 23.8 23.2
Byron Center Charter School
Kent County
15 20 77.3 65.4
Godfrey-Lee
Kent County
128 19.8 26.3 26.9
William C. Abney Academy
Kent County
  19    
River City Scholars Charter Academy
Kent County
64 16.2 22.2 25.4
Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology
Kent County
  14.8 7.1 8.3
Baldwin
Lake County
48 38.3 35.3 28
Mackinac Preparatory Academy
Lake County
    50  
Almont
Lapeer County
94 77.3 81.8 72.3
Chatfield School
Lapeer County
52 69.2 63.6 53.7
Dryden
Lapeer County
39 52.8 27.8 57.1
Imlay City
Lapeer County
134 46.1 46.9 39.7
Lapeer
Lapeer County
327 42.2 50.2 50
North Branch
Lapeer County
166 50.6 48.8 53
Glen Lake
Leelanau County
35 62.8 81.8 47.6
Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy
Leelanau County
  47.1 50 33.3
Leland
Leelanau County
32 41.4 36.7 51.6
Northport
Leelanau County
  58.3 43.8 28.6
Suttons Bay
Leelanau County
30 44.8 48.6 32.3
Addison
Lenawee County
63 67.7 48.3 41.8
Adrian
Lenawee County
218 43.5 44.4 38.6
Blissfield
Lenawee County
85 58.6 51.7 49.4
Britton Deerfield
Lenawee County
35 35.3 42.6 28.6
Clinton
Lenawee County
82 63.3 41.2 49.3
Hudson
Lenawee County
65 52.1 50.7 39.7
Madison (Lenawee)
Lenawee County
127 64.8 56.8 50
Morenci
Lenawee County
48 30.4 32 32.5
Onsted
Lenawee County
98 51 46.7 55.2
Sand Creek
Lenawee County
60 67.8 54.3 52.5
Tecumseh
Lenawee County
222 51.4 54.1 58.5
Brighton
Livingston County
412 74.3 64.9 69.8
Charyl Stockwell Academy
Livingston County
103 56.9 53.7 66.3
Fowlerville
Livingston County
229 41.7 39.8 53
Hartland
Livingston County
363 67.6 64.9 65.7
Howell
Livingston County
484 64 60.3 56.8
Pinckney
Livingston County
174 58.9 33.7 44.6
Tahquamenon
Luce County
47 61 54.2 49.1
Engadine
Mackinac County
  40 58.3 50
Les Cheneaux
Mackinac County
    46.7 56.3
Mackinac Island
Mackinac County
  75 40 37.5
Moran Twp
Mackinac County
  33.3 33.3 25
St. Ignace
Mackinac County
  56.3 35.1 36
Three Lakes Academy
Mackinac County
  30.8 46.2 41.7
Academy of Warren
Macomb County
67 13 7.8 13.9
Armada
Macomb County
112 66.4 66.7 49.2
Center Line
Macomb County
185 24.2 28.1 23.8
Chippewa Valley
Macomb County
1141 53.3 48.6 49
Clintondale
Macomb County
124 31.5 13.7 13.8
Conner Creek Academy East
Macomb County
52 15.9 11.3 18.2
East Detroit
Macomb County
199 21.5 17 18.2
Eaton Academy
Macomb County
  13.2   8.3
Fitzgerald
Macomb County
177 35.9 26.5 21.3
Fraser
Macomb County
375 57.8 49.6 47.2
Global Preparatory Academy
Macomb County
  13.6 10.5 35
Great Oaks Academy
Macomb County
82 24.4 27.6 35
Huron Academy
Macomb County
70 51.5 42.1 27.3
Lake Shore (Macomb)
Macomb County
215 53.1 56.1 41.5
Lakeview (Macomb)
Macomb County
286 49.6 49.3 48
L'Anse Creuse
Macomb County
705 55.2 49 49.7
Macomb Montessori Academy
Macomb County
  20 9.1 16.7
Merritt Academy
Macomb County
39 52.6 55.6 52.4
Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy
Macomb County
  22.2 11.6 20.5
Mount Clemens
Macomb County
93 17.1 18.4 19.2
Mt. Clemens Montessori Academy
Macomb County
51 53.5 50.7 54
New Haven
Macomb County
95 46.7 45 26.7
Noor International Academy
Macomb County
24 61.3 75 84
Prevail Academy
Macomb County
71 34.2 25.7 26.1
Reach Charter Academy
Macomb County
81 39.2 18.1 26.7
Richmond
Macomb County
101 44.4 39 55.4
Romeo
Macomb County
348 57.1 61.3 54.1
Roseville
Macomb County
362 27.8 27.2 22.4
South Lake
Macomb County
128 50.7 42.2 37.9
Success Mile Academy
Macomb County
  19.1 12.1 17.4
Utica
Macomb County
1936 54.9 54.8 54.1
Van Dyke
Macomb County
210 28.8 22.3 20.7
Warren Consolidated
Macomb County
1027 43.5 37.7 38.8
Warren Woods
Macomb County
199 44.5 40.7 34.7
Bear Lake
Manistee County
  47.1 61.1 52.9
Kaleva Norman Dickson
Manistee County
44 46.9 27 27.3
Manistee
