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.

Five middle school-aged kids running through a school hallway

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 thecomplete list of top public middle schoolsto 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 2020’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: K-7
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A-

Oakland County

Abbott Middle School

  • Address: 3380 Orchard Lake Road, Orchard Lake
  • Phone: 248-865-3670
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: West Bloomfield School District
  • Grade: A-

AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School

  • Address: 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-569-2988
  • Grades: K-12
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A-

Anderson Middle School

  • Address: 3205 Catalpa Drive, Berkley
  • Phone: 248-837-8200
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Berkley School District
  • Grade: A-

Baker Middle School

  • Address: 1359 Torpey Dr., 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

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: 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-

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: 6-8
  • 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+

Hart Middle School

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

Holly Academy

  • Address: 820 Academy Road, Holly
  • Phone: 248-634-5554
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A-

James R. Geisler Middle School

  • Address: 46720 W. Pontiac Trail, Commerce Township
  • Phone: 248-956-2900
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • 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+

Millennium Middle School

  • Address: 61526 Nine Mile Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-573-8200
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: South Lyon Community Schools
  • 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+

Oakview Middle School

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

Orchard Lake Middle School

  • Address: 6000 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-865-4480
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: West Bloomfield School District
  • Grade: A-

Power Middle School

  • Address: 34740 Rhonswood St., Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-489-3622
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Farmington Public School District
  • Grade: A-

Sarah G. Banks Middle School

  • Address: 1760 Charms Road, Wixom
  • Phone: 248-956-2200
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Grade: A

Sashabaw Middle School

  • Address: 5565 Pine Knob Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-623-4200
  • Grades: 6-7
  • District: Clarkston 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

Smith Middle School

  • Address: 5835 Donaldson Dr., 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

Waldon Middle School

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

Walnut Creek Middle School

  • Address: 7601 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-956-2400
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
  • Grade: A-

Warner Middle School

  • Address: 30303 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-785-2030
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Walled Lake Consolidated 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

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: 734-994-2636
  • 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: 7-8
  • District: Dexter Community School District
  • Grade: A

Northside Elementary School

  • Address: 912 Barton Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-1958
  • Grades: K-8
  • District: Ann Arbor Public 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: PK-8
  • District: Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

South Pointe Scholars

  • Address: 10550 Geddes Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-0118
  • Grades: PK-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

Boyd W. Arthurs Middle School

  • Address: 4000 Marian Drive, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-676-8700
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Trenton Public Schools
  • 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: 6-8
  • District: Dearborn City School District
  • 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

Grosse Ile Middle School

  • Address: 23270 E. River Road, Grosse Ile
  • Phone: 734-362-2500
  • Grades: 6-8
  • District: Grosse Ile Township Schools
  • Grade: A-

Hillside Middle School

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

Keystone Academy

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

Pioneer Middle School

  • Address: 46081 Ann Arbor Road West, 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: PK-8
  • District:Public Charter School
  • Grade: A+

South Canton Scholars Charter Academy

  • Address: 3085 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-398-5658
  • Grades: PK-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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