The District has approximately 4,800 students and is located in Wayne County. We have about 200 school of choice students from outside the district and county. The ethnicity within the district is 51% Caucasian, 41% African American and 1% - 2% in other categories. We provide special education services to about 20% of the students.

The Van Buren Public School District has four K-4th grade elementary schools (Edgemont, Savage, Rawsonville and Tyler), one 7th - 8th grade middle school (McBride), one 5th - 6th grade intermediate school (Owen), one 9th - 12th grade High School and the Early Childhood Development Center for preschool students aged 3 - 5 years old. The District serves the City of Belleville, Sumpter Township, Van Buren Township, a small section of Washtenaw County and a small section of Canton. Due to the Belleville Lake areas and bedroom community areas, there is a large diversity in income earnings and job types among students' families. 


  • Rigorous and relevant academic standards, grades K-12

  • Proven research-based academic programs grades K-12

  • Everyday math K-6 and Carnegie math 7-12

  • State-of-the-art Belleville High School

  • BHS Einstein Science Lab

  • BHS New tech Program (Project-based collaborative learning)

  • BHS Fine arts and Math & Science Houses

  • BHS Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

  • College Co-Enrollment opportunities

  • Technology upgrades in every school and every classroom

  • Gifted and talented program grades K-6

  • Accelerated courses grades 7 & 8

  • Handwriting Without Tears program in all elementary schools

  • All-day everyday kindergarten

  • Head Start program

  • Before and after school latchkey at all K-4 buildings and 5-6 building

  • Full athletics offerings for grades 7-12

  • Nationally acclaimed instrumental music program grades 5-12