Best School Districts in Michigan in 2024, According to Niche

The data-crunching website has released its list that ranks the best school districts in Michigan for the 2024 school year.

As parents, we’re always asking for top marks from our kids. But do we get the same out of their schools?

Every year, the school/neighborhood public-data-analyzing website Niche does its homework and tests school districts across the country to make sure they’re up to snuff.

Based on data from the Department of Education — along with student and parent surveys, test scores, college data and more — Niche calculates a score for each category and then an overall score for each district.

From there, the site gives each district a numerical ranking and a grade. Finally, it releases the findings so parents across the nation can pick the best school for their rising scholars — or at least get a sense of how their district’s doing.

So, whether you’re looking for a new school or just want to be sure that junior is at one of the best school districts in Michigan, check out Niche’s top 100 districts and its complete findings for the 2024 school year.

Best School Districts Michigan

Don’t forget to take a peek at Niche’s results for the best public elementary schools and the top public middle schools, too.

  1. Novi Community School District, Novi (A+)
  2. Troy School District, Troy (A+)
  3. Northville Public Schools, Northville (A+)
  4. Okemos Public Schools, Okemos (A+)
  5. Bloomfield Hills Schools, Bloomfield Hills (A+)
  6. Oakland Schools, Waterford (A+)
  7. Van Buren Intermediate School District, Lawrence (A+)
  8. St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, Centreville (A)
  9. Birmingham Public Schools, Beverly Hills (A+)
  10. Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor (A+)
  11. Rochester Community School District, Rochester (A+)
  12. Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Grosse Pointe (A+)
  13. Copper Country Intermediate School District, Hancock (A)
  14. Sanilac Intermediate School District, Peck (A+)
  15. St. Joseph Public Schools, Saint Joseph (A+)
  16. Forest Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids (A+)
  17. West Bloomfield School District, West Bloomfield (A+)
  18. Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor (A+)
  19. East Lansing School District, East Lansing (A+)
  20. East Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids (A+)
  21. Saline Area Schools, Saline (A+)
  22. Huron Intermediate School District, Bad Axe (A+)
  23. West Ottawa Public School District, Holland (A)
  24. Ingham Intermediate School District, Mason (A)
  25. Spring Lake Public Schools, Spring Lake (A)
  26. Portage Public Schools, Portage (A)
  27. Berkley School District, Oak Park (A)
  28. Houghton-Portage Township School District, Houghton (A)
  29. New Buffalo Area Schools, New Buffalo (A)
  30. Bryon Center Public Schools, Bryon Center (A)
  31. Chelsea School District, Chelsea (A)
  32. Iosco RESA, Tawas City (A)
  33. Grandville Public Schools, Grandville (A)
  34. Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Muskegon (A) 
  35. Brighton Area Schools, Brighton (A)
  36. Leland Public School District, Leland (A)
  37. North Muskegon Public Schools, Muskegon (A)
  38. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Plymouth (A)
  39. Black River Public School, Holland (A)
  40. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District, Woodhaven (A)
  41. Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools, Westphalia (A) 
  42. Lake Orion Community Schools, Lake Orion (A)
  43. Livingston Educational Service Agency, Howell (A)
  44. Bridgman Public Schools, Bridgman (A)
  45. Mona Shores Public School District, Norton Shores (A)
  46. Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland (A)
  47. Lakeshore School District (Berrien), Stevensville (A)
  48. Midland Public Schools, Midland (A)
  49. Jenison Public Schools, Jenison (A)
  50. Grosse Ile Township Schools, Grosse Ile (A)
  51. Dexter Community School District, Dexter (A)
  52. Hartland Consolidated Schools, Hartland (A)
  53. West Shore Educational Service School District, Ludington (A)
  54. Haslett Public Schools, Haslett (A)
  55. Hudsonville Public School District, Hudsonville (A)
  56. Williamston Community Schools, Williamston (A-)
  57. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Walled Lake (A-)
  58. Grand Blanc Community Schools, Grand Blanc (A-)
  59. Breitung Township School District, Kingsford (A-)
  60. Rockford Public Schools, Rockford (A)
  61. Gull Lake Community Schools, Richland (A-)
  62. Beaver Island Community School District, Beaver Island (A-)
  63. Tuscola Independent School District, Caro (A-)
  64. Kentwood Public Schools, Grand Rapids (A-)
  65. Chippewa Valley Schools, Clinton Township (A-)
  66. Clarkston Community School District, Clarkston (A-)
  67. Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Grand Haven (A-)
  68. Farmington Public School District, Farmington (A-)
  69. Mattawan Consolidated School, Mattawan (A-)
  70. Caledonia Community Schools, Caledonia (A-)
  71. Ludington Area School District, Ludington (A-) 
  72. Lowell Area Schools, Lowell (A-)
  73. Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland (A-) 
  74. Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District, Big Rapids (A-) 
  75. New Lothrop Area Public Schools, New Lothrop (A-) 
  76. Dewitt Public Schools, Dewitt (A-)
  77. Saginaw Intermediate School District, Saginaw (A-) 
  78. Utica Community Schools, Sterling Heights (A-)
  79. South Lyon Community Schools, South Lyon (A-)
  80. Northview Public Schools, Grand Rapids (A-)
  81. Livonia Public Schools School District, Livonia (A-)
  82. Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, Frankfort (A-)
  83. Traverse City Area Public Schools, Traverse City (A-)
  84. Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe (A-) 
  85. Kingsley Area Schools, Kingsley (A-) 
  86. Vicksburg Community Schools, Vicksburg (A-)
  87. Negaunee Public Schools, Negaunee (B+)
  88. Oxford Community Schools, Oxford (B+)
  89. Royal Oak Schools, Royal Oak (B+) 
  90. Elk Rapids Schools, Elk Rapids (B+)
  91. Sparta Area Schools, Sparta (B+) 
  92. Frankenmuth School District, Frankenmuth (B+)
  93. Fowler Public Schools, Fowler (B+)
  94. Ostego Public Schools, Ostego (B+) 
  95. Mason Public Schools, Mason (B+) 
  96. Swan Valley School District, Saginaw (B+)
  97. Freeland Community School District, Freeland (B+)
  98. Saugatuck Public Schools, Douglas (B+)
  99. Schoolcraft Community Schools, Schoolcraft (B+)
  100. Huron Valley Schools, Highland (B+) 

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