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

For the 2024 school year, there are 23 public middle schools serving 7,098 students in Van Buren County, MI.
The top ranked public middle schools in Van Buren County, MI are Bert Goens Learning Center, Mattawan High School and Mattawan Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Van Buren County, MI public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Michigan public middle school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 44% statewide average). Middle schools in Van Buren County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Michigan public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public middle school average of 41% (majority Black).

Best Public Middle 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.
Mattawan Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
56720 Murray St
Mattawan, MI 49071
(269) 668-3361
Grades: 6-8
| 794 students
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
Wood School Bangor Twp 8
Magnet School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
29842 66th St
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-8562
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
Paw Paw Middle School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
313 West Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 415-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 476 students
Rank: #1111.
Lawton Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Blue Pride Dr
Lawton, MI 49065
(269) 624-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 218 students
Rank: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
Baseline Middle School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7357 Baseline Rd
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-0530
Grades: 6-8
| 445 students
Rank: #1515.
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: #1616.
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: #1717.
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: #1818.
Bangor Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
803 West Arlington St
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-6824
Grades: 5-8
| 307 students
Rank: #1919.
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: #2020.
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: #2121.
Hartford Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
141 School St
Hartford, MI 49057
(269) 621-7200
Grades: 6-8
| 307 students
Rank: #2222.
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: #2323.
Covert Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
35323 M 140 Hwy
Covert, MI 49043
(269) 764-3739
Grades: 6-8
| 74 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 middle schools in Van Buren County, MI?
The top ranked public middle schools in Van Buren County, MI include Bert Goens Learning Center, Mattawan High School and Mattawan Middle School.
How many public middle schools are located in Van Buren County, MI?
23 public middle 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 middle schools minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public middle schools average of 41% (majority Black).

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