Need to Know: Birmingham Public Schools' Open House
The district opens its doors to the community 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Do you have a little one about to start school next fall? Will your elementary student be moving on to middle school soon? Or, are you looking to move into the Birmingham Public School district and want to learn more?
To help parents and educate the community on what they have to offer, the Birmingham Public Schools will be hosting a community open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, opening nearly every building so community members can take a look around, talk to teachers and principals and ask questions of district administrators.
The only school not participating is the Birmingham Covington School, which will have its own open house Dec. 4.
The district open house attracts a lot of parents every year, many of whom are considering where to send their children to school, according to schools spokeswoman Marcia Wilkinson.
"Some people haven't moved here yet," she said. "Some parents might have elementary students but they're trying to decide whether or not they want to send them to private school."
"This is a chance for people to check out the schools and see what Birmingham is all about."
Coming in from out of town to visit the schools? Here's what you need to know:
Want some fast facts on the district before you show up? According to the district website:
- The distric serves more than 8,000 students.
- The district is made of up students from Birmingham, Beverely Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin and Bloomfield Township.
- There are two high schools, an alternative high school, two middle schools and eight elementary schools.
- The district also runs an early childhood center, a conference center and the Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Center.
- The district offers special education, half-day preschools, commuity education programs, interscholastic and intermural sports and vocational education.
To learn more about the district's demographics, test scores and more, visit the district's Data Dashboard.
Participating buildings include:
- Beverly Elementary (18305 Beverly Rd., Beverly Hills)
- Bingham Farms Elementary (23400 W. 13 Mile, Bingham Farms)
- Greenfield Elementary (31200 Fairfax St., Beverly Hills)
- Harlan Elementary (3595 N. Adams Rd., Bloomfield Hills)
- Pembroke Elementary (955 N. Eton St., Troy)
- Pierce Elementary (1829 Pierce St., Birmingham)
- Quarton Elementary (771 Chesterfield St., Birmingham)
- West Maple Elementary (6275 Inkster Rd., Bloomfield Hills)
- Berkshire Middle School (21707 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills)
- Derby Middle School (1300 Derby Rd., Birmingham)
- Groves High School (20500 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills)
- Seaholm High School (2436 W. Lincoln St., Birmingham)
- BPS Early Childhood Center (2121 Midvale, Birmingham)