How to Become a Teacher in Michigan

If you have decided to become an educator, know that you have made the decision to take on a task that will change your life and the lives of your students. Congratulations on being willing to change the world one classroom at a time. If you wish to take on this task in Michigan, there are a few steps you will need to follow.

Choose What You Want to Teach

Do you prefer teaching the alphabet or trigonometry? Would you rather tie shoes or fill out reference letters? Do young teenagers bring out the best in you? You must decide which areas and what grade levels are the best fit for you. This is a personal decision that should be made based on your preferences and talents. The Michigan Department of Education's website could help you make a decision as they have information on educators and schools in the state.

Complete Your Education Requirements for Teaching in Michigan

Michigan requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in order to become a teacher. In addition, prospective educators must complete a teacher preparation program. The college or university in which you complete your education must be accredited.

The majority of accredited programs are blended or joint programs. This means that, upon completion of required exams, you receive a teaching certificate in conjunction with the Bachelor's Degree. This is the type of program that the majority of teachers, who know from early on that they want to teach, will complete. If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, see the Alternative Teacher Certification in Michigan section below.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Teachers in Michigan are required to hold a teaching certificate or provisional certificate when teaching in the classroom. As mentioned, this certificate is often gained through CAEP certified colleges and universities. However, out of state teachers must apply for certification through the Michigan Board of Education and be evaluated by the OPPS (Office of Professional Preparation Services).

Teacher education programs typically consist of a set curriculum as well as some type of fieldwork. Curricula consists of classes on the science of teaching, methodology of teaching, and educational technology classes. Classes will also cover typical developmental stages for students of varying ages. The fieldwork aspect will vary from college to college, but observations in classrooms will be necessary. In addition to observations, student teaching will be required of all teaching candidates. A successful student teacher who is capable of demonstrating the creation and implementation of age appropriate lesson plans, writing reflections on those plans, and creating a work based portfolio will likely receive both a degree and certification.

Alternative Teacher Certification in Michigan

An alternate route to teacher certification in Michigan is available for you if teaching was not your first choice.

Michigan Alternate Route to Interim Teaching Certification (MARITC)

This will allow you to complete an expedited program for teaching after transitioning from a previous career. This still requires a Bachelor's Degree and the completion of a transitional program, but is much shorter than returning to gain a Bachelor's in Education in the traditional manner. Upon the completion of the program, the passing of all required tests, and a recommendation for endorsements, this can result in the right to teach. However, the expedited program must be taught by a school that is certified to do so.

Please note that special education and early childhood-general cannot be obtained through this method.

Teaching Certificate in Another State

If you hold a teaching certificate from another state, you may be able to quickly begin work in Michigan if you can meet the following:

  • At least 3 years of successful teaching in an position valid to your teaching certificate.
  • After certification, you have earned at least 18 semester credit hours in a state board-approved college or university, or you have earned, at any time, a state board-approved graduate degrees (Master's Degree or Doctorate).
  • Met the reading credit requirement established under state board rules applicable to the level you will teach (elementary or secondary).

If you meet all other requirements for a Michigan teaching certificate, but do not meet all of the above listed requirements, you will be able to receive a one-year nonrenewable temporary teaching certificate. The temporary teaching certificate can be granted even without passing the Professional Readiness Examination and subject-area tests.

Pass the Required Tests for Michigan

Prior to actually receiving your teacher certification, you must pass certain basic skills and subject competency exams. These tests are used to test your knowledge of the field in which you are about to enter. These tests are required for all areas and for alternate route students.

Tests include the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) and the Professional Readiness Examination (PRE). These tests are a requirement regardless of certification area. To find available tests visit the Michigan Test For Teacher Certification.

Apply for your Michigan Teacher Certification

Application Requirements

The Michigan State Board of Education requires all potential educators to complete the following when applying for teacher certification:

  • Create an account with MOECS
  • Log onto MOECS and select ‘educator'
  • Follow the self-register instructions
  • An email will be sent with further information
  • You will need copies of a bachelors, fingerprint clearance, and proof of test scores
  • A fee may be required to receive licensure
  • Certain areas of certification such as occupational therapist, school counsellor, and school administrator may require further information.

Please note that Michigan applications must be submitted by school districts, or other agents, not an individual.

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517)373-3324

Find a Teaching Job in Michigan

You have jumped through all the hoops, met all the requirements, and now it is time to begin your career as an educator in Michigan!

The state Department of Education in Michigan uses a number of third-party websites in order to make sure that job postings are widely viewable. Teachers are encouraged to browse the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the Michigan Regional Education Applicant Placement (MIREAP) to find opportunities that match their criteria.

Currently, there is an ongoing need for applicants qualified to teach special education at the elementary and secondary levels, English, science, technology, and mathematics.

Teacher Labor Unions in Michigan

Once hired, teachers can join the Michigan Education Association (MEA) as well as the American Federation of Teachers (AFT Michigan). Both are labor unions that support teachers individually and as a demographic throughout legal and labor issues. Labor unions also help in facilitating networking and professional development opportunities.

Teaching in Private Schools

Should an applicant wish to seek alternative employment to the public school system, they may apply to any of Michigan's 980 private schools which service just over 150,000 students. Teachers are advised that 77% of the schools have a religious affiliation, and almost 20 of those schools are gender-segregated. Teachers may find pay, opportunities, contracts, and retirement to be different from their public school counterparts.

Retirement for Public School Teachers

Teachers who retire from the public school system can draw a monthly fixed pension through the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) Public School Employees.

