Top 10 Best Jackson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 68 public schools serving 22,312 students in Jackson County, MI (there are 11 private schools, serving 2,375 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Jackson County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, MI are Sharp Park Academy, Lyle A Torrant Center and Warner Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jackson County, MI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Michigan public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Jackson County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Michigan public schools.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Jackson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sharp Park Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
766 Park Rd
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-2860
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #22.
Lyle A Torrant Center
Special Education School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1175 West Parnall Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 787-8910
Grades: PK-12
| 173 students
Rank: #33.
Warner Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
118 Star Rd
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
(517) 841-8570
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #44.
Parma Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
385 Elizabeth St
Parma, MI 49269
(517) 841-8670
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #55.
Grass Lake High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11500 Warrior Trl
Grass Lake, MI 49240
(517) 867-5570
Grades: 9-12
| 360 students
Rank: #66.
Columbia Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 School St
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-6632
Grades: PK-2
| 343 students
Rank: #77.
Hanoverhorton High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10000 Moscow Rd
Horton, MI 49246
(517) 563-0101
Grades: 9-12
| 330 students
Rank: #88.
Bean Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3201 Noble Rd
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
(517) 841-8470
Grades: K-5
| 407 students
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Ackerson Lake Community Education
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4126 Brooklyn Rd
Napoleon, MI 49261
(517) 905-5712
Grades: 9-12
| 76 students
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Columbia Alternative Education
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4460 North Lake Rd
Clarklake, MI 49234
(517) 529-9400
Grades: 6-12
| 91 students
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Jackson Pathways
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
544 Wildwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 841-3729
Grades: 9-12
| 83 students
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Northwest Alternative High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6900 Rives Junction Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 817-4702
Grades: 7-12
| 125 students
Rank: #1313.
Paragon Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3750 Mccain Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 750-9500
Grades: K-8
| 640 students
Rank: #1414.
Hanoverhorton Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10000 Moscow Rd
Horton, MI 49246
(517) 563-0102
Grades: 6-8
| 224 students
Rank: #1515.
Columbia Upper Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
321 School St
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-2181
Grades: 3-6
| 432 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Way East Jackson
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
345 N Dettman
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 945-1335
Grades: 7-12
| 47 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Youth Home Jackson Isd
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
930 Fleming Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 990-8088
Grades: 3-12
| 19 students
Rank: #1818.
Western Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 South Dearing Rd
Parma, MI 49269
(517) 841-8370
Grades: 6-8
| 619 students
Rank: #1919.
Western High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 South Dearing Rd
Parma, MI 49269
(517) 841-8270
Grades: 9-12
| 855 students
Rank: #2020.
Ezra Eby Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
220 West
Napoleon, MI 49261
(517) 905-5717
Grades: PK-5
| 532 students
Rank: #2121.
Concord Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
405 South Main St
Concord, MI 49237
(517) 524-6650
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
Rank: #2222.
Dibble Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3450 Kibby Rd
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-3970
Grades: K-5
| 268 students
Rank: #2323.
Jackson Preparatory Early College
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 768-2093
Grades: 6-12
| 322 students
Rank: #2424.
Columbia Central High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11775 Hewitt Rd
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-6634
Grades: 7-12
| 646 students
Rank: #2525.
Grass Lake Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1000 Grass Lake Rd
Grass Lake, MI 49240
(517) 867-5550
Grades: 6-8
| 320 students
Rank: #2626.
George Long Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
829 South Union St
Grass Lake, MI 49240
(517) 867-5590
Grades: K-5
| 619 students
Rank: #2727.
Hanoverhorton Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
131 Fairview St
Hanover, MI 49241
(517) 563-0103
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #2828.
Napoleon Middle School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
204 West
Napoleon, MI 49261
(517) 905-5718
Grades: 6-8
| 308 students
Rank: #2929.
Jackson Isd Local Based Special Education Programs
Special Education School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6700 Browns Lake Road
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 990-8088
Grades: PK-12
| 176 students
Rank: #3030.
Vandercook Lake Virtual Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 East Golf Ave
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 782-9044
Grades: 1-12
| 61 students
Rank: #3131.
Napoleon High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 West Avenue
Napoleon, MI 49261
(517) 536-8667
Grades: 9-12
| 363 students
Rank: #3232.
Michigan Center Jrsr High School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
400 S State St
Michigan Center, MI 49254
(517) 764-1440
Grades: 7-12
| 602 students
Rank: #3333.
Northwest High School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4200 Van Horn Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 817-4702
Grades: 8-12
| 1,034 students
Rank: #3434.
Northwest Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3757 Lansing Ave
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 817-4704
Grades: 3-5
| 790 students
Rank: #3535.
Springport Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 West Main St
Springport, MI 49284
(517) 857-3465
Grades: K-5
| 477 students
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Jackson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
900 E. Pearl Street
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 841-2700
Grades: K-5
| 386 students
820 Bennett St
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 841-2730
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
6020 E. Michigan
Michigan Center, MI 49254
(517) 764-3400
Grades: 7-12
| 55 students
Columbia Step Up (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Magnet School
4460 N Lake Road
Clarklake, MI 49234
(517) 529-9400
Grades: K-12
| 5 students
555 Murphy Street
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 780-9980
Grades: 6-8
| 50 students
2255 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 796-0031
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1566 N Sutton Road
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 764-6010
Grades: 7-8
| 145 students
11120 Musbach Road
Munith, MI 49259
(517) 596-2750
Grades: 1-2
| 223 students
6900 Rives Junction Road
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 569-2247
Grades: K-1
| 420 students
1226 South Wisner St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-2601
Grades: 3-5
| n/a students
10000 Moscow Rd
Horton, MI 49246
(517) 563-0100
Grades: 8-12
| 8 students
500 Griswold St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 796-0080
Grades: K-7
| 130 students
6700 Browns Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 768-5200
Grades: 2-12
| n/a students
215 West Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 841-2209
Grades: 3
| n/a students
154 West Clark St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 788-6010
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
154 West Clark St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-2167
Grades: K
| n/a students
216 East Biddle St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-3940
Grades: K-2
| 65 students
800 E. Mcdevitt
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 782-0342
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
345 North Dettman Rd
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 784-7131
Grades: K-3
| 325 students
405 S. Main Street
Concord, MI 49237
(517) 524-6722
Grades: 9-12
| 31 students
P.o. Box 100
Springport, MI 49284
(517) 857-3482
Grades: Inquire with school
| 24 students
310 West Morrell St
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 841-2801
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
730 Tomlinson St.
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-2786
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jackson County, MI?
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, MI include Sharp Park Academy, Lyle A Torrant Center and Warner Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Jackson County, MI?
68 public schools are located in Jackson County, MI.
What percentage of students in Jackson County, MI go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Jackson County, MI are educated in public schools (compared to the MI state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Jackson County, MI?
Jackson County, MI public schools minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Michigan public schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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