District Named A
State Academic Champ
The Dearborn Public Schools was one of the 54 school districts, out of more than 500 in the state, selected as an Academic State Champion by Bridge Magazine. The report is the publications third annual ranking of Michigan’s schools from best to worst, based on the test scores and income levels of families. The District placed in the top 15 on the list.
To determine the winners, Bridge uses a value-added ranking system which measures a school’s test scores adjusted for student family income, which is often a predictor of academic achievement. Essentially, Bridge’s Academic State Champions are being recognized for over-achievement, rather than achievement. A complete list and information on how districts were selected can be found at: https://bridgemi.com/2014/