Top 10 Best Van Buren County Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 22 public high schools serving 6,491 students in Van Buren County, MI.
The top ranked public high schools in Van Buren County, MI are Bert Goens Learning Center, Mattawan High School and Gobles Virtual Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Van Buren County, MI public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Michigan public high school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 48% statewide average). High schools in Van Buren County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Michigan public high schools.
Van Buren County, MI public high school have a Graduation Rate of 78%, which is less than the Michigan average of 84%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Hartford High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Michigan or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public high school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Public High Schools in Van Buren County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bert Goens Learning Center
Special Education School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
701 South Paw Paw St
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
Grades: PK-12
| 75 students
Rank: #22.
Mattawan High School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
56720 Murray St
Mattawan, MI 49071
(269) 668-3361
Grades: 7-12
| 1,185 students
Rank: #33.
Gobles Virtual Academy
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
409 N State St
Gobles, MI 49055
(269) 628-9340
Grades: K-12
| 26 students
Rank: #44.
Hartford Alternative Education
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
115 School Street
Hartford, MI 49057
(269) 621-7005
Grades: 6-12
| 89 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Lawton Accelerated Academic Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Blue Pride Dr, Ste 101
Lawton, MI 49065
(269) 624-7542
Grades: 6-12
| 55 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Way South Haven
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
125 Veterans Dr
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
Rank: #77.
Communitybased Transition Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
811 Hazen St
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 415-0277
Grades: K-12
| 33 students
Rank: #88.
Lawton High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 Blue Pride Dr
Lawton, MI 49065
(269) 624-7800
Grades: 8-12
| 300 students
Rank: #99.
South Haven High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 Elkenburg St
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 568 students
Rank: #1010.
Paw Paw High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
30609 East Red Arrow Hwy
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 415-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 684 students
Rank: #1111.
Gobles High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
409 North State St
Gobles, MI 49055
(269) 628-9340
Grades: 6-12
| 346 students
Rank: #1212.
Lawrence Jrsr High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
650 West Saint Joseph St
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8232
Grades: 7-12
| 247 students
Rank: #1313.
Cedar Street Community And Family Center
Alternative School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
555 Cedar St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 415-5700
Grades: PK-12
| 112 students
Rank: #1414.
Bloomingdale Middle And High School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
629 East Kalamazoo St
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
(269) 521-3910
Grades: 6-12
| 589 students
Rank: #1515.
Decatur Jr Sr High School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Cedar St
Decatur, MI 49045
(269) 423-6851
Grades: 6-12
| 388 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Behavioral Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
30 South Walnut St
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-7961
Grades: K-12
| 41 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Covert High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
35323 M 140 Hwy
Covert, MI 49043
(269) 764-3711
Grades: 9-12
| 92 students
Rank: #1818.
Michigan Online School
Charter School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
209 S State St
Gobles, MI 49055
(269) 216-6972
Grades: 6-12
| 838 students
Rank: #1919.
Hartford High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
121 School St
Hartford, MI 49057
(269) 621-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 386 students
Rank: #2020.
Bangor High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 West Arlington St
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-6844
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: #2121.
Bangor Career Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 W Arlington St
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-6800
Grades: K-12
| 127 students
Rank: n/an/a
Van Buren Tech
Vocational School
250 South St
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Van Buren County, MI

Van Buren County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
12 North Walnut St
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-6848
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
311 East Willow St
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
(269) 521-3910
Grades: 6-8
| 305 students
629 E. Kalamazoo St.
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
(269) 521-3955
Grades: 6-12
| 9 students
307 East Willow St
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
(269) 236-5235
Grades: PK
| n/a students
490 S Paw Paw Street
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
312 School Street
Decatur, MI 49045
(269) 423-6145
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
405 North Phelps St
Decatur, MI 49045
(269) 423-6851
Grades: 6-8
| 167 students
502 North Brown Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-8860
Grades: PK
| n/a students
56720 Murray St
Mattawan, MI 49071
(269) 668-3361
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
600 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 415-5700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
209 S State St.
Gobles, MI 49055
(989) 787-0691
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
15 East St
Hartford, MI 49057
(269) 621-7400
Grades: K-2
| 317 students
554 Green Street
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-0523
Grades: Inquire with school
| 21 students
115 School St
Hartford, MI 49057
(269) 621-7000
Grades: 6-12
| 71 students
250 South St
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
490 South Paw Paw St
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Van Buren Virtual Academy At L
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8761
Grades: 9-12
| 3 students
36 W Main St
Hartford, MI 49057
(616) 232-3322
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
395 Woodside Dr
Hartford, MI 49057
(269) 621-7300
Grades: 3-5
| 311 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Van Buren County, MI?
The top ranked public high schools in Van Buren County, MI include Bert Goens Learning Center, Mattawan High School and Gobles Virtual Academy.
How many public high schools are located in Van Buren County, MI?
22 public high schools are located in Van Buren County, MI.
What is the racial composition of students in Van Buren County, MI?
Van Buren County, MI public high schools minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public high schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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