Teacher Shortage in Michigan by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in Michigan has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Occupational Instruction
  • Special Education Teachers

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in Michigan by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers1,084
Kindergarten Teachers5,008
Elementary Teachers29,337
Middle & High School Teachers33,967
Ungraded Class Teachers16,757

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 730 private schools with an estimated 8,400 private school teachers in Michigan. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers4,657
Middle & High School Teachers1,276
Combined K-12 School Teachers2,457

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

Professional development helps teachers and their colleagues engage in capacity building, advocacy, and support systems for their profession and students. The state is clear that professional development is meant to occur over time and has a self-reflective component.

Professional Development in Michigan

he state Department of Education in Michigan strongly supports rigorous professional development for educators throughout the state. Michigan's guidelines ensure that professional development opportunities are effective and are designed to improve the learning outcomes for all students. Michigan is committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment throughout the various educational stakeholders. Effective professional development allows each teacher to become a leader and increases learning and leadership effectiveness.

Teachers in Michigan are encouraged to use the state Department of Education as a resource in order to find professional development opportunities that are relevant for their career goals and classroom profile. Teachers are also welcome to search through resources like Michigan Online Resources for Educators (MORE) in order to round out their professional development opportunities.

Employment and Teacher Salary in Michigan

The state of Michigan is actively recruiting teachers across its 550 public school districts. Preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers are needed - especially in subject areas like occupational subjects, special education, languages, sciences, and math. As a beginning teacher, you can expect a salary of approximately $35,901 - comparable to the annual per capita state salary of $37,497. Teachers can also expect regular raises in salary due to tenure and additional teaching certifications. Teachers are advised to apply to districts with high student enrolment first - that is, areas like Detroit, Utica, Plymouth-Canton, and Dearborn.

Total Employed

35,720

Salary Range

$45,680 - $91,530

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $45,680 to $91,530 a year in Michigan. There are around thirty five thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills9,620$63,430
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn4,450$62,980
Grand Rapids, Wyoming3,540$68,040
Lansing, East Lansing2,060$69,770
Flint1,300$59,940
Ann Arbor1,260$57,640
Holland, Grand Haven920$60,760
Kalamazoo, Portage800$58,210
Muskegon, Norton Shores740$75,320
Jackson650$55,780

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

2,510

Salary Range

$57,250 - $103,630

English teachers have a salary range between $57,250 to $103,630 a year in Michigan, with over 2,510 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Ann Arbor1,230$75,990
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn320$76,990
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills200$60,230
Lansing, East Lansing160$80,570
Kalamazoo, Portage60$55,960

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

21,800

Salary Range

$47,270 - $89,850

As a high school teacher in Michigan you can expect to make between $47,270 - $89,850. There are around twenty one thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills6,110$64,010
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn3,340$64,720
Grand Rapids, Wyoming1,930$60,220
Lansing, East Lansing1,360$61,630
Ann Arbor950$61,760
Flint910$55,920
Saginaw, Saginaw Township North720$55,690
Holland, Grand Haven630$68,280
Battle Creek420$55,090
Niles, Benton Harbor380$57,460

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

400

Salary Range

$62,460 - $119,280

In Michigan, a history teacher's salary may range from $62,460 to $119,280. There are around 400 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills80$68,050
Lansing, East Lansing30$82,050

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

2,660

Salary Range

$38,420 - $75,420

Kindergarten teachers in Michigan, can earn between $38,420 to $75,420 a year. There are around two thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills450$52,180
Grand Rapids, Wyoming360$51,140
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn340$55,530
Ann Arbor160$56,120
Flint150$49,170
Lansing, East Lansing110$54,460
Kalamazoo, Portage90$55,130
Muskegon, Norton Shores70$53,350
Jackson50$43,720
Battle Creek40$54,160

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

78,360

Salary Range

$38,420 - $144,970

As a math teacher in Michigan you can expect to make between $38,420 - $144,970. Michigan is home to about seventy thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Ann Arbor520$122,810
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn280$83,890
Lansing, East Lansing180$82,490
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills170$63,240
Grand Rapids, Wyoming90-
Kalamazoo, Portage70$57,530

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

8,520

Salary Range

$17,900 - $59,010

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $17,900 to $59,010 a year in Michigan. Michigan is home to about eight thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills1,630$37,410
Grand Rapids, Wyoming810$29,200
Flint610$22,890
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn600$43,190
Holland, Grand Haven420$27,120
Ann Arbor330$51,280
Niles, Benton Harbor300$49,330
Kalamazoo, Portage90$30,670
Saginaw, Saginaw Township North80$36,900
Jackson80$39,560

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

6,840

Salary Range

$22,050 - $48,100

In Michigan, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,050 to $48,100, with over 6,840 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills2,440$31,820
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn890$32,680
Grand Rapids, Wyoming610$31,000
Lansing, East Lansing440$26,830
Kalamazoo, Portage390$29,950
Ann Arbor390$33,030
Flint180$29,380
Muskegon, Norton Shores120$36,040
Battle Creek90$30,660
Jackson80$26,920

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

8,000

Salary Range

$35,720 - $118,130

As a school administrator in Michigan you can expect to make between $35,720 - $118,130. Michigan is home to about eight thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills360$56,390
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn270$55,270
Grand Rapids, Wyoming70$54,090
Ann Arbor60$51,060
Kalamazoo, Portage40$55,150
Battle Creek-$58,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills1,460$96,190
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn1,120$90,800
Grand Rapids, Wyoming630$90,170
Lansing, East Lansing310$82,950
Flint290$87,110
Ann Arbor230$90,900
Kalamazoo, Portage190$87,730
Holland, Grand Haven170$90,110
Saginaw, Saginaw Township North120$87,450
Niles, Benton Harbor100$87,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

