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. To become a member of BAAFN or learn more information contact Art Jack, avjack@gmail.com or 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.

    Schools Offer Support (SOS)
    Schools Offer Support is a service organization in which parents and students work together to build a stronger community through acts of kindness. SOS has been able to fund and support a vast array of community needs. Some examples are food boxes, gift cards and childcare support for financially challenged families during COVID-19 pandemic, tutoring programs for middle school and elementary students,Thanksgiving dinners to dozens of families in need each year, holiday gifts purchased and wrapped for families in need. For more details, visit www.schooldoffersupport.org.

    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.

    BPS Family Pride
    LGBTQ+ families and allies throughout the district invite those interested to join BPS Family Pride. BPS Family Pride began with a desire to show kids that there are other families like theirs, and have grown into much more. BPS Family Pride meets monthly. Those interested in learning more about the group can find them on Facebook @ BPS Family Pride or email Christine at bpsfamilypride@gmail.com.

    BPS French Connection
    This group builds bridges between the French-speaking families, Americans of French Heritage, and French learners. It promotes the French language and the different cultures associated within BPS, creates a safe environment to share stories and discuss cultures, and identifies existing resources around us to strengthen the community. To join the group or know more about upcoming activities, contact bpsfrenchconnection@gmail.com. You can also join our Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1089351468314183)

    BPS Parent Pride
    BPS Parent Pride was created to bring together BPS parents who wish to create accepting homes and safe spaces for their children to come out or for their out LGBTQ+ children to be their authentic selves. Parents will learn from the experiences of other parents in the group, offer support and advice, and mentor each other with the shared goal of being LGBTQ+ allies within BPS. The group hopes to create a more inclusive, accepting school district by helping parents to have open minds and hearts, so that BPS students have the support they need in their homes as well as at school. Any parent in the BPS district may attend meetings, regardless of their comfort with LGBTQ+ identities, because the support group is there to educate parents, help them learn LGBTQ+ terms and normalize LGBTQ+ identities. Contact Angela Lemont at angelalemont@gmail.com for more information.

    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.com.

    Latino Family Network 
    The Latino Family Network was created to connect Latino families within the Birmingham Public Schools to foster educational excellence and equity, improve language fluency (Spanish and Portuguese) and celebrate family traditions and values. To become a member of LAFAN or learn more information, email bpslafan@gmail.com. Learn more in their LAFAN Informational Flyer, including how to find them on Facebook, Organizational Guidelines, or email bpslafan@gmail.com.

    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. 

    Parent Advisory Council (PAC) 
    The mission of PAC is to collaborate with the BPS Special Education (SE) Department to promote the development of existing programs and services and advise in the development of new programs and services which optimize academic and functional achievement of students receiving special education support services. To learn more about PAC and how to get involved, visit the SISS PAC page

    Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 
    Each school within the District has a dedicated group of volunteers that serve as members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). To learn more about a building-level PTA, visit the school's website. To learn more about the national organization, visit www.pta.org

    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.