|-- The Grosse
Pointe Public School System
|The Grosse Pointes are very fortunate to enjoy one of the finest school
systems in the nation. Our "community schools concept" allows families to
participate in their childs elementary, middle and high school experience. Our
excellent teachers and staff offer topnotch learning opportunities for children of all
abilities. We are proud to have consistently scored among the top school districts in
Michigan. In standardized testing, Grosse Pointe ranks in the top one percent of school
| Mission Statement
|The mission of the Grosse Pointe Public School System, in partnership with
parents and community, is to ensure that all students acquire and use knowledge, skills
and behaviors necessary to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
| The Schools
|Nine elementary schools are strategically located throughout the five
Grosse Pointes and a portion of Harper Woods. The "community" school concept is
such that Grosse Pointe has no need for school busses. Elementary school-aged children are
in walking distance to their schools. These schools provide instruction from Kindergarten
through Grade 5.
Two Elementary schools are in the Park: Defer and Trombly.
One Elementary school is in the City: Maire . Two Elementary schools are in
the Farms: Richard and Kerby . Three Elementary schools
are located in the Woods: Ferry , Mason and Monteith.
One Elementary school is located in Harper Woods: Poupard
These nine elementary schools feed into three middle schools providing instruction in
Grade 6, 7 and 8. Pierce Middle School is located in Grosse Pointe Park ; Brownell Middle
School is in the Farms and Parcells Middle School in the
Pointe South High
Grosse Pointe North High
serve the entire Grosse Pointe community from Grade 9 through 12. Barnard Center,
located within Grosse Pointe Woods on the Childrens Home of Detroit grounds, serves
the elementary school age residents.
| The Parent/Teacher Organizations
|Parent/Teacher Organizations are a strong tie between school and home.
Every elementary and middle school has its own PTO, which consists of parents/teachers.
The PTO Executive Board members are elected and oversee a variety of committees providing
financial and volunteer support to curriculum-based and extracurricular activities for
students and their families. The High Schools have Booster Clubs, Mothers Club, and
Parents Club to provide support. Many opportunities are available for volunteers within
our schools; Clinic Aids, Publishing Center, Fundraising, etc. The PTO Council consists of
each schools PTO President and delegate. An elected four-member Executive Board
facilitates communication among parent organizations, provides special speakers and other
| The Grosse Pointe Board of Education
|The Grosse Pointe Board of Education is a seven-member body elected by the
community for four-year terms. The Board meets on the first and second Mondays of each
month. Occasionally special meetings are held as needed.
| Grosse Pointe Libraries
|Libraries are found in each of the schools in the Grosse Pointe District.
Each school library has, or will have shortly, state-of-the-art technology for