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See how your local schools do on college remediation

In more than 100 school districts across the state, more than half the graduates enrolling in public colleges take remedial courses — in essence repeating lessons that should have been learned in high school.

Using the searchable database below of 515 public school districts with complete data, check out how your school district fares in remediation, as well as three other measures of college readiness:

1. The percentage of students considered “college ready” by the ACT. (Statewide average is 17 percent.)
2. The percentage considered “proficient” by the Michigan Merit Exam subject categories.* (Statewide average is 39 percent.)
3. High school graduation rate. (Statewide average is 74.3 percent.)
4. The percentage of graduates enrolled in Michigan public colleges taking remedial (high school-level) courses on campus. (Statewide average is 35.6 percent.)
*
17.1 percent of test takers were proficient in all categories statewide; district-level percentages for proficiency in all categories is not available.

School district Total students 2011 grad percentage ACT college ready 2011 Graduates in college remedial courses 08-09 MME percentage proficient 2011
Adams Township School District 433 88.57 26 24.0 53
Addison Community Schools 933 83.56 10 35.6 36
Adrian City School District 3218 62.17 8 51.1 24
Airport Community School District 2725 79.67 9 23.1 26
Akron-Fairgrove Schools 300 80 9 30.8 23
Alanson Public Schools 328 64 25 12.5 42
Alba Public Schools 174 88.89 8 42.9 25
Albion Public Schools 927 56.32 4 56.1 17
Alcona Community Schools 830 83.08 13 30.3 39
Algonac Community School District 1915 87.95 13 49.6 34
Allegan Public Schools 2780 64.13 11 15.2 32
Allen Park Public Schools 3824 82.47 13 39.8 38
Allendale Public School District 2265 93.63 22 30.4 46
Alma Public Schools 2265 78.97 15 49.4 39
Almont Community Schools 1665 91.28 16 30.8 36
Alpena Public Schools 4188 70.26 18 24.4 42
Anchor Bay School District 6264 82.58 16 27.7 40
Ann Arbor Public Schools 16496 83.57 41 17.2 62
Arenac Eastern School District 275 46.67 4 42.9 28
Armada Area Schools 1975 91.23 15 30.3 34
Arvon Township School District 6
Ashley Community Schools 360 80.95 8 50.0 25
Athens Area Schools 621 91.07 14 34.6 33
Atherton Community Schools 907 88.24 6 37.8 17
Atlanta Community Schools 306 70.27 0 58.3 18
Au Gres-Sims School District 401 76.47 24 33.3 41
AuTrain-Onota Public Schools 42
Avondale School District 3691 84.05 20 37.0 38
Bad Axe Public Schools 1194 72.12 18 19.6 44
Baldwin Community Schools 568 52.94 0 42.9 19
Bangor Public Schools 1231 57.76 6 37.5 23
Bangor Township S/D #8 25
Bangor Township Schools 2507 87.85 11 40.3 40
Baraga Area Schools 524 83.78 8 22.7 27
Bark River-Harris School District 684 94.29 20 7.1 50
Bath Community Schools 988 85.71 17 46.8 42
Battle Creek Public Schools 5412 51.83 4 72.8 18
Bay City School District 8586 73.36 14 37.1 39
Beal City Public Schools 692 85.23 7 36.1 38
Bear Lake School District 361 100 9 40.9 23
Beaver Island Community School 63 100 0 0.0 22
Beaverton Rural Schools 1403 81.56 10 76.4 25
Bedford Public Schools 5039 83.8 20 19.7 43
Beecher Community School District 1534 54.82 2 73.7 5
Belding Area School District 2161 83.54 8 30.1 33
Bellaire Public Schools 479 91.3 5 54.5 34
Bellevue Community Schools 631 77.19 8 48.4 25
Bendle Public Schools 2113 49.7 6 27.6 19
Bentley Community Schools 859 88.31 7 27.3 29
Benton Harbor Area Schools 3199 68.12 0 71.1 4
Benzie County Central Schools 1740 76.43 17 100.0 43
Berkley School District 4650 77.35 18 36.8 39
Berlin Township S/D #3 39
Berrien Springs Public Schools 2039 65.26 13 56.5 28
Bessemer Area School District 458 80.85 19 31.8 37
Big Bay De Noc School District 245 93.55 0 9.1 31
Big Jackson School District 38
Big Rapids Public Schools 1919 72.19 23 20.4 44
Birch Run Area School District 1865 82.31 10 46.3 31
Blissfield Community Schools 1255 84.38 16 24.6 39
Bloomfield Hills School District 5654 94.44 59 21.0 76
Bloomingdale Public School District 1405 72.29 8 24.1 33
Bois Blanc Pines School District 2
Boyne City Public Schools 1278 69.16 18 16.4 43
Boyne Falls Public School District 212 83.33 21 83.3 61
Brandon School District 3324 87.85 23 33.0 42
Brandywine Community Schools 1410 79.84 13 79.5 32
Breckenridge Community Schools 842 95.16 18 39.3 40
Breitung Township Schools 1689 93.29 21 12.5 50
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District 1426 73.94 4 52.8 18
Bridgman Public Schools 991 97.18 16 69.2 46
Brighton Area Schools 6326 85.41 31 24.9 59
Brimley Area Schools 503 76.67 24 7.7 45
Britton Deerfield Schools 532 88.46 3 47.4 19
