A Metro Detroit Parent’s Guide to Public Schools in Macomb County

Every child should have access to a high-quality education. Public school districts in Macomb County strive to provide exactly that for children in grades K-12.

Whether you’re pleased with the school options near you, looking to move to another district or perhaps seeking a school of choice, this guide gives a baseline of information to make that decision.

Note: Be aware that not all public schools offer the option to transfer, and some only accept students from outside districts for certain grade levels depending on pupil count. Check with any of these schools for their most up-to-date policy.

A few notes about the data

Numbers of students are updated for the 2023-24 school year, via the MI School Data portal. Pupil-to-teacher ratios and per-pupil expenditures are accurate for the 2022-23 school year, per data released by the Michigan Department of Education. Note that expenses reflect total general fund expenditures, including community services and debt payment, among other factors.

Featured public schools in Macomb County

In this section, Metro Parent’s advertising partners share their public school offerings. 

Macomb Intermediate School District

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  • Address: 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone number: 586-228-3300
  • Grades served: Birth-age 26
  • NOS: 2,000

Provides Special Education Services to students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Mount Clemens Community Schools

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  • Address: 155 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens
  • Phone number: 586-469-6100
  • Grades served: Preschool-12
  • NOS: 775

Mount Clemens Community Schools is a fantastic learning, growth, play and dreaming environment. The schools are staffed with dedicated professionals, innovative teachers and motivated students collaborating to reach academic objectives.

The staff consistently creates new programs to challenge students and enrich their educational journeys. A genuine sense of community pervades the schools, with students supporting one another and everyone contributing to family success.

The district maintains small classes and offers CTE (Career and Technical Education) opportunities like HVAC, Construction, Broadcasting and Culinary and free after-school and summer enrichment programs.

Utica Community Schools

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  • Address: 11303 Greendale, Sterling Heights
  • Phone number: 586-767-1000
  • Grades served: PreK-12
  • Number of students: 26,000

Utica Community Schools is Michigan’s second-largest school district. Whether your child shines in the classroom, on the field, on stage or even in the workshop, Utica Community Schools offers award-winning programs as unique as the students we care for.

Our student-centered approach supports the whole child, both educationally and emotionally. Our schools are recognized for excellence at both state and national levels, with one of the top graduation rates in the country. As a school of choice, we accept students from across Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer and Wayne counties.

More public schools in Macomb County

Anchor Bay School District

  • Phone number: 586-725-2861
  • NOS: 5,397
  • P:T: 25:1
  • PPE: $13,859

The high school students performed above the state averages on SAT assessments and the district unveiled a five-year strategic plan ending in 2027. Half-day kindergarten and young 5s options.

Armada Area Schools

  • Phone number: 586-784-2112
  • NOS: 1,704
  • P:T: 21:1
  • PPE: $14,050

World-class education in a rural setting. Math/science academy, fine/performing arts conservatory. Opportunities to earn college credit through a concurrent enrollment program with Ferris State University and more than 10 AP courses at the high school.

Center Line Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-510-2000
  • NOS: 2,531
  • P:T: 21:1
  • PPE: $17,076

Career academy model with programs in firefighting, EMT, visual art/design and more; Academy 21 is a fully-virtual mentored K-12 program. Ford NGL Community school. Plus, the recently renovated Peck Elementary/Early Childhood Center.

Chippewa Valley Schools

  • Phone number: 586-723-2000
  • NOS: 14,505
  • P:T: 24:1
  • PPE: $13,512

More than 240 high school courses including AP and award-winning CTE. 1:1 computer program in grades K-12. Online option with Chippewa Valley Virtual Academy. Accredited by Cognia.

Clintondale Community Schools

  • Phone number: 586-791-6300
  • NOS: 1,765
  • P:T: 21:1
  • PPE: $18,904

Offers a wide range of opportunities for all students, including individualized math and reading programs, AP courses, and a robust career tech education program, in a safe and effective learning environment.

Eastpointe Community Schools

  • Phone number: 586-533-3000
  • NOS: 2,223
  • P:T: 22:1
  • PPE: $20,438

Empowers students to achieve academic and personal success through individualized literacy programs at all elementary schools, CTE programs at the high school level and more.

Fitzgerald Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-757-1750
  • NOS: 2,294
  • P:T: 23:1
  • PPE: $16,924

Offers a virtual academy for high schoolers. Plus, several advanced, AP and Career Technical Education courses. Offers specialty programs such STEM, robotics, Early College and Dual Enrollment.

Fraser Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-439-7000
  • NOS: 4,535
  • P:T: 22:1
  • PPE: $14,724

Competency-based learning lets students learn at their own pace. K-8 students receive their own iPad, 9-12 receive MacBook; Apple TV and Promethean Boards in classrooms. Distinguished programs in vocal/instrumental music, visual/performing arts and CTE.

L’Anse Creuse Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-783-6300
  • NOS: 9,297
  • P:T: 23:1
  • PPE: $15,179

Grades 6-12 have 1:1 Technology with Chromebooks. Early Childhood programs with traditional and transitional kindergarten programs. More than 20 CTE courses. Esteemed performing arts program.

Lake Shore Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-285-8481
  • NOS: 3,258
  • P:T: 25:1
  • PPE: $14,449

Innovative curriculum, strong athletics and award-winning fine arts courses like film production and dance. Offers 1:1 technology. The guiding principles, Inspiration, Innovation and Celebration, are woven into the fabric of the school.

Lakeview Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-445-4000
  • NOS: 4,257
  • P:T: 23:1
  • PPE: $14,083

Accelerated courses start in fourth grade, fifth graders try instruments and 6-12 graders receive Chromebooks. Dual enrollment at Wayne State, Baker College and more. Award-winning programs in band, choir, journalism, fine arts and CTE.

New Haven Community Schools

  • Phone number: 586-749-5123
  • NOS: 1,460
  • P:T: 21:1
  • PPE: $13,052

Award-winning athletic programs, after-school clubs and enrichment programs for K-12. On-site university center and CTE programs such as sports medicine and graphic design. 1:1 with technology.

Richmond Community Schools

  • Phone number: 586-727-3565
  • NOS: 1,542
  • P:T: 22:1
  • PPE: $13,488

Robotics clubs, AP courses, strong athletics, skilled trades/CTE courses and fine-arts/theater. Has 1:1 technology in grades K-12, plus state-of-the-art technology including cutting-edge middle/high school science labs.

Romeo Community Schools

  • Phone number: 586-752-0200
  • NOS: 5,236
  • P:T: 20:1
  • PPE: $13,274

Committed to STEM beginning in elementary school. Offers award-winning career and technical programs. Extracurriculars include athletics, robotics, drama, music and a variety of clubs.

Roseville Community Schools

  • Phone number: 586-445-5500
  • NOS: 4,151
  • P:T: 23:1
  • PPE: $15,706

District provides opportunities for all students. A caring staff offers supportive and challenging classes including career tech, AP and performing arts.

South Lake Schools

  • Phone number: 586-435-1600
  • NOS: 1,426
  • P:T: 21:1
  • PPE: $16,493

Honors courses, AP classes, dual enrollment and early college programs, Spanish and Mandarin in K-12, culinary arts, auto shop and a nationally recognized art program. Updated science wing and student-run restaurant at the high school.

Van Dyke Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-757-6600
  • NOS: 2,034
  • P:T: 18:1
  • PPE: $21,612

Updated curriculum with integrated technology and student-centered K-12 instruction, individual technology for all, completely renovated buildings, an athletics facility, career/technical education center and early childhood and community resource centers.

Warren Consolidated Schools

  • Phone number: 888-492-7543
  • NOS: 12,685
  • P:T: 25:1
  • PPE: $17,106

Rigorous curriculum with high-quality instruction. Transitional kindergarten program, middle/high school math/science/tech and performing/visual arts, career prep center and championship athletics. Award-winning band program.

Warren Woods Public Schools

  • Phone number: 586-439-4401
  • NOS: 3,120
  • P:T: 25:1
  • PPE: $15,010

Robust Early Literacy program at all elementary buildings. Middle School Team approach for increasing student success. Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses for high school students, along with award-winning CTE and fine arts programs.

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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist, copy editor and proud Detroiter. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.


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