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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Michigan School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,529,832
Number Of Michigan Schools 3,479
Number Of Michigan School Districts 909
Spending Per Student $12,159

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 58.3101588911781
4th Grade 57.5774604806247
5th Grade 60.2947532007863
6th Grade 50.0975432440906
7th Grade 51.4870801580227
8th Grade 53.7225534040753
11th Grade 49.1968718933654

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 57.2676166105031
4th Grade 55.4678713334291
5th Grade 43.958195742591
6th Grade 38.4836212636185
7th Grade 40.6606986867283
8th Grade 36.6406359705354
11th Grade 28.1797148476685

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 70.2% 52.0%
Black 18.6% 16.2%
Hispanic 7.3% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.1% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 45.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.3% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 18.03
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Michigan Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 9,922,576 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 175 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.8% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.0% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.0% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,841,148 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.8% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.6% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.9% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.5% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.8% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.0% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.9% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.5% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,183 $9,458,241,949 50.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $1,211,911,990 6.5%
Staff $510 $779,472,559 4.2%
General Administration $231 $353,972,074 1.9%
School Administration $595 $909,698,133 4.9%
Operation $992 $1,517,706,477 8.2%
Transportation $438 $670,764,559 3.6%
Other $520 $794,883,148 4.3%
Total Support $4,078 $6,238,498,464 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,898 $2,904,189,489 15.6%
Total Expenditures $12,159 $18,600,942,582 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%