Award Year: 2017

Lewis E. Maire Elementary School

740 Cadieux Road
Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230-1230

(313) 432-4304

Ms. Sonja Franchett, Principal at time of Nomination

Grosse Pointe Public School District

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Maire School, in partnership with students, parents, and One GP is where everyone learns, every day -- promoting innovation, maximizing potential, and embracing community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 15%
Students observing and recording nature in Maire's Monarch Waystation

Students observing and recording nature in Maire's Monarch Waystation

Maire Elementary is in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a close-knit Detroit suburb. Our historic building has welcomed successive generations of students since 1936. Many of our teachers and current parents are Grosse Pointe graduates.

We are an increasingly diverse school that values the unique backgrounds and cultural traditions of each individual student. Maire staff provides a safe, welcoming environment while adhering to high academic standards. The teachers collaborate to provide differentiated instruction. Readers and Writers Workshop, math problem-solving, outdoor education, genius hour, and research projects are all examples of instructional practices focused on critical thinking.

Educational technology is an integral part of Maire instructional practices, facilitating increased student choice and learning modes to maximize growth. Maire promotes digital learning in all subject areas. Students access a variety of web-based resources to explore their personal interests, to connect with the wider world, and to meet their individual needs.

Our students achieve highly in academic settings, but our school also promotes social and emotional growth by encouraging leadership roles, character development, and artistic endeavors. Students present high quality musical concerts, share award winning artwork within the school and greater community, and coordinate activities to maintain our Evergreen status in the state of Michigan.

We are proud of our Reward School status, being ranked at the 99th percentile of Michigan Elementary Schools. We have much to celebrate due to the shared efforts of students, parents, staff, and the community.