- There are 5 cohorts of Priority Schools.
- Wayne County has the highest concentration of Priority Schools.
- In five years, over 300 schools in Michigan have been identified in the bottom 5 percent.
- Priority School status does not mean the school’s current Top-to-Bottom ranking is still below 5 percent because Priority Schools carry the status for four years regardless of their ranking during that time period.
- According to Michigan’s Comprehensive Law 380.1280c in the Revised School Code Act 451 of 1976, “(1) Beginning in 2010, not later than September 1 of each year, the superintendent of public instruction shall publish a list identifying the public schools in this state that the department has determined to be among the lowest achieving 5% of all public schools in this state, as defined for the purposes of the federal incentive grant program created under sections 14005 and 14006 of title XIV of the American recovery and reinvestment act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.”
Current Priority List (Feb. 2, 2016)
Priority Schools named in the Bottom 5% in 2014