Bronson Community School District 1231 92 10 29.8 28
Brown City Community Schools 979 91.11 7 37.7 33
Buchanan Community Schools 1595 84.62 18 85.9 42
Buckley Community School District 406 82.35 5 61.5 31
Buena Vista School District 888 66.67 0 75.0 7
Bullock Creek School District 1982 87.9 15 39.7 42
Burr Oak Community School District 297 94.12 7 0.0 15
Burt Township School District 44 71.43 25.0
Byron Area Schools 1189 83.96 12 33.3 38
Byron Center Public Schools 3354 89.96 21 22.8 48
Cadillac Area Public Schools 3170 73.48 24 37.5 43
Caledonia Community Schools 4143 86.3 27 29.7 54
Camden-Frontier Schools 571 76.19 8 38.9 27
Capac Community School District 1478 88.39 12 50.6 36
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools 4563 84.66 11 35.6 27
Carney-Nadeau Public Schools 267 85 14 0.0 40
Caro Community Schools 1913 71.25 13 19.7 36
Carrollton School District 1995 60.12 3 55.0 22
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools 1019 76.92 6 31.1 29
Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District 598 62.24 18 40.0 38
Caseville Public Schools 267 80 28 11.1 39
Cass City Public Schools 1148 83.64 19 34.1 49
Cassopolis Public Schools 1181 40.57 6 74.6 22
Cedar Springs Public Schools 3287 76.87 15 38.2 39
Center Line Public Schools 2639 84.69 12 43.5 31
Central Lake Public Schools 381 89.47 13 31.3 35
Central Montcalm Public Schools 1856 84.62 12 33.8 36
Centreville Public Schools 914 75.9 13 5.1 38
Charlevoix Public Schools 1094 83.5 22 16.9 46
Charlotte Public Schools 2915 69.82 12 33.9 31
Chassell Township School District 278 95.83 24 51
Cheboygan Area Schools 1971 82.89 12 40.4 28
Chelsea School District 2541 90.75 34 16.8 61
Chesaning Union Schools 1677 73.94 13 33.3 35
Chippewa Hills School District 2256 69.39 9 47.0 34
Chippewa Valley Schools 16073 85.04 19 32.7 42
Church School District 24
City of Harper Woods Schools 1266 84.5 4 41.5 16
Clare Public Schools 1582 69.4 18 51.0 33
Clarenceville School District 1806 74.63 11 36.3 38
Clarkston Community School District 8093 86.72 28 33.3 52
Clawson Public Schools 1767 87.16 13 48.7 31
Climax-Scotts Community Schools 578 61.54 15 5.3 40
Clinton Community Schools 1116 88.24 27 32.3 48
Clintondale Community Schools 3601 16.29 4 63.8 15
Clio Area School District 3661 60.96 9 36.0 28
Coldwater Community Schools 3028 71.24 13 49.0 31
Coleman Community School District 799 93.02 10 47.2 36
Colfax Township S/D #1F 23
Coloma Community Schools 1823 75.32 9 53.9 30
Colon Community School District 642 84.78 6 11.5 38
Columbia School District 1588 74.53 18 37.1 47
Comstock Park Public Schools 2412 73.93 20 34.8 39
Comstock Public Schools 2245 49.13 23 9.9 35
Concord Community Schools 814 91.55 8 41.9 25
Constantine Public School District 1491 75.74 8 27.5 35
Coopersville Area Public School District 2483 91.63 20 28.7 46
Corunna Public School District 2380 86.78 13 30.7 36
Covert Public Schools 579 74.42 0 64.0 10
Crawford AuSable Schools 1783 73.81 20 39.2 41
Crestwood School District 3343 84.86 13 48.4 33
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools 2222 94.57 19 46.6 43
Dansville Schools 901 82.19 13 50.0 44
Davison Community Schools 5501 88.04 24 28.2 53
Dearborn City School District 18265 76.04 12 50.9 32
Dearborn Heights School District #7 2989 71.97 10 39.1 32
Decatur Public Schools 930 82.19 13 71.8 32
Deckerville Community School District 633 88.14 12 38.5 31
Delton-Kellogg School District 1592 63.54 14 30.8 35
DeTour Area Schools 153 87.5 16 54.5 40
Detroit City School District 75263 59.74 1 64.1 11
DeWitt Public Schools 3028 96.71 28 35.9 54
Dexter Community School District 3625 89.64 32 19.5 61
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools 338 63.27 19 0.0 46
Dowagiac Union School District 2349 57.59 8 80.0 33
Dryden Community Schools 690 96 13 24.4 46
Dundee Community Schools 1651 82.19 18 25.0 40
Durand Area Schools 1684 73.81 5 39.7 27
East China School District 4829 87.88 19 41.2 48
East Detroit Public Schools 4235 67.17 3 52.3 17
East Grand Rapids Public Schools 2974 95.63 43 16.1 63
East Jackson Community Schools 1289 80.41 5 41.8 17
East Jordan Public Schools 1067 80.52 8 37.3 28
East Lansing School District 3435 83 35 30.1 58
Easton Township S/D #6 37
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 2735 71.8 15 40.6 41
Eau Claire Public Schools 729 93.55 3 92.6 16
Ecorse Public School District 992 54.62 0 85.0 2
Edwardsburg Public Schools 2743 91.85 19 73.9 42
Elk Rapids Schools 1435 90.27 26 40.3 49
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools 909 93.98 15 39.5 34
Ellsworth Community School 216 93.33 12 33.3 44
Elm River Township School District 12
Engadine Consolidated Schools 283 89.47 8 41.7 34
