How are the schools in Plymouth Michigan - relocating to Plymouth MI

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Plymouth Schools

The children of residents in the City of Plymouth and Plymouth Township go to Plymouth - Canton schools.  I would say that Plymouth - Canton schools are better than state average schools. gives the schools an "A-" rating. Good teachers, and administrators are striving to make the schools better each year.  The high schools also rank very high on the US News school report.You can check out the rankings on many different websites. 

Plymouth schoosIn both math and reading proficiency the schools rank in the top 5% of Michigan schools.  The school system does have a STEM program.  The schools prepare the kids for college well.  It is the type of school system where the teachers are in control of the classroom unlike many inner city schools.  You have a very high graduation rate, good state testing scores in the Plymouth - Canton school system.  You don't have gangs, or knife, or gun violence in Plymouth's schools.  It is a community where you can relax and feel that your kids are safe when they are at school.  I am sure like most schools that there is some bullying going on, or an occasional fight but over all the school system is a very good school system that your children will get a good education.

If you are moving to Michigan and Plymouth or Plymouth Township is on your list of cities to check out I would recommend the community for both the low levels of crime, the good schools, and the affordability of homes.  I would say the Plymouth communities ranks high for buyer desirability because of these factors.  If you have more questions about the area call or text me at (248) 310-6239.

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There are three high schools in the district.

Name of School                Graduation Rate             Michigan Ranking by US News

Canton High                              95%                                               30th

Salem High                               95%                                                35th

Plymouth High                         97%                                                41st


 Here is more information on Plymouth Schools.

Stem Program in Plymouth MI schools

Class Size Averages

  • Elementary: 24.4
  • Middle School: 30
  • High School: 31

Foreign Languages Offered

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 1,020
  • Support Staff: 606
  • Administrators: 63

sports programs in Plymouth schools 


Below is a list of the school building locations 

Printable Map of School Building Locations (PDF)

 Click on building name for school home page.

District Map 7-27-16

1. Allen Early Learning Center (see below for programs)

Elementary Schools

2. Bentley 1100 Sheldon Rd., Canton, MI  48188
3. Bird 220 Sheldon Rd., Plymouth, MI  48170
4. Dodson 205 N. Beck Rd., Canton, MI  48187
5. Eriksson 1275 N. Haggerty Rd., Canton 48187
6. Farrand 41400 Greenbriar Ln., Plymouth, MI  48170
7. Field 1000 S. Haggerty Rd., Canton, MI  48188
8. Gallimore 8375 Sheldon Rd., Canton, MI  48187
9. Hoben 44680 Saltz Rd., Canton, MI  48187
10. Hulsing 8055 Fleet St., Canton, MI  48187
11. Isbister 9300 Canton Center Rd., Plymouth, MI  48170
12. Miller 43721 Hanford Rd., Canton, MI  48187
13. Smith 1298 McKinley St., Plymouth, MI  48170
14. Tonda 46501 Warren Rd., Canton, MI
15. Workman 250 Denton Rd.N., Canton, MI  48187

Middle Schools

16. Discovery Middle School 45083 Hanford Rd., Canton, MI  48187
17. East Middle School 1042 South Mill St., Plymouth, MI  48170
18. Liberty Middle School 46250 Cherry Hill, Canton, MI  48187
19. Pioneer Middle School 46081 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI  48170
20. West Middle School 44401 W. Ann Arbor Trl., Plymouth, MI  48170

P-CCS Middle School Athletics

High Schools

21. Canton High School  8415 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI  48187
22. Plymouth High School  8400 Beck Rd., Canton, MI  48187
23. Salem High School  46181 Joy Rd., Canton, MI  48187
24. Starkweather Academy Alternative 39750 Joy Rd., Plymouth, MI  48170





A.  Board Office

E.J. McClendon Educational Center, Monica Merritt, Superintendent
454 S. Harvey Street, Plymouth, MI  48170
(734) 416-2700  Fax (734) 416-4933

