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U.S. News & World Report: Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy Ranked the #1 Charter Elementary School

Plymouth Scholars was ranked atop the Best Charter Elementary Schools in Michigan list, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 school rankings. In addition to Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy’s elementary school ranking first, its middle school program also ranked fifth on the Best Charter Middle Schools in Michigan list.

The school, which has outperformed the local district for nine years, was praised for its math and reading performance at all levels. Math and reading performance levels in elementary and middle school were rated well above expectations.

National Heritage Acadmies (NHA) charter schools dominate the list of Michigan's top charter middle schools. An article on The Livingston Post's website summarizes NHA school's success.

This marks the third year of the U.S. News & World Report ranking elementary and middle schools. The organization has provided go-to resources for parents and students at the high school and college levels for years.

Rankings were determined by analyzing math and reading proficiency, state assessments, and how schools performed compared to expectations. Read more about the ranking’s methodology here.
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About Plymouth Scholars
Plymouth Scholars is a tuition-free, public charter school in Plymouth, Michigan, serving students in Young 5s through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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