DPS lost the most students to Schools of Choice during the 2011-12 school year. More than 7,800 students used the program to leave DPS to attend other districts. The district with the next-highest losses is Lansing, which saw 2,572 students leave the district to enroll in a different public school.

The figure below shows the 50 districts with the largest enrollment losses under Schools of Choice. Eight of the districts below saw more than a third of their resident students leave for other districts through Schools of Choice: Madison (47 percent), Clintondale (46 percent), Mount Clemens (44 percent), Albion (44 percent), Ecorse (41 percent), Willow Run (39 percent), East Detroit (38 percent) and River Rouge (37 percent).

Of the 50 districts listed below, 16 appear both on the top-50 and bottom-50 list. Clintondale, a district where 69 percent of the enrolled students are Schools of Choice students, also saw 988 students leave using Schools of Choice. Overall, the district had a net gain of 1,559 students. Other districts that appear on both the top- and bottom-50 lists are Chippewa Valley, Detroit, Ferndale, L’Anse Creuse, Madison (Oakland), Oak Park, Roseville, Saginaw Township, Saginaw, Inkster, Ypsilanti, Utica, Warren Consolidated, Waterford and Westwood.

Graphic 12: Largest Enrollment Losses Per Schools of Choice, 2011-2012

Rank

District Name

Exiting via SOC

Percent Exiting

1

Detroit

7,856

10.77%

2

Lansing

2,572

17.10%

3

East Detroit

2,202

37.60%

4

Pontiac

2,100

27.90%

5

Jackson

1,816

24.08%

6

Saginaw

1,784

20.40%

7

Battle Creek

1,646

23.80%

8

Roseville

1,543

24.84%

9

Lincoln Park

1,436

24.57%

10

Benton Harbor

1,348

30.54%

11

Bay City

1,336

13.95%

12

Adrian

1,203

29.17%

13

Warren Consolidated

1,143

7.40%

14

Mount Clemens

1,020

44.21%

15

Oak Park

1,020

30.21%

16

Taylor

1,005

12.06%

17

Clintondale

988

45.83%

18

Southfield

921

11.27%

19

Willow Run

903

39.38%

20

Chippewa Valle

827

5.13%

21

Van Dyke

823

21.59%

22

Waterford

770

6.98%

23

Howell

747

8.75%

24

Owosso

716

18.55%

25

Madison (Madison Heights)

708

47.33%

26

Saginaw Township

675

13.40%

27

Albion

651

44.32%

28

New Haven

634

32.55%

29

Lincoln Consolidated

605

12.49%

30

Flint

602

5.90%

31

Van Buren

571

10.54%

32

Ecorse

534

40.73%

33

Inkster

530

25.47%

34

South Lake

521

24.19%

35

Utica

517

1.85%

36

Port Huron

493

4.84%

37

Hillsdale

491

26.37%

38

Woodhaven-Brownstown

490

9.77%

39

Ypsilanti

481

15.45%

40

Hudsonville

481

7.49%

41

Wayne-Westland

474

3.82%

42

Tecumseh

473

14.93%

43

Holly

471

12.33%

44

Niles

470

11.79%

45

Northwest

455

14.42%

46

Westwood

443

18.88%

47

Ferndale

437

13.71%

48

L'Anse Creuse

425

3.84%

49

River Rouge

404

37.30%

50

Kalamazoo

378

2.93%

Source: Center for Educational Performance and Information.