Mission Statement

The mission of Hamtramck Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, is to be a model center of life-long learning and recreation, while serving its multicultural population by achieving excellence in education, maximizing each individual's potential in a safe, nurturing environment.

Statement of Philosophy

The Board of Education believes that the purpose of education is to facilitate the development of the potential of each student.  In a free society, every individual has both the right and responsibility to make choices and decisions for himself/herself and for society.  A prerequisite for every member of such a society in meeting those responsibilities is competence in the use of the rational thought processes needed to make intelligent, ethical choices and decisions.  If our society, as originally conceived, is to survive and function effectively, its young people need to be prepared to exercise their rights and their responsibilities in ways that benefit them and the society.   Likewise, if individuals are to be able to achieve their life goals in a free society, they need to be competent to choose among the myriad alternatives that are, and continue to be, available to them.

The District:
  • Affirms its belief that all students regardless of their abilities can learn;
  • Acknowledges the importance of the contribution of teachers to the education of all students; 
  • Embraces the development of a sense of civic, economic, and social responsibilities as well as a sense of globalism in all students to prepare them to live in a rapidly changing world;
  • Is committed to providing excellence and equity in education to all students through keeping cooperative and communicative channels open among administrators, parents, teachers, community leaders and agencies.
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