2018 High Schools with the Best Teachers in MichiganAbout this List

Explore the public high schools with the best teachers in your area. Ranking based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio, and the Niche Academics Grade for the school. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Portage Northern High School

    • Portage Public Schools, MI
    • 9-12
    • 175
    7 Best Public High School Teachers in Michigan

    High School Junior: The summer of becoming a freshman at Portage Northern High School, my family and I moved from Missouri. I knew nobody, and was very worried about how classmates would treat me and how well I'd do academically. After the first full day of school, I already met my first friends in the new state, who came up to me on their own to ask about me. The entire school is like this; if someone is sitting alone or isn't talking much in class, other students will talk to them and include them with friendly attitudes. Even the teachers care deeply about their students, because if someone seems like their struggling with their work or has difficulties answering questions, the teacher will either email them or talk after class to try and help them out so they don't fall behind, even without the student asking.

    There are many clubs for students to join, so there's something for everybody. There's athletic clubs and teams, yoga clubs, language clubs, and volunteer clubs. Most students participate in at least one extracurricular activity per week, so there's always something new to indulge in after school.

    I absolutely love attending my high school; nobody is left out of any activities, everyone carries themselves with pride for their school, and there are many fun ways to learn more.
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    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • A+
      Teachers
    • 1,386 Students
    • 22:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  2. Huron High School

    • Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI
    • 9-12
    • 228
    19 Best Public High School Teachers in Michigan

    Parent: My children have been continually challenged to think and apply---the academics are top-notch with many AP and AC (accelerated, AP-track) offerings. Math and science are especially strong, and the humanities course is basically a demanding college course that integrates literature, music, art, and history. My oldest child graduated with tons of AP credit, went to a top university, and had no problems adjusting to the work since high school expectations were so high. The international (particularly Asian) population drives up the standards; many of the kids are taking A.P. Calculus BC, for example, as sophomores. There are usually many National Merit scholars and perfect ACT scores (which can make "normal" high achieving students feel like failures, and does make it very difficult to get an A in accelerated courses) . The music program is phenomenal! The orchestra and band win state and national competitions and often sound better than college level groups--some of the kids are accepted at top notch music schools.

    The only downside is that the "regular" classes are filled with students who are not so driven, so the achievement gap earns Huron poorer ratings than it deserves. And the football team never wins---so other sports like basketball, soccer, field hockey, tennis and swimming get more respect.
    Read 228 Reviews

    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • A
      Teachers
    • 1,504 Students
    • 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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