Best Public Schools in Southfield, MI


Summary:

The city of Southfield, Michigan is home to 18 schools, including 11 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 3 alternative schools. The schools in this area serve a predominantly African American student population and face challenges with chronic absenteeism and disparities in academic performance.

A few schools stand out in the data, including AGBU AlexMarie Manoogian School, an alternative school with the highest performance on standardized tests and the lowest chronic absenteeism rate. McIntyre Elementary School and Vandenberg Elementary School are also high-performing public elementary schools, with strong academic results that exceed district and state averages. In contrast, Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology and Crescent Academy Elementary lag behind in performance.

The data reveals significant disparities in academic performance between the highest-performing and lowest-performing schools in Southfield, as well as high rates of chronic absenteeism, particularly at the high school level. While per-student spending varies widely, there does not appear to be a clear correlation between funding and academic outcomes, suggesting that other factors such as school leadership, teaching quality, and student engagement play a crucial role in student success. Addressing these systemic challenges and ensuring equitable access to high-quality education for all students in Southfield will be a key priority for the Southfield Public School District and the broader 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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