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CMU-Authorized Charters Rank as America’s Best

Four CMU-Authorized Charters Rank as America’s Best High Schools


For Immediate Release
Contact: Gary Naeyaert
May 31, 2012

Four CMU-Authorized Charters Rank as America's Best High Schools

CMU is leading authorizer of Michigan charter high schools in U.S. News & World Report list


Lansing, MI - Four charter public schools authorized by The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University were recently named in the U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's best high schools. To compile the 2012 list, the publication analyzed and evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools throughout the country, awarding schools gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency test scores, college readiness and other factors. Just 22 percent of the schools studied were ranked in the final publication.

The four schools, each offering grades K-12, that appeared on the list are:

With four of the 11 ranked charter public high schools in the state, CMU authorizes more than any other Michigan authorizer.

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CMU is a state and national leader in charter school authorizing, with 17 years of experience launching, supporting and overseeing charter public schools. CMU currently authorizes 59 schools serving more than 30,000 students in the state.



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