Award Year: 2018

Village Oaks Elementary School

23333 Willowbrook Drive
Novi, MI, 48375-3654

(248) 449-1302

Dr. Alexander Ofili, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Novi Community School District

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To create and maintain an educational environment that supports academic achievement consistent with district, state, and national standards to meet all students' learning needs.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 12%
  • White: 39%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 40%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 21%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 41%
Village Oaks students celebrating our amazing parent volunteers!

Village Oaks students celebrating our amazing parent volunteers!

Village Oaks is a kindergarten through fourth grade public school, opening in 1971, that continues to be a source of pride for the community it serves and the highly acclaimed Novi Community School District. We celebrate our diverse student population in the district where approximately 63 different languages are spoken, with 31 represented at Village Oaks. This enriches everyone's learning experiences and broadens our global perspectives as a school family.

As our school enjoys a strong multicultural presence, we host a "Diversity Day" to celebrate our cultures. We recognize the countries represented in our school by hanging individual countries' flags in our cafeteria. We have an ELL program, math/reading support, workshop model classrooms in math/reading instruction, and social work services, all designed to meet the individual needs of each student. We assist our new parents via our school family liaison program, which hosts academic family nights to teach community members various instructional strategies. To support the needs of our economically disadvantaged students, we provide weekly backpacks with home goods in collaboration with our community churches.

We endeavor to promote high expectations for academics, meet the emotional well-being of our students, and celebrate positive behavior for all of our learners. To achieve these high expectations, we are committed to having "H.E.A.R.T." which is defined as Have a growth mindset; Empathize and show kindness; Act responsibly; Respect everyone; Team up and collaborate.

Our collaborative efforts as a school family creates Village Oaks leaders who Believe-Achieve-Succeed!