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Wayne County Public Schools

Wayne County Public Schools

Parents in southeast Michigan can find plenty of education options in Wayne County. Schools in this region range from charter, private and public. Those who are interested in browsing the public Wayne County school districts can find a list here of all the need-to-know basics that will help in the decision process.

Compare Wayne County public schools listed alphabetically, from Allen Park to Wyandotte, here.

Note: Unless districts supplied more recent numbers, we used official Michigan Department of Education websites. Per-pupil expenditures are current as of March 2016, per the MDOE. Unless provided directly from the school district, ratios and student counts are from MI School Data mischooldata.org; while K-12 enrollment numbers apply to the 2015-16 school year, the most-current data for pupil-to-teacher ratios available date to 2013-14.

Allen Park Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-827-2100
  • Number of students: 3,795
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,421

Highly involved parents from a close-knit community. Various early childhood education/care options; traditional and alternative high schools. State-of-the-art performance center for all schools.

Crestwood School District

  • Phone: 313-278-0906
  • Number of students: 3,547
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,578

Teams up with three other Dearborn Heights districts for a variety of vocational programs. All schools offer ESL. Named one of 69 “academic state champions” in Michigan by Bridge Magazine.

Dearborn Heights School District 7

  • Phone: 313-203-1000
  • Number of students: 2,619
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

All-day kindergarten and bullying prevention program at elementary schools; computer labs at middle, high schools. Honors/AP courses, dual enrollment and specialized courses like drama, astronomy, web and graphic arts.

Dearborn Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-827-3000
  • Number of students: 19,769
  • Pupil-to-teacher: 21:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,482

Honors and AP classes; technical workforce education. STEM middle school. Award-winning collegiate academy school lets students earn a two-year degree and high school diploma in five years at no cost.

Detroit Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-240-4377
  • Number of students: 45,786
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratios: 21:1 (K-3), 30:1 (4-5), 35:1 (6-12)
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,434

Creating neighborhood-centered schools providing a comprehensive, challenging education. Individualized learning maps, arts/music and sports leagues, high-quality pre-K, renowned high school fine and performing arts, eight world languages, parent resource centers, Parent University and rigorous high school.

Ecorse Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-294-4750
  • Number of students: 1,080
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,642

NCA-accredited, certified “Future Ready Schools” district supplies one-to-one Apple technology. Project Excel program for gifted students, online learning; TV/radio, music production, nursing assistant and cosmetology at high school.

Education Achievement Authority (Detroit)

  • Phone: 313-456-3010
  • Number of students: N/A
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: N/A
  • Per-pupil expenditure: N/A

The EAA is a public system of schools tasked to improve education. Operates 15 schools in Detroit: Nine elementary (three charters) and six high schools.

Flat Rock Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-535-6500
  • Number of students: 1,903
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,754

Almost 1,000 registered parent and community volunteers. Activities include art days, career day, elementary carnival, river fest and more.

Garden City Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-762-8300
  • Number of students: 3,880
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,517

Teachers share, communicate and collaborate with Google Apps for Education. Honors accelerated classes for grades 1-6. Operates Burger School for Students with Autism.

Gibraltar School District

  • Phone: 734-379-6350
  • Number of students: 3,497
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Uses Reader’s Workshop and Math Expressions test series in elementary. Online learning available grades 6-12. Plethora of performing/digital arts and clubs.

Grosse Ile Township Schools

  • Phone: 734-362-2555
  • Number of students: 1,905
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,474

Top Michigan Merit Scores in southeast Michigan. Lauded academics include distinguished scholars, robotics, Science Olympiad and an accelerated math curriculum for grades 4-12. Career tech opportunities for high schoolers, too.

Grosse Pointe Public School System

  • Phone: 313-432-3000
  • Number of students: 8,041
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $9,864

Provides a “mosaic” of learning opportunities, including music starting in elementary school, fine and performing arts, 25-plus AP courses, six foreign languages and a strong curriculum.

Hamtramck Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-872-9270
  • Number of students: 2,977
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Strong anti-bullying initiatives. Offers FIRST Lego League for a robotics experience, honors and AP classes. Hamtramck School-Based Health Center provides healthcare to students free of charge.

Harper Woods District Schools

  • Phone: 313-245-3000
  • Number of students: 1,806
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,169

Working on a “District & High School Re-Design” with a $27.1 million GM grant to create an early childhood learning center, expand AP courses and more.

