# The 65 Michigan middle schools with best results on 2019 PSAT

A February 2019 assembly at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter. (Jacob Hamilton / MLive)

Magnet middle schools in the Warren and Dearborn school districts top the list of public schools with the highest average scores on the 2019 PSAT reading test, according to data released last week by the Michigan Department of Education.

This is the first year that all Michigan public-school eighth-graders have taken the PSAT as their mandatory state assessment test in reading and math.

PSAT scoring runs from a low of 160 to a high of 760 in each subject.

Michigan's average score was 424 on the English language arts test and 416 on the math test,

Below is a list of the 65 public schools with an average PSAT reading score of 470 or above.

Because sociodemographics are the stronger predictor of student success, the percent of eighth-graders who qualify for subsidized lunch is listed for each school.

1. Warren Middle School Math Science Tech Center: 582

Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center, in Warren Consolidated Schools, had 29 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 581.7, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 534.1 and more than 80% tested as proficient in math

In 2018-19, 50% of the school's eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

2. Dearborn STEM Middle School: 542

Dearborn STEM Middle School, in Dearborn City School District, had 55 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 542.4, and more than 90% tested as proficient. The average math score was 536.2 and more 90% tested as proficient in math

In 2018-19, 48% of Dearborn STEM eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

3. Ann Arbor Open at Mack School: 526

Ann Arbor Open at Mack School, in Ann Arbor Public Schools, had 56 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 525.9, and more than 90% tested as proficient. The average math score was 495 and 78.6% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 12% of Mack School eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

4. Northville Meads Mill Middle School: 522

Meads Mill Middle School, in Northville Public Schools, had 280 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 521.8, and 93.9% tested as proficient. The average math score was 509.2 and 82.5% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 6% of Meads Mill eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

5. Troy Boulan Park Middle School: 520

Boulan Park Middle School, in Troy School District, had 282 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 520.3, and 94.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 548.9 and 88.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 8% of Boulan Park eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

6. Honey Creek Community School: 519

Honey Creek Community School, a Washtenaw County charter school, had 22 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 519.1, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 475 and 63.6% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, none of the Honey Creek eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

7. Achieve Charter Academy: 518

Achieve Charter Academy, a charter school in Canton, had 81 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 517.9, and more than 95% tested as proficient. The average math score was 519.3 and 84% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 13% of Achieve eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

8. Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside School: 514

Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside School, in Ann Arbor Public Schools, had 64 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 513.8, and more than 95% tested as proficient. The average math score was 486.1 and 70.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 13% of STEAM eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

9. South Arbor Charter Academy: 514

South Arbor Charter Academy, a cha, had 89 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 513.7, and 87.6% tested as proficient. The average math score was 527.2 and 84.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 19% of South Arbor eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

10. Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy: 513

Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, in Saginaw School District, had 83 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 512.9, and more than 95% tested as proficient. The average math score was 517.5 and 90.4% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 38% of Saginaw Arts and Sciences eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

11. Ann Arbor Clague Middle School: 510

Clague Middle School, in Ann Arbor Public Schools, had 233 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 509.8, and 85.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 516.4 and 79.2% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 15% of Clague eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

12. Northville Hillside Middle School: 506

Hillside Middle School, in Northville Public Schools, had 328 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 508.1, and 92.1% tested as proficient. The average math score was 519.8 and 82.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 4% of Hillside eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

13. Birmingham Covington School: 506

Birmingham Covington School, in Birmingham Public Schools, had 106 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 505.8, and 93.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 503 and 79.2% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 6% of Covington eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

14. Canton Charter Academy: 506

Canton Charter Academy, a charter school in Canton, had 75 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 505.7, and 88% tested as proficient. The average math score was 536 and 81.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 17% of Canton Charter eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

15. Grand Rapids City Middle School: 504

City Middle School, in Grand Rapids Public Schools, had 166 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 503.7, and more than 95% tested as proficient. The average math score was 474.8 and 72.9% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 42% of City eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

16. Plymouth-Canton East Middle School: 502

East Middle School, in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, had 245 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 501.7, and 80.8% tested as proficient. The average math score was 508.5 and 68.4% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 23% of East Middle eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

17.East Grand Rapids Middle School: 501

East Grand Rapids Middle School, in East Grand Rapids Public Schools, had 244 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 501.3, and 93.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 476 and 75% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 6% of East Grand Rapids eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

18. Bloomfield East Hills Middle School: 500

East Hills Middle School, in Bloomfield Hills Schools, had 100 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 499.9, and 93% tested as proficient. The average math score was 485.7 and 68% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 12% of East Hills eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

19. Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy: 498

Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy, a charter school in Plymouth, had 66 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 497.6, and 89.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 509.1 and 80.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 10% of Plymouth Scholars eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch

20. Ann Arbor Learning Community: 496

Ann Arbor Learning Community,an Ann Arbor charter school, had 12 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 495.8, and % tested as proficient. The average math score was 383.3 and % tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 31% of Learning Community eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

