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Our district is unique and flourishing. These are a few of our favorite things:


Our suburban-Detroit community includes students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Community Supported

We are so thankful to be appreciated. Our 2020 Bond proposal passed by over 80%.


We lead the region in Social Emotional Learning, and our equity plan continues to close the achievement gap.

Arts & Music

Formal music education begins in 3rd grade, leading to Marching Band, Orchestra, Dance and Winterguard.

Whole Child

Brain-based research guides everything we do, from Pre-K to graduation day & beyond.


17 MHSAA athletics programs, including recent achievements in wrestling, volleyball, basketball, swim & more.

A plan for the future.

Stronger together.

Our overwhelmingly supported $125M bond is funding flexible classrooms, new technology, and a brand new lower elementary building.
All guided by our Strategic Plan goals.

Staff Support

Our staff is our family. We are committed your needs.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

  • 403b and 457b investment opportunities
  • Little Eagles Discount
  • Instructional Lead Teacher opportunities ($3,000)
  • Michigan Public School Retirement Service credit (pension)
  • Loan Forgiveness Options

Competitive Wages

  • 2020-21 Base Compensation Range
    • BA/1 $40,050 to MA/16 $80,781
  • Longevity bonuses
  • Graduate credit hours bonus up to $1500 annually
  • Teacher Attendance Bonus $150
  • Mentor/Mentee stipend for supplies $250
  • Extra-curricular advising opportunities (1.9% - 4.6% of base salary)
  • Coaching opportunities (3% - 9% of base salary)

Medical Benefits

  • Full comprehensive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, life, ltd)
    • MESSA medical PPO plan options and cost (through 12/31/2020)
      • Single: $1.25 - $99.58 per pay period
      • 2 Person: $52.26 - $273.50 per pay period
      • Family: $25.11 - $300.43 per pay period
      • Cash Payment for Medical Opt Out ($1,200 - $4,000 per year)
    • Dental, vision, life, and long term disability – no cost to the employee
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care)

Supportive Administration

We value everyone's growth, and we support that through pathways for professional advancement and opportunities to create change.

  • New teacher mentorship program
  • Professional Learning Committee (early release Wednesday)
  • Social Emotional Learning curriculum support
  • Professional Development opportunities District wide

Student Supports

  • Training in trauma-informed practices
  • Impact Hour/CPC at the secondary levels
  • Restorative Practice
  • Mental Health Specialist (elementary)
  • Parent Liaison (elementary)

What our parents say

What Our Teaching Staff Says

Michelle Morden

Ferndale High School

Tasnima Islam

Ferndale Lower Elementary

Maisson Fennig

Ferndale Upper Elementary

Thomas Keyes

University High School

Kristen Gregory-Webb

Ferndale High School

And, most importantly,

what our students say