Award Year: 2016

Schroeder Elementary School

3541 Jack Drive
Troy, MI, 48084-1322

(248) 823-3600

Mr. Brian Canfield, Principal at time of Nomination

Troy School District

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The purpose of Schroeder Elementary School is to ensure learning for all members of the school community.

Student Demographics
  • White: 50%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 47%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 29%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Schroeder fourth grade students work collaboratively during a writing lesson.

Schroeder fourth grade students work collaboratively during a writing lesson.

Schroeder Elementary School is located in Troy, Michigan. Schroeder has 530 students enrolled and is a K-5 building. The diverse student population consists of children from all over the world. There are many points of pride that have positively impacted the school. Perhaps the most impactful include Visible Thinking and cultivating a collaborative community.

Visible Thinking is used in the classroom to create a culture of thinking. Teachers establish student driven classrooms that are rich with discussion, questioning, and problem solving. Countless opportunities are created so that students learn from each other and not just the classroom teacher. The dedicated staff takes great pride in teaching students how to be complex thinkers and critical thinkers. Teachers use student thinking as formative assessment data to meet the needs of individual learners.

The Schroeder teaching staff and students rely on working within a community of collaboration. During ongoing professional development, teachers spend time growing their capacity in collaboration and constantly reflect on instructional practices. The talents of the staff transform classrooms within the school and across the district. In a similar manner, Schroeder students strive to build a school atmosphere where collaboration is evident. The school uses Schroeder Dragon Dens to help build a culture of family and community. During Dragon Dens, students from different classrooms and different grade levels come together for team building and citizenship.

Schroeder Elementary School has developed a special environment where success and excellence are embedded into the culture of the school.