Escanaba Area Public Schools 2600 82.43 18 18.6 41
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools 1856 88.16 20 30.4 47
Evart Public Schools 1013 69.61 11 64.7 28
Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School District 238 73.68 14 22.2 51
Excelsior Township S/D #1 56
Fairview Area School District 335 72.97 10 22.2 39
Farmington Public School District 11437 87.9 27 28.1 48
Farwell Area Schools 1462 79.13 4 60.9 24
Fennville Public Schools 1477 63.58 6 40.5 25
Fenton Area Public Schools 3472 84.35 25 29.7 50
Ferndale Public Schools 3952 45.06 7 54.8 23
Fitzgerald Public Schools 2902 72.49 4 42.1 19
Flat Rock Community Schools 2009 83.21 14 25.0 32
Flint City School District 10557 51.44 2 56.9 11
Flushing Community Schools 4381 85.37 16 26.0 44
Forest Area Community Schools 688 94.03 10 45.2 30
Forest Hills Public Schools 10058 94.05 39 18.0 65
Forest Park School District 479 80 19 16.1 42
Fowler Public Schools 537 97.87 17 53.1 45
Fowlerville Community Schools 2996 77.37 17 37.0 43
Frankenmuth School District 1240 96.27 47 17.0 72
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools 539 84.44 17 36.4 39
Fraser Public Schools 5140 87.81 11 36.9 32
Free Soil Community Schools
Freeland Community School District 1825 94.74 25 29.6 45
Fremont Public School District 2266 71.78 9 11.7 33
Fruitport Community Schools 3034 73.75 13 3.5 38
Fulton Schools 953 61.07 5 48.0 29
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 1193 86.9 11 17.6 37
Galien Township School District 160 2.56 0 83.3 17
Garden City School District 4893 62.5 11 53.3 32
Gaylord Community Schools 3142 87.1 15 28.3 43
Genesee School District 801 60.94 2 30.4 26
Gibraltar School District 3638 84.1 17 42.1 37
Gladstone Area Schools 1577 86.84 19 18.2 43
Gladwin Community Schools 1864 78.26 8 61.8 29
Glen Lake Community Schools 802 89.71 19 35.4 42
Glenn Public School District 38
Gobles Public School District 922 88.06 15 7.7 35
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools 1741 67.42 8 67.4 19
Godwin Heights Public Schools 2159 47.37 8 53.3 24
Goodrich Area Schools 2134 92.06 19 24.8 45
Grand Blanc Community Schools 8715 87.86 31 18.3 57
Grand Haven Area Public Schools 5918 83.66 28 12.2 56
Grand Ledge Public Schools 5006 79.04 22 42.1 45
Grand Rapids Public Schools 17560 47.61 9 56.1 22
Grandville Public Schools 5724 90.55 29 23.0 51
Grant Public School District 2159 80.46 7 23.5 29
Grant Township S/D #2 10
Grass Lake Community Schools 1265 92.93 12 43.4 33
Greenville Public Schools 3703 88.52 16 26.6 41
Grosse Ile Township Schools 1825 95.53 36 25.4 65
Grosse Pointe Public Schools 8153 93.99 38 15.5 63
Gull Lake Community Schools 2838 93.24 23 9.0 55
Gwinn Area Community Schools 1235 75.79 12 6.5 45
Hagar Township S/D #6 64
Hale Area Schools 597 58.06 14 57.1 28
Hamilton Community Schools 2609 89.95 29 24.5 56
Hamtramck Public Schools 2939 55.74 3 45.1 15
Hancock Public Schools 821 91.38 16 9.5 61
Hanover-Horton Schools 1283 92.39 19 38.3 40
Harbor Beach Community Schools 547 94.12 18 16.7 35
Harbor Springs School District 980 88.1 32 16.7 57
Harper Creek Community Schools 2601 86.15 12 42.3 35
Harrison Community Schools 1547 70.64 4 61.4 20
Hart Public School District 1186 82.76 5 5.0 28
Hartford Public School District 1698 50.6 16 37.8 30
Hartland Consolidated Schools 5599 87.95 26 28.7 49
Haslett Public Schools 2686 91.89 34 34.4 60
Hastings Area School District 2895 82.33 17 38.7 44
Hazel Park City School District 4804 16.71 4 50.8 16
Hemlock Public School District 1235 83.09 21 32.1 44
Hesperia Community Schools 1105 61 10 12.0 29
Highland Park City Schools 1278 34.75 0 76.8 9
Hillman Community Schools 526 85.37 11 12.5 36
Hillsdale Community Schools 1655 63.03 12 31.4 30
Holland City School District 3979 68.55 17 31.4 37
Holly Area School District 3611 78.18 23 34.1 52
Holt Public Schools 5849 67.79 15 45.5 46
Holton Public Schools 930 71.43 10 0.0 28
Homer Community Schools 1041 75 11 56.3 35
Hopkins Public Schools 1598 93.33 20 25.0 48
Houghton Lake Community Schools 1665 63.8 12 58.4 37
Houghton-Portage Township Schools 1261 96.7 51 3.0 69
Howell Public Schools 8246 81.94 18 35.5 43
Hudson Area Schools 931 78.57 9 48.1 28
Hudsonville Public School District 5860 94.44 27 22.0 53
Huron School District 2444 85.92 17 33.6 45
Huron Valley Schools 10047 85.26 18 32.8 46
Ida Public School District 1588 94.03 26 7.7 49
Imlay City Community Schools 2286 85.5 14 26.2 35
Inland Lakes Schools 898 84.38 13 36.1 33
Ionia Public Schools 3039 76.43 12 40.7 34
Ionia Township S/D #2 17
Iron Mountain Public Schools 1239 73.42 20 11.6 44
Ironwood Area Schools 913 77.03 8 27.7 28
Ishpeming Public School District 864 90.32 18 4.7 46
