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 Subject CAP Score Statewide
CAP Rank
CAP Grade Locale Subgroup Enroll-
ment
Free & Reduced Lunch %
%ile
1 West Senior High Conventional MME Social Studies 109.90 91.50th 51 A Rural: Fringe 1,751 30.5%
2 Central HS Conventional MME Social Studies 109.20 90.20th 59 A Town: Remote 1,451 28.4%
3 West Senior High Conventional MME Reading 107.50 86.90th 78 B Rural: Fringe 1,751 30.5%
4 Central HS Conventional ACT Composite 107.40 85.60th 86 B Town: Remote 1,451 28.4%
MME Reading 106.90 85.60th 86 B
5 West Senior High Conventional Overall 107.00 85.40th 87 B Rural: Fringe 1,751 30.5%
6 Central HS Conventional Overall 107.00 85.30th 88 B Town: Remote 1,451 28.4%
7 West Senior High Conventional ACT Composite 107.30 85.10th 89 B Rural: Fringe 1,751 30.5%
8 Central HS Conventional MME Writing 107.30 83.60th 98 B Town: Remote 1,451 28.4%
MME Science 106.20 83.40th 99 B
9 West Senior High Conventional MME Writing 107.20 83.10th 101 B Rural: Fringe 1,751 30.5%
MME Science 105.60 80.00th 119 B
10 Central HS Conventional MME Math 104.80 74.90th 149 B Town: Remote 1,451 28.4%
11 West Senior High Conventional MME Math 104.70 74.40th 152 B Rural: Fringe 1,751 30.5%
12 Kingsley Area HS Conventional Overall 104.00 73.80th 156 B Rural: Distant 494 39.5%
MME Social Studies 107.90 86.90th 78 B
MME Science 106.90 85.40th 87 B
MME Math 104.60 73.70th 156 B
MME Reading 102.40 63.70th 215 C
MME Writing 101.40 55.90th 261 C
ACT Composite 100.60 53.70th 274 C
13 Grand Traverse Academy* Charter Overall 97.80 33.20th 396 C Rural: Fringe 156 16.1%
MME Social Studies 107.80 86.40th 81 B
MME Reading 104.60 75.90th 143 B
MME Writing 102.50 63.10th 219 C
MME Science 101.80 59.10th 242 C
ACT Composite 97.00 32.50th 399 C
MME Math 91.20 11.20th 524 D
14 Buckley Community Schools Conventional Overall n/a n/a n/a n/a Rural: Remote 117 52.1%
ACT Composite n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Math n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Reading n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Science n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Social Studies n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Writing n/a n/a n/a n/a
15 Traverse City College Preparatory Academy Charter Overall n/a n/a n/a n/a Rural: Fringe 65 32.8%
ACT Composite n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Math n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Reading n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Science n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Social Studies n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Writing n/a n/a n/a n/a
16 Traverse City HS Conventional Overall n/a n/a n/a n/a Town: Remote 175 67.4%
ACT Composite n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Math n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Reading n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Science n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Social Studies n/a n/a n/a n/a
MME Writing n/a n/a n/a n/a