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Royal Oak One of Top Small Cities for Education: Movoto Blog

Royal Oak has been named to two national Top 10 lists in as many days.

Royal Oak One of Top Small Cities for Education: Movoto Blog

Royal Oak tied for fifth place with Auburn, AL, in the Movoto Real Estate Blog’s Top 10 list of the best U.S. small cities for education.

The company looked at 140 small cities with populations between 50,000-60,000 to develop the list.Also on the list is Novi, which came in at No. 2.

Inclusion on the list comes a day after Royal Oak was named the sixth-best city over 50,000 population for single moms, a ranking based in part on a rating of 8 by   GreatSchools, a national nonprofit that connects parents with educational resources that based its rating on test scores.

Other criteria were:

  • Student-teacher ratio

  • Money spent per year per student

  • High school graduation rate

Here’s the Top 10

1. Chapel Hill, NC

2. Novi, MI

3. Oak Park, IL

4. Cedar Park, TX

5. Auburn, AL (tie)

5. Royal Oak, MI (tie)

7. Hoffman Estates, IL

8. Manhattan, KS

9. West Des Moines, IA

10. Lakeville, MN


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