4,910

Salary Range

$36,770 - $87,500

School counselors in Michigan, can earn between $36,770 to $87,500 a year, with over 4,910 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills890$61,230
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn740$58,010
Grand Rapids, Wyoming450$59,760
Ann Arbor330$54,470
Flint320$49,370
Lansing, East Lansing280$53,280
Kalamazoo, Portage170$57,640
Holland, Grand Haven150$47,090
Niles, Benton Harbor140$46,300
Jackson130$41,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

2,970

Salary Range

$38,190 - $78,910

School librarians have a salary range between $38,190 to $78,910 a year in Michigan. Michigan is home to about two thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills600$54,230
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn460$57,870
Ann Arbor290$62,140
Grand Rapids, Wyoming210$58,670
Lansing, East Lansing160$53,190
Kalamazoo, Portage100$48,610
Holland, Grand Haven90$52,990
Niles, Benton Harbor90$54,780
Flint70$53,730
Saginaw, Saginaw Township North60$46,510

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

7,210

Salary Range

$29,050 - $90,250

In Michigan, a special education teacher's salary may range from $29,050 to $90,250. Michigan is home to about seven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Grand Rapids, Wyoming60$50,290
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn-$31,220

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills560$59,780
Grand Rapids, Wyoming250$62,560
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn220$58,580
Lansing, East Lansing150$67,520
Ann Arbor120$61,280
Flint110$57,320
Kalamazoo, Portage80$63,920
Muskegon, Norton Shores70$64,960
Niles, Benton Harbor60$57,400
Jackson50$51,450

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills410$63,760
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn290$60,920
Grand Rapids, Wyoming180$60,490
Flint90$60,140
Lansing, East Lansing60$74,720
Ann Arbor40$62,570
Kalamazoo, Portage30$62,480
Jackson30$57,300
Holland, Grand Haven-$60,560
Saginaw, Saginaw Township North-$62,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills600$66,470
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn260$71,070
Grand Rapids, Wyoming260$63,190
Flint210$62,020
Lansing, East Lansing170$69,030
Kalamazoo, Portage90$71,520
Ann Arbor80$67,570
Holland, Grand Haven60$60,990
Niles, Benton Harbor60$59,180
Saginaw, Saginaw Township North50$62,540

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

24,410

Salary Range

$20,700 - $34,450

In Michigan, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $20,700 to $34,450. Michigan is home to about twenty four thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn2,140$23,050
Grand Rapids, Wyoming700$26,410
Kalamazoo, Portage260$27,050
Ann Arbor240$27,480
Lansing, East Lansing130$20,470
Holland, Grand Haven110$28,890
Flint70$25,690
Muskegon, Norton Shores60$26,980
Monroe-$26,700
Jackson-$29,280

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

42,060

Salary Range

$21,100 - $37,730

In Michigan, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $21,100 to $37,730. There are around forty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills7,810$26,600
Detroit, Livonia, Dearborn6,000$29,500
Grand Rapids, Wyoming3,900$27,020
Ann Arbor3,430$27,170
Lansing, East Lansing2,160$26,510
Kalamazoo, Portage1,490$26,610
Flint1,470$27,560
Holland, Grand Haven810$28,210
Muskegon, Norton Shores720$26,920
Jackson600$23,950

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in Michigan

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in Michigan that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 220 school districts in Michigan were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 100
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.18
% Proficiency Score: 98.31

Located in the Greater Detroit area of Michigan, Bloomfield Hills Schools are a publically funded district headquartered in Bloomfield Hills. The district operates 11 schools from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and also draws students from nearby West Bloomfield as well as surrounding areas of Oakland County. The district employs 400 classroom teachers to instruct more than 5,500 students - Bloomfield staff provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all. Learn more by visiting the Bloomfield Hills School District website at bloomfield.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.79
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.55
% Proficiency Score: 95.05

Publically funded, the Birmingham City School District serves the communities of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, and Southfield Township in Michigan. The district has a total enrollment of about 8,200 students that range in grade level from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and who are instructed by the district's more than 500 classroom teachers. With a student-teacher ratio of about 15:1, Birmingham schools inspire learners through educational excellence. Learn more by visiting the Birmingham City School District website at birmingham.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 77.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.94
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 63.54

With 9 public schools throughout the district in Wayne County, Wyandotte City School District employs more than 250 classroom teachers to educate the 4,400 students that are enrolled in its elementary, intermediate and secondary schools. These figures create a classroom ratio of 17 students per teacher. Wyandotte Schools' mandate is to educate, inspire, and empower every student. Learn more by visiting the Wyandotte City School District website at wyandotte.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 52.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.55
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 66.9
% Proficiency Score: 95.95

Located in Detroit's northern suburban fringe lies the Rochester Community School District. Publically funded, the district has a total enrollment of about 15,000 students from preschool to grade 12, and operates 22 elementary, middle and secondary schools to house them. With more than 800 classroom teachers employed by the district, Rochester schools embody a strong mandate to prepare students for college, career, and life. Learn more by visiting the Rochester Community Schools (Michigan) website at rochester.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 78.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.66
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.16
% Proficiency Score: 90.66

Located in Washtenaw County in southern Michigan, Chelsea School District operates 4 public schools that serve students from preschool to grade 12. With total enrollment of more than 2,400 students, the district employs more than 130 classroom teachers to meet student need. The district has a learning ratio of about 19:1, and is dedicated to achieving educational goals one student at a time. Learn more by visiting the Chelsea School District website at chelsea.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.34
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.02
% Proficiency Score: 91.45

