Grosse Pointe Public School System

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Grosse Pointe Public School System
Excellence in Education: Learning and Leading
for Today and Tomorrow.
Type and location
Type Public school district
Grades K-12
Established December 23, 1921 (1921-12-23)
Region Grosse Pointes
Country United States
Location 42°23′2.8″N 82°54′42.2″W / 42.384111°N 82.911722°W / 42.384111; -82.911722Coordinates: 42°23′2.8″N 82°54′42.2″W / 42.384111°N 82.911722°W / 42.384111; -82.911722
District information
Superintendent Dr. Tom Harwood
Accreditation North Central Association
Michigan EdYes!
Schools 2 High Schools
3 Middle Schools
9 Elementary Schools
Budget $109,790,237
Students and staff
Students 8,153
Athletic conference Macomb Area Conference
District mascot Thor
Colors Green and Gold
Other information
Address 389 St. Clair
City Grosse Pointe
County / State Wayne County, Michigan

The Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) is a school district headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.[1]


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Defer Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Park)
  • Ferry Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Woods, formerly Ferry Middle School)
  • Kerby Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Farms)
  • Maire Elementary School (Grosse Pointe)
  • Stevens T. Mason Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Woods)
  • Monteith Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Woods)
  • Poupard Elementary School (Harper Woods)
  • Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Farms)
  • Trombly Elementary School (Grosse Pointe Park)

Early childhood centers[edit]

  • Barnes Early Childhood Center (Grosse Pointe Woods, formerly Barnes Elementary School)


GPPSS policy is governed by the 7 member Board of Education, and administered by the Superintendent.

Board of Education[edit]

  • Joan Dindoffer, President
  • Dan Roeske, Vice President
  • Lois Valente, Secretary
  • Vacant, Treasurer
  • Tom Jakubiec, Trustee
  • Judy Gafa, Trustee
  • Cindy Pangborn, Trustee


  • Recruits, hires and evaluates the performance of the superintendent.
  • Establishes policy for the district and shares in policy development.
  • Helps translate the district vision into long and short-term goals. The board establishes the structure to accomplish the vision, and periodically evaluates the results.
  • Reviews and adopts the budget submitted by the superintendent and aligns the funding priorities with the district goals.
  • Approves recommended curriculum and texts based on standards, goals and policies established by the board. Review and evaluate curriculum as it relates to student assessment results.
  • Adopts policies governing salaries and salary schedules, terms and conditions of employment, fringe benefits, leave and professional development and employee evaluations.
  • Determines school facility needs and communicates proposed construction plans to the community.
  • Adopts policies governing school-community relations, advocates for the public school system and remains responsive to community ideas and needs.
  • Evaluates the performance of the board and provides feedback for personal leadership development.[2]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Grosse Pointe Public School System. Retrieved on October 28, 2009.
  2. ^ "Board of Education" Grosse Pointe Public School System, Retrieved April 21, 2013

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