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Dear School Families, Staff and Community Members,

As Northville Public Schools prepares for the future, we seek to build on our strong Tradition of Excellence by forging a path forward to open a World of Possibilities for our students as they navigate an increasingly interconnected and digitally rich world. Across the school district’s learning community from early childhood through graduation, we are deepening our focus on authentic learning opportunities that allow students to make connections between what they are learning in the classroom and real-world issues. The district is building a culture of student empowerment, along with enduring leadership principles that will ensure our students are college- and career-ready in the 21st century world.

Northville Public Schools operates six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an Early Childhood and Extended Day Program. The district also includes a special education center program, financed by the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and staffed by Northville educators. The unwavering devotion of the entire Northville school community to learning for all students is apparent in the “district accreditation” designation our school system holds from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, as well as the accreditation of our Early Childhood Education and Extended Day Program by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our students and families are the ultimate beneficiaries of these rigorous processes that examine the district’s programs and services to determine how we can better meet the needs of our students. When an entire school community is aligned and focused on a shared vision for learning, students thrive.

Our district’s commitment to excellence is evidenced in state assessments, as well as ACT, SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) performance where Northville students consistently score well above state and national averages. Northville High School and the district’s two middle schools are fully authorized as International Baccalaureate World Schools offering the Middle Years and Diploma Programs, and all six of our elementary schools are fully engaged in the innovative The Leader in Me framework.

Northville Public Schools is also home to one of the largest and most successful vocal and instrumental music programs in the state; a comprehensive visual arts program with work recognized at the local, state and national levels; and an athletic program that includes a significant number of all-state, all-academic teams and individuals each year. The district also offers a wide variety of extracurricular pursuits through more than 80 student clubs that allow students to pursue their interests and explore various career paths.

Northville Public Schools’ success is a testament to the enduring dedication of the district’s students, teachers, staff and parents, along with the abiding devotion of the entire Northville community in making the education of our young people a top priority. The collaborative spirit that exists among our city, township, businesses, community groups and Northville Public Schools makes our community a beacon for families and businesses alike. We are also fortunate to have the ongoing support of the Northville Educational Foundation, our strong and active PTAs and PTSAs, Mothers’ Club of Northville, our athletic and music boosters, Northville Youth Assistance, the Northville District Library, the Northville Community Center and the Northville Chamber of Commerce.

The students in our school system today will be the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, entrusted to care for our world and raise the next generation of compassionate world citizens. It is our responsibility as Northville educators, students, families and community members to ensure they are ready to shoulder these responsibilities.

Mary K. Gallagher