Top Public Middle Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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.

Top public middle schools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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 metro Detroit and Ann Arbor?

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 and Ann Arbor who scored grades of A+, A and A-. Schools are listed in alphabetical order under each county.

If you don’t see your child’s school here, check out the complete list of top public middle schools to find out where their school landed on the list.

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And if you want more information about our local school districts, check out our list of 2019’s best school districts according to Niche to see if your child’s district made the top 100.

Macomb County

Beck Centennial Elementary School 

  • Address: 54600 Hayes Road, Macomb
  • Phone: 586-797-3900
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Utica Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Crissman Elementary School 

  • Address: 53550 Wolf Drive, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-797-4300
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Utica Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Heritage Junior High School 

  • Address: 37400 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-797-3100
  • Grades: 7-9
  • District: Utica Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Merritt Academy

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

Messmore Elementary School 

  • Address: 8742 Dill Drive, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-797-5600
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Utica Community Schools
  • Grade: A

Noor International Academy

  • Address: 37412 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-365-5000
  • Grades: PK-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A

Switzer Elementary School 

  • Address: 53400 Shelby Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-797-6400
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Utica Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Oakland County

Baker Middle School

  • Address: 1359 Torpey Dr., Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4600
  • Grades: 6-9
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Berkshire Middle School 

  • Address: 21707 W. 14 Mile Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-203-4703
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Birmingham Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Birmingham Covington School 

  • Address: 1525 Covington Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-203-4425
  • Grades: 3-9
  • 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 School
  • Grade: A+

Boulan Park Middle School 

  • Address: 3570 Northfield Parkway, Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4900
  • Grades: 5-8
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Clifford H. Smart Middle School 

  • Address: 8500 Commerce Road, Commerce Township
  • Phone: 248-956-3500
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Grade: A-

Derby Middle School 

  • Address: 1300 Derby Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-203-5003
  • Grades: 6-9
  • District: Birmingham Public Schools
  • Grade: A+

East Hills Middle School 

  • Address: 2800 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-341-6200
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Bloomfield Hills Schools
  • Grade: A+

Harlan Elementary School 

  • Address: 3595 N. Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-203-3268
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Birmingham Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Hart Middle School 

  • Address: 6500 Sheldon Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-726-4500
  • Grades: PK-9
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Hickory Woods Elementary School 

  • Address: 30655 Novi Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-956-2600
  • Grades: PK-9
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Grade: A

Kent Lake Elementary School 

  • Address: 30181 Kent Lake Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-573-8350
  • Grades: K-9
  • District: South Lyon Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Kingsbury Country Day School 

  • Address: 5000 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: 6-9
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Millennium Middle School 

  • Address:
  • Phone: 248-573-8200
  • Grades: 5-8
  • District: South Lyon Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Norup International School 

  • Address: 14459 Manhattan St., Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-837-8300
  • Grades: PK-9
  • District: Berkley School District
  • Grade: A-

Novi Meadows School 

  • Address: 25549 Taft Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-449-1270
  • Grades: PK-7
  • District: Novi Community School District
  • Grade: A+

Novi Middle School 

  • Address: 49000 W. 11 Mile Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-449-1600
  • Grades: 6-10
  • District: Novi Community School District
  • Grade: A+

Oakview Middle School

  • Address: 917 Lake George Road, Oakland
  • Phone: 248-693-0321
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Sarah G. Banks Middle School 

  • Address: 1760 Charms Road, Wixom
  • Phone: 248-956-2200
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Grade: A-

Scripps Middle School 

  • Address: 385 E. Scripps Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-693-5440
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Lake Orion Community Schools
  • Grade: A-

Smith Middle School 

  • Address: 5835 Donaldson Dr., Troy
  • Phone: 248-823-4700
  • Grades: 5-8
  • District: Troy School District
  • Grade: A+

Van Hoosen Middle School

  • Address: 1339 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-726-4900
  • Grades: 6-9
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Waldon Middle School 

  • Address: 2509 Waldon Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1100
  • Grades: 5-9
  • 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: 6-9
  • District: Rochester Community School District
  • Grade: A

Wixom Elementary School 

  • Address: 301 N. Wixom Road, Wixom
  • Phone: 248-956-3400
  • Grades: PK-9
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • 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 Dr., Chelsea
  • Phone: 734-433-2202
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Chelsea School District
  • Grade: A-

Clague Middle School 

  • Address: 2616 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-1976
  • Grades: 6-9
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A+

Creekside Intermediate School 

  • Address: 2615 Baker Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-424-4160
  • Grades: 5-7
  • 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: 734-994-2636
  • 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: 6-9
  • District: Dexter Community School District
  • Grade: A-

Northside Elementary School 

  • Address: 912 Barton Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-1958
  • Grades: K-7
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Saline Middle School

  • Address: 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline
  • Phone: 734-401-4601
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Saline Area Schools
  • Grade: A

Scarlett Middle School

  • Address: 3300 Lorraine St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1220
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Grade: A-

Slauson Middle School 

  • Address: 1019 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-2004
  • Grades: 5-8
  • 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+

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 Schools
  • Grade: A+

Canton Charter Academy

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

Dearborn STEM Middle School

  • Address: 22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-827-1915
  • Grades: 5-7
  • District: Dearborn City School District
  • Grade: A-

East Middle School

  • Address: 1042 S. Mill St., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-4950
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
  • Grade: A

Frost Middle School 

  • Address: 14041 Stark Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-744-2670
  • Grades: 7-9
  • District: Livonia Public School District
  • Grade: A-

Hillside Middle School

  • Address: 775 N. Center St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-344-3600
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Northville Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Holmes Middle School 

  • Address: 16200 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-744-2675
  • Grades: 7-9
  • District: Livonia Public School District
  • Grade: A-

Keystone Academy 

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

Meads Mill Middle School 

  • Address: 16700 Franklin Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-344-3700
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Northville Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Parcells Middle School

  • Address: 20600 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Phone: 313-432-4600
  • Grades: 5-9
  • District: Grosse Pointe Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Pierce Middle School 

  • Address: 15430 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park
  • Phone: 313-432-4700
  • Grades: 6-9
  • District: Grosse Pointe Public Schools
  • Grade: A

Pioneer Middle School

  • Address: 46081 Ann Arbor Road West, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-2770
  • Grades: 5-9
  • 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+

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+

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