The Saline Area Schools continue to make the City of Saline an attractive place to live. National newsmagazine Bloomberg Businessweek recently named Saline the “Best Place to Raise Kids in Michigan.”
Bloomberg Businessweek determined the best places to raise children by analyzing the safety, housing costs, poverty, commute time and public school performance of 32,000 small cities with populations of 5,000 to 50,000. The newsmagazine used data from the U.S. Census, the FBI, GreatSchools.org and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The Saline Area School District boasts many notable accomplishments, including the highest MEAP scores in Washtenaw County and the highest Advanced Placement pass rate in the state. Also, 95 percent of the teachers hold a master’s degree.
Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden attributes the success of the schools to many factors, but notes that one thing is most important. “The pursuit of excellence is a team effort. So much of the success of our school district is based on the people–– the students, teachers, parents, coaches and administrators. We all have a role to play.”
The Saline Area Schools is comprised of 5,254 students with 326 certified staff. Learn more about Saline Area Schools here.
“Best Places to live in America”
According to Money Magazine Saline is in the “Top 100 Best Place to Live in America” (View article here)
Top 100 rank: 68 Population: 9,000
“Saline, named for its natural salt springs, is a town surrounded by farmland… [and lies near] Ann Arbor -home of the University of Michigan.
Youth soccer is big here, and many families are churchgoing conservatives.
The downtown area has an eclectic array of historic and modern buildings (though no movie theater); it hosts the annual Celtic Festival, Saline Summerfest, and the Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest.” —D.G.