Maples Elementary School

State Superintendent To Visit Dearborn Schools

The Dearborn Public Schools is very pleased to host State Superintendent, Michael Flanagan, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  Superintendent Flanagan will arrive at Edsel Ford High School, 20601 Rotunda, Dearborn, 48124 at 11:00 a.m.

Members of the media are invited to Edsel Ford to join Dearborn Superintendent Brian Whiston and other administrators as they provide Superintendent Flanagan with a brief overview of the District, the opportunity to visit classrooms, and a special student forum featuring students and principals from each of Dearborn’s high schools.

“There are many success stories and innovative programs in our district and we welcome the opportunity to share these accomplishments with Superintendent Flanagan, said Brian Whiston, Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent.

The day will continue with a visit to Cotter Early Childhood Center to showcase the district’s Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) serving more than 500 preschool students.

The group will enjoy lunch at Maples Elementary School and learn how that school went from almost being labeled by the state as a “failing” school to one of high academic achievement.

With a jump in graduation rates from 76% to 86% in two years, the implementation of Parent Contracts to address student deficiencies in reading and math, and a variety of options available to students including the new Collegiate Academy that offers free college for two years, Dearborn Public Schools is eager to make others aware of the accomplishments in the district.

The day will conclude with Superintendents from neighboring school districts joining Dearborn administrators as they engage in a conversation with the State Superintendent.