Huron School District

  • Phone: 734-782-2441
  • Number of students: 2,400
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,426

Set in a rural area and embraces “small town values.” All schools fully NCA-accredited and earned As and Bs from Michigan Department of Education’s Education YES! Program. Reward School; school of choice.

Lincoln Park Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-389-0200
  • Number of students: 4,850
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Free middle college opportunities, dual enrollment and CTE for high schoolers. Graduation rates above state average. Many athletic and performing arts opportunities. High school robotics program.

Livonia Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-744-2500
  • Number of students: 14,500
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,169

Magnet programs open to out-of-district students include Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School, IB Diploma Program and Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented (ACAT) for elementary schoolers.

Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools

  • Phone: 313-389-3300
  • Number of students: 2,825
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,675

Small district; gives parents and guardians online access to grades and aims to keep teachers and families connected.

Northville Public Schools

  • Phone: 248-344-3500
  • Number of students: 7,252
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,169

Strong early childhood, special ed and ELL services. Accredited by AdvancED. High school and two middle schools are IB World Schools. All six elementary schools fully engaged in The Leader in Me framework; three Lighthouse Schools.

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-416-2700
  • Number of students: 17,336
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Has 1-to-1 tech device initiative for grades K-12. STEM labs in each middle school. Three-school P-CEP high school campus offers placements in IB and AP, strong athletics and national award-winning band, culinary and radio programs.

Redford Union Schools

  • Phone: 313-242-6000
  • Number of students: 2,965
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Access to Michigan Virtual University, no-tuition preschool, AP courses, multiple foreign languages, dual enrollment and 30-plus student clubs at the middle school.

River Rouge School District

  • Phone: 313-297-9600
  • Number of students: 1,750
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,505

Provides dual enrollment, Saturday school, before- and after-school tutoring and performing arts.

Romulus Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-532-1600
  • Number of students: 3,005
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,542

Find an accelerated curriculum and two Blue Ribbon elementary schools. Free competitive athletics and music programs at the secondary level. Now offering an early college and virtual learning academy.

Southgate Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-246-4600
  • Number of students: 4,248
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Award-winning district uses MISTAR, an online portal for students and parents. Find competitive marching bands and before-/after school and summer care fully owned and operated by the district.

South Redford School District

  • Phone: 313-535-4000
  • Number of students: 3,215
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,915

Grad rate is 90 percent. Uses Google Chromebooks, robotics and digital arts. Rigorous Eagle Scholars Program for grades 6-12. Study-abroad opportunities and specialized partnerships with the business community. Over 20 sports available.

Taylor School District

  • Phone: 734-374-1200
  • Number of students: 6,955
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,873

School of choice district with several NCA-accredited schools. Two of its high schools have earned bronze nods from US News & World Report. Offers the Taylor Virtual Learning Academy.

Trenton Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-676-8600
  • Number of students: 2,665
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $8,426

Has AdvancED accreditation. Offers 11 AP classes in five areas, plus a K-12 Blackout Bullying Program. Trenton High boasts one of the most successful music departments in the state.

Van Buren Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-697-9123
  • Number of students: 4,900
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 29:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,554

Offers Carnegie math for grades 7-8, a tech program with project-based learning for high schoolers and everyday math implementation for K-6. Young Fives program and gifted/talented program available.

Wayne-Westland Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-419-2000
  • Number of students: 11,374
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Gifted/talented program for K-6; weekly instruction in Spanish, art, music, media and physical ed at each elementary. Scholarship opportunities for high schoolers. Dual-enrollment options. SMART Boards, iPads, Mobis and CPS units in all classrooms.

Westwood Community School District

  • Phone: 313-565-1900
  • Number of students: 2,100
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,914

This district notes its students receive nearly a half million dollars in college scholarships awards.

Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

  • Phone: 734-783-3300
  • Number of students: 5,036
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,492

Strong reading program; online courses. Before- and after-school childcare available. Extras include athletics, robotics, theater and quiz bowl. Strong technology in all buildings.

Wyandotte Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-759-6002
  • Number of students: 4,623
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,391

Strong curriculum, instrumental/vocal music, SMART Boards in every classroom, no pay-to-play athletics and many extracurriculars/electives. New early childhood center.




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