Condition of Buildings

Modern; upgraded; meet current fire, safety and handicap codes

Equipment & Materials & Technology

Classrooms well-stocked and equipped. All classrooms are linked to the world via video and data transmission (Internet).

Student/Computer Ratio

One computer for every three students

Student Achievement

Graduates Going on to Higher Education

86% average during the past decade.

Drop Out Rate

3% average during the past decade.

Standardized Tests

Student scores on the Michigan Education Assessment Tests have shown a steady improvement since 1990 and are above State average.

External Recognitions

Over the past decade, the Southfield Public Schools has received numerous recognitions for excellence, including National Exemplary School designations for Southfield High School, Southfield-Lathrup High School, Brace-Lederle and Levey. These schools and Thompson Middle School have been designated Michigan Exemplary Schools.

Other recognitions include:

  • 2000 Michigan Merit Golden Apple Award to Brace-Lederle K-8 School
  • 2000 Oakland County High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2000 Oakland County Support Staff Person of the Year
  • 2000 GRAMMY Signature School Award – S-LHS Arts Academy
  • Teacher recipient of the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching
  • 1999 Michigan School Superintendent of the Year
  • 1999 Michigan Vocal Music Teacher of the Year
  • Redbook magazine’s “top 50” US schools for S-LHS
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association Community Benefit Award for Partners in Prevention Program at MacArthur School
  • 20 consecutive Excellence in Financial Reporting awards from the Association of School Business Officials
  • Numerous other awards for coaching and teaching excellence

See Our Schools

The Southfield Public Schools encourages the community and others to “See for Yourself.” Contact any school office to make an appointment. The School District also has a Parent Ambassador Program to handle inquiries from parents new to the community or considering enrolling their children in SPS.