Best Public Schools in Hamtramck, MI


The city of Hamtramck, Michigan is home to 15 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 4 high schools, serving a diverse student population across public and public charter institutions. While many of the schools in Hamtramck rank poorly compared to other schools in Michigan, a few standout institutions like Hamtramck Academy and Hanley International Academy demonstrate that high-quality education is possible in the district.

Hamtramck Academy, a public charter elementary/middle school, ranks 495th out of 1,470 Michigan elementary schools and has strong academic performance, with 50% or more of students proficient in English Language Arts and Math across multiple grade levels. Hanley International Academy, another public charter elementary/middle school, ranks 924th out of 1,470 Michigan elementary schools and has a student population that is 80.76% Asian, performing above the district and state averages in several subject areas. In contrast, Horizon High School, a public high school, stands out for having the lowest enrollment (90 students) and the highest chronic absenteeism rate (82%) and dropout rate (22%) among the schools in the data set.

The schools in Hamtramck face significant challenges, including low academic achievement, high chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic disparities among the student population. Graduation rates at the high schools range from 66.6% at Bridge Academy to 92.9% at Oakland International Academy High School. Proficiency rates on state assessments also vary greatly, with Hamtramck High School having only 11.8% proficiency in 11th grade Math compared to 23.8% at Oakland International Academy High School.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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