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Michigan Public Schools

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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (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 1,524,671
Number Of Michigan Schools 3,465
Number Of Michigan School Districts 908
Spending Per Student $12,186

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.5835729835897
4th Grade 45.2767612030682
5th Grade 52.2921350962223
6th Grade 44.2776585551176
7th Grade 45.0992891592762
8th Grade 48.085002925257
11th Grade 60.1353136982877

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.1711268034802
4th Grade 43.132649118638
5th Grade 36.1951854807157
6th Grade 34.8298833840699
7th Grade 36.5141487351392
8th Grade 33.5842476050173
11th Grade 36.8304118123982

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 69.9% 51.5%
Black 18.6% 16.2%
Hispanic 7.6% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 5.8% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 18.17
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Michigan Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 9,928,300 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 176 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.8% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.4% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,860,394 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.9% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.4% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.1% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.8% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 13.1% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,198 $9,450,632,224 50.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $794 $1,211,081,566 6.5%
Staff $510 $778,315,219 4.2%
General Administration $231 $352,163,732 1.9%
School Administration $596 $908,348,462 4.9%
Operation $993 $1,514,641,703 8.2%
Transportation $439 $670,059,605 3.6%
Other $521 $793,829,806 4.3%
Total Support $4,085 $6,228,537,098 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,903 $2,901,180,624 15.6%
Total Expenditures $12,186 $18,580,363,063 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%