2023 Best High Schools in Michigan
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What High School Paths Does Michigan Provide?
Michigan is one of the most populous states in the country and it has a large number of high schools to match. In all, the state has 1,384 high schools, with 1,081 of them being public. This means that 78% of all high schools in Michigan are public, a number which is quite a bit higher than the average state. In terms of quantity, Michigan ranks 15th in the nation, having 25% more than the typical state per capita. The average grade of all high schools in Michigan is a B–, which is right in line with the national average.
Breaking down the public school options, the majority are traditional public schools (832). Out of those 832, 42% of them received a grade above the national average, so there are still 348 traditional public schools that earned a higher rating. Additionally, there are 143 charter schools in Michigan, which ranks 8th in the nation when you normalize for population size. Of those 143 schools, only 21% have a grade above the national average.
Michigan also has 106 magnet schools, which is 460% more than the typical state (after normalizing for population size). Out of those 106 magnet schools, 51% of them have a grade above the national average. As far as private schools go, there are 177 in the state (13% of all schools), earning a collective B+ average. Although the number of private schools is 33% lower than the national average, per capita Michigan still has a 25% higher concentration of private schools. Of those 177 private schools, 68% of them are rated above the national average.
When looking at religiously affiliated private schools, 87% of them are Christian, with 112 schools of that type in total. Michigan ranks 33rd in terms of religious schools per capita, which is slightly lower than the national average. There are also 14 all-boys schools, which is 15% lower than the average state, as well as 9 all-girls schools (0% difference). Finally, 103 of the state's high schools offer online options, making Michigan the 2nd highest state in terms of per capita online schools (up 566% from the average state).
Top 25 Best High Schools in Michigan
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#1 Best High School in Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, MI
#2 Best High School in Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
#3 Best High School in Michigan
Detroit Country Day School
Beverly Hills, MI
#4 Best High School in Michigan
Frankel Jewish Academy of Metro Detroit
West Bloomfield, MI
#5 Best High School in Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, MI
#6 Best High School in Michigan
Troy High School
#7 Best High School in Michigan
The Roeper School - Birmingham Campus
#8 Best High School in Michigan
Novi High School
#9 Best High School in Michigan
Washtenaw International High School
#10 Best High School in Michigan
Interlochen Arts Academy