Four AAPS elementaries in top 100

Four AAPS high schools rank in the top 5 percent of state-wide study

A mural inside Allen Elementary sums up the spirit there.
A sign in an Allen Elementary hallway sums up the school spirit.

Two AAPS elementaries—Angell and Allen—are among the top 50 elementary schools in the state, while Burns Park and King are in the top 100, according to Bridge Magazine.

Now in its fourth year, the magazine’s Academic State Champs levels the playing field by considering the income of students in the schools, thereby gauging how well districts perform compared with other schools within the same income level.

Bridge created the ranking by considering three years of Michigan Educational Assessment Program and Michigan Merit Exam scores and the percentage of students at each school who receive free and reduced-price lunches.

At Allen Elementary, 36.8 percent of the students receive free and reduced lunches, which compares to 10 percent at King; 15.6 percent at Angell; and 18.4 percent at Burns Park.

About 34 percent of the state’s districts and charters are low income, and there are as many low-income districts at the top of the State Champs list as there are at the bottom.

In addition, four AAPS high schools ranked in the top 5 percent of high schools in the state. Out of 630 high schools, Community High School ranked 14; Pioneer High School, 27; Huron High School, 30; and Skyline High School, 31. Because it is a new school, Pathways to Success Academic Campus did not have the necessary data to be ranked.

Last week, AAPS was designated as the highest ranked large public school district in the state in this same in-depth analysis of student achievement. Only 69 school districts in the state received this recognition.



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