The Royal Oak School District is a PreK-12+ school district with approximately 5,200 students attending nine schools.

Royal Oak High School

Royal Oak Middle School

Churchill Community High School

and six elementary schools: Addams, Keller, Northwood, Oak Ridge, Oakland, and Upton.

The District also has early childhood programs and alternative programs at the secondary level.


Preparing children to compete on a global stage takes a concentrated effort.

Every department, school, teacher, staff member, and family works to support student learning.

Everyone works together to prepare each student for the future.

Our district is governed by an elected Board of Education with seven members. The board meets once a month on the second Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. The Board Office, Office of the Superintendent, and District Administration are located at 800 Devillen in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Our school communities offer a variety of programs to reach every student. In addition to the city's regular national recognition as one of the best places to raise a family, the school district is consistently recognized for what it offers, including:

  • A comprehensive curriculum, aligned with the common core standards
  • Advanced placement offerings and accelerated learning programs
  • Unique academic enrichment opportunities
  • International baccalaureate primary years programme, middle years programme, and diploma programme
  • An exceptional fine arts program
  • Programs in career and technical education
  • A full range of award-winning clubs, athletics, and activities for student participation
  • Social and emotional supports for all students
  • Regular professional development for staff on topics such as curriculum trends, diversity & inclusion, safety training, and more
  • Community and alternative education options
  • Active and supportive parent groups at all levels
  • Partnerships with numerous community organizations

About 5,000 students currently attend school throughout the district on a daily basis.


  • The school district and all of its schools are accredited by AdvancED
  • Average daily attendance rate of 96.30%
  • Nationally recognized: Business Week Magazine named Royal Oak one of the "Best Places in America to Raise Kids"
  • All schools are officially designated as Green Schools. Two schools captured Oakland County's top environmentally responsible Green School Excellence Award.
  • The Royal Oak High School Graphic Arts Program was awarded the 2010 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence.
  • Awarding winning High School Model United Nations Team.
  • Award winning Robotics Team.
  • District awarded Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting 24 consecutive years.
  • $122,000 in Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp scholarships awarded to High School and Middle School students.


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Forward Together

With a strong reputation for academic excellence, the District is committed to the success of all students.



Centrally located in southeast Oakland County, Royal Oak is bordered by I-696, I-75, and Woodward Avenue. Its location is ideal and makes it easy to access the Detroit Metropolitan area's many businesses, as well as cultural, educational, recreational, and sporting venues.

Royal Oaks District map

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Some Area Highlights Include:

Belle Isle Park; Chrysler Technical Center; Coleman A. Young International Airport; Cranbrook Science Center; Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit Tigers - Comerica Park; Detroit Lions - Ford Field; Detroit Medical Center; Detroit Metropolitan Airport; Detroit Pistons - Little Caesars Arena; Detroit Red Wings - Little Caesars Arena; Detroit Renaissance Center; Detroit Science Center; Detroit Zoo; DTE Energy Music Theatre; Freedom Hill Music Theatre; General Motors Tech Center; Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford; Macomb Center for the Performing Arts; Huron-Clinton Metropark; Oakland Community College; Oakland Mall; Oakland University; Somerset Collection; Stoney Creek Metropark; and Wm. Beaumont Hospital.

Also see: Elementary School Boundaries Map

Contact Us: 248-435-8400

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A Community of Excellence


Royal Oak Schools is an inclusive, diverse, safe and student-first environment. Together as a community, we help develop growth-minded students who can adapt in a dynamic world as they learn.


Goal 1: Committed to fostering an impactful learning community where students will be embraced, accepted, challenged, and prepared.

Goal 2: Strengthen and expand school-community connections that are crucial to both the success of the school district and the community.

Goal 3: Optimize the use of all financial and physical resources.

Goal 4: Attract and retain the best staff.

Please see our Strategic Plan with this link.

For Media Inquiries -

Contact Amy Murphy at
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248-435-8400, x1215 or