28 Detroit Public Schools ranked as TOP schools in the city by Excellent Schools Detroit

Charles Wright takes No. 1 spot at elementary level and Renaissance High School ranks No. 1 for grades 9-12; Four DPS Pre-K programs also ranked in Top 10 ESD Highest Rated Schools

Detroit Public Schools’ Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science is the highest-rated elementary school in the City of Detroit, according to a new report released this week by Excellent Schools Detroit. DPS’ Renaissance High School ranks No. 1 for grades 9-12.

A total of 28 Detroit Public Schools were ranked as top-recommended schools at the pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school levels by ESD based on a grade system that takes into account how students perform on standardized tests, how much they’re learning  over the course of the school year, annual improvement rates, and from feedback provided by community reviewers who observed each school’s environment and culture during a site visit.

According to Excellent Schools Detroit, “these schools will help students learn what they need to know and will allow students adequate opportunities to succeed in college and work.”

The top-rated PreK-4 program at Charles Wright offers a technology-rich learning environment where students thrive academically and showcase increases on MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) annually.

As well as receiving the ranking of top high school in the city by Excellent Schools Detroit, Renaissance also is notably ranked as the No. 1 high school academically within Detroit Public Schools; the No. 1 high school in the City of Detroit, according to U.S. News and World Report; and one of the top 10 high schools in the state of Michigan and top 250 schools nationally, according to Newsweek’s annual ranking of the best high schools in the nation. Renaissance is the only high school of any governance in the City of Detroit honored by Newsweek’s recent report.

For the Excellent Schools Detroit ranking at the Pre-K level, four programs were selected among the top 10 in the city, including: Harms Elementary, Cooke Elementary, Burton International Academy, and Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art at Beckham. A total of 13 schools received Silver or Bronze medals, the top rankings.

At the high school level, five Detroit Public Schools also rank in the top 10, including: Renaissance High School, Communication and Media Arts High School, Western International High School, Cass Technical High School and Douglass Academy for Young Men.

DPS’ top-ranked K-8 schools by Excellent Schools Detroit include:

  • Bates Academy
  • Bennett Elementary School
  • Burton International Academy
  • Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science
  • Chrysler Elementary School
  • Clippert Academy
  • Davison Elementary-Middle School
  • Dixon Elementary-Middle School
  • Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS)
  • Harms Elementary School
  • Mark Twain School for Scholars
  • Maybury Elementary School
  • Pasteur Elementary School
  • Thirkell Elementary School

DPS’ top-ranked Pre-K programs by Excellent Schools Detroit include:

  • Harms Elementary School Pre-K (Silver medal)
  • Cooke Elementary School Pre-K (Silver medal)
  • Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy Pre-K (Silver medal)
  • Burton International School Pre-K (Silver medal)
  • Beard Early Learning Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Carver STEM Academy Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Dixon Learning Community Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Emerson Elementary-Middle Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Fisher Magnet Lower Academy Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Gardner Elementary Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Neinas Elementary Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy Pre-K (Bronze medal)
  • Thirkell Elementary Pre-K (Bronze medal)

DPS’ top-ranked high schools by Excellent Schools Detroit include:

  • Renaissance High School
  • Communications and Media Arts
  • Western International
  • Cass Technical High School
  • Douglass Academy for Young Men

To view the full Excellent Schools Detroit Scorecard, visit: http://scorecard.excellentschoolsdetroit.org/. To view Newsweek’s ranking of America’s Top High Schools, visit: http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014.

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