21. Okemos Chippewa Middle School: 496

Chippewa Middle School, in Okemos Public Schools, had 339 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 495.7, and 84.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 484.6 and 71.1% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 22% of Chippewa eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

22. Rochester Van Hoosen Middle School: 493

Van Hoosen Middle School, in Rochester Community School District, had 315 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 493.3, and 88.3% tested as proficient. The average math score was 494.2 and 74% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 4% of Van Hoosen eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

23. Island City Academy: 493

Island City Academy, an Eaton Rapids charter school, had 19 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 493.2, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 446.8 and 52.6% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 28% of Island City Academy eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

24. Ann Arbor Slauson Middle School: 493

Slauson Middle School, in Ann Arbor Public Schools, had 238 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 492.8, and 85.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 487.6 and 72.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 20% of Slauson eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

25. Grosse Pointe Brownell Middle School: 491

Brownell Middle School, in Grosse Pointe Public Schools, had 191 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 491.4, and 91.6% tested as proficient. The average math score was 495.6 and 79.1% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 6% of Brownell eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

26. Ann Arbor Forsythe Middle School: 491

Forsythe Middle School, in Ann Arbor Public Schools, had 222 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 491.1, and 88.3% tested as proficient. The average math score was 484.6 and 70.5% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 22% of Forsythe eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

27. Forest Hills Northern Hills Middle School: 491

Northern Hills Middle School, in Forest Hills Public Schools, had 298 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 490.9, and 91.3% tested as proficient. The average math score was 489.7 and 73.2% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 13% of Northern Hills eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

28. Holly Academy: 491

Holly Academy, an Oakland County charter school, had 50 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 490.8, and 86% tested as proficient. The average math score was 475.2 and 72% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 15% of Holly Academy eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

29. Troy Larson Middle School: 490

Larson Middle School, in Troy School District, had 256 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 490.2, and 88.3% tested as proficient. The average math score was 492.9 and 77.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 10% of Larson eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

30. Bloomfield Hills Middle School: 489

Bloomfield Hills Middle School, in Bloomfield Hills Schools, had 171 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 488.7, and 89.5% tested as proficient. The average math score was 481.3 and 71.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 10% of Bloomfield Hills eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

31. Cross Creek Charter Academy: 489

Cross Creek Charter Academy, a Byron Center charter school, had 80 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 488.5, and 82.5% tested as proficient. The average math score was 490.6 and 75% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 26% of Cross Creek eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

32. Mackinaw City School: 488

Mackinaw City School, in Mackinaw City Public Schools, had 16 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 488.1, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 476.9 and 75% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 41% of Mackinaw City eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

33. Portage West Middle School: 487

Portage West Middle School, in Portage Public Schools, had 234 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 486.8, and 88% tested as proficient. The average math score was 478.1 and 70.1% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 19% of Portage West eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

34. Troy Smith Middle School: 486

Smith Middle School, in Troy School District, had 220 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 485.8, and 85.5% tested as proficient. The average math score was 494.7 and 71.4% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 12% of Smith eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

35. Ann Arbor Tappan Middle School: 485

Tappan Middle School, in Ann Arbor Public Schools, had 251 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 484.5, and 80.9% tested as proficient. The average math score was 472 and 66.8% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 24% of Tappan eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

36. Comstock STEM Academy: 484

STEM Academy, in Comstock Public Schools, had 27 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 484.4, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 463 and 66.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 15% of STEM Academy eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

37. Chatfield School: 484

Chatfield School, a charter school in Lapeer, had 45 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 484.4, and 82.2% tested as proficient. The average math score was 485.3 and 75.6% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 35% of Chatfield eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

38. Black River Middle School: 484

Black River Public School Middle School, in Black River Public School, had 79 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 484.3, and 84.8% tested as proficient. The average math score was 470.3 and 77.2% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 23% of Black River eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

39. Novi Middle School: 484

Novi Middle School, in Novi Community School District, had 514 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 484.1, and 87.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 511 and 75.9% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 9% of Novi eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

40. St. Joseph Upton Middle School: 484

Novi Middle School, in Novi Community School District, had 514 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 484.1, and 87.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 511 and 75.9% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 9% of Novi eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

41. Bloomfield West Hills Middle School: 481

West Hills Middle School, in Bloomfield Hills Schools, had 113 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 480.9, and 86.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 473.3 and 63.5% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 11% of West Hills eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

42. Midland Jefferson Middle School: 481

Jefferson Middle School, in Midland Public Schools, had 296 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 480.7, and 84.1% tested as proficient. The average math score was 475.7 and 69.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 22% of Jefferson eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

43. Chandler Woods Charter Academy: 480

Chandler Woods Charter Academy, a Kent County charter school, had 79 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 480.3, and 86.1% tested as proficient. The average math score was 511.4 and 74.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 23% of Chandler Woods eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

