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Our Mission & Beliefs


We, the students, staff, and families of Thornton Creek Elementary share the responsibility of creating a safe and positive environment which promotes self-esteem, mutual respect and optimum student learning.

Our Mission Statement is supported by the following belief statements:
  • Learning takes place at different rates and at different times
  • In utilizing multiple learning strategies
  • A positive climate fosters risk-taking
  • The application of problem-solving skills, higher thinking skills, and technology skills are critical to success in the 21st century
  • In facilitating avenues for self-expression and celebrating creativity
  • In encouraging students to reach their maximum potential for attaining knowledge
Northville Public Schools has a school population of approximately 7,039 students enrolled in the kindergarten through twelfth grade program, approximately 280 students in the Special Education Center/Section 53 Programs and approximately 900 students in the pre-school/child care programs.
The District operates the following public schools: six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and two special education buildings. Northville Public Schools Early Childhood Offices are housed at Ridge Wood Elementary (49775 Six Mile Road).
The support for the kindergarten through twelfth grade program is derived from local property taxes, plus minimal categorical assistance, whereas the Special Education Center Program is a funded program through the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and the Michigan Department of Education. Early Childhood derives its funding through tuition. The Community's support for the District's school system has been consistent and positive as indicated by the passage of recent bond issues.