Top 10 Best Bay County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 35 public schools serving 13,072 students in Bay County, MI (there are 17 private schools, serving 1,702 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Bay County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Bay County, MI are John Glenn High School, Mackensen Elementary School and Great Lakes Bay Early College. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Bay County, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Michigan public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 48% statewide average). Schools in Bay County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Bay County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John Glenn High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3201 Kiesel Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-7510
Grades: 9-12
| 848 students
Rank: #22.
Mackensen Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5535 Dennis Dr
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-4941
Grades: K-5
| 240 students
Rank: #33.
Great Lakes Bay Early College
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1961 Delta Rd
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 686-9146
Grades: 10-12
| 207 students
Rank: #44.
Llcbay Campus
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1435 West Center Rd
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 846-9510
Grades: PK-12
| 56 students
Rank: #55.
Bay City Eastern High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 Woodside Ln
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 895-5550
Grades: 9-12
| 155 students
Rank: #66.
Bay City Western High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 662-4481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,172 students
Rank: #77.
Bangor West Central School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3175 Wilder Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-3373
Grades: K-5
| 307 students
Rank: #88.
Garber High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
213 Pine St
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 894-9710
Grades: 9-12
| 546 students
Rank: #99.
Pinconning High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
605 West 5th St
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 308-0531
Grades: 9-12
| 397 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Pinconning Central Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
609 West 5th St
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 308-0502
Grades: PK-6
| 359 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Western Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 662-4489
Grades: 6-8
| 715 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Auburn Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 East Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 662-4921
Grades: K-5
| 463 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Hampton Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1908 West Youngs Ditch Rd
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 893-1100
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #12 - 1412. - 14.
Kolb Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
305 West Crump St
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 893-9518
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #1515.
Cramer Junior High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
313 Pine St
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 894-9740
Grades: 5-8
| 469 students
Rank: #1616.
Verellen Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
612 Borton Rd
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 894-9770
Grades: 2-4
| 300 students
Rank: #1717.
Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3281 Kiesel Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 686-7640
Grades: 6-8
| 606 students
Rank: #1818.
Bay City Central High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1624 Columbus Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 893-9541
Grades: 9-12
| 1,162 students
Rank: #1919.
Mcalearsawden Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Midland Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-7702
Grades: PK-5
| 339 students
Rank: #2020.
Pinconning Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
605 West 5th St
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 308-0503
Grades: 6-8
| 273 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Bangor Lincoln School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2771 North Euclid Ave
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 686-7639
Grades: K-5
| 304 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Bay City Farragut Campus
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
301 N Farragut St
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 414-8254
Grades: PK-12
| 338 students
Rank: #2323.
Bangor Township Virtual School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4091 N Euclid Ave
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-8121
Grades: K-12
| 162 students
Rank: #2424.
Handy Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Blend St
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-1723
Grades: 6-8
| 785 students
Rank: #2525.
Bangor Central School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
208 State Park Dr
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-8891
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #2626.
Linwood Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
517 West Center St
Linwood, MI 48634
(989) 697-5711
Grades: PK-6
| 133 students
Rank: #2727.
Linsday
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
607 Lasalle St
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-0692
Grades: PK-5
| 125 students
Rank: #2828.
State Street Academy
Charter School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1110 State St
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 684-6484
Grades: PK-8
| 205 students
Rank: #2929.
Isdlocal Programs
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4228 2 Mile Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 667-3276
Grades: PK-12
| 99 students
Rank: #3030.
Macgregor Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1012 Fremont St
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 892-1558
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #3131.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1821 Mckinley St
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 894-2744
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bay City Adult Educationctp
Alternative School
4155 Monitor Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 686-4770
Grades: 9-12
| 48 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bayarenac Community High School
Alternative School
Charter School
805 Langstaff St
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 893-8811
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
Rank: n/an/a
Detention Center
Special Education School
520 West Hampton Rd
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 667-3209
Grades: 3-12
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
800 Nebobish Ave
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 894-9760
Grades: PK-1
| 223 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Bay County, MI

Bay County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
504 Revilo Drive
Bay City, MI 48706
(517) 684-4890
Grades: Inquire with school
| 18 students
311 Germania St
Bay City, MI 48706
(231) 218-4746
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
400 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 414-5480
Grades: 6-9
| 66 students
120 N Jackson St
Bay City, MI 48708
(231) 631-4746
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
111 N Madison Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
(231) 631-4746
Grades: PK-K
| 33 students
201 Woodside Ln
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 895-5550
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4228 2 Mile Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 686-4410
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4228 2 Mile Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 667-3208
Grades: PK
| n/a students
201 Woodside Lane
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 892-7515
Grades: Inquire with school
| 188 students
2169 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 496-3430
Grades: PK
| n/a students
805 Langstaff St
Essexville, MI 48732
(989) 894-9750
Grades: 4-5
| 248 students
Jefferson Center (Closed 2010)
Special Education School
325 Park Ave
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 895-6595
Grades: K
| 1 students
4197 North 11 Mile Rd
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 879-2798
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
415 Arthur St
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 879-3251
Grades: PK
| n/a students
1805 S. Raymond Street
Bay City, MI 48706
(989) 893-3611
Grades: K-5
| 132 students
325 Park Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 895-6595
Grades: Inquire with school
| 171 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Bay County, MI?
The top ranked public schools in Bay County, MI include John Glenn High School, Mackensen Elementary School and Great Lakes Bay Early College.
How many public schools are located in Bay County, MI?
35 public schools are located in Bay County, MI.
What percentage of students in Bay County, MI go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Bay County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Bay County, MI?
Bay County, MI public schools minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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