27225 West Outer Drive
Ecorse, MI 48229
Ecorse Public Schools

General info

Ecorse is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan, named for the Ecorse River. Ecorse, Michigan is a southwest suburb of Detroit. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (25.69%) is water.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,229 people, 4,339 households, and 2,733 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,175.1 per square mile (1,611.7/km²). There were 4,861 housing units at an average density of 1,807.4/sq mi (697.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.18% White, 40.56% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.36% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was .94% of the population. 8.8% were of American and 5.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.7% spoke English and 6.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 4,339 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% were married couples living together, 25.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,142, and the median income for a family was $32,374. Males had a median income of $33,915 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,468. About 17.3% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those ages 65 or over.

“US Board on Geographic Names”. United States Geological Survey “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau.

For parents & students

At the Ecorse Public Schools, we are proud to partner with families and the community to ensure the best possible education for all our children.PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Support. It is a program designed to teach our students respect, responsibility, and safety at school and on the bus. At Ecorse Public Schools, we hope to encourage student to continuously make good behavioral choices by implementing this program.

  PBIS is research-based program which can result in:
    Increase time for instruction
    An increase in positive behaviors school-wide
    A decrease in disruptive behaviors

  How does the program works?
    All students and staff are taught the school-wide expectations
    Students will receive frequent reviews of the expectations and be acknowledged when they demonstrate them
    Most of the contract that students have with adults in the building is positive and prevents problem behavior from occurring.
    Staff will use data to help indentify students who need additional support
    A PBIS school provides a consistent, predictable, and fair use of consequences for all students.

Parents can get involved, too! For more information call your school's PBIS Coach and sign up.

We exist to ensure that all students learn.

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Ecorse, Michigan is a downriver community that is bordered by the Detroit River on the east and is surrounded by the cities of River Rouge, Detroit, Lincoln Park and Wyandotte; situated within the County of Wayne.


Thank you for your interest in Ecorse Public Schools. We take great pride in our staff and the services they provide to our students. We are committed to a thorough process of screening and hiring to ensure that we have the best people working in our schools. If you are interested in joining the Ecorse team, please use the links to submit an application, resume and letter.

If you have questions regarding the application process, contact Ecorse Public Schools Human Resources Department.

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