Our District

Our Mission

Inspiring and empowering learners to achieve a lifetime of success

Our Vision

Chippewa Valley Schools - Setting the standard for educational excellence.

Chippewa Valley Schools making the grade

Welcome to Chippewa Valley Schools! As one of Michigan's fastest growing and most progressive school districts, we serve more than 15,000 students in grades K-12. The Chippewa Valley School district has won several National, State and County awards and is recognized as a leader in K-12 education. Our students continue to rank in the top percentile on MEAP scores in Macomb County as well as scoring above state averages.

At Chippewa Valley continuous school improvement is a top priority. Curriculum councils and school improvement teams, composed of teachers and administrators, continuously work to update teaching strategies, develop new programs, and keep our curriculum aligned with state standards.

AdvancED has accredited each of our schools. This accreditation signifies that each school meets high-quality standards and participates in a rigorous on-going school improvement process.

From our all-day kindergarten program to our award-winning high schools our students are learning in state-of-the-art facilities featuring 21st-century interactive learning tools. Thanks to the generous support of our community every classroom is equipped with overhead projectors, interactive SMART Boards, document cameras, DVD players, and sound enhancement systems.

By the numbers...

28 square mile area serving Clinton and Macomb Townships
7th largest school district out of 839 public and charter schools
2nd largest school district in Macomb County
15,000 students
12 elementary schools
4 middle schools
2 ninth-grade centers
3 high schools
1 International Academy of Macomb (IAM) High School
1 preschool center- Little Turtle Preschool
827,000 - The distance covered by CVS buses transporting students to and from school using 153,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
10,500 students ride a bus each day
Over 1 million school meals served each year
2,190 total employees - CVS is one of Macomb County's largest employers

Beyond the classroom

In addition to a comprehensive academic program, Chippewa Valley offers a variety of co-curricular activities for its students. From school-sponsored clubs to athletic teams students have an opportunity to master new skills, develop their creativity, participate in leadership exercises, and learn the value of teamwork.

Special services for students

Chippewa Valley Schools provides a full range of educational programs for academically and physically challenged students in compliance with State and Federal laws. These services are provided to qualified individuals residing within our school district. Types of services provided through Special Services vary for each child and are customized to the student's individual needs.

Providing the best in educational facilities, technology, and safety

The Chippewa Valley Schools community takes pride in its top-notch facilities and outstanding educational programs. This is evident in the high level of parent involvement and community support the district receives from its residents.

In November 2018 Chippewa Valley School residents approved a $97 million Safe Schools Strong Schools Bond Proposal that will help us continue our tradition of excellence and provide our children and school community with much-needed improvements and upgrades to our security and our schools.  

The proposal offers many improvements but focuses only on the essential needs of the district that were identified.  The Safe Schools Strong Schools proposal will fund essential security enhancements in existing buildings and facilities district-wide including:

  • Panic buttons
  • Security Cameras
  • Replacement of door locks
  • Improved interior door systems
  • More secure entryways

The Safe Schools Strong Schools proposal will also allow the district to replace buses that are the oldest in the fleet, and replace roofing, plumbing, and mechanical systems to keep students safe, warm, and dry.

CVS committed to lifelong learning, community partnerships

Chippewa Valley Schools Community Education offers something for everyone... Each year more than 6,000 students take part in preschool classes, an extended day preschool program, youth enrichment classes, adult enrichment, fitness training, GED classes, trips and tours. The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families is a partnership between our school district, parents, and local community service agencies. The mission of the coalition is to promote healthy, safe, and drug-free youth and to support our district families.

Check us out-in person

Each Chippewa Valley School offers its own unique personality and learning environment. If you would like to visit one of our schools, contact the Office of Community Relations at 586-723-2240.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of Chippewa Valley Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including but not limited to sexual orientation, gender identity), religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, height, weight, genetics, or marital status in its programs, services, activities, or employment. Inquiries related to nondiscrimination policies, questions, concerns or to file a complaint should be directed to: Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources, Chippewa Valley Schools Administration, 19120 Cass Avenue, Clinton Township, MI 48038 Phone: 586-723-2090 Email: ablanchard@cvs.k12.mi.us / Nondiscrimination inquiries related to disability should be directed to: Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Special Services, (same address) Phone: 586-723-2180 Email: tkoch@cvs.k12.mi.us .  Civil Rights and Title IX inquiries can also be directed to the Department of Civil Rights at (800)482-3604 or MDCRservicecenter@michigan.gov.