Manistee County
111 46.9 30.1 37
Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy
Manistee County
105 26.8 25.6 22.5
Onekama
Manistee County
25 69.6 43.5 35.3
Gwinn
Marquette County
76 44.3 34.4 15.6
Ishpeming
Marquette County
56 72.9 43.3 34.1
Marquette
Marquette County
214 60.3 57.2 50.2
Negaunee
Marquette County
117 70.8 64.1 50
NICE
Marquette County
100 62.4 48.5 59.8
North Star Academy
Marquette County
  20 44 22.2
Powell
Marquette County
  20   50
Republic-Michigamme
Marquette County
      16.7
Ludington
Mason County
163 69.1 43.9 45.1
Mason Co. Central
Mason County
93 50 35.6 38
Mason Co. Eastern
Mason County
31 55.2 50 37.5
Big Rapids
Mecosta County
133 45.8 48.3 56.8
Chippewa Hills
Mecosta County
154 57 44.4 54.7
Crossroads Charter Academy
Mecosta County
44 54 48.3 48.6
Morley Stanwood
Mecosta County
81 42.5 35.4 16.7
Bark River
Menominee County
59 45.5 46 43.5
Carney-Nadeau
Menominee County
  87.5 19 21.1
Menominee
Menominee County
100 41.3 41.6 44.2
Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy
Menominee County
  11.1 26.7 33.3
North Central
Menominee County
  61.5 85.7 56.3
Stephenson
Menominee County
34 69.8 71.4 51.5
Bullock Creek
Midland County
120 70.3 77.7 58.3
Coleman
Midland County
57 35.8 30 31.3
Meridian
Midland County
89 29.5 22.8 29.9
Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies
Midland County
  55.6 57.1 31.6
Midland
Midland County
514 63.1 60.7 59.1
Lake City
Missaukee County
87 34.4 38.6 28
McBain
Missaukee County
81 46.7 55.1 50
Airport
Monroe County
166 53.2 39.8 40.3
Bedford
Monroe County
288 66.1 59.7 60.2
Dundee
Monroe County
107 68.5 57.6 49.5
Ida
Monroe County
91 58.1 55.3 68.4
Jefferson
Monroe County
113 54.5 58.8 54.8
Mason (Monroe)
Monroe County
82 66.7 67.4 64.9
Monroe
Monroe County
365 50.5 40.6 33.4
New Bedford Academy
Monroe County
  35.7 30 50
Summerfield
Monroe County
51 65.1 53.2 61.8
Triumph Academy
Monroe County
84 58.5 41.5 50
Whiteford
Monroe County
48 55.6 53.7 50
Carson City-Crystal
Montcalm County
61 47.1 28.3 32.7
Central Montcalm
Montcalm County
127 51.9 25 24.4
Flat River Academy
Montcalm County
  25   14.3
Greenville
Montcalm County
284 42.8 54.5 51.8
Lakeview (Montcalm)
Montcalm County
77 55.4 62.2 54.9
Montabella
Montcalm County
52 29.2 22.7 23.7
Tri County
Montcalm County
149 38.7 30.3 37.3
Vestaburg
Montcalm County
  34.1 27.5 26.5
Atlanta
Montmorency County
  70 60 40.9
Hillman
Montmorency County
36 43.3 34.2 30
Fruitport
Muskegon County
181 51.8 52.9 53.6
Holton
Muskegon County
67 57.3 51.6 41.2
Mona Shores
Muskegon County
276 47.8 53.7 45.7
Montague
Muskegon County
111 57.4 54.1 47.4
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System
Muskegon County
  12.5 10.4  
Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change
Muskegon County
9 33.3 11.1 76.5
Muskegon
Muskegon County
282 17.8 17.8 14.7
North Muskegon
Muskegon County
74 79.7 65.3 65.3
Oakridge
Muskegon County
161 37.7 32.4 42.5
Orchard View
Muskegon County
155 51.8 41.2 36.7
Ravenna
Muskegon County
65 37.3 68.3 49.2
Reeths-Puffer
Muskegon County
275 45.8 49.8 45.2
Three Oaks Public School Academy
Muskegon County
65 27.9 26.2 19.4
Timberland Academy
Muskegon County
70 33.9 12.2 16.9
Whitehall
Muskegon County
150 53.9 55.4 55
Big Jackson
Newaygo County
    66.7  
Fremont
Newaygo County
150 43.6 39.6 45.3
Grant
Newaygo County
127 49.3 41.3 26.5
Hesperia
Newaygo County
74 26.3 17.8 19.2
Newaygo
Newaygo County
119 31.5 40.7 26
White Cloud
Newaygo County
68 48.8 46.7 46.6
AGBU Alex-Marie Manoogian School
Oakland County
  86.2 85.2  
Troy
Oakland County
919 84.6 71.5 69.5
Rochester
Oakland County
1037 75.4 71.1 69.7
Holly Academy
Oakland County
100 74.8 74.7 68
Birmingham
Oakland County
567 74.2 70 62.8