Located in Washtenaw County, Michigan, the Ann Arbor Public Schools District serves pre-K - grade 12 students throughout the community of Ann Arbor. The district employs more than 950 classroom teachers to instruct over 16,000 students throughout its 32 schools each year. Ann Arbor teachers and administrators are focused on academic excellence in a safe and supportive learning environment. Learn more by visiting the Ann Arbor Public Schools website at aaps.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 74.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.44
% Proficiency Score: 94.6

Located south of Ann Arbor, Saline Area School District serves the southern portion of Washtenaw County, Michigan. The district employs over 250 classroom teachers to instruct more than 5,000 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, creating a classroom ratio of about 20:1 in its 7 schools. Saline schools are committed to the pursuit of academic and personal excellence. Learn more by visiting the Saline Area Schools District website at salineschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 77.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 87.04
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 75.63
% Proficiency Score: 66.02

Between Troy and Royal Oak, Michigan is the Clawson City School District. Serving the pre-K - 12 public school students in Detroit's suburban environment are Clawson's more than 100 classroom teachers. With an enrollment of about 1,700, the district has a ratio of about 15:1, allowing Clawson City Schools to focus on engagement, transparency, and accountability in education. Learn more by visiting the Clawson City School District website at clawsonschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 54.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.31
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 59.49
% Proficiency Score: 94.37

Located in Kent County, Michigan, toward the state's eastern boundary, Forest Hills Public Schools District serves the public K-12 students in the communities of Ada and Grand Rapids. The district's total enrollment is over 10,000 students throughout its 17 schools, and there are more than 550 teachers employed to meet student need. The district boasts a classroom ratio of about 18:1, and Forest Hills schools are proud to help each learner achieve their individual potential. Learn more by visiting the Forest Hills Public Schools website at fhps.net.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 77.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.62
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.3
% Proficiency Score: 92.91

Located in the southeastern corner of lower Michigan, between Novi and Livonia, Northville Public School District serves a total of 7,200 students from preschool to grade 12. Employing more than 350 classroom teachers to instruct at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels, Northville schools have a ratio of about 19:1, and a mandate to create flexible and student-centered learning communities. Learn more by visiting the Northville Public Schools website at northvilleschools.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 76.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 69.86
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.94
% Proficiency Score: 90.66

Serving Hudsonville, Jamestown and surrounding parts of Ottawa County south of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hudsonville Public School District has a total enrollment of about 6,100 students. Throughout its 11 elementary, middle and high schools, the district employs more than 300 classroom teachers, creating a learning ratio of approximately 19:1. Hudsonville staff and administration are committed to being a great place for students to learn. Learn more by visiting the Hudsonville High School website at hudsonville.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.57
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 73.11
% Proficiency Score: 79.4

Located west of Grand Rapids, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven Area Public Schools District administers 13 elementary, middle and secondary schools throughout the community. Enrolment totals about 6,000 public school students from preschool to grade 12, and the district employs more than 300 classroom teachers to meet this demand. Grand Haven Area Public Schools are focused on providing exemplary programs and opportunities to meet student need. Learn more by visiting the Grand Haven Area Public Schools website at ghaps.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 65.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.51
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 93.94
% Proficiency Score: 67.93

Located south of Ann Arbor in Monroe County, Michigan, Milan Area Schools are a public school district that operates 4 elementary, middle and high schools within the area. The district is home to more than 2,400 students from preschool to grade 12 and employs more than 130 teachers and 180 other staff members. Milan Area Schools are founded on tradition and focused on excellence. Learn more by visiting the Milan Area Schools District website at milanareaschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 56.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.83
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.75
% Proficiency Score: 91.79

Located in Oakland County in the southeastern corner of lower Michigan, Lake Orion Community Schools District operates 12 schools throughout the district. With enrollment at more than 7,600 students from preschool to grade 12, the district employs over 400 classroom teachers. The district's student-teacher ratio is approximately 18:1, and Lake Orion staff and students are committed to fostering a welcoming and engaging learning community. Learn more by visiting the Lake Orion Community Schools website at lakeorion.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 75.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.61
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.92
% Proficiency Score: 83.12

With a jurisdiction that encompasses all of the community of Dexter, Michigan, Dexter Community School District is a public pre-K to 12 district located in Ann Arbor's suburban fringe. The district has an enrollment of more than 3,500 students across its 6 schools and employs more than 150 classroom teachers. With a student-teacher ratio of about 19:1, Dexter teachers and administrators are champions of learning and seek to develop, educate and inspire every student. Learn more by visiting the Dexter Community School District website at dexterschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.52
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 57.29
% Proficiency Score: 93.93

Located on the eastern outskirts of East Lansing, Michigan, Haslett Public Schools District serves pre-K to 12 public school students from the community of Haslett and parts of Ingham County. The district operates 5 schools, and admits about 2,700 students. Taught by more than 140 classroom teachers, the district has a ratio of about 18:1. Haslett Schools are committed to excellence in education. Learn more by visiting the Haslett Public Schools District website at haslett.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 76.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.61
% Proficiency Score: 97.75

Located on the eastern fringe of East Lansing, Michigan, Okemos Public Schools serves students from preschool to grade 12 within the community of Okemos, Michigan. Altogether, the district operates 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and one high school, enrolling a total of 3,900 students. The district employs more than 200 classroom teachers, which provides a ratio of about 17:1 in the classroom. Okemos teachers are committed to creating a safe and engaging school system. Learn more by visiting the Okemos Public Schools District website at okemosschools.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.95
% Proficiency Score: 84.13

