Graphic 11 displays the 50 school districts receiving the most students through Schools of Choice. It displays a district’s total enrollment for the 2011-12 school year, its Schools of Choice enrollment and the percent of its total enrollment made up by School of Choices students.

This information does not include nonresident students entering districts through other means, such as paying tuition. While many districts, such as the Clintondale and Corunna school districts, receive nearly all nonresident students through Schools of Choice, others, such as Carrollton and Berkley, receive a large proportion of nonresident students through other means.

The Clintondale school district receives the largest number of students through Schools of Choice, with 2,547 of its 3,715 K-12 students coming to the district through the program. Oak Park receives the next-largest amount, with 1,825 students, or 44 percent of its enrollment. DPS is the 14th district, enrolling 1,033 students through Schools of Choice, but this amounted to just 1.6 percent of the district’s total enrollment. In total, 227 Michigan school districts enroll 10 percent or more of their students come from Schools of Choice programs.

Graphic 11: Largest Enrollment Gains
Per Schools of Choice, 2011-12

Rank

District

SOC Enroll-ment

Total Enroll-ment

Percent SOC

1

Clintondale

2,547

3,715

68.56%

2

Oak Park

1,825

4,181

43.65%

3

West Bloomfield

1,728

6,523

26.49%

4

Lakeview (Macomb)

1,587

3,795

41.82%

5

Fraser

1,399

5,277

26.51%

6

Utica

1,276

28,697

4.45%

7

Dearborn Heights #7

1,186

2,909

40.77%

8

Warren Consolidated

1,176

15,473

7.60%

9

Riverview

1,154

2,832

40.75%

10

L'Anse Creuse

1,124

11,768

9.55%

11

Inkster

1,109

2,660

41.69%

12

Holt

1,107

5,846

18.94%

13

Southgate

1,080

5,387

20.05%

14

Detroit

1,033

66,132

1.56%

15

Ypsilanti

1,021

3,654

27.94%

16

Ferndale

961

3,712

25.89%

17

Saginaw

934

7,896

11.83%

18

Chippewa Valley

913

16,207

5.63%

19

Lakeview (Calhoun)

865

3,920

22.07%

20

Allen Park

853

3,777

22.58%

21

Lake Shore (Macomb)

845

3,554

23.78%

21

Westwood

845

2,748

30.75%

23

Berkley

841

4,606

18.26%

24

Carrollton

835

2,050

40.73%

25

Corunna

829

2,243

36.96%

26

Western

819

2,927

27.98%

27

Jenison

814

4,652

17.50%

28

Warren Woods

776

3,409

22.76%

29

Bangor Township

746

2,533

29.45%

30

East Lansing

736

3,423

21.50%

31

Pennfield

729

2,100

34.71%

32

Madison (Lenawee)

699

1,521

45.96%

33

Saginaw Township

696

5,060

13.75%

34

Waterford

675

10,933

6.17%

35

Wyandotte

659

3,961

16.64%

36

Melvindale-North Allen Park

651

2,844

22.89%

37

Garden City

641

4,758

13.47%

38

Royal Oak

623

5,172

12.05%

39

Hartland

619

5,598

11.06%

40

Huron Valley

595

9,918

6.00%

41

Troy

590

12,306

4.79%

42

Jonesville

578

1,469

39.35%

43

Roseville

564

5,233

10.78%

44

Clawson

560

1,794

31.22%

45

Milan

557

2,586

21.54%

46

Oxford

554

4,875

11.36%

47

Swan Valley

550

1,815

30.30%

48

Brighton

546

6,130

8.91%

49

Madison (Oakland)

544

1,332

40.84%

50

Berrien Springs

543

2,140

25.37%

Source: Center for Educational Performance and Information.