City High Middle School in Grand Rapids and Black River Public School in Holland have topped the US News and World Report for top public high schools in West Michigan.

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These are the Top 10 public high schools in West Michigan:

  1. City High Middle School, in Grand Rapids
  2. Black River Public School, in Holland
  3. East Grand Rapids High School, in Grand Rapids
  4. Northern High School, in Grand Rapids
  5. Eastern High School, in Ada
  6. Byron Center High School, in Byron Center
  7. Central High School, in Grand Rapids
  8. West Michigan Aviation Academy, Grand Rapids
  9. Spring Lake High School, Spring Lake
  10. Jenison High School, Jenison

The rankings are comprised of data from over 691 districts across the state that includes 1,149 High Schools.

When looking at overall state rankings only City High Middle School ranks in the Top 10, coming in at #2. The second-ranked school in West Michigan, Black River Public School, comes in at #12.

These are the Top 10 Public High Schools statewide:

  1. International Academy of Macomb, in Clinton Twp
  2. City High Middle School, in Grand Rapids
  3. International Academy, in Bloomfield Hills
  4. Washtenaw International High School, in Ypsilanti
  5. Rochester Adams High School, in Rochester Hills
  6. Troy High School, in Troy
  7. Novi High School, in Novi
  8. Grosse Pointe South High School, in Grosse Pointe Farms
  9. University High School Academy, in Lathrup Village
  10. Northville High School, in Northville

When ranking schools for 2021 US News & World Report used the following formula:

College Readiness 30%
Math and Reading Proficiency 20%
Math and Reading Performance 20%
Underserved Student Performance 10%
College Curriculum Breadth 10%
Graduation Rate 10%

You can see more info on how that data breaks out on their website:

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