Midland Public Schools District is found in the heart of Midland County. The district operates 12 elementary, middle and high schools that serve almost 8,000 students. The district employs more than 400 classroom teachers which creates a learning ratio of about 18:1. Midland Public School teachers are committed to inspiring excellence in all students. Learn more by visiting the Midland Public Schools website at midlandps.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 69.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 50.53
% Proficiency Score: 97.75

Located within the boundaries of Greater Detroit, the Troy School District operates 7 elementary, middle and high schools that offer placement from preschool to grade 12. The district has approximately 3,900 students, and employs just over 300 classroom teachers which creates a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1. Learn more by visiting the Troy School District (Michigan) website at troy.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.66
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 84.71
% Proficiency Score: 64.11

Located between Mt Pleasant and Lansing, Michigan in Gratiot County, Alma Public Schools operates 1 primary school, 2 elementary schools, a junior high school and 2 high schools throughout the district. With enrollment at 2,200 students, the district employs 120 classroom teachers; teachers are committed to academic excellence and service in order to help students grow. Learn more by visiting the Alma Public Schools District website at almaschools.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 53.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.06
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 52
% Proficiency Score: 88.63

Located on the shores of Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Public School System serves the students of the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The district operates 14 elementary, intermediate and high schools throughout the city, and admits more than 8,300 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district employs more than 500 classroom teachers to meet student need. Grosse Pointe staff and students work collaboratively to build a fun and engaging environment in which to learn. Learn more by visiting the Grosse Pointe Public School System website at gpschools.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 72.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.5
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.84
% Proficiency Score: 80.19

Found to the east of Lansing, Michigan, the public school district of Williamston Community Schools encompasses the community of Williamston and nearby Meridian, Alaiedon, Wheatfield, Leroy, Locke and Williamstown townships. The district employs more than 100 classroom teachers to instruct over 1,800 students from pre-K to grade 12 throughout its 4 schools. Williamstown teachers focus on helping students succeed by becoming well-rounded people. Learn more by visiting the Williamston Community Schools District website at gowcs.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.55
% Proficiency Score: 79.3

Established in 1949, West Bloomfield School District is located between the communities of Pontiac and Novi, Michigan. The district admits over 6,200 students and employs more than 350 classroom teachers throughout its 11 elementary, middle, and high schools. With a district ratio of about 18:1, West Bloomfield staff members are dedicated to educating students to be their best. Learn more by visiting the West Bloomfield School District website at wbsd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 65.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.91
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.08
% Proficiency Score: 73.44

Headquartered in Farmington, Michigan, the Oakland County's Farmington Public Schools District operates 19 schools across the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills, as well as a portion of West Bloomfield. The district employs more than 650 classroom teachers to instruct over 11,000 students from preschool to grade 12, creating a ratio of about 16 students per teacher. Farmington's staff members are committed to a safe and supportive community of academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Farmington Public Schools website at farmington.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 60.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.41
% Proficiency Score: 81.54

Located north of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area, in Kent County, lies the Rockford Public Schools District. The district employs more than 400 classroom teachers to educate more than 7,900 students throughout the 14 area public elementary, secondary, and intermediate schools. The district has a ratio of about 18 students per teacher; Rockford teachers and support staff are dedicated to maintaining a safe and supportive environment. Learn more by visiting the Rockford Public Schools (Michigan) website at rockfordschools.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 67.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.43
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.73
% Proficiency Score: 83.8

Established in 1840, Berkley School District is located in Oakland County, part of the Detroit Metro Area. The public school district operates 8 elementary, intermediate and high schools and serves more than 4,600 students. Employing more than 250 classroom teachers and 250 other staff members ensures that Berkley School District can remain committed to engaging, inspiring and achieving with and for students. Learn more by visiting the Berkley School District website at berkleyschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 91.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 80.14
% Proficiency Score: 41.27

Located north of Kalamazoo and east of Lansing, the city of Grand Rapids is home to the Grand Rapids Public Schools District. With 65 primary, middle and high schools, the district has a student population of over 17,000. With almost 1,200 teaching staff, the district has a ratio of about 14:1. Grand Rapids teachers and support staff are dedicated teaching and engaging students to help them reach their goals. Learn more by visiting the Grand Rapids Public Schools website at grps.org.

District Details
  • > 1,000 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 750 Total Support Staff
  • 34.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.68
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 83.15
% Proficiency Score: 62.19

Located in the southeastern part of Michigan, in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area, Kentwood Public Schools enrol about 8,700 students annually. With 17 schools in operation, the district employs over 450 classroom teachers and over 650 other staff members in order to meet student need. All of Kentwood's staff are committed to investing in the children of the community. Learn more by visiting the Kentwood Public Schools District website at kentwoodps.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 51.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 36.23
% Proficiency Score: 95.39

With 9 schools within its boundaries, the Novi Community School District employs more than 350 classroom teachers to educate over 6,200 public school students from preschool to grade 12. The district has a ratio of about 17 students per teacher; teachers are committed to developing each student's potential with a world-class education. Learn more by visiting the Novi Community School District website at liveunitedsem.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 77.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.67
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.65
% Proficiency Score: 79.4

Found on the shore of Little Traverse Bay, in Emmet County, is the Schools of Petoskey School District. The district employs more than 150 teachers across its 7 schools and instructs over 2,800 students from preschool to grade 12. The classroom ratio is about 19:1, which empowers Petoskey teachers and support staff to find a special place for every student. Learn more by visiting the Public Schools Of Petoskey District website at petoskeyschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 65.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.28
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 65.77
% Proficiency Score: 77.49

