W. Village Academy named a Michigan Reward School

DEARBORN — West Village Academy was named a 2012 Michigan Reward School for being among the top 5 percent of state schools making the greatest academic progress over four years.

The school was ranked among the bottom 8 percent of all schools in the state’s annual top-to-bottom ranking when the list was first released in 2010. The school’s academic achievement rose to the 32nd percentile. In 2012, the school rose to the 56th percentile.

“We are excited about this improvement, yet we still strive for even greater gains,” West Village Academy Principal Donita White said.

“We applaud the hard work and achievement of the educators and students in our Reward Schools because they are zeroed in on improving learning,” state Supt. of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan said. “We need to instill that goal in so many more schools, in order to help all kids be career- and college-ready and successful in life.”

West Village Academy, 3530 Westwood, is a public school academy chartered by Central Michigan University serving more than 400 students from the metropolitan Detroit area in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

“Our academic emphasis is placed on a rigorous core content curriculum infused with intervention support and technology,” White said. “Our staff is passionate, nurturing, and highly qualified.”