Dearborn Public Schools includes seven traditional middle schools and a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Middle School for our highest performing students.  Read on to see what we offer our middle school students.  If you have more questions, contact your middle school’s counselor.

Advanced Math

Seventh and eighth grade students who have shown they are ready are placed in accelerated math classes.  Pre-Algebra is offered in seventh grade and high school Algebra 1 is offered for high school credit in eighth grade.

World Languages

Depending on enrollment, Dearborn middle schools offer foreign language in seventh and eighth grades.  Options vary by school, but can include French, Arabic and Spanish classes.  The eighth grade year-long class is offered for high school credit.

Math and Reading Support

Each Dearborn middle school offers additional math and reading support during the school day to students who are performing below grade level.  This time is in addition to students’ regular language arts and/or math class and replaces an elective.

Middle School Music

The Dearborn Public Schools strongly supports music education. In grades 6 through 8, each of our middle schools either offers vocal and instrumental music classes to students during the day as electives, or if impractical because of low enrollment, as after school options.  Contact your middle school counselor or Dan Taylor, Music Teacher Leader,


Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, both boys and girls, compete in select sports against other Dearborn Schools.  Teams include basketball, swimming, track, football (7th and 8th grade boys only), and volleyball (girls only).  For more, visit the Athletics page.  (Note, STEM does not offer competitive athletics, but those students are allowed to participate with teams at their home middle schools.)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Middle School

Established in 2014, STEM Middle School is on the Dearborn Heights Campus.  STEM Middle School is a magnet school for students in the sixth to eighth grade. The National Blue Ribbon School provides an accelerated learning pathway for middle school students, while following the same middle school curriculum used across the district.  Teachers strive to implement interdisciplinary lessons; a focus on 21st Century Thinking Skills; creative and innovative thinking; the use of technology to enhance learning; as well as innovative teaching and learning techniques that challenge the students and focus on their strengths.  Current 5th grade Dearborn Public School students do not need to apply; invitations to qualifying students will be emailed to students and parents in the spring.  Dearborn residents whose student currently attends a private/charter school, can find an application on the STEM blog in mid-April.  For more information, contact: Oussama Baydoun, Assistant Principal, or visit the STEM School website.