Located in Oakland County between Auburn Hills and Troy, Michigan, the Clarkston Community School District operates 12 public schools that serve the pre-K to grade 12 students in the community. With enrollment totalling about 7,900 students, and teacher employment at more than 400, the district has a ratio of about 19:1. Clarkston Community Schools are dedicated to providing students with a globally focused education. Learn more by visiting the Clarkston Community Schools website at clarkston.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 64.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.42
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.72
% Proficiency Score: 65.23

Headquartered in Whitehall, Michigan, Whitehall District Schools serve public school students from the communities of Fruitland Village of Lakewood Club, Blue Lake and Dalton, as well as Whitehall. The district operates 6 elementary, middle and high schools, and employs more than 100 teachers to instruct over 2,300 students. Whitehall's staff and students are committed to helping each child become a caring and contributing member of the world. Learn more by visiting the Whitehall District Schools website at whitehallschools.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 54.6 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.41
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.45
% Proficiency Score: 85.26

Spanning both Wayne County and Washtenaw counties, the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District operates 26 schools and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. With an enrollment of almost 18,000, the district employs over 850 classroom teachers, providing students with a learning ratio of about 20:1. With Plymouth-Canton's highly qualified staff, all students are empowered to achieve their academic and personal goals. Learn more by visiting the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools website at pccs.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 69.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.52
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 72.89
% Proficiency Score: 70.29

Located in Newaygo County in central Michigan, Fremont Public Schools operates six elementary, middle, and high schools. This public school district employs?more than?110 teachers to instruct approximately 2,220 students. With a student to teacher ratio of 20:1, Fremont Public Schools is dedicated to seeing its students excel academically, socially, and personally. Learn more by visiting the Fremont Public School District website at fremont.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 58.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.07
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.53
% Proficiency Score: 87.51

Located in Van Buren County in the southwestern corner of Michigan, Mattawan Consolidated School District operates 4 schools throughout the community. Ranging from preschool to grade 12, there are more than 3,700 enrolled in the district; more than 170 classroom teachers offer instruction daily. The district has a learning ratio of about 22:1, and Mattawan teachers work to build strong academic foundations for every student every day. Learn more by visiting the Mattawan Consolidated School District website at mattawanschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 71.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.33
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 53.54
% Proficiency Score: 80.88

Located in Detroit's western suburban fringe, Livonia Public Schools operate 26 elementary, middle and high schools through Livonia and Westland. Altogether the district employs more than 800 classroom teachers to instruct over 15,000 students. Also employed are more than 850 additional non-teaching staff members. Livonia Public Schools' students are their purpose, passion and pride. Learn more by visiting the Livonia Public Schools website at livonia.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.78
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 72.19
% Proficiency Score: 68.71

Located in rural Genesee County in central Michigan, Linden Community School District operates five schools from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. With a student enrollment of over 2,900, this district employs approximately 145 teachers to meet educational demand. Linden Community School District is committed to educate, nurture, and develop all students to be self directed and strive for excellence. Learn more by visiting the Linden Community Schools District website at lindenschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 57.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 73.84
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 88.22
% Proficiency Score: 43.18

Located in Carrollton Township in Saginaw County, Michigan, Carrollton Public Schools has a total enrollment of more than 1,800 students from preschool to grade 12 across its 5 schools. With more than 100 teachers employed by the district, the classroom ratio is about 16:1. Carrollton teachers and support staff are committed to creating a safe and successful educational environment. Learn more by visiting the Carrollton School District website at carrolltonpublicschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 36.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.2
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56
% Proficiency Score: 80.76

Found in Oakland County, Michigan, Huron Valley Schools are home to 9,800 students from preschool to grade 12. Operating 15 schools, the district employs more than 500 teachers and more than 800 additional staff members to meet student need. Huron Valley Schools provide excellence in learning for all students to achieve their goals. Learn more by visiting the Huron Valley School District website at hvs.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.19
% Proficiency Score: 73

Located in Macomb County, Michigan, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools is a K - 12 school district that stretches along the Lake Michigan shoreline east of Warren. The district employs more than 500 classroom teachers throughout its 20 elementary, middle and high schools, and enrols over 11,000 students. The district's classroom ratio of 20:1 ensures that teachers and administrators are dedicated to building a community where all people work together for success. Learn more by visiting the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools website at lc-ps.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 60.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.5
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 65.77
% Proficiency Score: 75.58

Located in Genesee County in central Michigan, east of the city of Flint, Davison Community School District operates?nine schools. This public PK-12 district employs approximately 270 teachers to instruct almost 5,500 students and maintain a 21:1 student to teacher ratio. Davison Community School District is where their students' future begins. Learn more by visiting the Davison Community Schools District website at davisonschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 62.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 70.26
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.13
% Proficiency Score: 70.18

Located between the cities of Midland and Mount Pleasant in Midland County, Bullock Creek School District operates five elementary, middle, and high schools. The district employs approximately 100 teachers to instruct more than 1,900 enrolled students. Bullock Creek School District provides a positive climate that supports excellence in teaching and learning?to help?their students can reach their full potential. Learn more by visiting the Bullock Creek School District website at bcreek.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 58.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 74.05
% Proficiency Score: 63.2

East of the city of Flint, located in Lapeer County, Lapeer Community School District operates a total of ten schools from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. This public school district has a total student enrollment of more than 5,600 and employs over 290 teachers to meet educational demand. With a student to teacher ratio of 20:1, Lapeer Community School District is dedicated to developing independent and confident learners for the future. Learn more by visiting the Lapeer Community Schools District website at lapeerschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 52.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.97
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 47
% Proficiency Score: 90.32

