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### Top Middle Schools in the State Showcased by NHA Charter Schools in U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News and World Report recently published its rankings of primary and junior high schools across the nation, unveiling that charter schools dominate the educational landscape in Detroit.

Renowned for its comprehensive school evaluations, the U.S. News and World Report rankings highlighted that charter schools operated by National Heritage Academies stand out as exemplary institutions in Michigan.

In the realm of junior high education, a significant portion of Michigan’s top 50 schools are charter schools under NHA’s management. Noteworthy mentions include:

  1. Achieve Charter Academy, Canton
  2. Chandler Woods Charter Academy, Belmont
  3. South Arbor Charter Academy, Ypsilanti
  4. Canton Charter Academy, Canton
  5. Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy, Plymouth
  6. Cross Creek Charter Academy, Byron Center
  7. Eagle Crest Charter Academy, Holland
  8. Keystone Academy, Belleville
  9. Excel Charter Academy, Grand Rapids
  10. South Canton Scholars Charter Academy, Canton
  11. Walker Charter Academy, Walker
  12. Vanguard Charter Academy , Wyoming

Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), lauded the academic excellence demonstrated by NHA charter schools, emphasizing that a significant proportion of the state’s top 50 junior high schools belong to this network.

The report also shed light on Detroit’s educational landscape, revealing that the top-performing schools in the city are predominantly charter schools. While selective-enrollment institutions in the Detroit Public Schools Community District secured the top spots among junior high schools, charter schools dominated the open-enrollment category. Notable mentions include:

  1. Detroit Merit Charter Academy
  2. Warrendale Charter Academy
  3. Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  4. Detroit Enterprise Academy
  5. University Prep Science and Math Middle School
  6. Bridge Academy West

The success of charter schools in Detroit extended to the elementary level, where these institutions outshined even the city’s selective-enrollment schools. The top three elementary schools in Detroit were charter schools, namely:

  1. Detroit Prep
  2. Oakland International Academy
  3. Detroit Enterprise Academy

Quisenberry emphasized the importance of recognizing and emulating successful educational models, underscoring the pivotal role of public schools, like these charters, in bridging educational disparities.

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