Something positive for the teachers and staff at Portage & St. Joseph Public Schools popped up recently, as both districts have landed among the Top 25 Best School Districts according to Niche, a site that researches K-12 schools and colleges. The list ranks the best districts heading into the 2019-2020 school year on factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings and more, according to WXYZ. Both schools actually landed within the Top 15 as seen below

  1. Novi Community School District
  2. Troy School District
  3. Bloomfield Hills Schools
  4. Grosse Pointe Public Schools
  5. Northville Public Schools
  6. Saline Area Schools
  7. Birmingham Public Schools
  8. Okemos Public Schools
  9. Rochester Community School District
  10. Forest Hills Public Schools
  11. Ann Arbor Public Schools
  12. East Grand Rapids Public Schools
  13. St. Joseph Public Schools
  14. Oakland Schools (Waterford)
  15. Portage Public Schools
  16. West Ottawa Public Schols
  17. Brighton Area Schools
  18. Spring Lake Public Schools
  19. Lake Orion Community Schools
  20. Midland Public Schools
  21. Haslett Public Schools
  22. Chelsea School District
  23. West Bloomfield School District
  24. North Muskegon Public Schools
  25. Grosse Ile Township Schools