Novi
Oakland County
477 74 69.2 66.9
Bloomfield Hills
Oakland County
360 69.9 63.5 65.6
South Lyon
Oakland County
610 69.1 60 58.8
Berkley
Oakland County
302 68.8 64.1 54.9
Kingsbury Country Day School
Oakland County
  68.8 72.2 28
Royal Oak
Oakland County
391 68 58.6 59.6
Lake Orion
Oakland County
539 67.8 70.9 65.6
Clarkston
Oakland County
505 62.4 61.5 58
Farmington
Oakland County
670 59.3 52.1 54.3
Waterford Montessori Academy
Oakland County
29 59.1 38.5 59.4
Walled Lake
Oakland County
993 58 55 49.1
Avondale
Oakland County
227 56.7 54.8 45.7
Faxon Language Immersion Academy
Oakland County
  55.6 35.3 41.7
West Bloomfield
Oakland County
353 54.7 58.6 54.1
Waterford
Oakland County
622 53.5 46.2 44.6
Grand River Academy
Oakland County
77 53.2 56 42.2
Oxford
Oakland County
324 51.7 53.8 50
Clawson
Oakland County
87 51 67 32.7
Brandon
Oakland County
174 49.2 48.9 45.3
Holly
Oakland County
210 49 44.9 47.3
Four Corners Montessori Academy
Oakland County
47 48.9 57.1 50
Lamphere
Oakland County
204 48.3 33.8 28
Huron Valley
Oakland County
612 47.4 58.9 53.6
Madison (Oakland)
Oakland County
62 37.5 34.3 39.3
Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence
Oakland County
96 37.1 28.2 31.6
Ferndale
Oakland County
146 36 37.2 22.5
Laurus Academy
Oakland County
82 35.4 44.4 46.9
Southfield
Oakland County
417 34.8 37.3 35.4
Oakside Scholars Charter Academy
Oakland County
  32.1 28 11.5
Oak Park
Oakland County
258 30.6 8.7 20.5
Taylor International Academy
Oakland County
  30.2 17.8  
Jefferson International Academy
Oakland County
  27.8 31.8 22.5
Momentum Academy
Oakland County
  27.3 28.6 36.4
Walton Charter Academy
Oakland County
88 24.4 10.3 12.4
Academy of Southfield
Oakland County
  22.9    
Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac
Oakland County
59 18.2 10 30.8
Hazel Park
Oakland County
185 18 17.5 15.8
Great Lakes Academy
Oakland County
  17.4 17.6 11.8
Pontiac Academy for Excellence
Oakland County
  17.4 16.3 5.8
Pontiac
Oakland County
293 16.8 13.9 14.3
Crescent Academy
Oakland County
117 16.8 22.2 23.4
Academy of Waterford
Oakland County
  16.7    
Michigan School for the Arts
Oakland County
  16.7   12.1
Bradford Academy
Oakland County
  13.7 7.4 10.5
Sarah J. Webber Media Arts Academy
Oakland County
  6.7 8  
Hart
Oceana County
101 27.7 35.4 22.8
Pentwater
Oceana County
15 78.9 75 75
Shelby
Oceana County
95 32.3 27.6 23.9
Walkerville
Oceana County
  20.8 61.5 33.3
West Branch-Rose City
Ogemaw County
134 45 55.3 52.6
Ewen-Trout Creek
Ontonagon County
  58.8 25 37.5
Ontonagon
Ontonagon County
  56.5 53.6 60
Evart Public Schools
Osceola County
63 38.5 35.3 46.3
Marion
Osceola County
33 41.9 71.1 43.8
Pine River
Osceola County
74 54.3 47.8 41.3
Reed City
Osceola County
116 47.3 32.7 29.7
Fairview
Oscoda County
  60.9 45 47.4
Mio-AuSable
Oscoda County
41 31.3 32.4 52.9
Gaylord
Otsego County
232 52.3 53.4 48.5
Jo-Lewiston
Otsego County
50 50 62.3 51
Vanderbilt
Otsego County
  37.5 26.7 50
Allendale
Ottawa County
197 61.7 59 54
Black River Public School
Ottawa County
56 60.5 64.1 46.4
Coopersville
Ottawa County
196 56.6 47.1 52
Eagle Crest Charter Academy
Ottawa County
81 81 71.6 64.7
Grand Haven
Ottawa County
385 78.9 73.4 66.7
Holland
Ottawa County
242 43.4 47.1 44.2
Hudsonville
Ottawa County
486 72.5 76.4 74
ICademy Global
Ottawa County
  66.7 75 36.4
Innocademy
Ottawa County
41 54.5 39.5 56.3
Jenison
Ottawa County
352 70.6 69.7 64.3
Spring Lake
Ottawa County
178 85.5 77.6 84.5
Vanderbilt Charter Academy
Ottawa County
49 38 60.7 61.7
Walden Green Montessori
Ottawa County
12 68.4 60.9 61.1
West MI Academy of Arts and Academics
Ottawa County
63 46 41.3 47.5
West Ottawa
Ottawa County
491 58.5 51.1 60.1
Zeeland
Ottawa County
