Top 10 Best Grand Traverse County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 12,332 students in Grand Traverse County, MI (there are 15 private schools, serving 3,879 private students). 76% of all K-12 students in Grand Traverse County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Grand Traverse County, MI are North Ednew Horizons, Kingsley Area Middle School and Mill Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Grand Traverse County, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the Michigan public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Grand Traverse County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Grand Traverse County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Ednew Horizons
Special Education School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
933 Rose St
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5685
Grades: PK-12
| 70 students
Rank: #22.
Kingsley Area Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
403 Blair St
Kingsley, MI 49649
(231) 263-5261
Grades: 5-8
| 439 students
Rank: #33.
Mill Creek Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9039 Old M 72
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 267-9955
Grades: PK-5
| 227 students
Rank: #44.
Central High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1150 Milliken Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-6500
Grades: 8-12
| 1,449 students
Rank: #55.
Tcaps Montessori School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1009 South Oak St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-6420
Grades: PK-8
| 310 students
Rank: #66.
Willow Hill Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1250 Hill St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-8540
Grades: PK-5
| 423 students
Rank: #77.
Courtade Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1111 Rasho Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 244 students
Rank: #88.
Old Mission Peninsula School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 225-0225
Grades: K-6
| 170 students
Rank: #99.
Central Grade School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 West Seventh St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-5910
Grades: PK-6
| 537 students
Rank: #1010.
Eastern Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1600 Eastern Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 450 students
Rank: #1111.
Grand Traverse Academy
Charter School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1245 Hammond Rd E
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-6025
Grades: PK-12
| 792 students
Rank: #1212.
Kingsley Area Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
311 Clark Rd
Kingsley, MI 49649
(231) 263-5261
Grades: PK-4
| 593 students
Rank: #1313.
West Senior High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5376 N Long Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7502
Grades: 9-12
| 1,544 students
Rank: #1414.
West Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3950 Silver Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-8200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,085 students
Rank: #1515.
Woodland School
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7224 Supply Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 947-7474
Grades: K-8
| 213 students
Rank: #1616.
East Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1776 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 806 students
Rank: #1717.
Traverse City High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3962 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5860
Grades: 9-12
| 156 students
Rank: #1818.
Westwoods Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1500 Fisher Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 387 students
Rank: #1919.
Life Skills Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
880 Parsons Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-6357
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Rank: #2020.
Cherry Knoll Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1800 3 Mile Rd N
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 933-8940
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #2121.
Lake Ann Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19375 Bronson Lake Rd
Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 275-7730
Grades: PK-5
| 200 students
Rank: #2222.
Long Lake Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7600 N Long Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7800
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #2323.
Kingsley Area High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7475 Kingsley Rd
Kingsley, MI 49649
(231) 263-5262
Grades: 9-12
| 500 students
Rank: #2424.
Blair Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 Sawyer Rd
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #2525.
North Edbridgeway
Special Education School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 South Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-5683
Grades: PK-12
| 66 students
Rank: #2626.
Silver Lake Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5858 Culver Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-3580
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #2727.
North Edcreekside School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Silver Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-6375
Grades: K-12
| 50 students
Rank: #2828.
Traverse Heights Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
933 Rose St
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-3500
Grades: PK-5
| 203 students
Rank: n/an/a
The Greenspire School
Charter School
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 421-5905
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
3113 J Maddy Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-1780
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Tba Career Tech Center
Vocational School
880 Parsons Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-6260
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Grand Traverse County, MI

Grand Traverse County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3723 Shore Road
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-6420
Grades: K-6
| 240 students
301 West Seventh St
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 933-5600
Grades: 4-5
| 69 students
91800 N. Three Mile Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-625
Grades: Inquire with school
| 88 students
1009 S. Oak Street
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7860
Grades: K-6
| 265 students
1026 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 421-5905
Grades: 6-12
| 132 students
3113 M 137
Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 933-5920
Grades: PK-5
| 174 students
3723 Shore Dr
Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 933-5960
Grades: PK-6
| 55 students
Montessori At Courtade (Closed 2015)
Special Education School
1111 Rasho Rd
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 933-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 30 students
10781 East Cherry Bend Road
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-8660
Grades: K-6
| 261 students
301 S Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-1780
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
P.o. Box 32
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-6570
Grades: PK-6
| 72 students
2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 933-7420
Grades: PK-5
| 152 students
7401 Walton Rd
Kingsley, MI 49649
(231) 263-5253
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
P.o. Box 32
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 933-7910
Grades: PK-6
| 210 students
301 West 7th
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-6244
Grades: Inquire with school
| 74 students
1101 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 922-7863
Grades: Inquire with school
| 20 students
Tba Se Early Childhood (Closed 2012)
Special Education School
1101 Red Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-6200
Grades: PK
| n/a students
880 Parsons Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-6262
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
1101 Red Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-6200
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1402 Carlisle Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 929-4539
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Grand Traverse County, MI?
The top ranked public schools in Grand Traverse County, MI include North Ednew Horizons, Kingsley Area Middle School and Mill Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Grand Traverse County, MI?
31 public schools are located in Grand Traverse County, MI.
What percentage of students in Grand Traverse County, MI go to public school?
76% of all K-12 students in Grand Traverse County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Grand Traverse County, MI?
Grand Traverse County, MI public schools minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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