By Joe Bedford
Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer
Grand Ledge public schools ranked 500 out of 560 school systems in value added to students’ education, according to a report by Bridge magazine, the mouthpiece for The Center for Michigan. The report ranked schools by student test scores, but adjusted the rankings by whether students are living up to income levels. The formula attempts to find out how much value schools add to their students’ education by accounting for higher incomes that are shown to correlate to education. A score of 100 means a school system meets expectations. Scores higher than 100 mean they were exceeding expectations.