When it comes to being the best at something, the determining factors can vary depending on what exactly someone ranks number one for. When it comes to school districts, it's not just about education within the four walls of a classroom, but so much more.

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For school districts, there needs to be a part aside from the classroom core that encourages active community involvement and fosters partnerships between schools, parents, and local organizations, all to provide students with a well-rounded educational experience. With those characteristics in mind, 247WallSt.com compiled a list of the "Best School Districts" in each state.

"Using data compiled by Niche, an education and community research platform, 24/7 Wall St. identified the best school district in each state. Niche ranked schools based on a weighted index of multiple measures, including standardized test results, graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, extracurricular clubs and sports teams, and parent and student surveys", 24/7 Wall St. said. 

What is the Best School District in Michigan?

According to 24/7 Wall St., the best school district in Michigan is Novi Community Schools. Using a specific methodology, Novi secured the top spot with the following break-down:

  • Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Avg. graduation rate: 93%
  • Students proficient in core subjects: 72% in reading; 73% in math
  • Avg. standardized test scores: 31 out of 36 in ACTs; 1350 out of 1600 in SATs
  • Annual district spending: $13,953 per pupil
  • Total enrollment: 6,612

Granted, Michigan has quite a few phenomenal school districts across the state, but for this assessment, the Novi Community School District reigned supreme.

Check out the full list state by state here. 

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Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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Movies and TV shows have always found ways to partner with cereal companies as part of their promotion strategy. While some may have come up with a giveaway in boxes, others went big by having their own cereal connected to the movie or TV show title. Here are vintage cereals that were used to promote some of pop culture's biggest moments (and some you probably forgot about).

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