412 79.1 65.4 65.5
Onaway
Presque Isle County
43 55 61.2 34
Posen
Presque Isle County
  56.3 62.5 30
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
35 35.5 46.2 60.6
Charlton Heston Academy
Roscommon County
51 47.7 25.5 33.3
Houghton Lake
Roscommon County
83 34.9 27 29.2
Roscommon
Roscommon County
71 46.6 46.6 36.8
Birch Run
Saginaw County
127 49.6 57.9 39.6
Bridgeport-Spaulding
Saginaw County
99 16.5 16 11.1
Carrollton
Saginaw County
112 30.5 34.4 19.8
Chesaning Union
Saginaw County
89 68.1 57.7 57.1
Francis Reh PSA
Saginaw County
  7.1 11.4 14.6
Frankenmuth
Saginaw County
68 71.2 65.2 47.9
Freeland
Saginaw County
152 73.1 66.2 63.5
Hemlock
Saginaw County
71 50.6 49.3 45.3
International Academy of Saginaw
Saginaw County
  30.4 40 22.6
Merrill
Saginaw County
  53.6 35.4 34.8
North Saginaw Charter Academy
Saginaw County
57 30 22.6 19
Saginaw Preparatory Academy
Saginaw County
  22.6 29.3 5
Saginaw Township
Saginaw County
314 63.9 53.5 44.7
Saginaw
Saginaw County
488 33.7 31.1 25.5
St. Charles
Saginaw County
52 50 52.3 51
Swan Valley
Saginaw County
127 62.5 59.6 60.8
Brown City
Sanilac County
58 61.7 59 55.4
Carsonville
Sanilac County
24 36 32.1 37
Croswell-Lexington
Sanilac County
151 63.1 46.6 57.7
Deckerville
Sanilac County
47 29.4 34.2 32
Marlette
Sanilac County
59 41.4 52.9 43.9
Peck
Sanilac County
  15.6 47.1 8.3
Sandusky
Sanilac County
68 73.4 65.4 52.7
Manistique
Schoolcraft County
49 78.4 59.4 31.4
Byron
Shiawassee County
54 54.3 43.1 44.8
Corunna
Shiawassee County
129 49.7 54.2 39.5
Durand
Shiawassee County
98 59.2 41.7 34.1
Laingsburg
Shiawassee County
77 64.6 60.6 62
Morrice
Shiawassee County
  40.6 30.8 37.5
New Lothrop
Shiawassee County
59 77.5 66.3 54.9
Owosso
Shiawassee County
225 37 38.3 35.4
Perry
Shiawassee County
77 52 41.7 47.4
Algonac
St. Clair County
134 63.7 40.3 48.7
Anchor Bay
St. Clair County
396 62.4 59.6 58.1
Capac
St. Clair County
67 40.9 25.8 32.8
East China
St. Clair County
298 61.2 44.1 51.9
East Shore Leadership Academy
St. Clair County
  66.7 30 27.8
Landmark Academy
St. Clair County
55 47.9 42.6 43.1
Marysville
St. Clair County
205 63.9 60.2 62
Memphis
St. Clair County
59 63 48 42.4
Port Huron
St. Clair County
626 46.8 48.3 37.4
Yale
St. Clair County
131 68.6 69.8 64.1
Burr Oak
St. Joseph County
  28 43.8 33.3
Centreville
St. Joseph County
50 39.2 39.6 44.9
Colon
St. Joseph County
44 37.5 28.9 20
Constantine
St. Joseph County
105 59.1 58.5 35.7
Mendon
St. Joseph County
43 47.4 42.6 45.2
Nottawa
St. Joseph County
  50 26.3 41.2
Sturgis
St. Joseph County
252 50.4 38.8 35
Three Rivers
St. Joseph County
210 48.2 58.4 52.4
White Pigeon
St. Joseph County
60 30 20 22.7
Akron-Fairgrove
Tuscola County
16 80 31.3 76.5
Caro
Tuscola County
110 47.6 51.3 36.4
Cass City
Tuscola County
77 61.3 47.6 48.7
Kingston
Tuscola County
45 37.5 37.8 38.1
Mayville
Tuscola County
48 46.2 30.4 29.8
Millington
Tuscola County
77 42.7 59.7 38.3
Reese
Tuscola County
53 60 42.9 54
Unionville-Sebewaing
Tuscola County
48 41.5 52.2 50
Vassar
Tuscola County
61 50 30.3 36.2
Bangor (Van Buren)
Van Buren County
84 34.5 25 25.3
Bangor Twp #8
Van Buren County
  60 50  
Bloomingdale
Van Buren County
85 44.6 26.6 37.8
Covert
Van Buren County
  45.8 20.8 13.6
Decatur
Van Buren County
56 58.8 56.9 45
Gobles
Van Buren County
55 56.6 65.2 56.1
Hartford
Van Buren County
97 22.7 35 19.4
Lawrence
Van Buren County
40 40.4 43.2 37.1
Lawton
Van Buren County
78 60.5 47.5 57.9
Mattawan
Van Buren County
252 70.4 69.3 63.6
Paw Paw
Van Buren County
148 45.8 51 52
South Haven
Van Buren County
145 37.6 42.2 43.1
Ann Arbor Learning Community
Washtenaw County
  39.3 61.9 35.7
Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County
1169 64.4 61.4 61.3
Central Academy
