7 Detroit Public Schools honored by Mackinac Center as Top 100 schools in the state

8 DPS schools receive “A Grade” and Davison Elementary-Middle School makes the cut for top 10 best schools in the state

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently released a new report card ranking seven Detroit Public Schools in the Top 100 best schools in the state.

The Mackinac Center’s generated Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card reviewed 2,246 elementary and middle schools, taking student poverty level into account in order to better examine school performance, and is based on four years of student test scores. The CAP report card is an “apples-to-apples” comparison for parents and policymakers.

View the full Mackinac Context and Performance Report Card, at www.mackinac.org/22171

This year marks the second consecutive year DPS’ Davison Elementary-Middle School has secured a spot in the “Top 10” as well as being recognized in the top 5 percent of schools in the state of Michigan receiving a “Grade A.”

Known for its unique MicroSociety© curriculum, Davison offers students an opportunity to participate in student-run and operated businesses and agencies. Principal Dianne Holland takes pride in her school for offering its students the opportunity to participate in a MicroSociety© which builds character and develops the students academically as they write business plans, apply for positions and manage employees.

“We are excited to be recognized by the Mackinac Report for outstanding achievement, Principal Holland said. “Our teachers are exceptional coupled with our academically charged programs have allowed Davison to excel with student achievement. This recognition supports our efforts and motivates the students, staff and administrators to continue to increase student achievement. Our students are high achievers and we are excited to see our students continue to excel and achieve.”

Also making the list is Clippert Academy located in multiculturally-rich, Southwest Detroit. Labeled as among the top schools in Detroit by Excellent Schools Detroit, Clippert offers a multicultural school setting abundant in extra-curricular classes including, foreign language and an award-winning Arts program, with students’ artwork displayed annually at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“Receiving an A Grade from the Mackinac Center is an honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of Clippert staff, students, parents and community partners,” Principal Kim Gonzalez said. “Everyone in the Clippert community has high expectations for achievement and has consistently worked together to ensure student success. We couldn’t be prouder!”

Additionally, two DPS-authorized charter schools secured the top two spots in the state, Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center and Ross-Hill Academy.

The full list of Detroit Public Schools receiving a “Grade A” on Mackinac Center’s CAP Report Card include:

  • Bates Academy
  • Burton International Academy
  • Charles Wright Academy for Arts and Science
  • Chrysler Elementary School
  • Clippert Academy
  • Davison Elementary-Middle School
  • Harms Elementary School
  • Thirkell Elementary-Middle School

Additionally, DPS’ Application Schools are currently enrolling students at its 22 locations. The month-long Application Schools Period runs until March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere.

DPS Application Schools include:

  • Academy of the Americas (K-8), (313) 596-7640 / Academy of the Americas (9-11), (313) 335-1310
  • Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School, (313) 274-8560
  • Bates Academy, (313) 494-7000
  • Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, (313) 494-1805
  • Burton International Academy, (313) 596-3800
  • Chrysler Elementary School, (313) 494-8440
  • Clippert Academy, (313) 849-5009
  • Communication and Media Arts High School, (313) 866-9300
  • Davis Aerospace High School, (313) 822-8820
  • Detroit Collegiate Preparatory Academy at Northwestern, (313) 899-7370
  • Detroit International Academy for Young Women, (313) 873-3050
  • Detroit School of Arts, (313) 494-6000
  • Douglass Academy for Young Men, (313) 596-3555
  • Edward “Duke” Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art, (313) 852-8500
  • Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS), (313) 651-2400
  • Golightly Education Center, (313) 494-2538
  • Ludington Magnet Middle School, (313) 494-7577
  • Marcus Garvey Academy, (313) 866-7400
  • Mark Twain School for Scholars, (313) 386-5530
  • Nichols Elementary-Middle School, (313) 852-0800
  • Paul Robeson – Malcolm X Academy, (313) 494-8100
  • Spain Elementary-Middle School, (313) 494-2081

For more information or to tour an application school, please call to make an appointment.

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