Located south of Flint, Michigan, and north of Brighton, Spring Lake Public Schools District is the academic home to over 2,400 students from preschool to grade 12. The district employs more than 100 classroom teachers throughout its 6 schools, and has a classroom ratio of about 19:1. Spring Lake staff members are 'large enough to challenge and small enough to care'. Learn more by visiting the Spring Lake Public Schools District website at springlakeschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 93.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.65
% Proficiency Score: 46.11

Garden City Public Schools is located in the suburbs of Detroit in Wayne County. This district operates a total of eight elementary, middle, and high schools. With an enrollment of approximately 4,400 students, Garden City Public Schools employs more than 310 teachers to maintain a 14:1 student to teacher ratio. Garden City Public Schools is devoted to inspiring minds, empowering achievement, and building community. Learn more by visiting the Garden City Public School website at gardencity.k12.ny.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 38.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.91
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.82
% Proficiency Score: 62.87

Located in the southwestern corner of the state of Michigan, Niles Community School District operates 14 public schools. Serving grades from pre-kindergarten to twelve, this district employs more than 210 teachers to educate approximately 3,800 students. Niles Community School District?makes it their top priority to deliver?a high quality education to their students. Learn more by visiting the Niles Community School District website at nilesschools.schoolwires.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 52.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 80.11
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 59.7
% Proficiency Score: 63.43

Serving the community of Madison Heights in Oakland County, Lamphere Public School District operates eight schools at the elementary, middle, and high school level. This district employs approximately 170 teachers to instruct over 2,700 students. Lamphere Public Schools provides an educational environment of excellence where every student is empowered to achieve and is prepared for a successful future. Learn more by visiting the Lamphere Public Schools District website at lamphereschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 52.4 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.07
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 47.07
% Proficiency Score: 85.04

Located in southwestern Michigan, Lakeshore School District (Berrien) serves the communities of Baroda and Stevensville in Berrien County. The district operates 5 public schools that offer instruction from preschool to grade 12, and employs more than 140 classroom teachers to meet the needs of its more than 2,800 students. Lakeshore Schools also employ more than 100 additional staff members to enact the district's vision of an accessible and empowering educational experience for all.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 69.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.28
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.12
% Proficiency Score: 70.75

Located at the heart of Mason County, Michigan, Ludington Area School District operates 6 pre-K-12 public schools that serve more than 2,200 students. The district employs more than 100 classroom teachers, which creates a ratio of about 19 students per teacher throughout. Ludington Area Schools' mission is to educate and empower students to adapt and succeed in their futures. Learn more by visiting the Ludington Area School District website at lasd.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 58.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 75.67
% Proficiency Score: 44.87

Serving the communities of Hazel Park and a portion of Ferndale, Hazel Park School District is located in Oakland county. This public school district operates a total of 21 elementary, middle, and high schools. With a student enrollment of over 3,700, this district employs approximately 230 teachers to meet the educational demand of its pupils. At?Hazel Park City School District, excellence in education is achieved through caring teachers and a family environment. Learn more by visiting the Hazel Park City School District website at hazelpark.k12.mi.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 37.4 Avg % Proficiency