B.  Maintenance 
Mill St., Plymouth MI 48170

C.  Transportation
1024 S. Mill St. Plymouth MI 48170

1.   Allen Early Learning Center
11100 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI  48170 

26. Tanger Center 
40260 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170



First of all let me explain that the term "Plymouth Michigan" is actually used by Metro Detroiters to describe two different and separate communities.   The City of Plymouth and Plymouth Township are both referred to as Plymouth.  Let me tell me the major differences.  The City of Plymouth is the community center that is full of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, stores, and boutiques.  The City of Plymouth is 2.2 square miles in size and has about 9100 residents.  The downtown historic city center is about 3 or 4 long and a couple of blocks wide.  Kellogg Park sits at the center of town.  People from not only the community, but from other nearby communities come to downtown Plymouth for the festivals, the restaurants and stores.   Here are some of the festivals that draw thousands of people each year to Plymouth are:

  • Green Festival
  • Art in the Park
  • Fall Festival
  • Ice Festival

One of the amazing ice sculpture at the Plymouth Ice Festival

The festivals help bring business to the downtown stores and shops.  Keeping the downtown area lively.  You will find people strolling downtown most times of the day and in the evening.  The first settlers to the area came in 1825.  Plymouth Township surrounds the city of Plymouth.  The township is about 16 miles in size and has about 27,000 residents.  Both communities have different governing bodies.

                                                               So much to do in Downtown Plymouth


Real estate in Plymouth

This home is not for sale, but an example of the beautiful homes in Plymouth Township

Let's talk about homes in Plymouth and Plymouth Township.  The homes near downtown Plymouth are highly desirable.  Buyers like the fact that they can walk downtown.  Many of the homes are older homes in the City of Plymouth.  You are not going to find new subdivisions or many homes that were built after 2000.  Some of the homes date back to the 1800's in the downtown area.   You will find the majority of the homes were built from the 1900's to 1960's.  Plymouth homes in the downtown area are going to fetch a higher price per square foot than most of the homes in Plymouth Township.   One of the biggest differences between homes in the City of Plymouth and homes in Plymouth Township is the township's property taxes are lower than the City of Plymouth's property taxes.

Plymouth Township homes are going to be a mixed bag.  You will find many different subdivisions with different styles of homes and lots.  The majority of Plymouth Township has been built up.  You will find subdivisions of homes built in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980's with brick colonials, ranches, and split level homes that have basements, attached garages, and brick exteriors.  I would say the majority of homes in the township fit that description of brick colonials, ranches, and split level homes that have basements, attached garages, and brick exteriors.  Sure there are some bungalows, and some estate homes in Plymouth Township.  You will find some homes have big lots ranging up to an acre in size.   So if you are looking to buy a home in Plymouth you will see that you have a wide choice of sizes, and styles of homes.

Crime in Plymouth

Plymouth Michigan is a safe community.  You are going to find gangs roaming the streets, or monthly muggings or carjackings.  It is a community with a low violent crime rate.  Plymouth is a place you can feel comfortable letting your kids play outside.  You don't have to worry about walking around anytime of the day or evening.  You do not have a big criminal element.  I would call it random crime.  Occasional vandalism, or theft.  You will find that much of the violent crime actually is a family dispute.

Nearby Urgent cares

Plymouth is centrally located in Western Wayne County.  You are about a 30 minute ride to downtown Detroit or the airport.  20 minutes to Ann Arbor and about 35 minutes to Dearborn or Southfield.  There are many big shopping areas and malls within a 20 minute ride of Plymouth.  All the basic necessities such as doctors, dentists, banks, grocery stores are right in the community.  St. Marys Hospital is about 10 minutes away and Providence Hospital is less than 20 minutes away.  You also have urgent care offices nearby.   You don't have to drive far to find what you need.

If you are looking for a community that is safe, has good schools you will find that Plymouth is a great place to call home.  If you are moving to Plymouth or the Southeastern Michigan area give me a call or text at (248) 310-6239.  I know the local communities well and I work with all the relocation companies of the major employers in the area.  Plus you get a great home buying bonus too.

Bottom line is.....Plymouth is a place that I would recommend you to look at if the home prices and features fit your budget.  If you have questions feel free to email me at

One of the many great restaurants in the area

Where ever you want to buy in SE Michigan Plymouth is one of good communities in Wayne County. 

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