Washtenaw County
51 30.2 34 40.4
Chelsea
Washtenaw County
169 67.8 65.7 55.2
Dexter
Washtenaw County
259 62.4 53.5 57.3
East Arbor Charter Academy
Washtenaw County
79 57 50.6 50.6
Fortis Academy
Washtenaw County
85 49.4 40.5 49.4
Global Tech Academy
Washtenaw County
  21.1 11.1 20
Honey Creek Community School
Washtenaw County
23 78.6 92.6 82.1
Lincoln
Washtenaw County
268 32.8 28.7 25.8
Manchester
Washtenaw County
66 43.9 43.6 37.7
Milan
Washtenaw County
136 48.9 39.6 39.7
Multicultural Academy
Washtenaw County
  10.5 16.7  
New Beginnings Academy
Washtenaw County
  14.3 5.6 23.8
Saline
Washtenaw County
339 68.9 67.9 66
South Arbor Charter Academy
Washtenaw County
78 80 75 53.6
South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy
Washtenaw County
87 65.1 45.3 50.6
Whitmore Lake
Washtenaw County
57 28.8 35.6 47.4
Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County
252 19.1 18.5 12
Grosse Pointe
Wayne County
499 84.1 81.1 78
Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
Wayne County
84 83.7 77.8 67.4
Canton Charter Academy
Wayne County
82 83.3 72 70.4
Achieve Charter Academy
Wayne County
84 82.6 83.7 77.9
Northville
Wayne County
533 81.2 70.5 70.2
Grosse Ile
Wayne County
125 77.3 83.8 70
Keystone Academy
Wayne County
82 77 76.7 63.5
Plymouth-Canton
Wayne County
1105 72.8 60.8 61.4
South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
Wayne County
86 72.1 62.4 60.9
Allen Park
Wayne County
252 67.5 53 51.6
Quest Charter Academy
Wayne County
85 65.1 41.5 44
Crestwood
Wayne County
269 64.6 46 46.5
Trenton
Wayne County
164 61.8 64.3 41.7
Universal Learning Academy
Wayne County
71 60.8 38.2 35.9
Dearborn
Wayne County
1472 59.8 42.2 38.4
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
Wayne County
110 58.8 64.5 56.9
Flat Rock
Wayne County
127 58.8 63.7 53.5
Branch Line School
Wayne County
  57.1 29.4 35.3
Livonia
Wayne County
989 54.7 49.7 52.3
Taylor Exemplar Academy
Wayne County
82 53.7 42.2 42.7
The Dearborn Academy
Wayne County
52 52.7 42.4 40
Wyandotte
Wayne County
264 51.4 48 45.7
Garden City
Wayne County
225 51.2 58.9 60.3
New Paradigm College Prep
Wayne County
  50 38.5 75
Woodhaven-Brownstown
Wayne County
368 49.8 51.2 54.5
Metro Charter Academy
Wayne County
87 49.4 40.2 49.4
Tipton Academy
Wayne County
51 48.7 36.4 32.3
Huron
Wayne County
161 47.7 52.1 41.5
Wayne-Westland
Wayne County
848 47.7 28.7 25.4
Riverview
Wayne County
195 46.9 48.4 48.5
Gibraltar
Wayne County
247 46.6 48.4 49.8
Melvindale-N. Allen Park
Wayne County
196 45.6 36.1 33
Clarenceville
Wayne County
140 45.3 42.3 29.8
Star International Academy
Wayne County
128 45.3 36.2 38
Taylor
Wayne County
507 43 30.8 23.8
South Redford
Wayne County
249 42.6 31.9 30.5
University Preparatory Academy (PSAD)
Wayne County
138 41.7 25 27.3
Trillium Academy
Wayne County
57 41.5 32.1 50.9
Southgate
Wayne County
255 41 36.8 38.1
Hope of Detroit Academy
Wayne County
71 39.7 23.5 20
West Village Academy
Wayne County
52 39.6 22 30.2
Van Buren
Wayne County
317 39.1 26.3 24.3
Cesar Chavez Academy
Wayne County
157 38.5 26.5 27.2
Voyageur Academy
Wayne County
62 37.9 30.5 15.9
Hamtramck Academy
Wayne County
58 36.4 43.1 45.8
New Paradigm Glazer Academy
Wayne County
  36 18.2  
University Preparatory Science and Math (PSAD)
Wayne County
89 36 28.7 37.2
Harper Woods
Wayne County
95 35.6 39.8 25
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy
Wayne County
37 35.1 35.1 75.8
Hamtramck
Wayne County
183 34.9 24.5 15.3
Ecorse
Wayne County
57 34.5 44.6 26.7
Romulus
Wayne County
204 33.3 31.6 30.3
Summit Academy North
Wayne County
122 33.3 41.9 35.4
Flagship Charter Academy
Wayne County
77 32.9 15.8 21.6
Detroit Merit Charter Academy
Wayne County
82 32.5 30.3 36.5
Hanley International Academy
