Michigan districts with biggest losses to school choice in 2018-19

Second grade teachers greet their new students during the first day of school on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at Doyle-Ryder Elementary School in Flint, as Flint Community Schools transition into a balanced calendar for the first time. (Jake May | MLive.com)

The list of Michigan school districts hit hardest by school choice includes some of the largest urban systems — Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw, Jackson, Muskegon, Pontiac and Southfield, according to an MLive analysis of state data.

About 60% of Michigan’s traditional public school systems had a net loss in 2018-19 enrollment through school choice and other programs allowing students to cross district lines.

Below is a list of the 69 Michigan school districts have lost at least 25% of their resident students to charter schools or other districts.

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69 schools with biggest net losses

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The analysis does not include private-school students, and the list below does not include districts with fewer than 100 students. All the numbers cited are for full-time-equivalent students.

The percentage shows the district’s enrollment compared to the number of public-school students who live in the district.

1. Ionia Township School District (Ionia County): 8%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Ionia Township S/D #2 equated to 8% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 154;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 12;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 149;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 7;
  • Net loss:  -142;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 140 enrolled in Ionia Public Schools.

2. Flint Community Schools (Genesee County): 29%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Flint School District equated to 29% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 14,493;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,226;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 10,409;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 142;
  • Net loss:  -10,267 ;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 1,288 enrolled in Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.

3. Vanderbilt Area Schools (Otsego County): 32%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Vanderbilt Area Schools equated to 32% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 239;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 76;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 168;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 5;
  • Net loss:  -163;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 115 enrolled in Gaylord Community Schools.

4. Mount Clemens Community Schools (Macomb County): 34%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Mount Clemens Community School District equated to 34% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 3,078;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,049;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,155;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 125;
  • Net loss:  -2,030;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 676 enrolled in L’Anse Creuse Public Schools.

5. Benton Harbor Area Schools (Berrien County): 35%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Benton Harbor Area Schools equated to 35% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 5,238;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,823;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 3,417;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 1;
  • Net loss:  -3,416;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 704 enrolled in Countyside Academy, a charter school.

6. Pontiac City School District (Oakland County): 36%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Pontiac City School District equated to 36% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 11,415;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,139;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 7,283;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 6;
  • Net loss:  -7,277;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 851 enrolled in the West Bloomfield School District.

7. Eastpointe Community Schools (Macomb County): 38%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Eastpointe Community Schools equated to 38% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 7,128;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 2,674;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 4,812;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 359;
  • Net loss: -4,454 ;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 755 enrolled in Lakeview Public Schools.

8. Alanson Public Schools (Emmet County): 41%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Alanson Public Schools equated to 41% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 539;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 219;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 348;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 28;
  • Net loss: -320;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 201 enrolled in Petoskey Public Schools.

9. DeTour Area Schools (Chippewa County): 47%

The fall 2018 enrollment for DeTour Area Schools equated to 47% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 186;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 87;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 100;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 1;
  • Net loss:  -99;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 73 enrolled in DeTour Arts and Technology Academy, a charter school.

10. Stanton Township Public Schools (Houghton County): 47%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Stanton Township Public Schools equated to 47% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 366;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 172;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 205;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 11;
  • Net loss:  -194;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 96 enrolled in the Houghton-Portage School District.

11. Detroit Public Schools (Wayne County): 47%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Detroit Public Schools Community District equated to 47% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 106,163;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 49,852;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 58,528;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 2,216;
  • Net loss: -56,312;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 2,262 enrolled in Cesar Chavez Academy, a charter school.

12. Ypsilanti Community Schools (Washtenaw County): 48%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Ypsilanti Community Schools equated to 48% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 7,931;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 3,836;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 4,450;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 354;
  • Net loss:  -4,096;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 1,140 enrolled in Ann Arbor Public Schools.

13. New Haven Community Schools (Macomb County): 51%

The fall 2018 enrollment for New Haven Community Schools equated to 51% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 2,474;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,252;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 1,332;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 111;
  • Net loss:   -1,221;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 313 enrolled in Utica Community Schools.

14. Hamtramck School District (Wayne County): 53%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Hamtramck School District equated to 53% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 6,228;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 3,307;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 3,154;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 233;
  • Net loss:  -2,921;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 571 enrolled in Bridge Academy, a charter school.

