This is 1997 data--please see Quality Counts '98REPORT CARD


Click on the terms for more information about our indicators; click on grades to see the data behind them. N/A means the state did not participate in the NAEP exam.
Student Achievement
(NAEP scores out of 100%)

Proficient readers 4th grade:  Not Available

Proficient in Math 8th grade: 19 percent
Standards and Assessments:  A-
Quality of Teaching:  C
School Climate:  D

Adequacy:  B+

Equity:  B

Allocation:  C-
COMMENT: A unified GOP leadership has pushed through bold, cutting-edge reforms, despite some criticism and resistance. Still, Michigan is in the middle of the pack, and money problems continue to vex educators and taxpayers.

Population: 9.549 million
Public school districts: 555
Public schools: 3,426
Children in poverty: 22%
Single parent families: 28%
Annual K-12 spending: $9.859 billion.

K-12 enrollment: 1.615 million
  • Minority: 23%
  • Pupils with disabilities: 10%
  • Urban: 21%
  • Suburbs and large towns: 38%
  • Rural and small towns: 41%
  • This report card is part of Quality Counts, a special report from Education Week on the Web.

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