Wayne County
64 31.9 54.5 30.9
Creative Montessori Academy
Wayne County
88 29.1 37.4 37.2
Regent Park Scholars Charter Academy
Wayne County
80 29.1 17.1 13.4
David Ellis Academy West
Wayne County
78 28.9 38 36.7
Lincoln Park
Wayne County
384 28.8 30.1 28.6
Dove Academy of Detroit
Wayne County
  28.3 48.7 18.4
Universal Academy
Wayne County
  28.3 12.1  
Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (PSAD)
Wayne County
61 28.1 22.2 16.4
Detroit Enterprise Academy
Wayne County
65 27.6 25.5 20
Washington-Parks Academy
Wayne County
182 26.8 18.2 21.3
Legacy Charter Academy
Wayne County
86 26.5 14 15.9
Academy of International Studies
Wayne County
  26.1   8.6
Summit Academy
Wayne County
  26.1 20.8 20.9
Southwest Detroit Community School
Wayne County
  26 14.3  
Oakland International
Wayne County
  24.5 18 19.1
Starr Detroit Academy
Wayne County
110 23.7 11.9 16.3
George Crockett Academy
Wayne County
  23.1 6.5  
Redford Union
Wayne County
147 22.9 33.2 23.7
Academy for Business and Technology
Wayne County
58 22.2 26.8 20.3
Advanced Technology Academy
Wayne County
84 22 12.2 19.3
American Montessori Academy
Wayne County
76 21.6 13.4 29.3
Chandler Park Academy
Wayne County
169 21.5 15.6 22.8
David Ellis Academy
Wayne County
  21.1 26.8 13.5
Commonwealth Community Development Academy
Wayne County
  20   14.8
Dearborn Heights #7
Wayne County
185 20 21 20
Riverside Academy
Wayne County
75 20 25.8 23.3
Winans Academy
Wayne County
  19.6 11.4 6.5
Global Heights Academy
Wayne County
  19.4 9.7 12.8
Caniff Liberty Academy
Wayne County
  19.1 17.8 21.2
American International Academy
Wayne County
  18.5 8.5 6.7
Old Redford Academy
Wayne County
123 17.7 22.5 35.5
Timbuktu Academy
Wayne County
  17.4 6.5 12.8
Hope Academy
Wayne County
  16.9 13 6.1
Detroit Premier Academy
Wayne County
76 16.7 16.7 14.7
New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy
Wayne County
  16.1 18.2 23.1
Ross-Hill Academy
Wayne County
  15.8 33.3  
Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences
Wayne County
104 15.7 11.9 12.5
Experiencia Preparatory Academy
Wayne County
  15.4 9.5  
River Rouge
Wayne County
124 15.4 15 21.4
Weston
Wayne County
  15.4 12.1 13.8
Michigan Technical Academy
Wayne County
108 15 9.4 31.8
Woodward Academy
Wayne County
  14.6 5.4 10.2
Michigan Educational Choice Center
Wayne County
108 14.5 14.7 12.6
The James and Grace Lee Boggs School
Wayne County
  14.3 45.5 46.2
GEE White Academy
Wayne County
  13.9 14.3 6.8
Warrendale Charter Academy
Wayne County
83 13.3 16.9 25.3
Bridge Academy
Wayne County
69 13.2 17.6 15.8
Detroit
Wayne County
3504 11.7 9.9 9.9
Plymouth Educational Center Charter School
Wayne County
  11.7 5.9 10.3
Detroit Service Learning Academy
Wayne County
146 10.1 11.6 21
Westwood
Wayne County
144 10.1 14.2 7.8
GEE Edmonson Academy
Wayne County
  10 15  
University Yes Academy
Wayne County
52 9.6 7.3 20.4
Rutherford Winans Academy
Wayne County
  9.4 15.6 17.9
George Washington Carver
Wayne County
  8.8    
Detroit Innovation Academy
Wayne County
44 7.9 7 21.7
Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit
Wayne County
  7.7 22.2  
Allen Academy
Wayne County
  7 5.5  
MacDowell Preparatory Academy
Wayne County
  7 21.7 12.9
Madison-Carver Academy
Wayne County
62 6.5 24.1 22
Highland Park Public School Academy System
Wayne County
  5.9 5.7 19.6
Detroit Leadership Academy
Wayne County
    16.7 11.4
Education Achievement System-EAS
Wayne County
293      
Escuela Avancemos!
Wayne County
      17
Joy Preparatory Academy
Wayne County
    10.3 10.5
Buckley
Wexford County
25 36.7 71.4 55.2
Cadillac
Wexford County
238 63.2 59.3 66.9
Manton
Wexford County
68 60.3 57.1 38
Mesick
Wexford County
44 35.6 38.6 38.6