Ithaca Public Schools 1354 94.39 24 47.2 47
Jackson Public Schools 5960 67.74 9 55.1 24
Jefferson Schools (Monroe) 2164 78.49 9 23.6 29
Jenison Public Schools 4531 91.76 29 33.1 55
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools 792 75 12 34.5 38
Jonesville Community Schools 1483 73.33 11 40.0 30
Kalamazoo Public School District 12268 64.19 12 22.4 30
Kaleva Norman Dickson School District 629 67.35 11 42.9 29
Kalkaska Public Schools 1551 66.67 12 54.7 38
Kearsley Community Schools 3162 78.23 14 24.5 34
Kelloggsville Public Schools 2327 48.63 5 38.7 27
Kenowa Hills Public Schools 3248 90.71 14 32.9 39
Kent City Community Schools 1305 84.21 11 31.0 34
Kentwood Public Schools 8576 70.36 14 38.1 37
Kingsley Area Schools 1494 89.57 16 50.0 45
Kingston Community School District 611 91.89 16 47.4 33
Laingsburg Community School District 1224 94.92 23 43.4 47
Lake City Area School District 1117 77.78 21 37.9 37
Lake Fenton Community Schools 1855 87.69 13 34.5 34
Lake Linden-Hubbell School District 508 94.87 10 17.4 42
Lake Orion Community Schools 7729 92.18 33 34.2 56
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) 3462 69.77 9 33.5 32
Lakeshore School District (Berrien) 2931 91.08 30 40.7 54
Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm) 1439 85.48 6 27.9 29
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb) 3535 88.21 10 37.1 34
Lakeview Sch. District (Calhoun) 3935 93.63 14 45.5 36
LakeVille Community Schools 1682 82.32 3 31.3 22
Lakewood Public Schools 2093 91.41 23 31.0 48
Lamphere Public Schools 2703 84.29 10 44.9 31
L’Anse Area Schools 748 74.68 18 25.0 35
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools 12091 66.46 14 32.8 35
Lansing Public School District 13013 50.71 4 68.0 18
Lapeer Community Schools 6102 81.82 14 26.6 41
Lawrence Public School District 709 70.37 19 33.3 39
Lawton Community School District 1041 83.13 18 14.5 43
Leland Public School District 472 88.57 30 44.0 59
Les Cheneaux Community Schools 294 88.57 38 50.0 55
Leslie Public Schools 1375 65.05 18 48.0 36
Lincoln Consolidated School District 4578 70.46 10 37.6 25
Lincoln Park Public Schools 4431 76.07 3 59.0 22
Linden Community Schools 2971 89.3 19 22.4 51
Litchfield Community Schools 345 92.86 16 75.0 32
Livonia Public Schools 15324 86.97 22 31.7 48
Lowell Area Schools 3826 89.36 27 21.2 52
Ludington Area School District 2146 74.78 22 21.1 47
Mackinac Island Public Schools 80 75 50.0
Mackinaw City Public Schools 187 90 13 12.5 61
Madison Public Schools (Oakland) 1392 63.44 3 50.0 15
Madison School District (Lenawee) 1498 83.53 14 45.1 37
Mancelona Public Schools 1011 80 4 50.0 32
Manchester Community Schools 1219 87.96 25 17.5 45
Manistee Area Schools 1666 87.29 14 23.3 41
Manistique Area Schools 914 85.71 12 15.2 34
Manton Consolidated Schools 973 87.5 10 54.3 29
Maple Valley Schools 1268 60.94 17 57.8 39
Mar Lee School District 334
Marcellus Community Schools 855 75.64 8 51.4 32
Marion Public Schools 550 71.79 5 73.9 20
Marlette Community Schools 1073 84.85 11 29.5 27
Marquette Area Public Schools 3047 81.82 24 13.8 48
Marshall Public Schools 2345 82.35 20 34.1 42
Martin Public Schools 604 78.38 10 13.6 31
Marysville Public Schools 2708 92.46 32 37.0 53
Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe) 1234 80 13 26.0 35
Mason County Central Schools 1539 75.91 10 28.6 34
Mason County Eastern Schools 469 94.29 3 18.2 30
Mason Public Schools (Ingham) 2931 81.18 14 39.2 42
Mattawan Consolidated School 3826 86.25 36 7.6 61
Mayville Community School District 816 86.3 8 51.4 29
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools 1075 85.37 19 48.8 40
Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools 2770 84.24 3 60.8 23
Memphis Community Schools 1018 91.36 15 44.9 37
Mendon Community School District 684 94.12 22 7.9 41
Menominee Area Public Schools 1711 74.19 15 2.6 36
Meridian Public Schools 1316 89.58 16 32.0 42
Merrill Community Schools 762 95.52 7 52.9 33
Mesick Consolidated Schools 743 85.48 9 48.4 28
Michigan Center School District 1387 84.68 9 42.9 27
Mid Peninsula School District 229 94.74 7 0.0 21
Midland Public Schools 8327 89.2 40 19.9 64
Milan Area Schools 2635 76.01 15 17.4 34
Millington Community Schools 1464 78.23 14 34.0 32
Mio-AuSable Schools 646 83.64 14 40.0 36
Mona Shores Public School District 3832 90.68 19 8.6 50
Monroe Public Schools 6381 73.47 11 22.8 30
Montabella Community Schools 853 82.61 8 54.8 30
Montague Area Public Schools 1431 98.11 20 3.2 40
Montrose Community Schools 1486 72 13 35.7 35
Moran Township School District 84
Morenci Area Schools 739 78.72 7 43.3 30
Morley Stanwood Community Schools 1385 68.94 11 14.3 33
Morrice Area Schools 554 88.1 8 53.3 19
