Oakland Early College

Summary:

Oakland Early College is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, part of the West Bloomfield School District. With just 158 students, this small school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Oakland Early College's academic performance is significantly higher than the district and state averages across standardized tests, with 59.4% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in M-Step Science compared to 22.2% for the district and 39% for the state. The school also maintains impressive graduation rates, ranging from 94.8% to 100% over the past five years, and very low dropout rates. Compared to nearby West Bloomfield High School and Ace, Oakland Early College outperforms in academic metrics, graduation rates, and dropout rates.

While Oakland Early College has a more diverse student population than West Bloomfield High School, with higher percentages of White and Asian students, the school's strong academic performance extends across racial subgroups. The school's student-teacher ratio of 26.5 is higher than West Bloomfield High School's 16.6 and Ace's 81.6, which may contribute to the school's success. However, the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, from 7.8% in 2019-2020 to 52.2% in 2022-2023, which is still better than the 62.6% rate at Ace.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 27055 Orchard Lake Rd
       Farmington Hills, MI  48334-4556


(248) 522-3540

District: West Bloomfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
27th of 735 Michigan High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,170 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  26.5 Help
Number of students:  158

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.3%
African American:
26.6%
Asian:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Oakland Early College ranks better than 96.3% of high schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.6. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Oakland Early College freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (56.3%), African American (26.6%), Asian (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the West Bloomfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Oakland Early College is 26.5. 1 high schools in the West Bloomfield School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Oakland Early College is $14,170. 1 high schools in the West Bloomfield School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oakland Early College:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Early College 27th of 735 Michigan public high schools. (See Oakland Early College in the ranking list.)

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West Bloomfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks West Bloomfield School District 187th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Oakland Early College

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Rank History for all students at Oakland Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 70.71 259th 754 65.6%
2010 75.29 198th 765 74.1%
2012 73.73 190th 773 75.4%
2013 89.53 64th 805 92.0%
2014 89.24 59th 799 92.6%
2015 78.56 152nd 832 81.7%
2016 96.37 14th 852 98.4%
2017 90.92 48th 835 94.3%
2018 97.07 11th 824 98.7%
2019 95.10 25th 666 96.2%
2021 69.65 122nd 561 78.3%
2022 86.51 72nd 531 86.4%
2023 94.60 27th 735 96.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Oakland Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.17 6th 710 99.2%
2019 91.27 39th 554 93.0%
2021 30.45 341st 462 26.2%
2022 69.67 126th 416 69.7%
2023 78.23 92nd 611 84.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Oakland Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.01 53rd 707 92.5%
2019 95.75 16th 543 97.1%
2021 93.05 28th 472 94.1%
2023 99.08 4th 611 99.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Oakland Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.27 11th 254 95.7%
2019 91.04 12th 147 91.8%
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Rank History for White students at Oakland Early College

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.35 8th 708 98.9%
2019 97.84 11th 582 98.1%
2021 68.71 117th 516 77.3%
2023 96.68 18th 647 97.2%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Friday, August 30, 2019

Open Quote OEC has everything we were searching for, a place where students are being prepared for the world around them, truly student centered, and all employees set students up for success. No rhetoric or invisible politics like most traditional public schools...they actually deliver on who they say they are. The teachers, staff, and head of school could easily provide training to others schools and model how to build genuine relationships with all students, expect excellence, and create a supportive and collaborative environment. They provide rigor via college courses, excellent classroom instruction by high school teachers, and balance integrity, passion, exploration, and innovation via clubs, Town Halls, Community Time, access to sports and other activities at the West Bloomfield High School, and community engagement opportunities. The school culture is absolutely amazing! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 23, 2015

Open Quote They're selective, wonderful program, college prep curriculum and can earn an Associates Degree for free from Oakland Community College with an extra 1 year of school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Oakland Early College

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 37 45 3 5 0 n/a n/a 6 96
2010 58 72 2 5 0 n/a n/a 7 144
2011 82 63 2 12 0 0 6 0 165
2012 96 77 3 10 0 0 8 0 194
2013 63 62 2 6 0 0 6 0 139
2014 64 61 2 4 0 0 5 0 136
2015 81 73 2 2 0 0 4 0 162
2016 92 65 2 2 0 0 3 0 164
2017 107 67 4 2 0 0 4 0 184
2018 103 54 9 4 0 0 6 0 176
2019 99 49 13 2 1 0 6 0 170
2020 89 56 19 3 2 0 8 0 177
2021 92 50 15 3 2 0 7 0 169
2022 78 51 12 2 1 0 8 0 152
2023 89 42 13 5 0 0 9 0 158

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Oakland Early College

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 96 3.8 25.3 20
2010 144 5.6 25.7 20.4
2011 165 5.4 30.2 13.9
2012 194 6.3 30.6 13.4
2013 139 5.9 23.5 13.7
2014 136 6.2 21.9 16.9
2015 162 6.0 27.0 16.7
2016 164 5.0 32.8 13.4
2017 184 6.3 29.2 4.9
2018 176 6.7 26.1 16.5
2019 170 6.3 26.8 19.4
2020 177 6.2 28.5 21.5
2021 169 5.4 31.0 21.3
2022 152 5.7 26.6 23
2023 158 5.9 26.5 22.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Oakland Early College

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 96 3.8 25.3 20
2010 144 5.6 25.7 20.4
2011 165 5.4 30.2 13.9
2012 194 6.3 30.6 13.4
2013 139 5.9 23.5 13.7
2014 136 6.2 21.9 16.9
2015 162 6.0 27.0 16.7
2016 164 5.0 32.8 13.4
2017 184 6.3 29.2 4.9
2018 176 6.7 26.1 16.5
2019 170 6.3 26.8 19.4
2020 177 6.2 28.5 21.5
2021 169 5.4 31.0 21.3
2022 152 5.7 26.6 23
2023 158 5.9 26.5 22.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Oakland Early College

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $327 (3.0%) $10,529 (97.0%) $10,856
2020 $360 (3.0%) $11,672 (97.0%) $12,032
2021 $188 (1.7%) $11,104 (98.3%) $11,292
2022 $149 (1.2%) $11,791 (98.8%) $11,940
2023 $318 (2.2%) $13,852 (97.8%) $14,170

Data source: Michigan Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Oakland Early College

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 666 High schoolsRanks 27th of 735 High schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Social Studies (Oakland Early College)67.962.5
 5.4%
   11th Grade Social Studies (West Bloomfield School District)57.130
 27.1%
   11th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)46.636.1
 10.5%
11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Oakland Early College)89.387.5
 1.8%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (West Bloomfield School District)70.549.6
 20.9%
   11th Grade Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Michigan)55.352.2
 3.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Early College)62.553.1
 9.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Bloomfield School District)46.426.9
 19.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)36.329.9
 6.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students170158
 7.1%
African American4942
 14.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1313
Hispanic25
 150%
Pacific Islander00
White9989
 10.1%
Two or More Races69
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.4%22.2%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Oakland Early College

Students at Oakland Early College are 56% White, 27% African American, 8% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 158 students attended Oakland Early College.

Yes! Oakland Early College is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 27th of 735 Michigan high schools.


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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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