Clarenceville School District

Clarenceville School District is a school district headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, in the Detroit metropolitan area.[1] Founded in 1837, it serves portions of Livonia, Farmington Hills, and Redford.[2][3] As of 2006, the district has approximately 1940 students, 271 teachers/staff and 10 bus drivers. Schools in the district are Clarenceville High School, Clarenceville Middle School, Botsford Elementary and Grandview Elementary.

Clarenceville School District
Livonia, Farmington Hills, and Redford
United States
District information
Established1837; 187 years ago (1837)
SuperintendentPaul K. Shepich
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Students and staff
District mascotTrojan
Other information
WebsiteClarenceville School District
Clarenceville Board of Education Bldg.
The Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium
Clarenceville High School
Clarenceville High School
20155 Middlebelt Road

TypePublic school
Established1949; 75 years ago (1949)
School districtClarenceville School District
PrincipalTodd Noonan and Terrance Blevins
Number of students1,925
Color(s)Gray and Red   

JV/V Football, JV/V Volleyball, V Boys Soccer, Cheer
Wrestling, JV/V B&G Basketball, Cheer

V Girls Soccer, V Baseball/Softball, Track and Field
Athletics conferenceWayne-Oakland Conference (1951-1975)

Metro-West Conference (1975-1982) and (1992-1994)
Metro Conference (1983-1992) and (1994-2013)

Western Wayne Athletic Conference (Starting in 2013)
Team nameTrojans
AccreditationNorth Central Association



According to the Michigan Department of Education, the average Composite ACT score for the class of 2009 in the Clarenceville school district was 18, and the class of 2008's average was 17. Comparatively, the nearby school districts of Livonia and Farmington had ACT average scores of 21 and 21 in 2009.[4] The ratio of students per teacher is 21 to 1, and as of the 2009 MME results, students are 47% at or above the proficiency level for Reading, 75% at or above the proficiency level for Social Studies, 43% at or above the proficiency level for Science, 37% at or above the proficiency level for Writing, and 35% at or above the proficiency level for Math. The state average for the MME test in 2009 was 60% for Reading, 81% for Social Studies, 56% for Science, 43% for Writing, and 49% for Math.[4]

All of the buildings have received the highest level of accreditation provided by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as adequate yearly progress.

Louis E. Schmidt Auditorium


Clarenceville High School shares a Michigan historical marker with its adjoined 919-person auditorium, constructed in 1968 and named for a longtime school superintendent and Michigan House Representative.[5]

The auditorium's history as a major music venue began with the Clarenceville Jazz Series, run by Detroit jazz maven Midge Ellis from 1969 to 1982. During that time, such acts as Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, and Maynard Ferguson performed and conducted workshops for students at the high school. The Clarenceville Jazz Band program continued until just a few years before Ellis' death at the age of 91, in 2015.[6]



The nickname of Clarenceville Middle and High School's sports teams are the Trojans.

Students of the Clarenceville School District are considered Livonia residents for the purposes of the Livonia Hockey Association whether or not they and their families live within the city limits of Livonia, MI.



The school district's name was derived from the former town of Clarenceville which took up some territory in Farmington Hills. It is believed that since the town of Clarenceville was in Oakland County, the school district is listed as being in that county despite having its schools in Wayne County. Two former elementary schools, Edgewood Elementary and Westbrook Elementary, were located in Farmington Hills, Oakland County, but were closed in the 1970s. The school also owns a parking lot where it stores its buses that is in Oakland County.

Notable alumni



  1. ^ "Clarenceville School District". Retrieved March 7, 2019. 20210 Middlebelt Road Livonia, MI 48152
  2. ^ "About Us." Clarenceville School District. Retrieved on March 7, 2019. This page says it also serves Southfield, but none of the Southfield city limits coincides with the district boundaries.
  3. ^ "Clarenceville School District" (map). State of Michigan. Retrieved on March 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Allegan Alternative High School in Allegan, MI".
  5. ^ "Michigan History Center Historical Marker S672" (PDF). Michigan DNR. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Stryker, Mark (January 16, 2015). "Midge Ellis, a champion of jazz in Detroit, dies at 91". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 7, 2020.