A brand new ranking for public schools was released last week by an unlikely source, BackgroundChecks.org.  The list looked at school districts all across Michigan and ranked the top 25 districts based on several different metrics.

Here are the West Michigan school districts that made the list:

#10 - Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, Allegan County
#15 - West Shore Educational Service District, Mason County
#16 - Ottawa Area ISD, Ottawa County
#20 - Newaygo County RSA, Newaygo County
#24 - Muskegon Area ISD, Muskegon County

The methodology used by BackgroundChecks.org to determine the best school districts in Michigan used these 6 metrics: Number of Students, Graduation Rate, Teacher Quality, School Funding, Student to Teacher Ratio, and Standardized Test Results.

The top school districts in Michigan are Copper County ISD in Houghton County (#1), Eaton RESA in Eaton County (#2), and Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD in Chippewa County (#3).

You can check out the entire list of schools at BackgroundChecks.org.