Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

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Woodhaven-Brownstown School District
24821 Hall Road
Woodhaven, Michigan, 48183
United States
Superintendent Mark Greathead[1]
Faculty 272.[2]
Grades Pre-school - 12
Enrollment 5,398.[2]
Telephone (734) 789-2357
Fax (734) 783-3316

The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District in Michigan headquartered in Woodhaven in Metro Detroit. It consists of eight separate schools and students from both the City of Woodhaven and Brownstown Township can attend the district. The district offers grades K-12 with five elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. There are a total of 5,398 students and 272 teachers as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]


Elementary Schools[edit]

There are five elementary schools in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District. All of the elementary schools offer grades K-5.

Bates Elementary was founded by Raymond G. Bates in September 1957. Bates is located on 22811 Gudith Road. The principal of Bates is C. Godfrey.[3] Bates Elementary has 540 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]

Erving Elementary was named after Mary Quick Erving. She had served on the first school board in 1924 and continued to serve for 22 more years. Erving Elementary is located on 24175 Hall Road and the principal is Mrs. C. Berry.[4] Erving Elementary has 428 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]

Gudith Elementary was named after the Gudith family. John Gudith was involved in school board matters for 29 years and William Gudith was involved for 38 years. The site of the elementary school was the original site of the Gudith's family home. Gudith Elementary is located at 22700 Sibley Road and the principal is Dr. J. Pfalzer.[5] Now, Gudith has 335 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]

Wegienka Elementary was named in honor of Mark Wegienka. After completing his formal education, Mr. Wegienka entered the education profession at Eurekadale School in 1941. In 1943, he was named teacher-principal of Hand School, and became superintendent of that district in 1954. In 1968, Mr. Wegienka was appointed first superintendent of the newly formed Woodhaven School District, a post he held until his retirement in 1976. Wegienka is located at 23925 Arsenal Road and the principal is Ms. A. LaPointe.[6] Wegienka now has 553 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]

Yake Elementary was named after Elin Christine Yake who was an immigrant from Sweden. She was very active in the schools and helped get Bates Elementary built. Yake Elementary is located at 16400 Carter Road and the principal is Mr. T. Podlewski.[7] Yake now has 477 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]

Middle Schools[edit]

There are two middle schools in the Woodhaven-Brownstown school district. Brownstown Middle School which offers grades 6-7. It is located at 20135 Inkster Road and its principal is Mr. A. Clark. The assistant principal for Brownstown Middle School is Mrs. S. Peterson.[8] It has 812 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2] The other middle school is Patrick Henry Middle school which offers grades 8-9.

Patrick Henry Middle School was named in honor of Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry Middle School is located at 24825 Hall Road. Its principal is Mrs. M. Mazei and the assistant principal is Mr. Salah.[9] Patrick Henry Middle school now has 894 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[2]

High School[edit]

Woodhaven High School was first opened in the Fall of 1972. It is located at 24787 Van Horn Road. Its principal is Mr. M. Czajkowski and the assistant principal is Mr. Jay Vesperman.[10] Woodhaven High school now has 1,237 students as of the 2008-2009 school year.[11]


The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District was founded in 1968 . Before the district was in place, students attended Bates Elementary until seventh grade and then attended Trenton School District.In the late 1960s the Carson School District, the Hand School District, and the Maple Grove School District and the Brownstown #10 School District were ordered by court to join together to form one school district which offered grades K-12. The school district was then renamed to the Woodhaven School District.[12]


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