To learn about our schools, it’s important to first learn about the Dearborn area. The community is proud of the role this region has played in the history and development of Southeastern Michigan. It is a history that can be traced back to Native Americans living along the banks of the Rouge River. Some of the first Europeans to settle in the area were French fur traders and farmers. The first school in Dearborn dates back to the early 1800s and was a simple, one-room log cabin. This is quite a contrast to the 32 neighborhood elementary, middle, and high schools that now span the district.
As Detroit and Chicago grew, Dearborn became a favorite stop for travelers making their way along the path that stretched between the cities. Today, a paved five-lane street, Michigan Avenue, still passes through the heart of Dearborn. Auto giant Henry Ford was born on a small farm in Dearborn. His accomplishments revolutionized the auto industry and brought the automobile to millions of people around the world.
Dearborn remains the World Headquarters of Ford Motor Company. Many schools in Dearborn carry the names of Mr. Ford and his family. Fordson High School, one of three public high schools in our district, was the first million dollar high school in the country and has been designated a Historical Landmark by the state of Michigan. This school district is part of a growing, vibrant area built upon quality education and outstanding city services. Schools, housing, and retail development complement the existing infrastructure to provide residents with a safe, stable community.
Each and every one of our schools is a great place for your child to receive their education. The district offers programs and services to meet the needs of all students. To find out more, please contact the school in your neighborhood or the Administration Office at 827-3006.