5 Top-Rated Charter Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

According to the Michigan state public school rankings, what metro Detroit charter schools are considered among the best schools in Michigan?

Editor’s note: As of 2018, Michigan’s Top to Bottom School Ranking system was phased out and replaced with the Michigan School Index System. See the Metro Parent post on the new system periodically for updated school rankings. 

Research on schools can be daunting for parents interested in finding the best schools in Michigan for their child. There are so many options and so many rankings and rating systems to consider!

We figured we could help you by listing which southeast Michigan charter schools are top notch – at least according to most recent Top to Bottom Rankings from the State of Michigan, which are public school rankings based on student performance in core subjects.

Those listed below are the local charter schools ranked in Michigan’s top 5 percent. The list includes all grades.

It’s important to remember that rankings vary, and there are plenty quality, high-performing schools ranking just outside of this top 5 percent range. Visit the Top to Bottom Rankings at MiSchoolData.org to get full details and browse even more great schools.

For Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, these charters were top ranked. You’ll also find lists of the top public elementary, middle and high schools if you’re interested in browsing those. Check it out!

Oakland County

Holly Academy

  • Address: 820 Academy Road, Holly
  • Phone: 248-634-5554
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University
  • Ranking: 95 percentile

Washtenaw County

South Arbor Charter Academy

  • Address: 8200 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-528-2821
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University
  • Ranking: 97 percentile

Washtenaw Technical Middle College

  • Address: Washtenaw Community College Campus, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-973-3410
  • Grades: 9-10
  • Authorizer: Washtenaw Community College
  • Ranking: 99 percentile

Wayne County

American Montessori Academy (Lower Elementary)

  • Address: 14800 Middle Belt Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-525-7100
  • Grades: K-2
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College
  • Ranking: 96 percentile

Canton Charter Academy

  • Address: 49100 Ford Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-453-9517
  • Grades: K-8
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University
  • Ranking: 98 percentile

Interested in what other southeast Michigan charter schools are near you? Browse the full list!

Were there any charter schools you were surprised to see on this list? How about those not on the list? Comment with your thoughts!

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