Magazine names Harrison among Academic State Champs

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Bridge magazine recently named Harrison High School in Farmington Hills among 40 Academic State Champion, recognizing the number of graduates that move on to 2-year or 4-year colleges.

Bridge analyzed data from more than 582 high schools over a three-year period and recognized a total of 40 schools, 10 each in four categories based on income. North Farmington High School and Farmington High School also ranked in the top 40.

The 40 winners were selected based on the percentage of high school seniors enrolled in two- or four-year colleges within six months of high school graduation. Bridge divided schools into four divisions based on the percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch or other types of assistance; the top 10 in each category were named Champs.

State data shows that schools with higher incomes send many more students to four-year schools. Overall, Michigan high schools sent an average of 63 percent of graduates on to two-year or four-year schools. Farmington Public High Schools ranked as follows:

Harrison High School 

  • 7th in Middle and Upper Income Schools
  • 33rd in Metro Detroit
  • 50th in Michigan

North Farmington High School

  • 14th in Upper Income Schools
  • 14th in Metro Detroit
  • 18th in Michigan

Farmington High School

  • 39th in Upper Income Schools
  • 35th in Metro Detroit
  • 55th in Michigan

To see all of the Michigan school rankings, visit

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