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Paul Jordan
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:53am

From the time of the Engler administration forward, Republican-dominated state government has blamed teachers, traditional public schools, parents, and even students for poor academic performance. They focused on an unending flurry of 'reforms' that shifted power from local school boards to state government, attacked teachers and traditional public schools, required more and more time spent in testing, and shifted costs from state government to schools.

After wasting generations of students' school years, it is time to shift the blame for the failure of Michigan's schools where it belongs: to the state legislature and governor. It is time for the people of Michigan to return the school system to where it was before Proposal A. We cannot rely on the governor and state legislature because they have proved that they are incompetent.

Kathleen Bilger
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:01am

The scores do not surprise me, the signs have been there. While I blame the governor for a lack of funding for schools, the truth lies further back. The parents of today are the children of the whole language approach yesterday. Michigan jumped with both feet into the whole language approach ignoring that countries like New Zealand were pulling out because the results were extremely poor. The whole language approach lacked organization and skill building so now we have a generation of adults who dont have the skills to teach their children how to read. Teachers can only do so much. Good readers are taught at home by one on one contact with adults and the school enforces those skills. The children who have to rely on the schools to teach them to read are the poorer readers.
The state of Michigan needs to realize that funding must start at the elementary level not the community college level. Massachusetts was able to turn around a failing system in a very short amount of time. It took money, focus and people buying into it at all levels. We need to do the same to create a state that attracts the business .

sam melvin
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:24am

under GOV.Engler : school funding went from 1990 per-pupil .....$ 4.236
2001 .......$ 6,648 ...56.9% increase so more Money didn't raises the schooling!

abe bubush
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 2:36pm

WOW. "more Money didn't raises the schooling!"

Greg
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:53am

I agree the school is important. The easy answer is that parents are the important part and I agree parents are. But so are the schools. My sons school is Detroit Edison Public School Academy (DEPSA) and his school is beating state averages despite having the typical black student from the typical black household. The reason is simple the school has a philosophy that somehow is working. Personally I think it's only because they focus on test scores even more than regular teaching, yet it's hard to say that because most charter schools focus on the tests and don't generate those results. And it's not the teachers because they rotate teachers all the time. Worst turnover rate for a school I've ever seen in my life. Just their curriculum and the rules they set for the students I think.

Sandra George
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:21am

Spending money does not mean you get results. Reject rankings that list how much taxpayer $ is spent as a sign of how well the government is doing on a subject.

Joel A. Levitt
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:26am

Yes, our schools need more money, but that will not be enough. One teacher cannot meet the needs of 20 students with diverse levels of preparation and from diverse cultures.

The remedy is to preserve social integration while moving toward individualized instruction. The third essential classroom practice recommended by the GENERAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP NETWORK is, "Small group and individualized instruction ...." And, the seventh includes teaching, " ... morphology (i.e., meaning of word parts), including
common: word roots; inflections; prefixes, and, affixes." But, hitherto, individualizing our children’s education has been impracticably expensive. Now, the availability of internet resources has made individualized teaching practical. Even very young children can use voice-commanded computers.

There are, however, two yet-to-be-accomplished essential requirements. Our teacher preparation colleges and universities must modernize their curricula, and our teachers must be rewarded for accepting retraining.

Kevin Grand
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:37am

Has anyone ever stopped to consider that maybe the solution that is constantly bandied about (more money/government involvement), is actually the cause of the problem here?

During the last century we saw huge leaps in technology. For example the automobile, the airplane and the information age just to name a few.

All of that occurred before the government decided to involve itself where it traditionally had no role at all in the first place, since educational matters were primarily dealt with at the local level.

After the so-called education "experts" inserted themselves into the equation, things had been going downhill ever since.

Reform mathematics replaced traditional mathematics instruction.

Whole language replaced phonics.

Common core, along with the latest educational fad of the week, was made the law of the land. Deviation from that curriculum became illegal. Smaller school districts and home schoolers are outperforming large school districts that the government has literally dumped huge piles of money on.

