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U.S. News & World Report: South Arbor Charter Academy Ranks in Top Five for Best Charter Elementary, Middle Schools in Michigan

South Arbor Charter Academy was ranked fourth on the Best Charter Elementary Schools in Michigan list, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 school rankings. South Arbor Charter Academy’s middle school program also ranked fourth on the Best Charter Middle Schools in Michigan list.

The school, which has outperformed the local district for 14 years, was praised for its math and reading performance at all levels. Math and reading performance levels in middle school were rated well above expectations along with the school’s elementary reading performance.

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 South Arbor Charter Academy
South Arbor Charter Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Ypsilanti, 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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