2018 Niche Standout High Schools in MichiganAbout this List

The 2018 Niche Standout High Schools list recognizes public schools that are making a difference in their community. The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include school diversity, graduation rates and state test scores for economically disadvantaged and minority students, SAT/ACT scores, and the quality of colleges that students consider. The list is limited to only schools with 1) at least 50% of students identified by the school as economically disadvantaged and 2) a Niche Overall Grade of B or higher. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Cheboygan Area High School

    • Cheboygan Area Schools, MI
    • PK, 8-12
    • 78

    High School Senior: I started to attend Cheboygan Area High School my freshman year, and I have to admit I was very nervous for my first day. However, as freshman year went by, I met the most amazing people in the world. The class that I am graduating with, class of 2017, are the most caring and supportive people I have ever met. The school makes you feel connected with everyone, and you aren't just a number but an actual student where not only your class knows your name, but so do the staff and the younger classman. One of my favorite experiences is when I went up to do a student council speech and I completely froze, and I didn't know what to say, and my anxiety went through the roof. But one of my classmates cheered out to me, "You got this Zoja, we are your class! You can do it!" The rest of them started clapping and it was one of the most remarkable moments ever, because I have never had a class who is that supportive. This school is unique because you can create anything here. From Key Club to Harry Potter Club, and along with that we have many extra curricular classes and activities for students to get involved in. I would in a heartbeat choose this school again if I could do it all over again. Most definitely the best experience of my life. Unfortunate how I only have one more year with the students who I can call my second family.
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    • B+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 704 Students
    • 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
    • 60% Free or Reduced Lunch
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2018 Niche Standout High Schools in Michigan