Wayne-Westland School District
The Wayne-Westland Community Schools is comprised of eleven elementary schools (K-4), two upper elementary schools (5-6), two middle schools (7-8), two high schools (9-12) and an ultra modern facility for career/technical training.
In recent years, the district has implemented and expanded many programs. These programs include classroom technology, world language classes beginning at the elementary level, life skills curriculum which teaches character development, gifted and talented classrooms and before and after school programs. Wayne-Westland also offers adult and alternative education, an early childhood and family development center, and senior citizens activities.
Transportation services are provided to approximately 8,300 students in the district each day. Elementary students who reside over one mile from school and secondary students who reside over one and one-half miles from school are eligible for transportation services. The district enjoys an exceptional State Police Bus Inspection Report for its fleet.
The district is staffed by 1,782 teachers, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, and administrators, as well as employees in the areas of maintenance, transportation and food services.
All eleven of our elementary schools are fully accredited members of the prestigious North Central Association. The elementary school program (grades K-4) offers an experienced, dedicated teaching staff, active parent groups and instructional strategies which provide a rich variety of learning experiences.
Eleven elementary schools provide students with a diverse curriculum, which consists of an up-to-date core curriculum as well as art, music, physical education, foreign language, and character education. In addition we offer self contained Talented and Gifted classrooms for Kindergarten through sixth grade. These classes are available at Walker-Winter Elementary and Marshall Upper Elementary.
Upper Elementary Schools
Adams and Marshall Upper Elementary Schools are fully accredited members of the prestigious North Central Association. The upper elementary program services grades 5 and 6 in an elementary setting with age appropriate activities for older children. The rich curriculum consists of up-to-date core curriculum as well as art, music, physical education, world language and media information classes. The music program includes band, strings, and choir. Talented and Gifted classes are offered at the upper elementary level at Marshall Upper Elementary School.
Both Franklin and Stevenson Middle Schools are fully accredited members of the North Central Association and serve seventh and eighth grade students. In addition to the core curriculum, the middle schools each offer advanced classes in math and English. Middle School students can also earn high school credit in Algebra and World Language. They also offer a variety of fine art, physical education, technology and other elective credits. Students can also participate in a variety of after-school program and athletic programs.
John Glenn High School and Wayne Memorial High School are fully accredited by the North Central Association. Together they service approximately 4,500 students. Programs include college preparatory courses, direct college, school-to-work opportunities, exemplary fine arts offerings, and physical education. In addition, both schools provide students with many opportunities to express themselves through Enrichment Programs in the Arts as well as Interscholastic Athletics. Facilities include swimming pools, auditoriums, an alumni arena, a planetarium, athletic stadiums, computer laboratories and instructional media centers.
The William D. Ford Career Technical Center is a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that provides outstanding educational career and technical training in 22 skill areas including technology, manufacturing, culinary arts, graphic design, digital media, health services, and many more. The skills learned will prepare students for a 21st century global work force. The center has continually been recognized by Local, State and National Leaders for the many outstanding programs that are offered.
The Tinkham Educational Center Alternative High School provides students with varied and differential opportunities in a small, supportive environment. Students will develop proficiencies in the academic, social, and communication skills necessary to become productive and responsible individuals in an increasingly diverse and technological society.
In addition the Tinkham Educational Center Adult and Community Education offers adult and youth enrichment classes and senior citizen programs.