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Manchester Schools

Source: Manchester Community Schools 2000 Annual Report.

The Manchester School District covers approximately 125 square miles serving sections of Freedom, Sharon, Bridgewater, and Manchester Townships, of Washtenaw County, plus the eastern perimeter of Novell and Grass Lake Townships in Jackson County.

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The district facilities include Luther C. Klager Elementary School, Nellie Ackerson Middle School, and Manchester High School. All located in the Village of Manchester. Manchester Alternative High School is located at Pleasant Lake.

The Manchester Community School district has over 1260 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Manchester also provides a federally mandated and funded migrant program, serving approximately 70 pupils, and nearly 30 families throughout the summer and fall.

Additionally, Pre-Kindergarten and Community Education Programs are also offered.

District Mission Statement

"The Manchester Community Schools believes that through partnership with community, parents, and school family, all students will be challenged to obtain the skills necessary to realize their highest personal potential.

The success of the mission will be monitored through Student Achievement Data, Co-Curricular Participation, Graduation Rates, and Surveys. Use of the feedback will lead to exemplary education and constant improvement vital to success."

Core Curriculum Status

The Manchester Board of Education has adopted a core curriculum in mathematics, science, language arts, world studies, and physical education.

The Manchester School District is committed to continue curriculum development to ensure alignment with recommended core and model content standards.


Manchester Community Schools are accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and the State of Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

The three levels of MDE accreditation are summary, interim, and unaccredited. Manchester High School, Nellie Ackerson Middle School, and Luther C. Klager Elementary have attained interim accreditation.

In addition, all three schools are accredited and are participating in the North Central Association Outcome Accreditation Model.

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