The Non-Resident Status report presents the count and percentage of students who:
- Live in the selected district but attend school in a different district
- Live in a different district but attend school in the selected district.
Michigan law lets students attend schools outside of their resident district through charter schools, school of choice programs, or other cooperative agreements. Participation in these programs is optional, so interested families contact the district for information about the availability of programs in their area.
A note on charter schools: A PSA (charter school) is a publicly-funded school authorized by public bodies, and is considered a district under Michigan law. However, PSAs don’t have their own residency statuses, because they do not have a defined geographic boundary. When you select a PSA in this report, you’ll only see students as entering the district.
The report is updated in early spring. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
- The name of this report was changed from Non-Resident Status in summer 2020.
Use the Location and Report Settings to select a location, school year, grade level(s) and residency status. Data can also be filtered by category to display all students or just students with disabilities.
Residency status options include School of Choice-Inside ISD, School of Choice-Outside ISD, Non-Resident, Nonpublic School, Home School Non-Resident and more.
Data view options include:
- Student Count (each student is counted once, regardless of whether or not the student attends the school full time.)
- FTE Count (A student’s FTE may range from 0.00 to 1.00. A student who attends one school full time would have an FTE of 1.00. The FTE for a student who attends more than one school would be divided between those schools.)
- Snapshot (a graph and table of the selected data)
- Trend (a graph and table showing changes over time)
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
These options can be customized in the Location and Report Settings.
Locations Setting options: District only.
CEPI collected the data used to compile this report. The source data for this report are gathered in the Michigan Student Data System. For more details about how FTE and residency are determined when a student receives education through more than one district, please refer to the MSDS Collection Details Manual.
School districts report residency codes to the state as a part of each student’s record. Data are included in this report only when the resident code does not match the code of the reporting district. Therefore, not all residency data are included.
Residency codes that will be shown as nonresident status include:
- School of Choice (outside ISD)
- Cooperative Programs Between Districts including Career and Technical Education and Alternative Education
- Home-School Non-Resident
- Non-K-12 District - Attending High School in Another District
- Juvenile Detention Facility
- Department of Community Health Special Education
- Michigan School for the Deaf and Blind
- All Other Non-Resident
The All Other Resident status is used by public school academies, or by students enrolled in an ISD district whose resident district is located within the reporting ISD.
If you have questions not addressed here or in the linked resources, please contact CEPI customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
Cooperative Agreement: A written voluntary agreement among districts to provide educational programs for pupils from surrounding areas and districts in certain circumstances, such as a school designed for special education, career technical education, or blind and visually impaired students. The agreement may be between districts in different intermediate school districts or counties. The receiving district must have a release from the resident district to count a nonresident student. The agreement may limit the number of students participating in the program.
Schools of Choice: Section 105 of the State School Aid Act allows a local school district to enroll pupils from outside its district but within the intermediate district without obtaining a release from the resident district. Section 105c of the State School Aid Act allows a local school district to enroll pupils from outside its district and outside its ISD but within an ISD that is contiguous to the educating district's ISD without obtaining a release from the resident district.
School of Choice-Inside ISD: Student is a resident of another district within the same ISD as the operating district and meets all the requirements of Schools of Choice 105.
School of Choice-Outside ISD: Student is a resident of a district within another ISD that is contiguous to the ISD to which the operating district belongs, and meets all the requirements of Schools of Choice 105.
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