Top Public Middle Schools in Metro Detroit

Which schools in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties made the list of top public middle schools in Michigan, according to Niche? Read on to find out if your kid's school scored in the A-range.

Now that your kid has grown to be a full-fledged tween, they’ll be entering the world of middle school. Those transitional years are significant in prepping kids for what’s next: high school. But where are the top public middle schools in southeast Michigan for your kid?

The most recent school information comes from Niche, which released its grades for public middle schools in Michigan. We combed through the data, which was compiled with statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, plus self-reported data from individual schools. Schools were then graded in three areas: academics, teachers and diversity.

Here, we’ve pulled out the top public middle schools in metro Detroit who scored grades of A+, A and A-. Schools are listed in alpha order under each county.

Want to see the complete list of top public middle schools? Take a look for yourself and find out where your child’s school landed on the list. Be sure to check out our list of 2018’s best school districts according to Niche to see if your child’s district made the top 100.

Macomb County

Merritt Academy

  • Address: 59900 Havenridge Road, New Haven
  • Phone: 586-749-6000
  • Grades: PK-12
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A-

Noor International Academy

  • Address: 37412 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-365-5000
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A

Oakland County

Baker Middle School

  • Address: 1359 Torpey Drive, Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4600
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Berkshire Middle School

  • Address: 21707 W. 14 Mile Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-203-4703
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Birmingham Public Schools
  • Grade: A+

Birmingham Covington School

  • Address: 1525 Covington Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-203-4425
  • Grades: 3-8
  • District: Birmingham Public Schools
  • Grade: A+

Bloomfield Hills Middle School

  • Address: 4200 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-341-6000
  • Grades: 5-8
  • District: Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Grade: A

Boulan Park Middle School

  • Address: 3570 Northfield Parkway, Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4900
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Centennial Middle School

  • Address: 62500 Nine Mile Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-573-8600
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: South Lyon Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Derby Middle School

  • Address: 1300 Derby Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-203-5003
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Birmingham Public Schools
  • Grade: A+

East Hills Middle School

  • Address: 2800 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-341-6200
  • Grades: 5-8
  • District: Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Grade: A

Hillside Middle School

  • Address: 775 N. Center Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-344-3600
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Northville Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Hart Middle School

  • Address: 6500 Sheldon Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-726-4500
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Kingsbury Country Day School

  • Address: 500 Hosner Road, Oxford
  • Phone: 248-628-2571
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A-

Larson Middle School

  • Address: 2222 E. Long Lake Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4800
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Meads Mill Middle School

  • Address: 16700 Franklin Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-344-3700
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Northville Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Norup International School

  • Address: 14450 Manhattan St., Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-837-8300
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Berkley School District
  • Grade: A-

Novi Meadows School

  • Address: 25549 Taft Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-449-1270
  • Grades: PK, 5-6
  • District: Novi Community School District
  • Grade: A+

Novi Middle School

  • Address: 49000 W. 11 Mile Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-449-1600
  • Grades: 7-8
  • District: Novi Community School District
  • Grade: A+

O.E. Dunckel Middle School

  • Address: 32800 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-489-3577
  • Grades: 7-8
  • District: Farmington Public School District
  • Grade: A-

Oakview Middle School

  • Address: 917 Lake George Road, Oakland
  • Phone: 248-693-0321
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Reuther Middle School

  • Address: 1430 E. Auburn Road
  • Phone: 248-726-4700
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Scripps Middle School

  • Address: 385 E. Scripps Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-693-5440
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Sharon J. Hardy Elementary School

  • Address: 24650 Collingwood Drive, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-573-8650
  • Grades: K-9
  • District: South Lyon Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Smith Middle School

  • Address: 5835 Donaldson Drive, Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4700
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Van Hoosen Middle School

  • Address: 1339 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-726-4900
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Virtual Learning Academy Consortium

  • Address: 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-209-2141
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Oakland Schools
  • Grade: A-

Waldon Middle School

  • Address: 2509 Waldon Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1100
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Grade: A

West Hills Middle School

  • Address: 2601 Lone Pine Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-341-6100
  • Grades: 4-8
  • District: Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Grade: A

West Middle School

  • Address: 500 Old Perch Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-726-5000
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor Open at Mack School

  • Address: 920 Miller Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-1910
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Beach Middle School

  • Address: 445 Mayer Drive, Chelsea
  • Phone: 734-443-2202
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Chelsea School District
  • Grade: A

Clague Middle School

  • Address: 2616 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-1976
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Creekside Intermediate School

  • Address: 2615 Baker Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-424-4160
  • Grades: 5-6
  • District: Dexter Community School District
  • Grade: A-

Forsythe Middle School

  • Address: 1655 Newport Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-1985
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Honey Creek Community School

  • Address: 1735 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-944-2636
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A

Mill Creek Middle School

  • Address: 7305 Dexter Ann Arbor Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-424-4150
  • Grades: 7-8
  • District: Dexter Community School District
  • Grade: A-

Saline Middle School

  • Address: 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-8070
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Saline Area Schools
  • Grade: A

Slauson Middle School

  • Address: 1019 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-2004
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A

South Arbor Charter Academy

  • Address: 8200 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-528-2821
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

South Pointe Scholars

  • Address: 10550 Geddes Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-0118
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A-

Tappan Middle School

  • Address: 2251 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-2011
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Wayne County

Achieve Charter Academy

  • Address: 3250 Denton Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-397-0960
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

Brownell Middle School

  • Address: 260 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-432-3900
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Grosse Pointe Public School System
  • Grade: A

Bryant Middle School

  • Address: 460 N. Vernon St., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-827-2904
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Dearborn City School District
  • Grade: A-

Canton Charter Academy

  • Address: 49100 Ford Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-453-9517
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

Discovery Middle School

  • Address: 45083 Hanford Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-416-2880
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Grade: A

East Middle School

  • Address: 1042 S. Mill St., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-4950
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Grade: A

Hamtramck Academy

  • Address: 11420 Conant St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-368-7312
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter Schools
  • Grade: A-

Keystone Academy

  • Address: 47925 Bemis Road, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9470
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A

Lowrey Middle School

  • Address: 6601 Jonathon St., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-827-1800
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Dearborn City School District
  • Grade: A-

Parcells Middle School

  • Address: 20600 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Phone: 313-432-4600
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Grosse Pointe Public Schools
  • Grade: A-

Pierce Middle School

  • Address: 15430 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park
  • Phone: 313-432-4700
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Grosse Pointe Public School System
  • Grade: A

Pioneer Middle School

  • Address: 46081 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-2770
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy

  • Address: 48484 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-459-6149
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

Ross-Hill Academy of Math, Science & Technology

  • Address: 3111 Elmwood St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-922-8088
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A

South Canton Scholars Charter Academy

  • Address: 3085 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-398-5658
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

West Middle School

  • Address: 44401 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-7550
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

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