About Tecumseh Public Schools
Tecumseh was one of the first settlements of the Michigan Territory, and the first in Lenawee County. It was first platted in 1824 by Musgrove Evans. Evans was deeply impressed with the culture and beliefs of the Native Americans of the area and named the settlement after the great Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh.
The original industry was celery farming. While agriculture remains an important industry, another historically notable Tecumseh business venture was Tecumseh Products, founded in 1934 by Ray Herrick. Tecumseh Products manufactures compressors, engines, pumps and electric motors for refrigeration and lawn and garden which are currently sold in 100 countries world-wide.Today Tecumseh remains a charming small town but boasts many world class opportunities and amenities.
The Tecumseh Public Schools boundaries are within Lenawee County in southeastern Michigan. The city of Tecumseh is approximately 30 miles southwest of Ann Arbor and 45 miles northwest of Toledo, Ohio. The district serves an area of about 80 square miles and includes parts of the townships of Adrian, Clinton, Franklin, Macon, Raisin, Ridgeway, and Tecumseh with student population of approximately 3,000. While historically a rural community, Tecumseh Public Schools would be classified as a middle class school district. Our classroom environments employ elements of design where communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking are valued. Our district sets high standards and expectations for all students by providing:
- Diverse set of academic programs for all students
- An excellent and innovative staff who reflect the values of the community
- Safe, clean and caring learning environments
- TPS offers students multiple computer labs in every building and computers in every classroom. Technology is fully integrated within the District’s curriculum.
- All elementary students receive 120-180 minutes of art, music and physical education every week.
- Tecumseh offers full day kindergarten and a full day Young Five’s program. We also have a before and after school child care program at all of our elementary schools.
- An educational system of which all community members can be proud
- Opportunities for parent and family involvement
- LENAWEE’S Child Program (free play groups)
- Reading specialists in each elementary school
- Tecumseh Middle School features a team teaching approach that best meets the unique needs of the middle level learner. Forming these smaller schools within the middle school becomes the foundation of what it means to be in middle school.
- Tecumseh High School offers the best fine arts department housing an award winning art department with full time teachers teaching photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, and many more unique aspects of visual arts. Our music department offers marching band, symphonic and concert bands, a jazz band, orchestra, and offers 5 curricular choirs: Treble Choir, Men’s Choir, Chorale, Company Show Choir, and the Tecumseh Chamber Singers.
- THS Offers Advanced Placement courses in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Calculus AB, English Literature and Composition, United States History, Biology, United States Government and Politics, Statistics and many others through our Virtual Academy.
- Tecumseh Public School district supports fine arts education of all students. Each elementary school has an art and music teacher. Fine Arts education continues into middle school and high schools where award winning students are taught by award winning teachers!
- Tecumseh Public School District has outstanding athletic facilities featuring a new state of the art track and synthetic turf that will benefit our P.E. programs, track, football, lacrosse and soccer teams.
- Community In Schools of the Tecumseh Area works to help students in the Tecumseh Public School district stay in school and prepare for life. CISTA brings services to address the needs of our students: academic mentoring, tutoring, after school programming and career connections .
- THS students have opportunities for travel/trips organized through the school. At the high school level, the language teachers and other teachers organize student trips both in the U.S. and abroad.