District Summary Ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Traverse City Area Public Schools based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
College Success Award
These are some of the best public high schools in Traverse City Area Public Schools at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.
District Student Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.

Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

District Calendar

District Finances
How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Traverse City Area Public Schools
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Current student
March 21, 2023
This school is terrible! Everyone is swearing and saying racist things but the teachers are doing NOTHING about it! There is too much work and the teachers are unsympathetic. If you are different in... More
Review for West Middle School
Parent / Guardian
February 17, 2023
While there are a lot of things to love about the Montessori program, I think it suits middle of the road students best. The staff don't seem to be prepared to handle students working above or below a... More
Parent / Guardian
February 16, 2023
This is truly the best school in TCAPS. It is by FAR the most diverse in every way. They have highly skilled teachers that are great at challenging students that need it and providing support when... More
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