Best Public Schools in Mancelona, MI


The city of Mancelona, Michigan is home to 4 schools serving students from elementary through high school, including 1 alternative school. While the district faces significant challenges, one school stands out as a relative bright spot - Mancelona Middle School, which has earned a 4-star rating and is in the top 30% of Michigan middle schools.

Across the district, chronic absenteeism is a major issue, with rates ranging from 27% at the middle school to as high as 55% at the alternative North Central Academy Campus. Test scores also lag behind state averages, with the elementary school seeing only 20-24% of 3rd and 4th graders proficient in ELA and Math, compared to state averages around 40-44%. The high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 73% at the high school to 86% at the alternative school, indicate significant economic disadvantage in the Mancelona Public Schools district.

While Mancelona Middle School stands out as a relative success, the other schools in the district face major challenges. The alternative North Central Academy Campus in particular has very poor outcomes, with a 50% graduation rate and 50% dropout rate. Addressing the district's issues with chronic absenteeism, low academic performance, and economic disadvantage will be crucial for improving educational outcomes for the Mancelona community.

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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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