Mt. Clemens Community School District 1641 61.54 1 35.7 15
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools 2621 36.3 5 50.0 21
Mt. Pleasant City School District 3510 74.61 19 45.0 47
Munising Public Schools 659 78 19 10.5 46
Muskegon City School District 4801 49.54 4 31.6 18
Muskegon Heights School District 1469 60.84 0 25.8 8
N.I.C.E. Community Schools 1208 80.2 22 22.0 51
Napoleon Community Schools 1517 89.57 16 39.5 41
Negaunee Public Schools 1394 96.19 27 14.9 54
New Buffalo Area Schools 663 95.08 18 68.8 42
New Haven Community Schools 1271 78.21 1 41.7 16
New Lothrop Area Public Schools 889 98.18 12 20.0 40
Newaygo Public School District 1784 77.02 17 18.3 40
Niles Community School District 3907 68.77 10 62.8 36
North Adams-Jerome Schools 455 80 14 44.4 30
North Branch Area Schools 2440 90.31 15 23.5 35
North Central Area Schools 469 36.9 6 30.0 29
North Dickinson County Schools 317 91.49 15 0.0 33
North Huron School District 450 80 3 45.0 35
North Muskegon Public Schools 951 91.3 28 13.6 66
Northport Public School District 171 86.67 30 46.2 46
Northview Public School District 3339 77.84 19 41.1 44
Northville Public Schools 7008 94.29 45 20.7 66
Northwest Community Schools 2850 74.29 11 41.2 33
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools 784 94.29 25 7.4 41
Nottawa Community School 141
Novi Community School District 6260 92.17 40 19.6 61
Oak Park City School District 3162 63.39 1 74.6 8
Oakridge Public Schools 1869 72.37 10 3.8 30
Okemos Public Schools 3909 89.04 46 21.6 69
Olivet Community Schools 1491 87 14 47.1 39
Onaway Area Community School District 684 85.42 10 56.5 37
Oneida Township S/D #3 15
Onekama Consolidated Schools 412 96 14 6.3 39
Onsted Community Schools 1627 88.74 13 39.3 35
Ontonagon Area Schools 473 82.93 10 27.3 31
Orchard View Schools 2762 59.92 6 4.4 25
Oscoda Area Schools 1347 61.54 4 43.1 25
Otsego Public Schools 2335 87.37 19 7.0 40
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools 1762 82.1 14 12.2 39
Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools 205 75 0 66.7 47
Owosso Public Schools 3327 73.24 13 52.6 38
Oxford Community Schools 4710 87.9 19 37.1 39
Palo Community School District 78
Parchment School District 1695 58.44 9 19.1 27
Paw Paw Public School District 2317 61.6 17 12.6 41
Peck Community School District 503 92.86 10 64.0 35
Pellston Public Schools 656 54.17 17 38.7 45
Pennfield Schools 2072 89.44 19 47.6 44
Pentwater Public School District 283 96 0 9.1 35
Perry Public School District 1630 78.61 16 52.2 41
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools 669 96.2 33 39.1 64
Pickford Public Schools 593 43.16 9 50.0 31
Pinckney Community Schools 4332 88.7 20 31.3 42
Pinconning Area Schools 1462 80.71 10 45.8 35
Pine River Area Schools 1217 90 7 44.2 25
Pittsford Area Schools 624 89.66 12 45.0 26
Plainwell Community Schools 2728 82.83 22 6.0 48
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools 18764 85.58 33 25.8 59
Pontiac City School District 5644 57.87 1 70.5 6
Port Hope Community Schools 82 91.67 25.0
Port Huron Area School District 9930 66.58 12 54.2 34
Portage Public Schools 8583 84.95 28 7.6 52
Portland Public School District 2042 81.64 17 37.8 41
Posen Consolidated School District 261 94.44 11 12.5 22
Potterville Public Schools 992 53.54 3 28.1 21
Powell Township Schools 47
Public Schools of Calumet 1506 84.11 16 20.4 40
Public Schools of Petoskey 2860 85.36 24 23.7 48
Quincy Community School District 1356 93.18 22 36.5 40
Rapid River Public Schools 390 96.43 16 21.4 48
Ravenna Public Schools 1014 92.54 10 3.6 29
Reading Community Schools 910 88.16 7 51.7 25
Redford Union School District 3180 67.52 5 55.6 21
Reed City Area Public Schools 1494 82.95 10 26.0 30
Reese Public Schools 910 89.01 15 20.8 35
Reeths-Puffer Schools 3943 83.44 14 7.4 39
Republic-Michigamme Schools 147 91.67 9 16.7 24
Richmond Community Schools 1673 88.55 10 31.3 36
River Rouge School District 1100 38.78 0 69.0 4
River Valley School District 674 90.48 23 43.5 44
Riverview Community School District 2746 90.74 16 38.7 45
Rochester Community School District 14806 92.54 38 21.3 62
Rockford Public Schools 7818 90.56 29 21.1 60
Rogers City Area Schools 562 88.33 18 20.0 52
Romeo Community Schools 5475 90.32 22 25.2 45
Romulus Community Schools 3612 60.14 3 58.0 19
Roscommon Area Public Schools 1458 67.92 12 54.5 32
Roseville Community Schools 5352 82.26 6 35.3 24
Rudyard Area Schools 861 90.57 22 31.8 37
Saginaw City School District 8041 60.03 9 55.4 23
Saginaw Township Community Schools 5140 82.32 17 36.6 41
Saline Area Schools 5277 90.36 44 15.9 66
Sand Creek Community Schools 926 86.67 12 44.7 33
Sandusky Community School District 1124 85.57 17 42.0 45
Saranac Community Schools 1116 86.52 21 25.0 42
