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About Michigan

Michigan has a Department of Education, a State Board, and a State Superintendent. The State Board consists of 8 members elected to 8-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • 8 Members; Elected; 8-year term

  • Education Authorities: DoEd; State Board; State Superintendent

Education Leadership

Education leadership

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Education Stats And Facts

  • The Michigan Department of Education reports there were 1,437,612 public school students enrolled for the 2020-21 academic year. Those students were served by 110,788 teachers. The attendance rate for grades K-12 in Michigan is 92.91%, and the 4-year graduation rate for high school seniors is 82.07%.

    In Michigan, individual school districts can elect to participate in school choice programs. In participating districts, families may attend the public school of their choice outside their home district. The district also determines the extent of their participation, such as what grades or programs allow for school choice. Other public school options in the state include charter and magnet schools. As for nonpublic options, families can choose from one of Michigan’s 900 private schools or elect to homeschool. Homeschooling families are not required to notify the state.





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