Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Database

Controlling for differences in the socioeconomic status of the students each school serves provides a more accurate assessment of a school’s performance, since research has shown that student backgrounds can have a large impact on academic performance. The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card measures school performance by adjusting standardized test scores to account for student background - the “context” of a school.

This Web tool displays the average “CAP Scores” for all standard Michigan public high schools based on multiple editions of the Mackinac Center’s Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card. School results can be viewed for individual or multiple report cards. Asterisks next to a school’s name mean that school’s scores are based on less than four years of publicly available data. CAP scores for schools that were not included in the report card due to insufficient data are listed as 'n/a'. Links to the full studies are listed below.

Row № School School Type CAP Score State
Rank
CAP Grade Locale Subgroup Enroll-
ment
Free & Reduced Lunch %
%ile
1 Renaissance HS Selective 111.39 96.20th 26 A City: Large 1,096 58.4%
2 Cass Technical HS Selective 111.30 95.29th 32 A City: Large 2,260 61.0%
3 Davis Aerospace HS Selective 106.09 84.97th 100 B City: Large 196 89.8%
4 Communication and Media Arts HS Conventional 97.61 32.01th 449 C City: Large 515 80.8%
5 Western International HS Conventional 94.79 15.47th 558 D City: Large 1,398 65.3%
6 Detroit International Academy for Young Women Conventional 91.62 8.49th 604 F City: Large 513 76.8%
7 King HS Conventional 90.38 7.28th 612 F City: Large 1,486 76.1%
8 Detroit Institute Of Technology At Cody* 89.43 6.22th 619 F City: Large 341 87.1%
9 Osborn College Preparatory Academy* 88.99 5.46th 624 F City: Large 316 81.0%
10 Northwestern HS Conventional 88.19 5.00th 627 F City: Large 631 88.1%
11 Douglass Academy for Young Men Conventional 88.07 4.55th 630 F City: Large 205 78.0%
12 Osborn Academy Of Mathematics* 87.67 3.94th 634 F City: Large 335 85.4%
13 Detroit School of Arts Conventional 87.53 3.79th 635 F City: Large 610 53.1%
14 Medicine And Community Health Academy At Cody* 87.36 3.64th 636 F City: Large 451 94.9%
15 East English Village Preparatory Academy* Conventional 87.03 3.49th 637 F City: Large 1,086 80.8%
16 Cody Academy Of Public Leadership* 86.09 2.73th 642 F City: Large 366 81.7%
17 Osborn Evergreen Academy Of Design And Alternative* 75.75 0.30th 658 F City: Large 290 80.3%