Finding a good school district is very important to all parents. You want to ensure that your children get the best education possible and are safe while at school. My oldest child was about to enter kindergarten when I started looking to buy my first house so house hunting was based on those within certain school districts. I have highlighted the 3 school districts that I confined to my house search too. We all have our own personal reasons for picking particular school districts so I have included some “points of pride” for each of the 3 districts.
My family ended up moving into the Lakeshore District. All 3 of my school age children attend Rodgers Elementary. We have been part of the Rodgers family for 5 years and I am pleased with the education that my children are receiving. I have had great relationships with the teachers throughout the years and found them to be helpful in all situations.
Lakeshore Public Schools – St. Clair Shores
Lakeshore was voted one of the Best Schools in Michigan by WXYZ channel 7 in 2009. Lakeshore Public School District is currently a “School of Choice” school and has over 3,400 students attending schools within the district. The Lakeshore district has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district is focused on the education and safety of their students. Strict visitor and volunteer check policies are in place to ensure the children are safe during the school day. Starting with the 2010-2011 school year the district offers online access to your children’s grades through PowerSchool Parent. The district curriculum is in line with all state standards and MEAP scores are excellent. The athletics program in the Lakeshore district is excellent. According to district reports, most students in the athletic program carries a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Elementary Schools: Rodgers Elementary, Masonic Heights Elementary, and Violet Elementary
Middle School: Kennedy Middle School
High School: Lakeshore High School
District Website: www.lakeshoreschools.org
Lakeview Public Schools – St. Clair Shores
Lakeview Public Schools is currently a “School of Choice” school and has over 3,500 students attending schools within the district. The district received the North Central/Advanced DISTRICT ACCREDITATION in 2009. The Lakeview district has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. All day kindergarten is offered in the elementary schools along with many programs such as special education programs, cognitively impaired programs.
Elementary Schools: Admore Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Harmon Elementary, and Princeton Elementary
Middle School: Jefferson Middle School
High School: Lakeview High School
District Website: www.lakeview.misd.net
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools – Harrison Township, Clinton Township, Chesterfield, Macomb, Mt. Clemens
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools is currently a “School of Choice” school has approximately 12,000 students enrolled (including Adult Education). The district has been awarded 5 National Blue Ribbon Awards, 10 Ten State Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Awards. The L’Anse Creuse Public School District has ten elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. All day kindergarten is offered throughout the district. This school district has Learning Support Specialists and Learning Consultants to help students along with classroom support provided by Literacy Specialists, highly qualified paraprofessionals, and classroom aides. L’Anse Creuse also offers a dual enrollment option which allows high school students to earn college credits while still in high school
Elementary Schools: Atwood Elementary School, Chesterfield Elementary School, Donald J. Yacks Elementary School, Emma V. Lobbestael Elementary School, Francis A. Higgins Elementary School, Green Elementary School, Joseph M. Carkenord Elementary School, Marie C. Graham Elementary School, South River Elementary School, and Tenniswood Elementary School
Middle Schools: L’Anse Creuse Middle School – Central, L’Anse Creuse Middle School – East, L’Anse Creuse Middle School – North, and L’Anse Creuse Middle School – South
High Schools: L’Anse Creuse High School, and L’Anse Creuse High School – North
District Website: www.lc-ps.org
Check out the websites for the listed school districts for more information!