The SAT is a college-entrance exam that reflects not only student preparedness for rigorous future academics, but also a school's ability to meet the evolving needs of high school learners in a given community. The scores for every school in Michigan were released last week, and further analysis demonstrated high-performance by Detroit charters. In 2018, charter schools emerged as the top ten open-enrollment high schools - this year, that number grew to twelve.
Every charter school in Michigan is an open-enrollment school, meaning it’s open to any student who applies without restriction. If there are more students who apply than space allows, a blind lottery is held to determine enrollment. The only selective-admission or application public schools in Detroit are part of the Detroit Public Schools Community District.
The top 15 open-enrollment schools, with their average SAT score (charters in bold):