For more than seven decades, Southfield Public Schools has provided quality education to students from the cities of Southfield and Lathrup Village to help them cultivate the skills needed to succeed long after they leave the hallways of one of the district’s schools.
Through its 13 schools, the district serves more than 6,000 students from birth through grade 12 and beyond.
From a nationally accredited early childhood Head Start Program to a college-prep curriculum, Southfield Public Schools provides students with ample opportunity to learn and grow – from their earliest years all the way through graduation.
“Southfield Public Schools is a close knit community that has an array of hidden gems throughout the district in order to meet every students’ needs,” says Jennifer Green, Ed.D., superintendent, Southfield Public Schools.
Among these hidden gems are award-winning dance and music programs, S.T.E.A.M. programming and a high school that ranks No. 25 in the state of Michigan by U.S. News & World Report, to name a few. Read on for more unique offerings within the district.
Wayne State University C2 Pipeline
With an emphasis on S.T.E.M. and the health care profession, this program – which is a collaboration between the district and Wayne State in Detroit – provides hands-on, project-based learning activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Michigan First Credit Union Banking
Student-run branches throughout the district providing financial literacy.
All Southfield Public Schools have a learning garden where students receive an upfront look at how real food grows.
National Honors Society and Junior National Honors Society
The nation’s premier organization, which was established to recognize outstanding high school and middle school students, is offered to Southfield Public Schools students.
Advanced Placement and other college-prep
Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Internal Baccalaureate (IB) courses, in addition to dual enrollment opportunities are offered within the district to prepare students for college.
The dual enrollment program allows students to earn high school and college credits for courses taken at University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College – all free of charge to the student.
Parent involvement is an important component to student success. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the district through a variety of channels including the PTA and PTO, parent advisories and committees and the Parent Partnership Series, which is a monthly seminar on various topics with experts, including bullying, test prep and mental health.
The district’s 13 schools are as follows:
- Adler Elementary School
- Birney K-8 School
- Bussey Center for Early Childhood Education
- Kennedy Learning Center
- Levey Middle School
- MacArthur K-8 University Academy
- McIntyre Elementary School
- Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology
- Southfield Regional Academic Campus
- Stevenson Elementary School
- Thompson K-8 International Academy
- University Middle School Academy & University High School Academy
- Vandenberg World Cultures Academy
For more information, or to enroll, visit the Southfield Public Schools website.