DETROIT, Mich. – Thirty Michigan high schools made Newsweek’s ranking of the best high schools in the country, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The news magazine ranked the top 1,300 high schools largely by measuring the number of students who take Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests. The highest ranked school in Michigan was the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, which placed 12th, the Free Press reported.
Other Michigan high schools and their rankings include: Grosse Pointe South, 356; Bloomfield Andover 377; Troy 545; Berkley, 575; Birmingham Groves, 641; Farmington, 759; Bloomfield Lahser, 822; Birmingham Seaholm, 875; Grosse Pointe North, 882; Walled Lake Central, 927; Farmington Hills Harrison, 986; Troy Athens, 1,026; Chippewa Valley Dakota, 1,060; North Farmington, 1,147; West Bloomfield, 1,162; Novi, 1,186; Northville, 1,189; Walled Lake Northern, 1,267 and Redford Thurston, 1,290.
Detroit Free Press, " 30 Michigan high schools make list of nation’s best," May 19, 2008
Michigan Education Digest, "Black River Public School: One of the Nation’s Best," Nov. 21, 2006
MACKINAC CENTER ANALYSIS:
The Michigan Education Report article "Black River Public School: One of the Nation’s Best," describes the success of Black River Public School, which ranked 55 on Newsweek’s list of the nation’s best high schools in 2006. The charter school was listed second in the state that year, behind the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills.