District Overview

  • Mission Statement

    The West Bloomfield School District educates students to be their best in and for the world.

    Vision Statement

    We will develop socially responsible citizens empowered to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global society, and who are characterized by curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate.

    Location

    The West Bloomfield School District lies completely within the Township of West Bloomfield and includes all of the City of Keego Harbor, 99% of the City of Orchard Lake Village, and about 10% of the City of Sylvan Lake. It is approximately 15.875 square miles in area and contains or borders on several lakes, including Cass, Orchard, Pine and Upper Straits, which subtracted from the land area leaves about 11.25 square miles. The community lies approximately 25 miles northwest of Detroit.

     

    History

    Settled in the early days of the 19th century, the district was originally a farming community. Late in the 19th and early in the 20th century, it became a popular lake resort area, accessible from Detroit by interurban railway. In the natural course of suburbanization, it became a highly desirable suburban bedroom community and today is a well developed and maintained area of single family homes and some up-scale condominiums and apartments.

    Diversity

    The school district has a diverse population of over 5,500 students. Throughout our student body 40 different languages are represented in the district in addition to English. Major languages represented include: Chaldean, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Spanish, Korean, Urdu, Hindi, German, Romanian, and Albanian. Students have a strong commitment to learning as represented in a 98.4% average daily attendance rate and 94.8% graduation rate.

    Parents

    The majority of district parents and community are middle to high socioeconomic status with many holding advanced degrees and working in professional capacities in local business and industry. However, some represent low socioeconomic groups with students qualifying for federal lunch assistance programs. Parents are involved with their children’s education as evidenced by attendance in recent parent-teacher conferences: elementary 93.5%, middle school 47%, high school 64%.

    Teaching Staff

    The district has a highly qualified staff of 340 teachers with 17% holding Bachelors degrees, 82% Masters, and 1% Doctorate. Their expertise provides a highly engaging learning environment for students at all grade levels.

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