Schools of Choice Information

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The Ishpeming School District will be accepting applications from non-resident students.  The date of enrollment shall be no later than end of the first week of school.

 Please carefully consider the following items:

  • The student must reside in Marquette County or Alger County.
  • Participation in athletics may be limited by the MHSAA transfer rule.
  • Students expelled from another school will be admitted only with the written authorization of the Superintendent.

The Ishpeming High School was ranked #47 in the State of Michigan, #2 in the Upper Peninsula, #1 in Marquette County by U.S. News and World Report, “Best High Schools 2013” rankings report.

The Michigan Department of Education identified the Ishpeming Middle School as one of 347 “Reward” schools of the 4,247 schools in Michigan for 2013-2014.

A few other of the unique features of our schools include:  phonics reading instruction at the early elementary level; elementary computers; a sixth grade camp program; Spanish and German language instruction at the Ishpeming High School; Advanced Placement English offered at the Ishpeming High School; an Allied Health program at the Ishpeming High School; and a wide range of extracurricular activities.   The Standard and Poors rating service rates Ishpeming students as among the highest performing in the state.

Our Schools are noted for being safe, friendly, and caring places for children to learn and thrive.

Printed material about the Ishpeming Public Schools is available upon request.  We would be happy to provide a tour of any of our buildings.  If you need any additional information please contact the Superintendent’s Office, at (906) 485-5501.