Continued List of School Districts in Michigan

RankingSchool DistrictSchoolsTeachersOverall Score
#51 Jenison Public Schools District929067.3
#52 East Lansing School District820267.28
#53 Walled Lake Consolidated Schools2077167.14
#54 Mt. Pleasant City School District1021967.12
#55 West Branch-Rose City Area Schools District411066.89
#56 East Grand Rapids Public Schools District516066.66
#57 Tecumseh Public Schools District816066.62
#58 Bedford Public Schools District622366.46
#59 Holly Area School District719566.4
#60 Waterford School District2161566.39
#61 Grand Ledge Public Schools District927266.37
#62 Grandville Public Schools District928266.35
#63 School District Of The City Of Royal Oak927266.2
#64 Taylor School District1545366.19
#65 Gull Lake Community Schools District816866.07
#66 Marquette Area Public Schools District717266.02
#67 Flat Rock Community Schools District410265.97
#68 Western School District614765.85
#69 Pinckney Community Schools District618565.81
#70 Swartz Creek Community Schools District820965.73
#71 Kalamazoo Public Schools2572765.73
#72 St. Joseph Public Schools District514165.65
#73 Three Rivers Community Schools District715865.65
#74 Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools District612965.62
#75 Mason Public Schools (ingham) District516665.42
#76 Portage Public Schools1447065.39
#77 East China School District1022965.34
#78 South Lyon Community Schools1137565.33
#79 Alpena Public Schools District919265.32
#80 Vicksburg Community Schools District613665.31
#81 Wayland Union Schools District715464.95
#82 Clarenceville School District410164.73
#83 Avondale School District720764.67
#84 Hamilton Community Schools District714064.61
#85 Zeeland Public Schools District1431664.6
#86 Ferndale Public Schools District818664.51
#87 Gaylord Community Schools District614964.47
#88 Escanaba Area Public Schools District611564.41
#89 Northview Public School District718964.34
#90 Paw Paw Public School District512164.25
#91 Detroit Public Schools973,08464.24
#92 Adrian City School District821464.14
#93 Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools District712064.12
#94 Fruitport Community Schools District716464.02
#95 Muskegon City School District825864.02
#96 Trenton Public Schools District415363.96
#97 Dowagiac Union School District711963.89
#98 Berrien Springs Public Schools District1611563.62
#99 Fenton Area Public Schools District517563.48
#100 Flushing Community Schools District721163.42
#101 Hartland Consolidated Schools District928063.42
#102 Lowell Area Schools District719163.41
#103 Holland City School District723563.34
#104 Brighton Area School830063.26
#105 Sturgis Public Schools District716863.23
#106 Caledonia Community Schools District1123663.04
#107 Yale Public Schools District610462.96
#108 Byron Center Public Schools District618262.93
#109 Southgate Community School District1224562.85
#110 Traverse City Area Public Schools District2049062.78
#111 Cedar Springs Public Schools District818162.72
#112 Eaton Rapids Public Schools District713362.69
#113 Harper Creek Community Schools District616062.68
#114 Plainwell Community Schools District713062.57
#115 Warren Woods Public Schools District918762.45
#116 Croswell-Lexington Community Schools District512462.43
#117 Anchor Bay School District1128762.35
#118 Marysville Public Schools District513062.29
#119 Dewitt Public Schools District614862.27
#120 Oxford Area Community Schools District1126662.25
#121 Monroe Public Schools District928762.17
#122 Coloma Community Schools District610462.12
#123 Thornapple Kellogg School District614762.08
#124 Sparta Area Schools District512462.06
#125 Coopersville Public School District512662.03
#126 St. Johns Public Schools District816061.98
#127 Howell Public Schools District1039361.86
#128 Allendale Public School District513261.8
#129 Fraser Public Schools District829461.78
#130 Marshall Public Schools District613961.75
#131 Jefferson Schools (monroe) District511861.65
#132 Lakewood Public Schools District610561.61
#133 Allen Park Public Schools District617761.59
#134 Chippewa Hills School District711761.58
#135 Chippewa Valley Schools2081861.53
#136 Holt Public School District1230461.23
#137 Brandon School District816261.18
#138 Kelloggsville Public Schools District810961.06
#139 Mona Shores Public School District620761.05
#140 Hamtramck Public Schools District716860.99
#141 Ionia Public Schools District815660.93
#142 Pennfield School District510660.89
#143 Utica Community Schools381,40860.88
#144 Belding Area School District510760.66
#145 Bangor Township Schools District512160.61
#146 South Haven Public Schools District612360.54
#147 Charlotte Public Schools District615160.3
#148 Redford Union School District814960.13
#149 Grand Blanc Community Schools1343760.13
#150 Corunna Public School District511159.99
#151 Edwardsburg Public Schools District512359.96
#152 Wayne-Westland Community Schools1963959.91
#153 Crestwood School District618759.82
#154 Orchard View Schools District413959.72
#155 Comstock Public Schools District710359.49
#156 Dearborn Public Schools361,15759.48
#157 Hastings Area School District614059.4
#158 Northwest Ark. Community Colleg School District515059.27
#159 Fowlerville Community Schools District514159.27
#160 Kenowa Hills Public Schools District617959.26
#161 South Lake Schools District511159.24
#162 Greenville Public Schools District619159.21
#163 Lakeview School District (calhoun)621859.04
#164 Lansing School District2869659.03
#165 West Ottawa High School1340459
#166 Lake Shore Public Schools (macomb) District619158.86
#167 Godwin Heights Public Schools District511158.85
#168 Lincoln Consolidated School District723158.69
#169 Armada Area Schools District510158.63
#170 Port Huron Area School District1751558.62
#171 Center Line Public Schools District614258.43
#172 Owosso Public Schools District616558.42
#173 Clio Area School District616858.39
#174 Otsego Public Schools District611758.14
#175 Romeo Community Schools District827458.02
#176 Cadillac Area Public Schools District816358
#177 Benton Harbor Area Schools District716157.87
#178 Kearsley Community Schools District515257.83
#179 School District Of Ypsilanti1325757.6
#180 Tri County Area Schools District411857.47
#181 Portland Public School District410557.46
#182 Reeths-Puffer Schools District920757.35
#183 Saginaw Township Community Schools District824657.01
#184 Allegan Public Schools District713556.82
#185 North Branch Area Schools District511856.65
#186 Huron School District413656.53
#187 Saginaw Public School District2240556.42
#188 Woodhaven-Brownstown School District1029256.42
#189 Southfield Public Schools1545156.3
#190 Lakeview Public Schools (macomb) District619255.65
#191 Van Dyke Public Schools District614155.36
#192 Airport Community School District713355.31
#193 Oakridge Public Schools District510554.94
#194 Waverly Community Schools District615554.93
#195 Pontiac City School District922354.79
#196 Jackson Public Schools (Michigan)1133854.77
#197 Flint Community Schools2248254.73
#198 Bay City School District1542454.69
#199 Roseville Community Schools District1027754.67
#200 Van Buren Public Schools District825454.25
#201 South Redford School District616554.25
#202 Comstock Park Public Schools District411854.14
#203 Dearborn Heights School District #7712554.08
#204 Godfrey-Lee Public Schools District510754.02
#205 Fitzgerald Public Schools District615053.58
#206 Coldwater Community Schools District714653.52
#207 Warren Consolidated Schools2777753.46
#208 Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools District924553.25
#209 Battle Creek Public Schools1330953.17
#210 Lincoln Park Public Schools District925952.79
#211 Romulus Community Schools District915652.64
#212 Riverview Community School District513352.54
#213 Wyoming Public Schools District824051.71
#214 Gibraltar School District717151.35
#215 East Detroit Public Schools District720647.8
#216 Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools District412747.53
#217 Oak Park City School District919345.7
#218 Westwood Community Schools District710244.66
#219 Clintondale Community Schools District1112443.38
#220 Education Achievement System (EAS)1220640.73

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey