Please update it to read: Macomb County parents expect and demand that our schools excel at preparing students for life. More than 95 percent of high school graduates from our 21 public school districts choose to continue their education in some form or fashion. For those preparing for life as global citizens, the coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is available at two tuition-free International Academies. More than 30 tuition-free public academies and numerous private schools help round out educational options. Highlights of many Macomb County schools are provided below. Full data from the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information can be found here.
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Anchor Bay Public Schools
Anchor Bay Schools has a state of the art high school, two middle schools, seven elementary schools, two early childhood centers and an alternative education program. Its mission is to empower all students to succeed in an ever-changing world. Anchor Bay offers full and half day kindergarten options, smaller class sizes and a fifth grade band program. All Anchor Bay elementary buildings offers literacy and math intervention, STEM/Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum, foreign language, art and technology classes.
Middle school students can choose from STEM/PLTW classes that include App Creators, Engineering in Action, Medical Detectives, Green Architecture, and Energy and the Environment. Middle school students can also earn high school credit in full-year Spanish and algebra, join the eighth grade Air Force JROTC leadership program and participate in a full sports program with no pay-to-play fees. The Junior Honors Academy is a two-year accelerated academic program for the serious academic student. Students that participate in the Junior Honors Academy will be prepared to pursue advanced courses in the High School Honors Academy where students may take up to nine Advanced Placement classes.
Anchor Bay High School offers award winning theatre, art, band, vocal music and JROTC Programs. Students can chose from foreign language courses in French, Spanish and German, 16 career technical education programs, a PLTW Engineering College Program with a Women in Engineering Cohort and 52 competitive team sports teams.
To learn more about Anchor Bay programs, visit www.anchorbay.misd.net or call 586-725-2861.
Armada Area Schools
District information update in process.
Center Line Public Schools
Center Line Public Schools is on the cutting edge of educational innovation and student workforce preparedness, opening its high school career academies in fall of 2016. The district’s strategic planning goal states that all students who graduate from Center Line High School will exit with an industry-recognized certification and/or college credit.
Students begin their journey in the Ninth Grade Academy and explore their strengths and interests through career cruising, surveys and inventories, such as MI Bright Future, and field experiences. As sophomores, students choose which academy best suits them—the Academy of Industry, Technology & Innovation (ITI) or the Academy of Health & Human Services (HHS). ITI Pathways include Engineering Technology; Innovative Art & Design; Business, Commerce & Entrepreneurship; and Digital Design & Communication. HHS pathways include Health & Wellness; First Responders; Law & Justice; and Public Service. Through the development of small learning communities centered around these two academies, its students are exposed to a multitude of careers, industry skills and potential employers through classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships. It also offers Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment, early college and participates in the Southwest Macomb Technical Education Consortium.
Its middle school electives are aligned to its high school career academies and students have access to the county’s only junior high makerspace and courses such as Innovative Presentations, Building and Design, and multiple robotics courses, including Intro Robotics, Advanced Robotis and Underwater Robotics. Both secondary schools have active and successful sports teams that are not pay-to-play.
Robotics courses are offered at the elementary levels as well, and we have a gifted program for fourth and fifth grades along with developmental kindergarten. Its Early Childhood Center has many half- and full-day options for preschool, including Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program options.
Additional innovative programming includes Academy 21, an accredited, fully-mentored hybrid learning environment for sixth through 12th grade students as well as the Center Line Partnership, which provides elective courses for homeschool and traditional populations.
Center Line Public Schools: big district offerings in a small district setting!
For more information on the district, visit www.clps.org or call 586-510-2000.
Chippewa Valley Schools
Academic excellence is a Chippewa Valley Schools (CVS) tradition. CVS offers a caring and child-centered environment where students are challenged by high academic standards and a challenging curriculum. It is the seventh largest school district in the state of Michigan, and each year, more families are choosing to enroll at CVS.
From the Little Turtle Preschool Center to innovative Ninth Grade Centers, CVS offers the award-winning programs and high-tech classrooms that give children the tools they need to succeed.
At the high school level, students can choose from 14 award-winning career and technical education (CTE) courses, including our Medical Careers Academy, where students participate in clinical hospital rotations. They may enroll in a two-year course of mechatronics and robotics, which focuses on this high-demand, multidisciplinary field. New for fall of 2019 will be a cyber security class. Students enrolled in these programs are prepared for college and careers in engineering, electronics, automated systems and Computer Aided Design (CAD) programming.
Students at the high school level can also receive college credit through its 15 Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment and early college programs. The district’s graduation rate of 95 percent is 10 points higher than the State of Michigan average.
CVS offers students a variety of after-school clubs, activities and championship sports. The Chippewa Valley Big Reds football team and the Dakota High School wrestling team are state champions.
To learn more about our award-winning programs and services, call 586-723-2240 or visit to www.chippewavalleyschools.org.
Clintondale Community Schools
District information update in process.
Eastpointe Community Schools
Eastpointe Community Schools provides a caring learning environment for all students.
Its Early Learning Center, which opened in 2017, continues to grow and add preschool classrooms to allow our youngest learners a nurturing environment where they can grow and thrive. In addition, it offers both traditional and transitional full-day kindergarten programs to place students in a program that best fits their needs. Literacy is the top priority at its four elementary schools. All use research-based, individualized literacy programs, helping students to rapidly increase literacy skills while developing a lifelong love of reading.
Eastpointe Middle School is an International Baccalaureate Programme Middle Years candidate school, offering a program which encourages all students to think critically and consider local and global contexts. Eighth grade students have a unique opportunity with its 8th Grade Academy on the high school campus, providing a smoother transition from middle to high school. Eastpointe High School offers free online and traditional college courses through Macomb Community College, and opportunities to participate in a variety of career and technical education (CTE) classes, sports and extracurricular activities.
Its professional and caring staff is committed to meeting the individual needs of every child from preschool to graduation to prepare them for future academic and personal success.
For more information on Eastpointe Community Schools, visit www.eastpointeschools.org or call 586-533-3000.
Fitzgerald Public Schools
At Fitzgerald Public Schools (FPS), its vision is to "Educate Our Future". The district is focused, progressive and successful. Its students in preschool through 12th grade are engaged in an education that blends the best of digital learning with the best of traditional offerings. It prepares students for the jobs of the future. It offers first-class academics and enriching extracurricular programs that students and parents in this region demand of their schools in the 21st century. Each school provides a safe, nurturing and innovative learning environment for students in each grade level.
Schofield Early Childhood Center offers Headstart, preschool and kindergarten. Each program provides students with the opportunities to grow and explore in fun, safe and loving environments. Each program is top-notch and actively engages children in hands-on learning experiences, teaches children responsibility, self-reliance and decision making skills and promotes children’s social, emotional and physical development and learning in the core areas of literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. At Westview Lower Elementary School students in first through third grade are exposed to a curriculum that is tailored for students in this exciting developmental stage. This tight focus allows FPS to help students build the foundation of critical thinking through comprehension, math and science. Mound Park Upper Elementary School offers curriculum for fourth and fifth grade students that builds on the foundation students gained in earlier grades and expand their reading, math and science skills.
FPS encourages every student to become well-rounded and engaged in the world around them. It gives its students a rich and rigorous educational experience while offering cutting-edge curriculum and innovative career technical programs that prepare students for the college and jobs of the future. For the past three years, the high school graduation rate has been 89 to 91 percent, which is around 11 percent higher than the state average. Its secondary students at Chatterton Middle School and Fitzgerald High School have access to a one-of-a-kind Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program, including robotics, to prepare them for the high tech jobs in the future. FPS students participate in a variety of academic and elective courses, including Mandarin Chinese, that challenge them to achieve in the classroom. Fitzgerald Virtual Academy also provides educational opportunities for students that require alternatives to traditional schooling.
The district’s mission is to "inspire, empower and prepare today’s learner to become tomorrow’s leader". It creates a strong sense of community for students.It celebrates the diversity of its families, which exposes students to new cultures and helps prepare them for the competitive global economy.
To learn more about its award-winning programs, student accomplishments and offerings, visit www.fitz.k12.mi.us.
Fraser Public Schools
Fraser Public Schools focuses on learning for all students in order to prepare them for lifelong success. The unique opportunities offered in the district include earning free college credit without leaving campus, 15 certified career and technical education programs and award-winning performing and visual arts programs that begin in elementary school.
The district is dedicated to equipping students with the skills they need to be successful both in and out of the classroom. Its teachers act as facilitators of learning and students learn through a variety of engaging activities. The district is 1:1 with technology, which allows students to learn at any time, and at any pace. It focuses on developing a growth mindset by teaching students to focus on the positive and know that failure is a part of success.
Fraser Public Schools is a close-knit community. Its caring teachers know every student and their individual learning styles. Student safety is a top priority, and the district is on the top of the list of safest districts in the State of Michigan. It focuses not just on physical safety, but also mental health and emotional well-being.
Fraser Public Schools is more than a school district, it’s a family.
Follow along with the district on social media by searching #FraserFamily and see the Fraser Difference! To find out more about Fraser Public Schools, visit www.fraser.k12.mi.us or call 586-439-7000.
Lake Shore Public Schools
Lake Shore Public Schools provides an exceptional education for more than 3,500 students in a safe and nurturing environment. Its students are empowered to excel in an evolving global society, supported by the collaborative effort of staff, families, and community.
From preschool through graduating seniors, Lake Shore students are a part of a strong school system that works hard every day for the benefit of its students. Its guiding principles - inspiration, innovation, and celebration, are woven into the fabric of everything the district does.
- Its generous community passed a $35 million safety, security and technology bond for enhancements to the district
- District-wide 1:1 initiative designed to cultivate learning using Chromebooks
- Championship athletic programs with league and state titles
- Anti-bullying programs to provide all students with a safe learning environment
- Fine and performing arts programs participate in state and national competitions
- International Exchange programs with China, Spain, Germany and Italy
- Advanced Placement, early college, dual enrollment, career and technical education, online, advanced English language arts, and mathematics classes
- Lake Shore employees live and breathe the philosophy that every child shall receive an exceptional education in a safe and nurturing environment
Lakeview Public Schools
Lakeview staff, in consultation with parents and community, developed an excellent choice of academic, extra-curricular and volunteer offerings for all levels of students. From preschool through the college courses offered, Lakeview students are achieving top scores in Macomb County on all grades of state-required standardized tests. In fact, for 2013-14, Lakeview elementary students earned "#1 or #2 in Macomb" on five out of eight elementary MEAP scores categories. High school students earned "#1 in Macomb" on two out of five MME scores categories. Students at Lakeview High School earn college credits through dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes at higher rates than any high school in Michigan (which Lakeview pays for and hosts on campus during the school day).
Lakeview Public Schools has six main values:
- Every child has the ability to succeed
- High expectations will lead to high achievement
- Excellent staff makes a positive difference
- Parents are partners, 5) Quality programs meet individual needs
- Caring relationships are the foundation for a productive school culture
- Small actions create big outcomes
While academics are the primary focus, students need direction and experiences in leadership and character. These soft skills are taught through structured activities and clearly defined expectations for behavior.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools is an exemplary district centered on student achievement. The district prides itself on meeting the needs of over 10,000 diverse students in two early childhood centers, nine elementary schools, four middle schools, two traditional high schools, an alternative high school and a career and technical education center.
Throughout all 19 schools, L’Anse Creuse cultivates a collaborative and challenging learning environment that prepares all students for success in a global society. Guiding students to achieve their personal best, from pre-kindergarten to graduation, is the combined effort of over 1,200 dedicated staff members.
The district’s robust curriculum is enhanced by classroom technology including iPads and interactive Smart Boards, a specialized math/science/technology program, numerous Advanced Placement courses, extensive world language classes, esteemed fine and performing arts programs and competitive athletics.
L’Anse Creuse embraces the fact that the motivation to learn varies from one child to the next and continually expands its selection of courses and extracurricular activities. The new HVAC- R program, launching in the 2019-2020 school year, joins an impressive roster of career and technical education courses that equip its students with the skills needed to quickly enter the workforce. Robotics teams at the middle and high school levels are learning the coding and engineering skills that are integral to many in-demand careers. Top-notch performing arts and music programs give students of all ages an outlet for self-expression and bring the community together through outstanding performances.
Its elementary and middle schools practice positive behavior initiatives to ensure that all students learn and grow in a nurturing environment. At L’Anse Creuse, student empowerment begins as early as kindergarten, with three elementary schools currently participating in the Leader in Me program. This program is centered around learning and practicing the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as helping students become leaders in their school community.
L’Anse Creuse is more than just an excellent school district: it is a community. Students are greeted at the beginning of the school day with high-fives and hugs; a classroom or sports team becomes a second family. Residing, working and going to school in L’Anse Creuse is a unique experience enhanced by the efforts and talents of our students, staff and community members.
The district calls that experience Living L’Anse Creuse and invites you to learn more at livinglansecreuse.com and the district website, www.lc-ps.org.
Macomb Intermediate School District
The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) serves the 21 public school districts, charter schools and private/parochial schools in Macomb County. It is the largest ISD in Michigan that provides direct services to students.
MISD staff help bring best practices to the classroom, impacting some 140,000 students in both public and nonpublic schools. It helps bring education’s best to students of all abilities, including 19,000 who need special educational services. It use our resources to provide quality opportunities for general education and special education students, technical and instructional support to school employees and leadership in all areas impacting education.
Infants and children too young to be K-12 students come with their parents for assessment and evaluation. School-age students use the distance learning facilities, attend special conferences, academic summer camps and take part in educational events.
The district's commitment to students guides the way it provides services—involving parents, school personnel and the community at large as active partners in planning, delivering and evaluating its many services and programs.
The MISD’s Educational Service Center located in Clinton Township is aptly named as it is a center for education. Most days the training rooms are filled with school staff who themselves are continously learning. It is estimated that annually more than 30,000 participants attend workshops and meetings on education-related topics hosted by the MISD.
For more information on the MISD, visit www.misd.net or call 586-228-3300.
Mount Clemens Community Schools
The mission of the Mount Clemens Community Schools is to teach ALL students so that they achieve beyond expectations and meet the challenges of a diverse and rapidly changing world.
New Haven Public Schools
From the first day of preschool through high school graduation, New Haven Community Schools (NHCS) offers 21st century learning opportunities within a family focused environment. Its staff, parents and community work in partnership to celebrate the diversity of families and guide students to achieve their personal best. As a result, its high school graduation rate is at 92 percent which is 11 points above the average in the State of Michigan.
The award winning preschool programs offered at the Little Rockets PreK Center provides its youngest students with a strong foundation in literacy, math, science and social studies. NHCS' commitment to educating children of all ages is demonstrated through an innovative curriculum combined with 21st century materials and digital resources. Its talented team of teachers and administrators are committed to providing high quality instruction and are supported by a dedicated Board of Education. NHCS has developed an environment of high expectations and academic excellence.
NHCS offers an array of academic and elective courses, including STEM, visual and performing arts programs. World language classes, including American Sign Language, are available to students beginning in eighth grade. Its endless learning opportunities continue beyond the classroom with after school clubs and enrichment programs, including computer science, robotics, student council and many more. NHCS' athletic teams, including its highly respected basketball program and clay target team, provide additional experiences for students. Its schools have become a second home for students as is evident by an attendance rate of 93 percent, which is among the highest in Macomb County.
NHCS lives its vision of empowering students to change the world” every day. The unique partnerships at New Haven High School through its career technical education programs provide students with authentic experiences in career pathways. A variety of advanced placement courses, dual enrollment, Macomb Early College and its partnership with Lawrence Tech University provide opportunities to earn college credit before high school graduation at no cost to students. This commitment to providing unique opportunities in a supportive educational environment has earned New Haven High School the 2018 Bronze Medal by U.S. News and World report as one of the best high schools in the country.
Call 586-749-5123 or visit www.newhaven.misd.net to learn more about student accomplishments, programs and services at New Haven Community Schools.
Richmond Community Schools
District information update in process.
Romeo Community Schools
Romeo Community Schools serves approximately 5,200 students in the northern Macomb suburban areas of Detroit, Michigan. The district offers programs and activities to give students of all ages, backgrounds and interests the chance to learn and expand their interests and skills throughout their pre-K through 12th grade enrollment. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities in academics, arts, athletics and community service as well as offered a variety of classes and experiences at the high school in order to earn college credit. The district is dedicated to bringing student’s creative and critical thinking opportunities, support for individual success and a quality experience within its schools.
In 2018 Romeo High School was designated as the first Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) community in the state of Michigan. Ford NGL is internationally recognized for its unique approach in working with communities to transform schools to better prepare students for college and professional success in today’s competitive global economy.
After completing career exploration in the Ninth Grade Academy, students will select one of the three career themed academies:
- Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Design, Engineering and Manufacturing
- Health, Human and Public Services
Benefits of the Academies at Romeo High School:
- Small learning communities
- Every student offered education through a career lens
- Business and industry engagement connected to the classroom
- Increased graduation rates, attendance rates and achievement scores
- Advanced Placement, dual enrollment and extensive electives available
- Most students will earn an industry certification at graduation
- Students will participate in authentic work-based learning opportunities such as, industry tours, job shadows, internships and other career exploration activities
- What sets Romeo Community Schools Apart?
- Early Childhood and Preschool Programs for infants, toddlers and children up to 4 years old that include half- or full-day programs available two, three or five days a week
- STEM-focused learning offered at all education levels
- Modern and updated facilities to enhance the student experience
- 1:1 technology – all students provided with a device (K-12th grade)
- Safety upgrades include secured entrances at all buildings, enhanced communication systems and full time school liaison officer from MCSD
- Expansive extracurricular offerings span a variety of interests including athletics, robotics, fine arts, theater, community service and more
For more information, visit www.romeok12.org or call 586-752-0200.
Roseville Community Schools
Roseville Community Schools has been providing students with a first-class education for nearly 100 years.
Roseville High School features dynamic college credit opportunities, robust career technical education offeringsand championship sports teams. The district's two middle schools boast proactive anti-bullying programs, a variety of clubs and sports and a technology-integrated curriculum. The seven elementary schools offer small class sizes, as well as gifted and talented education for advanced students. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade benefit from the Reading Mastery program, which reduces student frustration by placing them at the appropriate reading level, moving them up to the next level when ready. The elementary schools now also feature the Everyday Math program, featuring a hands-on curriculum which allows students to learn the basic foundations of mathematics.
Roseville Community Schools continues to offer a tuition-free, year-round learning program, lengthening the school year by an additional 20 days for participating students. This program features daily/weekly lessons in math, reading, writing, science and social studies, as well as physical education, art and computers. Students also enjoy hands-on activities and field trips, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the RHS planetarium, and other weekly activities and visits from special guests.
Additionally, the Roseville community recently passed a $59.4 million bond that will positively affect every student in the district. This includes upgraded safety and security at each school, new band instruments and several updates at Roseville High School, including a new artificial turf athletic field and career tech wing upgrades. The bond will also boast a wide variety of technology updates, including interactive whiteboards for each classroom, updated wireless and 1:1 devices, allowing every student to have a learning device in their hands to enhance curriculum inside and outside of school.
For more information on Roseville Community Schools, visit www.rcs.misd.net or call 586-445-5500.
South Lake Schools
District information update in process.
Utica Community Schools
Utica Community Schools is an impressive school district in Macomb County with its strong student achievement levels, nationally-recognized programs and a large portfolio of educational options available to families and students.
Student achievement levels in UCS consistently outpace state and national averages. The district's graduation rate of 93 percent is 12 points higher than the State of Michigan average. District schools have also earned national and state blue ribbon achievements. In addition, UCS has been named one of the nation's best communities for music education.
UCS is a national leader in educational technology by providing digital tools and content that increase student achievement. UCS families are offered a large portfolio of options to meet each student's unique learning style. National recognition has also been awarded for success in Advanced Placement as well as career and technical education.
UCS students regularly earn top spots in local, state and national tournaments and competitions. District students continously capture titles in competitions related to science, robotics, dance, journalism, fine arts, social studies and much more.
For more information on Utica Community Schools, visit www.uticak12.org or call 586-797-1000.
Van Dyke Public Schools
Van Dyke Public Schools is committed to every student, every day, no matter what. Its goal is to create critical thinkers and problem solvers in a culturally responsive environment that is supportive of all learners.
Beginning with its Kennedy Early Childhood Center, it offers a full-day Great Start Readiness Program with care for students available before and after. Students in the elementary schools are taught by highly-qualified, caring teachers from its Van Tykes Transitional Kindergarten Program all the way through fifth grade. It offers rich literacy and mathematics programs; enrichment in music, art, physical education and technology; and full-scale support in social-emotional learning. Its middle and high school students are provided myriad opportunities to engage in real-life experiences both in and out of the classroom, such as the GM Fuel Cell program, FIRST Robotics, various music programs, career and technical education programs and externships and fee-free athletics.
The district's offerings include:
- State-of-the-art buildings and technology
- Award-winning career and technical education programs
- Safe and secure schools
- Van Tykes transitional kindergarten
- No-fee athletics
- College credit opportunities
- Early childhood center with programs for children ages 0-5
- Free breakfast and lunch for all students
- Before and after school care available through Lakeshore YMCA
- College credit opportunities
- Success Academy offers a flexible setting and provides an alternate path to graduation
- Academic interventions and support available for math and reading
- Free summer credit recovery and enrichment
- Thriving enrichment programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade focused on art, music, physical educaation and technology
Its top-notch staff works to ensure that students are prepared to excel in a rapidly-changing society in concert with the community and family stakeholders. For more information on Van Dyke Public Schools, visit www.vdps.net or call 586-757-6600.
Warren Consolidated Schools
Warren Consolidated Schools (WCS) has everything a Macomb County family is looking for in its 23 internationally-accredited schools located in Sterling Heights, Troy and Warren. Besides having a strong core curriculum, newly renovated facilities, and 16 Blue Ribbon Schools, WCS is committed to providing a wide-range of educational opportunities for students.
Warren Consolidated Schools offers:
- Transitional kindergarten
- Early childhood programs
- Middle school visual and performing arts
- High school performing arts
- A middle and high school mathematics science technology center
- High quality instruction in all classrooms
- The Career Preparation Center that supports more than 15 career pathways
- Innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) integration at all grade levels
- Advanced Placement and dual enrollment available to high school students
- State-of-the-art instructional technology in all classrooms
- Instrumental music program
- Championship athletics
Warren Consolidated Schools continues to offer expanded learning opportunities to facilitate academic growth and high achievement by providing high quality educational experiences in a variety of educational settings. The district focuses on student achievement, high expectations and strong relationships.
For more information on WCS, visit www.wcs.k12.mi.us or call 1.888.4.WCSKIDS.
Warren Woods Public Schools
Warren Woods Public Schools (WWPS) is a district devoted to student achievement.
Within its close-knit professional learning community, the district strives to create an atmosphere where students and adults are part of a learning team that focuses on ensuring all students are successful in a culturally responsive environment. The work of Warren Woods’ leaders revolves around one collective statement: They work to collaborate as a learning community to improve student achievement district-wide and "Make it Happen – Together". Above all, Warren Woods is known for the caring environment created for students. Its small community provides a sense of family that is imperative for student growth. Warren Woods prides itself in knowing who students are, not merely knowing what they can do. It offers a comprehensive education with a wide variety of fine arts, athletics, 21st century skills and engaging activities that are offered to all students without any extra pay-to-participate fees. Warren Woods believes that all students should be offered an equal opportunity to a variety of unique possibilities to shape their future endeavors. Furthermore, the district is part of the Southwest Macomb Technical Education Consortium which provides students the best career and technical opportunities available. Offering programs from health care to foods and hospitality and cosmetology, WWPS has opportunities for all interests.
Warren Woods is System Accredited by AdvancED, proving we are dedicated to continuous improvement. In addition to physical education, art, media and music, the district offers a STEM special to all elementary students. During this special, students explore all aspects of science, technology engineering and math using Project Lead the Way Curriculum in a hands-on and engaging classroom.
For more information on WWPS, visit www.warrenwoods.misd.net or call 586-439-4401.