44. Dexter Mill Creek Middle School: 480

Mill Creek Middle School, in Dexter Community School District, had 266 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 480.1, and 86.5% tested as proficient. The average math score was 477 and 71.4% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 8% of Mill Creek eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

45. Eagle Crest Charter Academy: 479

Eagle Crest Charter Academy, a charter school in Holland, had 55 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 479.3, and 85.5% tested as proficient. The average math score was 478.9 and 70.9% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 42% of Eagle Crest eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

46. Spring Lake Middle School: 479

Spring Lake Middle School, in Spring Lake Public Schools, had 172 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 479.1, and 92.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 478.7 and 77.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 18% of Spring Lake eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

47. Farmington STEAM Academy: 479

Farmington STEAM Academy, in Farmington Public School District, had 76 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 478.9, and 85.5% tested as proficient. The average math score was 492.1 and 73.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 9% of Farmington STEAM eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

48. Zeeland Quest: 478

Zeeland Quest, in Zeeland Public Schools, had 14 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 477.9, and yhe average math score was 445.

In 2018-19, 40% of Zeeland Quest eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

49. Livingston Classical Academy: 477

Livingston Classical Academy, a charter school in Livingston County, had 16 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 476.9, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 428.1 and 50% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 6% of Livingston Classical eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch

50. Forest Hills Central Middle School: 475

Central Middle School, in Forest Hills Public Schools, had 299 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 475.3, and 82.9% tested as proficient. The average math score was 478.2 and 73% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 14% of Central eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

51. Lake Orion Waldon Middle School: 475

Waldon Middle School, in Lake Orion Community Schools, had 185 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 475.2, and 88.1% tested as proficient. The average math score was 489.4 and 70.8% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 21% of Waldon eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

52. Excel Charter Academy: 475

Excel Charter Academy, a Grand Rapids charter school, had 79 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474.9, and 84.8% tested as proficient. The average math score was 474.1 and 62% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 48% of Excel eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

53. Williamston Middle School: 475

Williamston Middle School, in Williamston Community Schools, had 134 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474.6, and 84.3% tested as proficient. The average math score was 468.7 and 73.9% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 22% of Williamston eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

54. Light of the World Academy: 475

Light of the World Academy, a Livingston County charter school, had 13 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474.6, and the average math score was 414.6.

In 2018-19, 7% of Light of the World eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

55. Portage Central Middle School: 474

Portage Central Middle School, in Portage Public Schools, had 225 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474.4, and 86.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 467.6 and 61.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 27% of Portage Central eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

56. Grand Rapids North Park Montessori Academy: 474

North Park Montessori Academy, in Grand Rapids Public Schools, had 28 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474.3, and 78.6% tested as proficient. The average math score was 426.1 and 57.1% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 38% of North Park Montessori eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

57. South Canton Scholars Charter Academy: 474

South Canton Scholars Charter Academy, a charter school in Canton, had 82 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474.1, and 89% tested as proficient. The average math score was 478.5 and 75.6% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 31% of South Canton eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

58. Grosse Pointe Pierce Middle School: 474

Pierce Middle School, in Grosse Pointe Public Schools, had 162 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 474, and 84% tested as proficient. The average math score was 470.9 and 67.9% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 12% of Pierce eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

59. Ellsworth Community School: 474

Ellsworth Community School in Antrim County had 16 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 473.8, and more than 80% tested as proficient. The average math score was 453.1 and 68.8% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 53% of Ellsworth eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

60. Birmingham Derby Middle School: 474

Derby Middle School, in Birmingham Public Schools, had 286 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 473.5, and 87.8% tested as proficient. The average math score was 474.8 and 68.2% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 6% of Derby eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

61. Glen Lake Community School: 473

Glen Lake Community School in Leelanau County had 51 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 472.9, and 80.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 482.9 and 74.5% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 23% of Glen Lake eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

62. Grand Blanc Middle School East: 472

Grand Blanc Middle School East, in Grand Blanc Community Schools, had 321 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 471.9, and 85.4% tested as proficient. The average math score was 441.6 and 57.3% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 22% of Grand Blanc eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch

63. North Muskegon Middle School: 471

North Muskegon Middle School, in North Muskegon Public Schools, had 83 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 470.8, and 86.7% tested as proficient. The average math score was 450.4 and 62.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 21% of North Muskegon eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

64. Birmingham Berkshire Middle School: 470

Berkshire Middle School, in Birmingham Public Schools, had 230 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 470.2, and 83.9% tested as proficient. The average math score was 456 and 61.7% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 9% of Berkshire eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

65. Hudsonville Baldwin Street Middle School: 470

Baldwin Street Middle School, in Hudsonville Public School District, had 292 eighth-graders who took the 2019 PSAT.

The average English language-arts score was 470, and 87% tested as proficient. The average math score was 457.1 and 68.2% tested as proficient in math.

In 2018-19, 14% of Baldwin Street eighth-graders qualified for subsidized lunch.

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