16. Battle Creek Public Schools (Calhoun County): 56%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Battle Creek Public Schools equated to 56% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 7,295;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,066;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 3,536;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 306;
  • Net loss:  -3,229;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 761 enrolled in the Lakeview School District.

16. Saginaw School District (Saginaw County): 56%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Saginaw School District equated to 56% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 8,472;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,730;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 4,554;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 812;
  • Net loss: -3,742;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 891 enrolled in Carrollton Public Schools.

17. Beecher Community Schools (Genesee County): 56%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Beecher Community School District equated to 56% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,329;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 743;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 687;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 101;
  • Net loss:  -586;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 130 enrolled in Mount Morris Consolidated Schools.

18. Romulus Community Schools (Wayne County): 57%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Romulus Community Schools equated to 57% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 4,571;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 2,600;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,359;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 388;
  • Net loss: -1,971;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 548 enrolled in Summit Academy North, a charter school.

19. Litchfield Community Schools (Hillsdale County): 58%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Litchfield Community Schools equated to 58% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 446;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 257;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 255;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 66;
  • Net loss:  -189;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 118 enrolled in Jonesville Community Schools.

20. Jackson Public Schools (Jackson County): 58%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Jackson Public Schools equated to 58% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 8,494;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,930;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 3,952;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 388;
  • Net loss:  -3,564;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 710 enrolled in Northwest Community Schools.

21. Muskegon Public Schools (Muskegon County): 60%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Muskegon Public Schools equated to 60% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 6,015;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 3,594;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,844;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 423;
  • Net loss:  -2,421;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 568 enrolled in Muskegon Public Schools.

22. Taylor School District (Wayne County): 60%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Taylor School District equated to 60% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 10,404;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 6,229;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 4,689;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 514;
  • Net loss:  -4,175;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 525 enrolled in Taylor Exemplar Academy, a charter school.

23. Baldwin Community Schools (Lake County): 62%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Baldwin Community Schools equated to 62% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 822;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 506;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 328;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 12;
  • Net loss: -316;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 42 enrolled in Kaleva Norman Dickson School District.

24. Covert Public Schools (Van Buren County): 62%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Covert Public Schools equated to 62% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 580;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 361;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 230;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 11;
  • Net loss:  -219;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 137 enrolled in South Haven Community Schools.

25. River Valley School District (Berrien County): 63%

The fall 2018 enrollment for River Valley School District equated to 63% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 897;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 563;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 369;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 36;
  • Net loss:  -333;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 123 enrolled in Bridgman Public Schools.

26. Hillsdale Community Schools (Hillsdale County): 63%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Hillsdale Community Schools equated to 63% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 2,138;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,348;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 1,011;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 221;
  • Net loss:  -790;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 319 enrolled in Jonesville Community Schools.

27. Lansing Public Schools (Ingham County): 63%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Lansing Public School District equated to 63% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 16,745;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 10,571;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 6,429;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 255;
  • Net loss: -6,174;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 1,111 enrolled in Holt Public Schools.

28. Mayville Community Schools (Tuscola County): 63%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Mayville Community School District equated to 63% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 933;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 590;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 378;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 35;
  • Net loss: -343;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 168 enrolled in North Branch Area Schools.

29. Grand Rapids Public Schools (Kent County): 64%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Grand Rapids Public Schools equated to 64% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 25,569;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 16,244;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 11,189;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 1,864;
  • Net loss: -9,325;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 802 enrolled in Northview Public Schools.

30. Waldron Area Schools (Hillsdale County): 64%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Waldron Area Schools equated to 64% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 329;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 210;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 166;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 48;
  • Net loss: -118;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 79 enrolled in Hudson Area Schools.

31. North Adams-Jerome Public Schools (Hillsdale County): 64%

The fall 2018 enrollment for North Adams-Jerome Public Schools equated to 64% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 435;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 280;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 275;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 120;
  • Net loss: -155;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 90 enrolled in Jonesville Community Schools.

32. Capac Community Schools (St. Clair): 65%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Capac Community Schools equated to 65% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,356;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 879;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 527;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 50;
  • Net loss: -476;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 122 enrolled in Yale Public Schools.