Saugatuck Public Schools 840 91.67 20 37.8 51
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools 2431 78.41 14 37.3 39
School District of the City of Birmingham 8057 96.15 48 21.4 66
School District of the City of Inkster 2947 60.28 0 61.3 7
School District of the City of Royal Oak 5240 75.92 23 32.0 46
School District of Ypsilanti 3680 57.45 4 39.4 17
Schoolcraft Community Schools 1119 89.8 22 2.8 51
Shelby Public Schools 1526 55.09 14 9.8 41
Shepherd Public School District 1884 78.72 8 52.1 35
Sigel Township S/D #3F 13
Sigel Township S/D #4F 18
Sigel Township S/D #6 9
Sodus Township S/D #5 69
South Haven Public Schools 2188 74.55 19 33.3 45
South Lake Schools 2085 90.64 4 33.0 24
South Lyon Community Schools 7048 88.08 27 32.4 56
South Redford School District 3235 84.86 10 52.6 29
Southfield Public School District 8154 88 4 64.4 18
Southgate Community School District 5581 42.62 8 49.8 34
Sparta Area Schools 2755 85.95 13 35.5 36
Spring Lake Public Schools 2419 96.41 37 11.1 60
Springport Public Schools 1038 82.43 17 38.5 40
St. Charles Community Schools 1087 76.85 13 33.3 45
St. Ignace Area Schools 626 87.93 18 30.0 37
St. Johns Public Schools 3174 92.5 19 41.2 43
St. Joseph Public Schools 2820 91.4 37 37.3 59
St. Louis Public Schools 1172 95.96 10 57.1 34
Standish-Sterling Community Schools 1740 80 15 41.2 31
Stanton Township Public Schools 138
Stephenson Area Public Schools 683 82.46 11 0.0 28
Stockbridge Community Schools 1568 86.71 17 49.4 36
Sturgis Public Schools 3283 75.53 16 11.4 37
Summerfield School District 766 89.04 9 25.0 37
Superior Central Schools 378 94.44 16 18.2 46
Suttons Bay Public Schools 681 67.37 16 33.3 40
Swan Valley School District 1800 88.83 14 41.9 37
Swartz Creek Community Schools 3979 88.62 9 24.0 31
Tahquamenon Area Schools 771 85.48 13 32.3 35
Tawas Area Schools 1271 85.09 16 27.5 39
Taylor School District 7753 69.55 5 58.4 21
Tecumseh Public Schools 2980 81.2 22 45.7 45
Tekonsha Community Schools 286 91.3 0 42.9 26
Thornapple Kellogg School District 2973 91.9 22 29.0 50
Three Rivers Community Schools 2747 71.6 11 13.3 30
Traverse City Area Public Schools 9833 81.65 24 43.9 52
Trenton Public Schools 2724 93.15 20 38.8 46
Tri County Area Schools 2392 71.2 9 25.6 35
Troy School District 11873 89.13 44 19.3 62
Ubly Community Schools 801 86.27 12 28.6 37
Union City Community Schools 1127 93.33 7 45.7 27
Unionville-Sebewaing Area S.D. 835 83.87 21 42.2 43
Utica Community Schools 28923 90.36 22 24.4 47
Van Buren Public Schools 5501 79.96 8 37.9 28
Van Dyke Public Schools 3102 56.08 1 50.8 8
Vanderbilt Area Schools 146 100 36.4
Vandercook Lake Public Schools 1308 84 8 50.0 32
Vassar Public Schools 1527 77.06 15 37.5 35
Verona Township S/D #1F 26
Vestaburg Community Schools 696 84.62 14 23.1 33
Vicksburg Community Schools 2578 89.67 21 5.6 45
Wakefield-Marenisco School District 276 73.91 60.0
Waldron Area Schools 303 77.42 0 54.5 15
Walkerville Public Schools 319 94.12 5 30.8 33
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools 15291 85.58 24 31.0 47
Warren Consolidated Schools 15671 79.64 13 33.5 32
Warren Woods Public Schools 3417 74.05 11 38.4 32
Waterford School District 11430 73.35 12 45.2 34
Watersmeet Township School District 168 90 0 26.7 26
Watervliet School District 1309 88.24 11 46.0 42
Waverly Community Schools 2995 86.76 11 43.0 26
Wayland Union Schools 2861 89.62 13 23.2 38
Wayne-Westland Community School District 12597 69.76 9 54.5 30
Webberville Community Schools 638 76.79 5 57.1 29
Wells Township School District 15
West Bloomfield School District 6671 89.22 31 28.9 51
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools 2264 69.06 13 51.6 41
West Iron County Public Schools 920 82.81 14 27.8 43
West Ottawa Public School District 7398 80.86 21 24.3 42
Western School District 2924 65.49 14 23.2 38
Westwood Community Schools 2616 28.04 1 78.8 13
Westwood Heights Schools 923 79.45 2 64.4 9
White Cloud Public Schools 1112 68.66 12 8.3 34
White Pigeon Community Schools 782 86.3 16 16.7 39
Whitefish Township Schools 50 100 0.0
Whiteford Agricultural Schools 729 90 6 22.6 34
Whitehall District Schools 2267 54.17 17 7.1 39
Whitmore Lake Public Schools 1129 86.6 18 30.9 42
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools 1012 64.29 4 61.3 20
Williamston Community Schools 1829 95.15 24 41.4 52
Willow Run Community Schools 1608 46.04 3 31.9 13
Wolverine Community Schools 332 62.07 0 56.3 17
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District 4879 77.62 14 41.0 41
Wyandotte City School District 3954 75.07 11 35.0 32
Wyoming Public Schools 4638 65.76 9 51.7 31
Yale Public Schools 2150 91.11 16 42.0 42
Zeeland Public Schools 5740 82.72 25 26.7 52

