North Central Academy, a charter school in Mancelona, had a remarkable showing in this year’s top-to-bottom school rankings. The rankings are based on how well each charter school and traditional public in the state performs on standardized tests.
North Central Academy improved by a whopping 64 points in the rankings, going from the 13th percentile to the 77th percentile. That sort of improvement is almost unheard-of, and school officials were understandably elated.
“The administration is very proud of our students, faculty and staff for the significant increase in North Central Academy’s test scores,” said Rich Satterlee, principal of the K-12 charter school “Our school family has worked very hard to achieve these gains and they are excited about the results. We look forward to continuing this improvement during the 2016-2017 school year.”
North Central Academy is a satellite campus of Bay City Academy, a charter school that operates two other campuses in Bay City. Both of those schools showed remarkable improvement, as well.
The Bay City Academy Madison Arts Campus, which had been in the zero percentile, shot all the way up to the 39th percentile. The Bay City Academy Farragut Campus, meanwhile, ranked in the 83rd percentile – outperforming every other elementary school in Bay City.
Bay City Academy is authorized by Lake Superior State University and managed by Mitten Management.