New report lists GV-authorized charter as best in state

A student at Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy poses for a photograph with a robotic device while seated at a desk in a classroom.
A student at Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy.
Image credit - Courtesy Photo

A Grand Valley-authorized charter school is the best in the state, according to a new report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy Middle/High in Warren was named the best school in the state, by the Mackinac Center's Michigan Context and Performance Report Card. The report adjusts for student poverty levels when evaluating a school's academic performance.

The school's score is the highest in the history of the report. The full report is available online.

Two other Grand Valley-authorized charters, Black River Public School and Grand River Preparatory High School, received "A" grades from the study, ranking them in the top 10 percent of schools. 

"We are ecstatic to see a GVSU-chartered school at the top of the report card. It is also wonderful to see many more of our schools receive high marks," said Rob Kimball, Grand Valley's associate vice president for charter schools. "These results highlight just how much the teachers in our charter schools are dedicated to helping students overcome barriers and outperform academic expectations."

For more information on Grand Valley's Charter Schools Office, visit


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