Dearborn Heights School District 7

Dearborn Heights District 7 is one of the three public school districts in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. The Crestwood School District is located in the city's northern side, while the Westwood School District is located in the city's southwest side. District 7 has six active schools. The superintendent is Ty Weeks.[1]

Dearborn Heights School District 7
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
United States
District information
GradesPreK - 12
SuperintendentDr. Tyrone Weeks[1]
Students and staff
Teachers128.85 (on FTE basis)[3]
Student–teacher ratio21:1 [4]
Other information


After being left out in the unification process of Dearborn Public Schools in 1966, District 7 was on its own.[5] At the time, District 7 had a total of 1,414 students living within the designated areas of Dearborn Heights. The school district had no schools in which to educate these students. "Part of the agreement with the state involving the Dearborn school merger was that children in D7 remaining in south Dearborn Township could attend Dearborn Public Schools for a reduced rate of $50 per student in grades K–8 and $188.50 for grades 9–12. State school aid was $113.50 for high schools, leaving D7 to pay the $75 difference as well as busing costs to the schools attended."[5]

Through the years 1947–1967, Dearborn District No. 7 built seven schools to remove itself from the Dearborn Public Schools. "At a school board meeting Nov. 29, 1966, when the board was also deciding on the name for its new high school, the board decided to change the district's name from Dearborn District No. 7 to Dearborn Heights District 7."[5]

Dearborn Heights District 7 contains these six schools: Annapolis High School, Oakley W. Best Middle School, and Madison, Pardee, Polk, and Bedford Elementary Schools. As of the 2009–2010 school year, Dearborn Heights District 7 had been given a "B" grade by the Education YES program of the state of Michigan.[6]

Dearborn Heights District 7 once contained Eton and Mayfair Elementary Schools (Eton is now the Eton Senior Center, while Mayfair has been razed). Also, the original Annapolis High School was located in the current building of Oakley W. Best Middle School.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Dearborn Heights School District #7 : Administration". Retrieved 2022-08-28.
  2. ^ "Dearborn Heights School District #7 : Proposed GENERAL FUND OPERATING BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2022-23" (PDF). Retrieved 2022-08-28.
  3. ^ a b "Dearborn Heights School District #7". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2011-03-31. "Total Students: 2,859 (2008-2009)"
  4. ^ a b "Dearborn Heights School District No. 7". K-12 School Rankings and Reviews at 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Dearborn Heights Schools District No.7 : D7 History". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
  6. ^ "MDE - Michigan School Report Card". 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2011-03-29.

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