21 comments from Bridge readers.Add mine!

  1. David J

    Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham , Troy & Northville; Forest Hills & E.Grand Rapids; Ann Arbor & Saline; Okemos:
    Any surprise that these are the highest ranked districts in ACT and MME Proficiency (Frankenmuth appears to be the highest but lacks the larger numbers of students which those school systems have)? Socio-economic and education levels of parents are an obvious strong correlate for these districts’ “success” in preparing their students for college. Also, the generally “MUCH HIGHER than average per-pupil funding” (“grandfathered” in w/Proposal A), inherent in these systems, certainly provides enhanced programming opportunities (i.e. Advanced Placement courses, etc.). As the saying goes: “It is what it is.” Collectively, as Michiganders, are we up to an oft accompanying adage: “Whatever it takes!” (when it comes to investing in the future economic viability of our beloved state)?

    1. Duane

      You go with the easy answer, you go with the answer that the media and the educators taugth. Have you ever looked past that and ask why kids sitting next to each other in the classroom can have such different results? Have you ever ask why there are kids that learn in the poorest schools, that go on and succeed in college?

      Never, it is too easy to simply blame the money, and never have to think.

    2. Janet2

      higher funded districts, wealthier population, stay at home moms on top of children and the schools…… Most important when families have more $$ that means they pay for tutoring and start the ACT classes in 9th grade if not sooner. All districts have the same curriculum in the state.

      1. Duane

        If that is the case then how do kids not in those situations ever succeed?

        Could it have anything to do with the kids themselves, their expectations, their purpose, or is always money?

  2. Matt

    Does this database include charter schools?

    1. Derek Melot

      No. The database has 515 traditional K-12 districts, but not charter data. Thank you for your question. Derek Melot, senior editor.

  3. Roger Rayle

    Clicking on a heading in the table sorts the table in that order (click twice to reverse the order)… e.g. sorting by the last column shows Bloomfield Hills School District #1 with 76% MME proficient.

    Since it seems that the table is a Google Doc, can we have a view-only link to documents like this so those who want to can copy it and create their own charts and analyses?

    Are prior year data like this readily available so we can see results over the years? This is a situation where more open, linked data would allow mashing up data like this with tax base, school funding, and other data to see what it takes to improve education.

    1. Derek Melot

      Short answer: No. The database you see is built off of an excel document, actually, so Google features are not available. On some aspects of prior year data, you might try the MDE site, http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_31168_31530—,00.html
      Thanks for your question. Derek Melot, senior editor

  4. Jennnifer Burns

    Are the student population numbers for just the high school level or are the counts for the entire district?

    1. Ron French

      The student population numbers are for the entire district. thanks, Ron French, senior writer

  5. Marjie

    Can you tell us how you determine the “% in college remedial courses”?

