Elementary, Middle and High School labels are not universally agreed upon; these are provided as an analytical tool. The following are examples of some of the labels that were applied:
The following are all classified as Elementary Schools:
· A K-5 Building
· A Kindergarten Center
· A Sixth Grade Building
The following are all classified as Middle Schools:
· A 7-8 Building
· An Eighth Grade Building
· A 6-9 Building
The following are all classified as High Schools:
· A 9-12 Building
· A 10-12 Building
· A Ninth Grade Building
· A 9-12 Building with a Kindergarten
The following are all classified as Middle/High Schools:
· A 7-12 Building
· A 6-10 Building
The following are all classified as Elementary/Middle Schools:
· A K-8 Building
· A 5-7 Building
The following are all classified as Elementary/High Schools:
· A K-12 Building
Educational Entity Master Quick Facts Definitions
Intermediate school districts, local education agencies, and public school academies are all educational entities established by Michigan public law. Their primary mission is the teaching and learning of academic and vocational-technical skills and knowledge.
Intermediate School Districts (ISDs)
provide various administrative services and cooperative, coordinated educational services among many school districts in the name of economy and efficiency. Includes multiple constituent LEAs and PSAs.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs)
are public school districts operating in accordance with the statutes, regulations, and policies of the Michigan Department of Education. An LEA district has a set geographical boundary and may include any grade configuration along with educational settings (e.g., alternative education, special education, career and technical education).
Public School Academies (PSAs)
are also referred to as charter schools. A public school academy is a state-supported public school without geographical boundaries. A public school academy may include grades or educational settings in accordance with its charter contract.
State Facilities (StateFacility)
are educational facilities administered by the State of Michigan. These include correctional facilities, Michigan School for the Deaf, etc.
Schools, Unique Education Providers, Non-Instructional Ancillary Facilities, and Non-School Recipients are the four types of entities that are contained within the district entities.
is an administrative unit (not necessarily a physical building) that provides instruction to students. It is operated by a primarily publicly-funded educational entity (MDE, ISD, LEA, PSA, etc.).
Unique Education Provider (UEP)
is not a school; however, it provides instructional services to children before kindergarten, supplemental instruction, provides support education Pre-K through grade 12, or adult education services.
Non-Instructional Ancillary Facility (NIAF)
is an entity that does not provide instruction, but is affiliated with the LEA, ISD, PSA, State, or Other, and does receive an entity code for reporting purposes. Examples: an entity serving as a bus garage, transportation center, plant/maintenance facility, administrative support facility, food service center, communications/media center, sports/recreation facility, health services facility, family/community center, professional training center, agriscience/natural resources center, or treatment center.
is not a school or unique education provider, but receives monies through the Michigan Electronic Grants System (MEGS) or Cash Management System (CMS). Examples: community action agencies, soup kitchens or day care centers. These are currently not associated with LEAs, PSAs, or ISDs.
Additional definitions can be found in the EEM documentation.
ISD: MCL 380.4(4)
"Intermediate school district" means a corporate body established under part 7. Part 7 can be found at:
LEA: MCL 380.6(1)
(1) "School district" or "local school district" means a general powers school district organized under this act, regardless of previous classification, or a school district of the first class.
PSA: MCL 380.5(7)
(7) "Public school academy" means a public school academy established under part 6a and, except as used in part 6a, also includes an urban high school academy established under part 6c and a strict discipline academy established under sections 1311b to 1311l.
Public School: MCL 380.5(6)
(6) "Public school" means a public elementary or secondary educational entity or agency that is established under this act, has as its primary mission the teaching and learning of academic and vocational-technical skills and knowledge, and is operated by a school district, local act school district, special act school district, intermediate school district, public school academy corporation, strict discipline academy corporation, urban high school academy corporation, or by the department or state board. Public school also includes a laboratory school or other elementary or secondary school that is controlled and operated by a state public university described in section 4, 5, or 6 of article VIII of the state constitution of 1963.
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