33. Rudyard Area Schools (Chippewa County): 65%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Rudyard Area Schools equated to 65% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 945;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 615;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 339;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 9;
  • Net loss: -330;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 75 enrolled in Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy, a charter school.

34. Adrian Public Schools (Lenawee County): 65%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Adrian Public Schools equated to 65% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 4,318;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 2,812;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 1,829;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 323;
  • Net loss: -1,506;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 808 enrolled in Madison School District.

35. Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools (Huron County): 65%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Owendale-Gagetown Area School District equated to 65% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 228;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 149;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 129;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 50;
  • Net loss: -79;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 59 enrolled in Cass City Public Schools.

36. Southfield Public Schools (Oakland County): 66%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Southfield Public School District equated to 66% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 8,652;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 5,708;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 3,159;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 215;
  • Net loss: -2,944;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 334 enrolled in Berkley School District.

37. Redford Union Schools (Wayne County): 66%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Redford Union Schools equated to 66% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 4,234;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 2,799;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,521;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 1,086;
  • Net loss: -1,434;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 367 enrolled in Clarenceville School District.

38. Van Dyke Public Schools (Macomb County): 66%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Van Dyke Public Schools equated to 66% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 3,537;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 2,350;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 1,501;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 315;
  • Net loss: -1,187;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 313 enrolled in Warren Woods Public Schools.

39. Boyne Falls Public Schools (Charlevoix County): 66%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Boyne Falls Public School District equated to 66% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 283;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 188;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 173;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 78;
  • Net loss: -95;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 117 enrolled in Boyne City Public Schools.

40. Bellevue Community Schools (Eaton County): 67%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Bellevue Community Schools equated to 67% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 888;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 594;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 364;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 70;
  • Net loss: -294;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 175 enrolled in Olivet Community Schools.

41. Nottawa Community School (St. Joseph County): 67%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Nottawa Community School equated to 67% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 171;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 115;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 114;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 58;
  • Net loss: -56;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 76 enrolled in Centreville Public Schools.

42. Holland City School District (Ottawa County): 68%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Holland City School District equated to 68% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 5,223;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 3,543;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,023;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 344;
  • Net loss: -1,679;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 479 enrolled in Black River Public School, a charter school.

43. Roscommon Area Public Schools (Roscommon County): 68%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Roscommon Area Public Schools equated to 68% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,358;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 925;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 608;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 174;
  • Net loss: -434;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 439 enrolled in Charlton Heston Academy, a charter school.

44. Alba Public Schools (Antrim County): 69%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Alba Public Schools equated to 69% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 177;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 121;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 87;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 32;
  • Net loss: -56;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 45 enrolled in Gaylord Community Schools.

45. Dryden Community Schools (Lapeer County): 69%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Dryden Community Schools equated to 69% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 652;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 450;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 317;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 115;
  • Net loss: -202;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 141 enrolled in Almont Community Schools.

46. Forest Area Community Schools (Kalkaska County): 69%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Forest Area Community Schools equated to 69% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 749;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 519;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 298;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 68;
  • Net loss: -230;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 90 enrolled in Kalkaska Public Schools.

47. Roseville Community Schools (Macomb County): 70%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Roseville Community Schools equated to 70% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 6,630;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,627;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,829;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 826;
  • Net loss: -2,003;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 572 enrolled in Lakeview Public Schools.

48. Van Buren Public Schools (Wayne County): 70%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Van Buren Public Schools equated to 70% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 6,595;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,606;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,432;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 443;
  • Net loss: -1,989;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 503 enrolled in Keystone Academy, a charter school.

49. LakeVille Community Schools (Genesee County): 70%

The fall 2018 enrollment for LakeVille Community School District equated to 70% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,635;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,149;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 571;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 86;
  • Net loss: -485;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 142 enrolled in Lapeer Community Schools.

50. Lincoln Consolidated Schools (Washtenaw County): 71%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Lincoln Consolidated School District equated to 71% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 5,233;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 3,689;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,097;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 554;
  • Net loss: -1,543;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 363 enrolled in East Arbor Charter Academy.

51. Gwinn Area Community Schools (Marquette County): 71%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Gwinn Area Community Schools equated to 71% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,490;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,058;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 458;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 25;
  • Net loss: -433;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 269 enrolled in Marquette Area School District.