    1. Ron French

      The percentage in college remedial courses is collected by the state; you can see the state figures at: https://www.mischooldata.org/CareerAndCollegeReadiness/CollegeRemediation.aspx
      then click on the “download the college remedial coursework excel file” to see the data for all districts

  6. Chuck

    Remedial courses for students in college take place because the colleges give tests designed to have students barely pass or fail. Then the college tells the student that they have to take a remedial course before they can get in the course they need for college credit. It’s a money scam by greedy colleges and universities scrambling to compete against the glut of post secondary schools that are available to the general public and the high cost of employing instructors.

    It’s easy to throw public education “under the bus” for these colleges. They do it, because they can. The stupid part is we have legislators in Michigan who subscribe to this “Data” and use it to destroy public education and the lives of professionals who have – in most cases – spent a lifetime of providing quality education to kids irrespective of their socio-economic status, parental involvement, and resources within a school system. When will colleges and universities be responsible for their work? Shouldn’t they be held accomtable tooo?

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  7. David

    Remediation is a money-grubbing scam by colleges. I didn’t know how to do calculus either when I went to college but nobody pushed me into a remedial class that didn’t count for anything important. I just sucked it up and did it. Kids today on average know more than we did back then so why do they being forced into useless, costly classes? We need a Bob Woodward-type to investigate this nonsense.

  8. Janet

    I am trying to ascertain why some schools with only fair to dismal percentages of college readiness have really low number of graduates needing remedial courses in college. Is this “remedial” percentage calculated from the total number of graduates of the particular high school or from the number of high school graduates that actually go on to study at college?

    1. Ron French

      Hi Janet, good questions. This is a percentage of 1) kids from a school district who enroll in a public college who 2) take at least one remedial course. So high-achieving schools who send some of their best students to private schools are going to be over-represented here, and low-achieving schools who send few of their kids to any college are going to be under-represented. Is it perfect data? No. But it does give us more information than we’ve ever had before. Our hope is this data set will expand to include all colleges in the future.
      On your second question, this link should take you to a state website where you can download an excel spreadsheet that will include 1) the number and percent of kids enrolling in college and 2) the number and percent who completed at least one year of classes in college – by school district.
      https://www.mischooldata.org/CareerAndCollegeReadiness/CollegeEnrollment.aspx
      Hope that helps

      1. Janet

        Thank you for the clarification and link to additional information. I agree that this data is a wonderful start to understanding and addressing this situation. It would be of great benefit to also have data on what percentage of students from each school district go on to higher education.

  9. T.W.Donnelly

    Keep in mind students who have entered the US from other countries and whose English language skills are deficient. You would expect that this group would continue catch-up language classes at the community college level in order to do well in all English-based subjects. These same students might be extremely gifted in their own language, but since ACT and MME tests are English-based, lower scores are seen.
    Too, there are numerous students who attend a different school each year due to family circumstances. Continuity flies right out the window.Hunger and homelessness are factors that need to be addressed in crunching these numbers. Single parent families have additional challenges compared to two parent households. Many kids are raising themselves, especially when mom/dad works two jobs to get by.
    If parents are functionally illiterate, they are hard pressed to understand how to best help their children to move ahead in school.
    So, there are a variety of social and economic factors that come in to impact a child’s progress.

    I could have written this in Spanish, but could you have understood it? You, all grown up and college educated, might not be able to figure it out. That is a barrier that many youngsters face each day.

  10. Brendan Walsh

    Here was a very interesting study I found regarding the reliability of the college place,ent exams used to determine whether a student is required ti enroll in a remedial college class. This is not the same as college aptitude exams, such as ACT.

    The study was critical of the reliability of these exams as well, and in a familiar theme found high school GPA to be a better predictor. Which raises the question, why is there not more dialog on such core, fundamental measures as course grades? Think of how organic this is to the educational process. This is the Moneyball theme again. We should be gathering more of this type of data, what courses students take and what grades they get would be a big part of that.

    http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/Publication.asp?UID=1030

    Brendan

  11. Ben

    I thought the original data was pretty interesting, so I threw it into a Google Fusion Table and mapped it out. The resulting map can be seen here.

    The points on the map should be more or less accurate, but feel free to access the actual fusion table here.

    Links: Map – http://bit.ly/JeSTP4 Fusion Table – http://bit.ly/LT6wmL

  12. jennifer

    I am a retired teacher in Washtenaw county and I can tell you that the high school I taught at had LAZY parents who didn’t care about their kids education. They constantly blamed the teachers. They didn’t attend parent teacher conferences, return phone calls or meet with teachers. The only time we would hear from them is when they had to pick up their kids if they were suspended. My school district ranged from low-economic standards to higher middle class. Most of the kids were there to socialize and just waste time until they could go home. Not to say there weren’t some bad teachers either. A lot were scared of the kids and the discipline was a major problem. Unless you are fortunate to teach in a higher economic area such as Plymouth, Northville, Rochester (just to name a few) kids graduating and going on to college from most high schools are going to have low scores. Most students have to go to Community colleges first to take remedial classes and they can’t afford a 4 year school. I loved being a teacher but am embarrassed at the educational level of the American school kids. Education should be a high priority but its not. Teachers are not paid the salary they should have, incentive for teachers is low, and the kids don’t care about education. You can’t teach kids that don’t want to learn and you can’t change stupid parents that don’t care about their kids.

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