Elementary Schools


Alcott Elementary School

460 W. Kennett
Pontiac, MI 48340
Robert Jansen, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7910
384 students enrolled at Alcott Elementary(June 2011)

15 years average experience for teaching staff

6 ethnic groups represented by the staff

Owen Elementary School

1700 Baldwin
Pontiac, MI 48340
Natashia Smith, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7870
Regular education and special education staffs function as a team to support students.

Diverse ethnic population with three different languages spoken.

Participates in Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative.

Rogers Elementary School

2600 Dexter
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Arlee Ewing, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7850
476 students enrolled at Rogers -Grades kindergarten through sixth. (June 2011)

16 years average experience for teaching staff

3 ethnic groups represented by the staff

Herrington Elementary School

541 Bay
Pontiac, MI 48341
Jaronique Benjamin, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7790
2006 National Schools of Character Award Recipient ~ only 10 schools in the
nation receive this honor every year

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) achieved for 5 consecutive years

Recipient of the Mich. Dept. of Education Comprehensive School Reform Grant for the 4th year

WHRC Elementary School

60 Parkhurst
Pontiac, MI 48342
Wendy Fitzpatrick, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7545
437 students enrolled at W.H.R.C. Early-on through sixth. (June 2011)

254 males and 183 females

5% Caucasians, 64% African-Americans, 29% Hispanics, 2% Asian and 0.5% Native American

Middle Schools


Pontiac Middle School

1275 N. Perry
Pontiac, MI 48340
Shana Jackson, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-8010
630 students enrolled at PMS-Grades seventh and eighth. (June 2010)

100% Staff High Qualified

4 ethnic groups represented by the staff

High Schools


Pontiac High School

1051 Arlene
Pontiac, MI 48340
Burdena Johnson, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7300
1400 students enrolled at PHS-Grades nine through twelve. (June 2011)

100% Staff High Qualified

4 ethnic groups represented by the staff


Other Schools


International Technology Academy (Formerly Whitman Elementary School)

125 Montcalm
Pontiac, MI 48342
Suzanne Kavanaugh, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7950
The International Technology Academy (ITA) educates students in grades 7-12 using a project-based curriculum.


Small Class Sizes
Rigorous Curriculum Integrated with Technology
Students Learn Two (2) Languages
Advisor/Advisee Groups
Educational Travel Experiences
Science Fairs
Model United Nations

Kennedy Center

1700 Baldwin Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48340
Petrina Hill , Principal
Contact: 248-451-8040
Annual Education Report Kennedy

AER Kennedy Letter

The Kennedy Center provides a unique learning environment for students ages three to 26 years old who are eligible for Special Education services and have had difficulty achieving success in the traditional school setting.

Specialty Programs include:
Severe Multiple Impairment
Severe Cognitive Impairment
Moderate Cognitive Impairment
Work Skills
Art Therapy

Adult and Alternative Education

1051 Arlene
Pontiac, MI 48340
James Huddleston and Letha Hopkins-Powell, Principal
Contact: 248.451.7970
Students may enroll in courses to earn: An English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate, a GED, or a High School Diploma

The curriculum to earn a diploma or GED covers the core subject areas—English, math, science and social studies.

Frost Preschool (P.E.A.C.E Academy)

723 Cottage
Pontiac, MI 48342
Deborah Bodrick, Principal
Contact: (248) 451-7770
Free Program

8 to 1 Student-Teacher Ratio

Teachers Certified in Early Childhood Education

Transportation is Provided

Core Content Curriculum Aligned with State and District Standards

Emphasis on Literacy and Math