Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Fact Sheet
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Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Fact Sheet • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is Michigan’s third largest school district with more than 19,000 students. • There are 26 schools in the districts. There are 16 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. The P-CCS also has an alternative education facility and a special education center. • The district’s annual budget is more than $156 million. • Of the 34 school districts in Wayne County, only six districts have a lower foundation grant than Plymouth-Canton Community School. • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is one of Wayne County’s top employers. The district has more than 2,500 full and part-time employees. There are more than 1,100 teachers. • The P-CCS bus fleet transports more than 11,500 students per day with 123 busses. • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is the only district in the country to house three large high schools on one campus. • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools’ graduation rate is 85.69%. This is more than 10% higher than the state average. • The district is currently conducting a participatory budget process that will help the Board of Education prioritize the budget for next year and the future. These committees include many P-CCS stakeholder groups, such as community members, parents, staff and administrators. • Since 90 percent of the district’s budget is spent on staff, the Board and administration are actively communicating with P-CCS employee units to review ongoing costs. • The Plymouth and Canton Communities must continue to lobby the state legislature. We must urge them to fully and equitably fund schools. The District’s Board of Education and Administration will continue to lobby for more funding as well. Please see a sample letter on the back of this fact sheet.