Top Public Elementary Schools in Michigan

Did your child's school make the best 100 list?

The tables have turned – and the grade givers have been graded. Did your children’s school make top marks?

Online school ratings and statistics website Niche ranked Michigan’s top public elementary schools from one to 100 based on an analysis of the most recent academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, reviews from students and parents, and self-reported information from the schools themselves – They do this for districts, too.

Ranking factors included state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student body diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings and an overall assessment of the school district, Niche notes.

Polish your red apples, sharpen your pencils and take note. Here are the 100 top public elementary schools in Michigan.

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100 Best Public Elementary Schools in Michigan

  1. Bemis Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  2. Wattles Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  3. Schroeder Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  4. Deerfield Elementary School, Novi (A+)
  5. Novi Woods Elementary School, Novi (A+)
  6. Okemos Public Montessori School at Central, Okemos (A+)
  7. Village Oaks Elementary School, Novi (A+)
  8. Angell School, Ann Arbor (A+)
  9. Eagle Crest Charter Academy, Holland (A+)
  10. Eastover Elementary, Bloomfield Hills (A+)
  11. Cornell Elementary School, Okemos (A+)
  12. Leonard Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  13. Conant Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills (A+)
  14. Parkview Elementary School, Novi (A+)
  15. Hiawatha Elementary School, Okemos (A+)
  16. Barnard Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  17. Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy, Plymouth (A+)
  18. Cross Creek Charter Academy, Byron Center (A+)
  19. Martell Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  20. Amerman Elementary School, Northville (A+)
  21. Wines Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A+)
  22. Martin Luther King Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A+)
  23. South Arbor Charter Academy, Ypsilanti (A+)
  24. Moraine Elementary School, Northville (A+)
  25. Hamilton Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  26. Wass Elementary School, Troy (A+)
  27. Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside, Ann Arbor (A+)
  28. Orchard Hills Elementary School, Novi (A+)
  29. Bennett Woods Elementary School, Okemos (A+)
  30. Ridge Wood Elementary School, Northville (A+)
  31. Doherty Elementary School, West Bloomfield (A+)
  32. Lone Pine Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills (A+)
  33. Achieve Charter Academy, Canton (A+)
  34. Lewis Marie Elementary School, Grosse Pointe (A)
  35. George Defer Elementary School, Grosse Pointe Park (A)
  36. Delta Kelly Elementary School, Oakland Township (A)
  37. Whitehills Elementary School, East Lansing (A)
  38. Green Elementary School, East Lansing (A)
  39. Gallimore Elementary School, Canton (A)
  40. Way Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills (A)
  41. Burns Park Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  42. Costello Elementary School, Troy (A)
  43. Uriah H. Lawton School, Ann Arbor (A)
  44. Ada Elementary School, Ada (A)
  45. Silver Springs Elementary School, Northville (A)
  46. Ann Arbor Open at Mack School, Ann Arbor (A)
  47. Brewster Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  48. Marble School, East Lansing (A)
  49. Glencairn Elementary School, East Lansing (A)
  50. Bach Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  51. Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor (A)
  52. Excel Charter Academy, Grand Rapids (A)
  53. Winchester Elementary School, Northville (A)
  54. Dicken Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  55. Musson Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  56. Hill Elementary School, Troy (A)
  57. Thornton Creek Elementary School, Novi (A)
  58. Hampton Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  59. Eberwhite Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  60. Logan Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  61. Lakewood Elementary School, Holland (A)
  62. Wealthy School, Grand Rapids (A)
  63. Richard Elementary School, Grosse Pointe Farms (A)
  64. Long Meadow Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  65. Knapp Forest Elementary School, Grand Rapids (A)
  66. Collins Elementary School, Grand Rapids (A)
  67. Chandler Woods Charter Academy, Belmont (A)
  68. Breton Downs School, Grand Rapids (A)
  69. West Maple Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills (A)
  70. Holmes Elementary School, Spring Lake (A)
  71. Beverly Elementary School, Beverly Hills (A)
  72. Thurston Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  73. Birmingham Covington School, Bloomfield Hills (A)
  74. University Hills Elementary School, Rochester Hills
  75. Lakewood Elementary School, Holland (A)
  76. Lakeside Elementary School, Grand Rapids (A)
  77. Baldwin Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  78. El Puente Elementary, Jenison (A)
  79. Vanguard Charter Academy, Wyoming (A)
  80. Meadow Brook Elementary School, Grand Rapids (A)
  81. Jeffers Elementary School, Spring Lake (A)
  82. Pierce Elementary School, Birmingham (A)
  83. Allen Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  84. Walker Charter Academy, Grand Rapids (A)
  85. Webster Elementary School, Livonia (A)
  86. Abbot Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  87. New Buffalo Elementary School, New Buffalo (A)
  88. North Hill Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  89. Roosevelt Elementary School, West Bloomfield Township (A)
  90. Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, Saline (A)
  91. Brown Elementary School, Bryon (A)
  92. Countryside Elementary School, Bryon Center (A)
  93. Brooklands Elementary School, Rochester Hills (A)
  94. Thornapple Elementary School, Grand Rapids (A)
  95. Pattengill School, Ann Arbor (A)
  96. Harlan Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills (A)
  97. Harvest Elementary School, Saline (A)
  98. Haisley Elementary School, Ann Arbor (A)
  99. AuTrain-Onota Public School, Deerton (A)
  100. Brown School, Saint Joseph (A)

This article was recently updated on March 20, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Assistant Editor, Nikki Roberts. The update included fact-checking this list using the latest data from Niche to provide the latest information on Michigan elementary schools, aligning with Metro Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to nikki@metroparent.com.


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