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Cross Creek Charter Academy No. 1 Charter Elementary School on Michigan List

Cross Creek Charter Academy ranked number one Best Charter Elementary School in Michigan, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 school rankings. The middle school ranked seventh place on the charter middle list.

The report noted both the elementary and middle schools scored “well above expectations” in both reading and math performance.

“We’re excited to see recognition for the hard work our students, teachers, and staff have put in to accomplish these high marks,” NHA President and CEO Brian Britton said. “All of our schools are focused on teaching children to be their best, and we appreciate the trust their parents have in us to accomplish that task.”

This marks the inaugural “Best” middle and elementary school lists created by U.S. News & World Report, while their high school and college-focused lists have been go-to resources for parents and students for years.

Rankings were determined by analyzing math and reading proficiency, state assessments and how schools performed compared to expectations. State assessments from the 2018-19 school year were used to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on test results.

“Our students excel in their classroom environment because of the well-rounded curriculum they’re provided,” Britton said. “Combining traditional studies with a character-based approach to learning through our Moral Focus values helps these young people find success in whatever they choose to do.”

About Cross Creek Charter Academy:
Cross Creek Charter Academy, a charter school located in Byron Center, MI, is part of the National Heritage Academies (NHA) network. NHA has over 95 tuition-free, public charter schools across nine states, serving more than 60,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information, visit