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For the 2021 school year, there are 190 public schools serving 83,094 students in Detroit, MI. Detroit has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Michigan.
The top ranked public schools in Detroit, MI are Jerry L White Center High School, Diann Bankswilliamson Educational Center and Academy Of The Americas High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Detroit, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 11% (versus the Michigan public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Detroit have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Detroit, MI Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Jerry L White Center High School Special Education School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    14804 West Mcnichols Rd
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 416-4200

    Grades: 9-12 | 205 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Diann Bankswilliamson Educational Center Special Education School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5020 Cadieux Rd
    Detroit, MI 48224
    (313) 347-7280

    Grades: 9-12 | 66 students
  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Academy Of The Americas High School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2635 Howard
    Detroit, MI 48216
    (313) 335-1310

    Grades: 9-12 | 96 students
  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Covenant House Academy Detroit Central Site Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blv
    Detroit, MI 48208
    (313) 558-9022

    Grades: 9-12 | 161 students
  • Rank: #3-53.-5.
    Covenant House Academy Detroit East Site Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7600 Goethe St
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (313) 558-9271

    Grades: 9-12 | 180 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Detroit Edison Public School Academy Charter School
    Math: 39% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1903 Wilkins St
    Detroit, MI 48207
    (313) 833-1100

    Grades: PK-8 | 964 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Bates Academy Math: 38% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    19701 Wyoming St
    Detroit, MI 48221
    (313) 494-7000

    Grades: PK-8 | 704 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Keidan Special Education School Special Education School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4441 Collingwood St
    Detroit, MI 48204
    (313) 873-9400

    Grades: PK-8 | 123 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Field Moses Special Education School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1100 Sheridan St
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (313) 866-5790

    Grades: PK-8 | 78 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Chrysler Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1445 East Lafayette St
    Detroit, MI 48207
    (313) 494-8440

    Grades: PK-5 | 152 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Oakland International Academy Elementary School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4001 Miller St
    Detroit, MI 48211
    (313) 923-0790

    Grades: 2-4 | 164 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Oakland International Academy Middle School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    8228 Conant St
    Detroit, MI 48211
    (313) 925-1000

    Grades: 5-8 | 205 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Foreign Language Immersion And Cultural Studies Math: 29% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6501 West Outer Dr
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 651-2400

    Grades: PK-8 | 681 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    New Paradigm College Prep Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2450 S Beatrice St
    Detroit, MI 48217
    (313) 852-1500

    Grades: PK-12 | 88 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    University Preparatory Science And Math Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2251 Antietam Ave
    Detroit, MI 48207
    (313) 782-4400

    Grades: K-5 | 511 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Martin Luther King Junior Education Center Academy Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 34% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    16827 Appoline St
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 341-4944

    Grades: K-8 | 419 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Charles Wright Academy Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    19299 Berg Rd
    Detroit, MI 48219
    (313) 538-3024

    Grades: PK-4 | 458 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Detroit Merit Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1091 Alter Rd
    Detroit, MI 48215
    (313) 331-3328

    Grades: K-8 | 771 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    University Preparatory Academy Psad Elementary School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    435 Amsterdam St
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 309-0552

    Grades: K-5 | 497 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    University Preparatory Science And Math Psad Middle School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5100 John R St
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 832-8400

    Grades: 6-8 | 460 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    The James And Grace Lee Boggs School Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4141 Mitchell St
    Detroit, MI 48207
    (313) 923-2301

    Grades: K-8 | 131 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Cesar Chavez Academy Intermediate Charter School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4100 Martin St
    Detroit, MI 48210
    (313) 361-1083

    Grades: 3-5 | 460 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Hope Of Detroit Academy Elementary School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4443 North Campbell St
    Detroit, MI 48210
    (313) 897-8720

    Grades: K-10 | 402 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Detroit Enterprise Academy Charter School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11224 Kercheval St
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (313) 823-5799

    Grades: K-8 | 706 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Warrendale Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    19400 Sawyer St
    Detroit, MI 48228
    (313) 240-4200

    Grades: K-8 | 724 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Legacy Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4900 E Hildale Street
    Detroit, MI 48234
    (877) 223-6402

    Grades: K-8 | 759 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Golightly Education Center Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5536 Saint Antoine St
    Detroit, MI 48202
    (313) 494-2538

    Grades: PK-8 | 378 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Detroit Premier Academy Charter School
    Math: 19% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7781 Asbury Park
    Detroit, MI 48228
    (313) 945-1472

    Grades: K-8 | 754 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Lincolnking Academy Charter School
    Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    13436 Grove St
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 892-1860

    Grades: K-8 | 606 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Cesar Chavez Middle School Charter School
    Math: 17% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6782 Goldsmith St
    Detroit, MI 48210
    (313) 842-0006

    Grades: 6-8 | 587 students
  • Rank: #31-3331.- 33.
    Davis Aerospace High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    900 Dickerson St
    Detroit, MI 48215
    (313) 822-8820

    Grades: 9-12 | 148 students
  • Rank: #31-3331.- 33.
    Detroit City West Side Academy For Leadership Development Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4701 Mckinley
    Detroit, MI 48208
    (313) 456-8000

    Grades: 9-12 | 486 students
  • Rank: #31-3331.- 33.
    Pathways Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11340 E Jefferson Ave
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (734) 221-0977

    Grades: 7-12 | 270 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Cornerstone Jeffersondouglass Academy Charter School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6861 E Nevada
    Detroit, MI 48234
    (734) 812-8583

    Grades: K-12 | 537 students
  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Escuela Avancemos Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3811 Cicotte Street
    Detroit, MI 48210
    (313) 596-0079

    Grades: K-5 | 304 students
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