Three Oaks was ranked:
- #1 Elementary School in Muskegon County
- #12 Elementary in the State of Michigan (out of 653)
To determine the winners, Bridge partnered with Public Sector Consultants, Inc. (the state’s leading public policy research firm) to develop a value-added ranking system which measures a school’s test scores adjusted for student family income, which is often a predictor of academic achievement. Essentially, Bridge’s Academic State Champions are being recognized for over-achievement, rather than achievement.