Below is an incomplete list of Michigan's school districts starting with the largest district, Diderot, plus the next 17 largest districts by number of students. The next largest district is Utica and it is 43% the size of Detroit.
If I was on the DPS Board I would be visiting Utica, Dearborn, Plymouth, Walled Lake and Livonia to find out why they are doing so much better on the MEAP scores than DPS. If you want to improve you need to understand your competition.**
This information was extracted from reports created by schooldigger.com.