Our community

  • The Birmingham Public Schools serves a large and diverse portion of Oakland County. Nine municipalities feed into our district from Southfield to Birmingham and from Troy to West Bloomfield. With eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, a districtwide 3-8 school of choice, an alternative high school and expansive early learning and adult education programming, BPS strives to serve our entire community. With exceptional graduation rates and strong test scores, BPS is a district that college and career recruiters seek.
    We can't do this work alone. Our community has come together to support families and residents close to home and in neighboring cities. Explore the links to learn more about our community through:

    Birmingham African American Family Network (BAAFN)
    The BAAFN encourages academic excellence among public schooled African American students through several supportive activities. The network provides programming and resources to families in the district, strengthening acceptance, achievement and action. Call 248.396.7394.

    Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC)
    The BBCC is a nonprofit collaborative organization that was established in 1995. Its mission is to raise awareness and mobilize the entire community to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. To learn more visit www.bbcoalition.org. Contact 248.203.4615.

    Birmingham Community Education
    Community Education offers quality, year-round educational, recreational and leisure programming for the entire community. The department also manages the rental of school district facilities and fields. Visit www.communityed.net for class schedules. Contact 248.203.3800.

    Birmingham Education Foundation (BEF)
    The mission of the BEF is to identify projects, together with the school district, that will enhance learning for all students and which cannot be funded without private support. For details, go to www.supportbef.org. Contact 248.203.3030.

    Birmingham Youth Assistance (BYA)
    The BYA is a community-based program developed to strengthen youth and families and to reduce the incidence of juvenile delinquency, child abuse and neglect. Free youth counseling is available. www.birminghamyouthassistance.org. Contact 248.203.4300.

    Friends of Different Learners (FODL)
    FODL is an independent, organization of parents/guardians, students, staff and community members working together to enhance the education of our students. FODL meets on the first Thursday of the month during the school year and offers an opportunity to network and share ideas about how to help different learners. To learn more and for meeting schedule, visit www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org.

    Next programs serve nearly 1,700 older adults and include a variety of classes as well as outreach services to help older adults live independently. To learn more about NEXT programs, visit www.birminghamnext.org. Contact 248.203.5270. 

    School Community Partnership (SCP)
    SCP is an advisory group to the BPS Board of Education that includes members from the schools, neighborhoods, businesses and community agencies. To learn more about SCP, contact 248.203.3026.