52. Westwood Community Schools (Wayne County): 71%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Westwood Community School District equated to 71% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 2,335;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,660;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 1,209;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 534;
  • Net loss: -675;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 357 enrolled in Dearborn Heights School District.

53. Lincoln Park School District (Wayne County): 71%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Lincoln Park School District equated to 71% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 6,752;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,816;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,623;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 687;
  • Net loss: -1,936;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 644 enrolled in Wyandotte School District.

54. Chassell Township School District (Houghton County): 72%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Chassell Township School District equated to 72% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 361;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 261;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 150;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 51;
  • Net loss: -99;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 129 enrolled in Houghton-Portage Township School District.

55. Mason County Eastern Schools (Mason County): 73%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Mason County Eastern Schools equated to 73% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 603;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 439;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 303;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 139;
  • Net loss: -164;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 221 enrolled in Mason County Central Schools.

56. Akron-Fairgrove Schools (Tuscola County): 73%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Akron-Fairgrove Schools equated to 73% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 431;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 314;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 168;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 51;
  • Net loss: -117;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 51 enrolled in Caro Community Schools.

57. Marshall Public Schools (Calhoun County): 73%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Marshall Public Schools equated to 73% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 3,815;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 2,792;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 1,479;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 457;
  • Net loss: -1,023;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 223 enrolled in Springport Public Schools.

58. Tahquamenon Area Schools (Luce County): 73%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Tahquamenon Area Schools equated to 73% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 820;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 600;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 234;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 14;
  • Net loss: -220;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 89 enrolled each in Engadine Consolidated Schools and Three Lakes Academy.

59. Wyoming Public Schools (Kent County: 74%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Wyoming Public Schools equated to 74% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 5,664;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 4,166;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 2,229;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 730;
  • Net loss: -1,499;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 381 enrolled in Vanguard Charter Academy.

60. Breckenridge Community Schools: 74%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Breckenridge Community Schools equated to 74% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 870;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 641;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 264;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 34;
  • Net loss: -230;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 102 enrolled in Bullock Creek School District.

61. Ecorse Public Schools (Wayne County: 74%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Ecorse Public Schools equated to 74% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,417;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,047;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 920;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 550;
  • Net loss: -370;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 208 enrolled in Wyandotte School District.

62. Benzie County Central Schools: 74%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Benzie County Central Schools equated to 74% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,900;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,407;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 598;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 105;
  • Net loss: -493;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 247 enrolled in Traverse City Area Public Schools.

63. Montabella Community Schools (Montcalm County): 74%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Montabella Community Schools equated to 74% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,031;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 766;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 340;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 76;
  • Net loss: -264;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 70 enrolled in Vestaburg Community Schools.

64. Whitmore Lake Public School District (Washtenaw County): 74%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Whitmore Lake Public School District equated to 74% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 996;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 741;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 359;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 105;
  • Net loss: -255;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 79 enrolled each in Brighton Area Schools and Ann Arbor Public Schools.

65. Tekonsha Community Schools (Calhoun County): 75%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Tekonsha Community Schools equated to 75% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 320;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 240;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 159;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 78;
  • Net loss: -80;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 45 enrolled in Union City Community Schools.

66. Bridgeport-Spaulding Community Schools (Saginaw County): 75%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District equated to 75% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,993;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 1,494;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 983;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 484;
  • Net loss: -499;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 360 enrolled in Birch Run Area Schools.

67. Saranac Community Schools (Ionia County): 75%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Saranac Community Schools equated to 75% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 1,227;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 921;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 406;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 100;
  • Net loss: -306;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 276 enrolled in Lowell Area Schools.

67. Atlanta Community Schools (Montmorency County): 75%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Atlanta Community Schools equated to 75% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 317;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 238;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 82;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 3;
  • Net loss: -79;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 32 enrolled in Hillman Community Schools.

69. Athens Area Schools (Calhoun County): 75%

The fall 2018 enrollment for Athens Area Schools equated to 75% of public-school students who lived in the district. The breakdown:

  • Number of public-schools students living in the district: 723;
  • District’s fall 2018 enrollment: 544;
  • Loss from residents enrolled in other districts or charters: 273;
  • Gain from non-resident students: 94;
  • Net loss: -179;
  • Most-common destination of students enrolling outside the district: 110 enrolled in Harper Creek Community Schools.

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