A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
2555 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Telephone
(734) 994-2230

Ann Arbor Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1320
332 responses
Average ACT
29
589 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,761
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,549
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$234,898,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,828/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Ann Arbor Public Schools Reviews

36 reviews
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I appreciate how the atmosphere is very diverse not only in the individual schools, but as a community. Speaking of community, everybody intertwines with each other. Personally, I am apart of the elementary play as a high school student. I also know several middle school students who also participate. It creates a more compact community which is reflected into the classroom. In the actual school itself, we are blessed to be one of the higher ranked school districts in Michigan. In my experience, I've read books in the curriculum that I think are essential to read that those in the next town over never heard of. The arts is also such an important part of Ann Arbor Public Schools(AAPS). There are so many options to participate in the arts, and not necessarily in the traditional sense. There are dance clubs and art class, theater club, drum line, choir clubs, jazz band, piano and guitar classes also the traditional music classes.
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Overall I've had a good experience with the Ann Arbor Public Schools. I've had mostly good teachers, with a few exceptions. The best part about the Ann Arbor Public Schools, specifically Pioneer High School, is the exceptional music program. The directors are phenomenal and the music we play is incredible. Band has definitely been a highlight throughout my four years at Pioneer. The one thing I would like to see in the Ann Arbor Public Schools is bad teachers getting fired. There are a few that everyone knows are terrible teachers, yet nothing is done to improve their teaching.
Ann Arbor public schools is a very reputable school district. It provides a great education for everyone and you feel as though you can thrive. The one thing about AAPS that should be reviewed is the failure to prepare you for college. Skyline high school being one of the main high schools that provides false advertisement on life. There is a mastery system in place, that guarantees that each student will have a chance to get at least a B on a test. This does not help prepare students for college and the fact that if you do not study you will not get an A, you will most likely fail. The mastery system is like a child's favorite teddy bear it will always be there as a safety net for you to fall back on because you did not do what you should have the first time.