Ann Arbor Public Schools

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Ann Arbor Public Schools
Address
2555 S. State Street

,
48104

United States
Information
SuperintendentJeanice Swift
Staff1,886 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Teaching staff1,256 (as of 2015-16)[1]
GradesPrekindergarten-12
Enrollment16,090 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13 (as of 2015-16)[1]
WebsiteAnn Arbor Public Schools

Ann Arbor Public Schools serves the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan and parts of eight surrounding townships covering 125 square miles (320 km2). The district operates 20 elementary schools, 2 K-8 schools, 6 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 3 alternative high schools, 3 preschools and 1 adult education program; the district maintains 640 acres (2.6 km2) of real estate and 3,300,000 square feet (310,000 m2) of building space. The Ann Arbor Public Schools is the 8th largest school district among 555 districts in Michigan. The district is one of the best in Michigan, and it has a statewide reputation for academic excellence.[3]

All Ann Arbor Public Schools are canceled for the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

History[edit]

The district was founded in 1905 by Geoff McEggson.[4]

In 2013 the voters approved maintaining the 1 mill sinking fund tax.[5] This rate had been levied since 2002.[6]

As of April 2015, the district's overall millage was 2.45 mills. It was scheduled to decrease, but the ballot for the May 5 election included an extension to the millage. District officials stated they would use the millage to pay for transportation and infrastructure upgrades, worth a total of $33 million.[7]

In 2015 Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Carol Kuhnke ruled that the Ann Arbor district can continue banning guns on its campus properties.[8]

In 2019 the district put up an election for a school bond worth $1 million, the largest amount in the state post-1994 if passed, with the district's tax rate now being 4.1 mills, an increase by 1.65. Voters approved the measure on November 5.[9]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2015 the district had 16,815 students. As of that year, there are about 64 languages and 85 countries of origin represented in the student body.[4]

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Carpenter Elementary School
  • Abbot Elementary School
  • Allen Elementary School
  • Angell Elementary School
  • Bach Elementary School
  • Bryant Elementary School
  • Burns Park Elementary School
  • Carpenter Elementary School
  • Dicken Elementary School
  • Eberwhite Elementary School
  • Haisley Elementary School
  • King Elementary School
  • Lakewood Elementary School
  • Lawton Elementary School
  • Logan Elementary School
  • Mitchell Elementary School
  • Pattengill Elementary School
  • Pittsfield Elementary School
  • Thurston Elementary School
  • Wines Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

Slauson Middle School
  • Clague Middle School
  • Forsythe Middle School
  • Scarlett Middle School
  • Slauson Middle School
  • Tappan Middle School
  • Ann Arbor Open School

High schools[edit]

Traditional:

Alternative:

Other schools[edit]

  • A2 STEAM (Previously Northside Elementary) (K-8)
  • Ann Arbor Open School (K-8)
  • Ann Arbor Preschool and Family Center

Awards[edit]

  • 2006: named to "Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America" list by AMC Music[10]
  • 2013: Sunny Award for website informational transparency[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ann Arbor Public Schools Annual Reports to the Board, Staffing Report 2015-1016, by Janice Swift, 28 October 2015, http://www.a2schools.org/domain/2663
  2. ^ Ann Arbor Public Schools Annual Reports to the Board, Annual Achievement Report, October 2014, by Janice Swift, 8 October 2014, http://www.a2schools.org/domain/2663
  3. ^ "See how Washtenaw County schools rank in state's top-to-bottom list". mlive. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  4. ^ a b "Enrolling." Ann Arbor Public Schools. Retrieved on July 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Biolchini, Amy. "Ann Arbor schools millage passes with strong voter support." MLive. November 5, 2013. Retrieved on July 6, 2015.
  6. ^ Biolchini, Amy. "On the ballot: Ann Arbor schools seeks to continue tax for property upkeep." MLive. November 5, 2013. Retrieved on July 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Knake, Lindsay. "If Ann Arbor voters say yes, what will $33M bond issue do for schools?" (Archive). Mlive. April 23, 2015. Retrieved on July 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Higgins, Lori. "Judge rules Ann Arbor school district can ban guns" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. September 23, 2015. Retrieved on October 20, 2015.
  9. ^ Slagter, Martin (2019-11-05). "Ann Arbor school district voters OK $1 billion bond, largest in Michigan since 1994". MLive. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  10. ^ "The 2006 "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" Roster". American Music Conference. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  11. ^ "ANN ARBOR: Sunshine Review salutes city's informational transparency". Ann Arbor Journal. Retrieved 2013-05-14.

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