October 15, 2021 - U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best K-8 Schools

AAPS lead, care, inspire graphicSix AAPS Elementary and Six AAPS Middle Schools 
Rank in the Top 50 in Michigan
Friday, October 15, 2021

Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce that six AAPS elementary schools and six middle schools have placed in the top 50 in Michigan in the U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best K-8 Schools rankings for elementary and middle schools. 

For the first time, U.S News and World Report is including K-8 schools in their rankings. No district has more schools ranked in the top 50 of either category than AAPS.

In the Elementary School rankings, Angell Elementary ranked 5th in Michigan.

Also earning high marks in the elementary school rankings in Michigan:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary placed 10th
  • Wines Elementary ranked 16th
  • Bach Elementary rated 46th
  • Burns Park Elementary placed 48th
  • Eberwhite Elementary ranked 49th

In the Middle School rankings, Clague Middle School placed 6th in the state.

Other middle schools with top rankings in Michigan:

  • Slauson Middle School rated 10th
  • A2 STEAM at Northside ranked 17th
  • Forsythe Middle School placed 31st
  • Tappan Middle School rated 40th
  • Ann Arbor Open ranked 41st

“The 2022 U.S. News and World Reports rankings of our K-8 schools again confirm the top-quality educational experience and rigorous programming of our Ann Arbor Public Schools. We are especially proud of our students, staff, parents and the Ann Arbor community as these awards reflect yet another measure of our exceptional Ann Arbor Public Schools education,” states Superintendent Swift.

A total of 47,325 elementary schools and 23,255 middle schools were ranked across the nation. This includes 5,393 K-8 schools that were ranked in both categories. Schools were ranked by state and district, but not nationally.

The U.S. News and World Report scoring was based on student performance on math and reading/language arts state assessments. These state tests evaluate learning in core subjects for students, including children from low-income households and historically underserved ethnicities. The data came from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year. More details on the methodology used are available here.