Washtenaw County Public Schools

Interested in sending your kid to a Washtenaw County school? Use this handy list of all the Washtenaw County public schools to narrow down your search.

Living in Washtenaw County and overwhelmed by the schooling options? Start right here. We’ve rounded up all of the Washtenaw County public schools so parents can get an overview of each public school district, including Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea and Saline.

Interested in other K-12 schooling options in your neck of the woods? Find information on Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor private schools and charter schools in Washtenaw County, too. Our finding a new school checklist can also help you make the right choice.

Note: Numbers of students are accurate for the 2017-18 school year, the latest available data on the from the online MI School Data portal. Pupil-to-teacher ratios are from the Michigan Department of Education and also accurate for the 2017-18 year. Per-pupil expenditures, also via the MDE, are accurate as of March 2018.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-994-2200
  • Number of students: 17,820
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $9,290

Has STEAM focus for all grades, IB starting at pre-K, instructional technology in classrooms, four magnet-themed programs, a Young 5 kindergarten-prep alternative and more.

Chelsea School District

  • Phone: 734-433-2200
  • Number of students: 2,447
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,664

State-designated “Reward Schools” tout strong academic and behavioral expectations and highly qualified dedicated staff. Offers 28 varsity sports and a thriving music program; also a destination school district.

Dexter Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-424-4100
  • Number of students: 3,644
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,905

The high school, which has IB, has been ranked one of the state’s top 25 by the Michigan Department of Education, boasts award-winning extracurricular programs including robotics and holds numerous athletics championships.

Lincoln Consolidated Schools

  • Phone: 734-484-7000
  • Number of students: 3,770
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,631

Distinctive programs at each elementary serving Young 5 kindergarten to grade 5; STEM, multi-age, Spanish immersion and traditional. Award-winning performing and fine arts district-wide. Year-round athletics for middle and high schoolers.

Manchester Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-428-9711
  • Number of students: 989
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 243:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,631

Robust academics, art and physical education, vocal and instrumental music, foreign languages (Spanish and German), AP courses and more. School of choice district among Washtenaw County public schools.

Milan Area Schools

  • Phone: 734-439-5050
  • Number of students: 2,217
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,631

Touts outstanding K-12 educational opportunities. Online course offerings for grades 6-12. Early college alliance with Eastern Michigan University and IB options. Open enrollment to any family in/outside county.

Saline Area Schools

  • Phone: 734-401-4000
  • Number of students: 5,283
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,657

High school named one of Michigan’s best and in top 500 nationally, per U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. More than 90 percent graduation rate.

Whitmore Lake Public Schools

  • Phone: 734-449-4464
  • Number of students: 777
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,631

Exceptional personalized education. Accredited by AdvancED. Of grads, 90 percent accepted to college. Early college with Eastern Michigan University; satellite Schoolcraft College program. Strong community rec, aquatic center.

Ypsilanti Community Schools

  • Phone: 734-221-1200
  • Number of students: 3,912
  • Pupil-to-teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Per-pupil expenditure: $7,943

Offers a quality education and healthy learning environment for students in grades Pre-K-12 plus STEM, art, band, International Baccalaureate and more.

This post is updated annually.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
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