More proof that charters do better

Sep 14, 2018 by

Hard evidence continues to debunk the widely circulated myth that charter schools in Detroit perform no better than traditional public schools. It certainly isn’t true when it comes to scores on the SAT, the test used by many colleges to rank applicants.

The top 10 open enrollment high schools in the city in terms of SAT scores are all charters. Even when the list is expanded to include magnet schools, seven of the top 10 high schools are charters.

That’s a solid performance that suggests charters are doing something right in the city — or at least are doing something better than the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

It explains why Detroit parents have placed 50,000 of their children in charter schools, compared to the 44,890 who attend DPSCD.

The top performing open enrollment high school is the Detroit Edison Academy, where 11th graders scored an average 918.3 on the test. The best comparable traditional school, Western International, ranked 11th with an average 849.7 score.


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