And now people are wondering why test scores are falling at an astounding rate?

It should be patently obvious as to why that is.

Greg
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:02am

I see what you're saying but a blended approach between phonics and whole language is what most schools use and btw it actually has good results. Not that it's a teaching strategy to me. My teachers were doing that back in the 90s. As far as the different ways to do math they're just breaking down what the brain sometimes does mentally anyway. The results are the same or sometimes better. I don't think it's the teaching that's causing students to score low. The tests themselves have been changing. For some reason no one points that out. Their tests they take now are far harder than what you or I took that is assuming you took the MEAP or the Iowa Test like I did. Not only that but the way the tests are evaluated has also changed. So we had a false reporting of education in generations past is what happened to me. When students from my time as a kid did take international tests the USA still scored lower than a lot of other developed nations.

Charles P Tommasulo
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:41am

Paul Jordan has said it all, stop blaming teachers, parents or students. The state legislature and the Governor need to look in a mirror!!

Bob Sornson
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:00am

Michigan is not alone in poor results, but we lead the way in declining outcomes for young learners. Over the past few decades we have increased the academic content standards which teachers must "cover", added student assessment, teacher assessment, school reports, school grading systems, threats to retain 3rd graders, threats to close schools, and pressure to a system that was designed to "cover" standardized content for all kids of the same age. All the pressure has added up to zero improvements in outcomes.
The underlying systems issues have never been addressed. We act as if all second graders are at the same level of readiness, and with a heavy hand we force one-size-fits-all instruction on them, ignoring individual learning needs, ignoring social emotional development, language development, sensory-motor development.
We've turned schools into high stress environments for students and teachers, in which force standardized academic instruction on all kids of a similar age. How is that working?

steve feinman
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:03pm

'Early literacy funds are given to school districts and intermediate school districts to pay for early reading efforts ranging from reading specialists to new curriculum to smaller class sizes in early grades."
It seems that a least one component of this strategy was deficient- including curriculum
and/or "reading specialist designations".

Rick
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:29pm

Looking the ridiculously small student counts in some of the charter schools one has to wonder if that has a lot to do with this. I see some 'high schools' with very small counts and no real high school facilities (there's one in Ann Arbor that's basically an old office building).

There was a reason why the Michigan Constitution wrote so many rules to stop non public schools funding (http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-constitution-clear-no-state-aid-p...). Yet we have them - why? Ah, the DeVos family wanted them and has special dispensation to ignore the State Constitution (and a pliant governor and legislature).

Matt
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:18pm

Yep take it from Paul Jordan and Charles Tommasulo, it's Snyder's fault or the Republicans or Engler's or Trump's, Bushes, Regan's or Coolidge's fault that your kids don't learn. Not the teachers, not the parents, nor the entire education establishment have anything to do with it! All in spite of the fact that this has been going on for 40 or 50 years! Remember "A Nation At Risk " in the 1980's? Scary that these people typify the people who actually teach your kids! And you wonder why so many kids are so .....?

Megan Bartley
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 8:03pm

CUT SCORES. Please do research and report on cut scores. Who makes them. How are they decided? It will open your eyes to a whole new side of this story. I promise.

Diana
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:26am

This is horrible. If the teacher unions scream once more for more money I'd tell them to get out of the state now. More money is not the problem. We need teachers who want to teach, have the ability to teach and can be allowed to teach without politicians and unions interfering. Get rid of the politically correct classes and get back to basics including getting rid of Common Core -- a failure.

Zeke
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:29pm

Somebody tell us what are the spelling scores. My feeling is that if you can't spell it is difficult to read. Today children use abbreviated words and symbols to communicate/text on their smart phones and computers.
Seems basic eh.

Georgia Brown
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 2:54pm

No one is talking about the elephant in the room; the demographic make-up of the class room has changed. Do you really expect these kids that come from homes where the first language is something other then English to be reading at any reasonable level. I think the answer is very clear, we have let these kids come into this country ill prepared and in the process had a profound effect on education all across this country. The wisdom of such a blunder is astounding......

sam melvin
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:33am

Do give children much more credit ,they will learn a language much faster then adults, and accent free ,children have"build-in" radar/computer system(GOD given) so the pick -up much ,,,and learn..for there future..They are already "programmed by GOD..

Former Michigan...
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:13pm

Oh that’s bullshit. Immigrant children wildly outperform their classmates in all subjects, even English. I went to cmu where they churn out unqualified teachers who are too dumb to major in anything else but psychology and think just like you. Blame minorities and immigrants. How very Michigan of you.

sam melvin
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:19am

First FOOD for all children in school ........Breakfast, Lunch and Take Home Snack ..
when Agency meet of any form ..there is always "free food" to them at the very least our children deserve the best THEY ARE OUR FUTURE ..no matter who there father was/is ..
by the way how many children Get there childsupportchecks on time any time .lets see the numbers on that.