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, 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 Organization Guidelines
    Primary Contacts: Eliza Chayka and Imelda Scott bpslafan@gmail.com.

    NEXT 
    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.